Commercial Realtor or real estate agent ?
When choosing an advisor to assist you in marketing your commercial property, selling your commercial property, leasing your commercial property or representing your interests when investing in commercial property you naturally want someone you can trust and that will deliver on their promises. You look for someone that you can put your full confidence in to handle the complex negotiations, paperwork, analysis, and marketing and closing of your most expensive asset(s). This crucial first step is more important than many realize.
Many business owners and investors use the titles “Realtor” and “real estate agent” interchangeably but they DO NOT have the same meaning. Both titles are licensed to sell real estate but only a licensed Realtor is bound by a strict code of ethics they must abide by to remain in good standing with the National Association of Realtors. The difference between the two should, and does, matter to responsible consumers. In addition, Realtors must attend yearly continuing education classes to stay abreast of the latest news, technologies and real estate laws to better serve our clients
There are 17 Articles in the Code of Ethics that Realtors must adhere to and the overall focus of the Articles is to maintain a high level of professionalism among it members and to protect the consumer. The 17 Articles are not merely a bunch of rules that members promise to uphold because their principal broker made them. The Code of Ethics are strictly enforced by local boards and a member can lose their privilege of using the Realtor title if they abuse those personal and client promises.There is evidence that some “real estate agents” were former Realtors because they did not uphold the Articles in the Code of Ethics.
Some of the more important Articles a Realtor promises to abide by that relate to clients are:
Shall cooperate with other brokers/agents when it is in the best interests of the client to do so.
Put the interests of their clients ahead of their own at all times and to treat all parties honestly.
Refrain from misrepresenting themselves, concealing material facts and a Realtor is obligated to disclose ALL facts and situations that arise (including all offers)
Disclose if they have an interest, or their family has an interest, in any real estate transaction.
Not discriminate on the basis of color, race, religion, color, sex, familial status, handicap or national origin.
Must participate in Truth in Advertising
Using a Realtor is your first step in protecting your interests and ensuring a positive real estate experience. Call Real Estate Unlimited Commercial and KentuckianaCommercial.com today to see the difference a Commercial Realtor can make for you and your company.
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