Step 1 – Select a Realtor. This is one of your most important decisions. The terms Agent, Broker and Realtor® are often used interchangeably – BUT have very different meanings.
In Colorado, a person must be licensed in order to sell Real Estate. This license is a Broker Associate license. Standards set by the State cover the minimal education, examinations and experience needed to become licensed.
After receiving a real estate license, many Broker Associates choose to join the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and local real estate boards. NAR members adhere to a very strict Code of Ethics that holds Realtors® to a higher standard. Having a Realtor® on your side makes sense!
Step 1 – Select a Realtor means having an organization that enforces ethics behavior, fights for home owner rights and gives me access to information that non-Realtors do not have. I believe this is very important. My clients deserve the best when it comes to choosing an agent.
I also have gone to many classes to allow me to legally and professionally give you the best advice possible.
My classes have given me the designations of – Accredited Buyer’s Agent, Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate of the Real Estate Institute and a Certified Eco-Broker. Also, as required by the real estate commission, every three years we must take at least 24 hours of continuing education.
Step 1 – Selecting a Realtor also means you can search the Colorado Real Estate Commission’s website to check on the status of every agent licensed in Colorado. It is a site devoted to the protection of the real estate consumer. It has an incredible amount of information for real estate consumers. You might like to take some time to browse through it.
Specializing in Buyer Representation & Relocation Real Estate Transactions.