Why Use a REALTOR®?
WHY USE A REALTOR®?
The choice to use a REALTOR® or not is up to the individual. If you choose not to use one, our best advice would be to do your homework. Know what you are getting yourself into. Determine if the time it takes and/or the risks involved are worth the effort. For many, with busy schedules, it can be overwhelming and very time consuming. Selling and buying property is always stressful but if you are selling and buying without a REALTOR® it can add to the stress. For some, using a REALTOR® can simplify the selling and buying experience by providing good advice and peace of mind. For most of us, buying a home is the biggest financial investment we’ll make. Knowing the advantages of using a REALTOR® is important in deciding whether or not to use one.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE MAIN ADVANTAGES:
- All REALTORS® are members of RECO (Real Estate Council of Ontario). RECO is responsible for administrating the Real Estate and Business Broker’s Act 2002 on behalf of the provincial government and protecting the public interest through a fair, safe and informed marketplace.
- REALTORS®must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.This means you are guaranteed professional conduct.
- All registered REALTORS® must participate in RECO’s insurance program that includes errors and omissions insurance. This makes us accountable!
- All REALTORS® must keep up-to-date on continuing education including RECO’s rules and regulations.
When making one of the most important financial decisions of your life using the expertise of a REALTOR® makes good sense. REALTORS® have the education, knowledge and experience to know how to get you the facts & information necessary to make an informed decision. The Realtor’s® job is to educate the seller or buyer about the process – if necessary walk them through it step by step. It is important to find a REALTOR® you trust, one who is honest and has integrity, one that will be there when it gets complicated and sometimes even intimidating. When working with all our clients, we commit to providing the best customer service possible, and to make the process fun and maybe even exciting with the final outcome a win/win for everyone. So the final decision to use a REALTOR® or not is a personal choice. Whatever you choose happy selling or house hunting!