Stockton Realtor®

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Eight Important Reasons to
Use a Stockton Realtor®

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.

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 buyers and will 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 the 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.

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