Why use a REALTOR®?

Many consumers consider selling their home directly, but eventually turn to REALTORS®.  Smart home sellers realize they need the expertise in pricing their home, making connections with REALTORS®, working with buyers, arranging and staffing open houses, and coordinating with other professionals in the sales process.

REALTORS® work independently, for small agencies, or for large brokerages.  They help people buy and sell residential and commercial properties, vacation homes and land; they conduct appraisals; they operate in the United States and in other countries; some specialize in auctions; and others are buyer's representatives.

Move or Remodel
Are you considering a move?  Check out HouseLogic, NAR's consumer site, to analyze the pros and cons of moving or staying put, plus a lot more information about owning a home.

REALTORS® Are Experts
Eighty-five percent of sellers were assisted by a real estate agent when selling their home, according to NAR Research, and 79 percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker.

Why Use a REALTOR®?
Real Estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. 

REALTORS® are Part of the Community

REALTORS® Work to End Housing Discrimination - during April, which is Fair Housing Month, and all year long.  REALTORS® are active members of their communities.

REALTORS® Protect You
Only REALTORS® Follow a Code of Ethics. To be a member of NAR and a REALTOR®, a real estate agent must abide by a set of professional principles and service clients fairly.
Learn how the Code of Ethics effects everyday real estate practices.