Being prepared sends a message to your clients about the kind of Realtor you are. It also makes your life easier. Here’s a list of things to have on hand.
Updated 8/12/17; Originally published 8/19/15 Takeaways Realtors have many professional restrictions on what they can and cannot do The client’s will is (almost) always supreme Sometimes agents can get in trouble by not being sneaky, but trying to be too helpful Not all real estate agents are Realtors. “Realtors” are real estate agents that belong […]
Takeaways These are some fun rankings of the top producing Fort Hood Area listing agents Always interview multiple agents when selecting someone to list your home! I previously wrote a brief article about the top agents in the Killeen area by total production, according to the website Real Trends. But that information was just about how much the agents […]
Updated 7/1/16; originally published 8/15/15 Takeaways Purchasing a home is a major purchase; do your due diligence when choosing an agent. Cross reference several different resources when evaluating an agent and their history Personal references count for a lot, but still evaluate agents referred to you. So, you’ve found some Realtors® and narrowed down your list […]
Welcome back to part 2 in my series on the Texas Association of Realtors Code of Ethics. These are rules of conduct that all real estate agent members of the TAR must follow at risk of fines, discipline, or even being thrown out. Previously, of course, we discussed Article 1. Today, surprise surprise, is Article […]
In American real estate, buyers’ agents have been a fairly recent phenomenon dating to the early 1990s. Before then, homes were listed with a listing agent and advertised, and buyers went directly to the listing agent, buyer beware!, to buy homes. They themselves had no representation. In time, it became more and more customary in […]
Welcome to the first in my series on the Texas Association of Realtors Code of Ethics. Firstly, what is a REALTOR®? Contrary to popular belief, not all real estate agents are REALTORS®, and not all REALTORS® are real estate agents (appraisers can also be Realtors). Realtors are specifically members of the Realtor boards, to include […]