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May 10th, 2017
How to Get the Best Deal Whether You are Buying a Home or Selling
For Immediate Release:
Buying a new home is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make, and finding the right person to assist you is important. The best place to begin is by ensuring you are working with a REALTOR®.

A REALTOR® differs from a real estate agent because a REALTOR® has chosen to be a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This means that every REALTOR® must adhere to a high ethical standard, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a REALTOR®’s client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters.

Because a REALTOR® has taken this extra step toward professionalism, they are committed to being that expert guide you need, when it comes to buying or selling a property. Also, selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. Enlisting the help of a REALTOR® who knows your neighborhood and the local market can also help you price your home accordingly. And, there’s a lot of jargon involved, so you want to work with a professional who can speak the language.

A REALTOR® is also essential because of the objectivity they lend to the home buying process. A home is so much more than four walls and a roof and, for most people, probably represents the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on both the emotional and financial issues most important to you.

Not only does a REALTOR® provide this objectivity, but they can also provide critical insights and opinions based on their expertise. For example, REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more.

For Sellers
When you’re selling a property, marketing is key but property doesn’t sell due to advertising alone. A large share of real estate sales comes as the result of a REALTOR®’s contacts with previous clients, friends and family. Since REALTORS® must adhere to the Code of Ethics, any advertising they do will use consistent, unbiased language and cover a broad, all-inclusive range of markets. In addition, when a property is marketed by a REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.

Real estate transactions also involve a fair amount of negotiation. For most people, they only buy and sell a few times in their lives, but REALTORS® handle hundreds of transactions, over their careers. A REALTOR® will look at every angle from your perspective, including crafting a purchase agreement that allows the flexibility you need to take that next step. Remember, there are many factors up for discussion in a deal and your REALTOR® will help you determine what to prioritize.

To begin your search for a property or to find a REALTOR® in the San Antonio area, visit SABOR.com.

About the Company:
The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® is the largest professional trade organization in San Antonio and represents over 10,000 members. SABOR is one of over 1,600 local boards and 54 state and territory organizations of REALTORS® nationwide that make up the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). SABOR’s jurisdiction covers Bexar, Kendall, Frio, Medina, Karnes, Wilson, La Salle, McMullen and Atascosa counties.

The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) was organized in 1910, by twenty-two members of the city’s real estate community who felt San Antonio would benefit from a collective membership of REALTORS®. Shortly thereafter, SABOR became affiliated with the National Association of REALTORS®, and in 1920 the Texas Association of REALTORS® was formed under the guidance of SABOR.

SABOR is your primary resource when it comes to finding a REALTOR® and buying and selling in the San Antonio area. REALTORS® are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. They can help you determine your buying power and have access to many resources to assist you in the buying and selling process. Most people only buy and sell a few times in their lives, but REALTORS® close numerous transactions a year and therefore have unmatched expertise and insight.

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