A REALTOR® is a member of the local, state and national real estate
associations. Only members are allowed to use the "REALTOR®" designation
and logo . REALTORS® are subject to a strict code of
ethics and disciplinary measures, thereby affording their clients and customers an
additional source of protection.
WHAT CAN SELLERS AND BUYERS EXPECT WHEN USING A REALTOR®?
by Frank T. Santrucek
- A REALTOR® deals with buying and selling homes everyday. Over the
years they have toured or shown many of the homes in your area. Thru
the Multiple Listing Services of their Boards they have access to
information that can help determine fair market value for your home.
As an objective professional they can provide you with realistic
advice on pricing and purchasing your home.
- Because REALTORS® talk to many different buyers thruout their careers,
they can provide you with advice in ways to improve your homes
- There are many different types of financing available today. The
REALTOR® can offer buyers information on types of financing available
as well as suggest various types of institutions, organizations, or
even private individuals who can help obtain financing.
- New rules and regulations are continually going into effect that
affect the buying and selling of property. Did you know that in
Michigan a Sellers Disclosure Form and Lead Disclosure Form are
required in all home sales - even private sales? Did you know that
as of April 1, 1997 new requirements are in effect regarding the
recording of documents? As of January 1, 2002 Shiawassee County requires
that a well and septic tank inspection be obtained prior to the time of
property transfer. Your REALTOR® knows these rules and makes
sure his clients and customers have all the necessary paperwork
completed and filled out correctly to assure a smooth closing on your
- The REALTOR®-Broker will be present at the closing to answer your
questions and to make sure the closing goes smoothly and according
to the buy/sell agreement.
This page was written by and is the opinion of Frank T. Santrucek.
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