Why use a REALTOR® ? 

Many home buyers and sellers don't realize there is a difference between a REALTOR® and a real estate agent.  REALTORS®  are member of the National Association of REALTORS® and are held to a higher standard and a strict code of ethics.  A violation of this code of ethics could cost a REALTOR® their license.  They are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.