Buying or selling a home is one of the most complicated, expensive transactions most people will ever have to go through. Many go to the closing table without an advocate by their side. Having a professional represent your interests is critical. A good place to start is to hire a REALTOR®. Not all real estate professionals are created equally. Selling real estate for a living doesn't make you a REALTOR®. Only members of the National Association of Realtors can call themselves REALTORS®.
Being a REALTOR® means you subscribe to a very specific code of conduct. The preamble to our National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics sets a high standard for brokers and agents: "The term REALTOR® has come to connote competency, fairness, and high integrity resulting from adherence to a lofty ideal of moral conduct in business relations. No inducement of profit and no instruction from clients ever can justify departure from this ideal."