Eight Important Reasons to
Qualifying the Buyer - As a Local
Stockton REALTOR®, I qualify prospective buyers to determine in advance their financial ability to purchase.
Pre-Qualification also helps a buyer understand what they can afford and what they can realistically look at buying. This
saves both buyers and sellers a lot of time and aggravation and ensures that the process is as smooth as possible.
Use a Stockton Realtor®
Marketing - As a Local Stockton REALTOR®, I have access to
numerous forms of marketing including newspapers, homes, magazines, relocation networks,
the internet, IDX feeds,
panoramic 360 virtual photography tours
and the Multiple Listing Service--a cooperative sales system which contains all the
properties for sale in your market area.
REALTOR® - A registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the
National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
Housing Trends - As a Local Stockton REALTORS® I have current
market information on comparable selling prices for specific types of homes, allowing
sellers to establish realistic prices while obtaining fair market value for their property.
Sale Negotiations - A Stockton REALTOR® is a trained professional who can answer the many questions posed by potential
work to alleviate any doubts buyers have about the process.
Financing - As a Stockton REALTOR® I will continually gather information on the latest and best methods of obtaining
mortgage money and be
prepared to assist the buyer to assure a speedy sale.
Continuing Education - As a Stockton REALTOR® I am constantly upgrading their professional abilities by keeping informed about market trends,
the latest industry innovations, new legislation and civil rights. Members of the National Association of REALTORS® have the
right to earn professional designations by completing additional education.
Personal Service - As a Stockton REALTOR® I work cooperatively with the affiliate members of the MLS to provide information on title and
conveyance documents, termite inspections,
home warranty programs, etc. as a REALTOR®
I also make suggestions to sellers on how to
make a home more salable.
Protection for Buyers & Sellers - Being a Stockton REALTOR® I subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and accept the responsibility of promoting
the interests of buyers and sellers by protecting them from fraud and misrepresentation.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REAL ESTATE AGENT, A BROKER AND A REALTOR®?
A Real Estate Agent must be licensed by the state in which they work, a separate real estate license is needed for
each state. A real estate can be a Realtor (see below) but an agent must work for a Real Estate Broker.
A Real Estate Broker must be licensed by the state in which they work, can work for themselves, another
broker, or employee other brokers or agents and can also be a Realtor (see below).
REALTOR® - A registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of
National Association of REALTORS®
and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
When I tell someone I'm a REALTOR®, I'm saying I am well informed about the real estate business,
and I am a member
of the largest trade association in the
United States, and I subscribe to a strict
Code of Ethics .
It's one word that means a lot--and it's important to keep it that way. Why? The term REALTOR® is the one universal way
members can distinguish themselves from others in the real estate profession.
When our association accomplishes something good for the
community, for example, I get to share in the goodwill that is generated by using the term REALTOR® to identify
myself as a member.
A Realtor can be either a real estate agent or a real estate broker.