Well you are ready to sell some property… who do I use. I have access to a real estate agent and a Realtor. Let’s define a Realtor - The term REALTOR® identifies a licensed professional in real estate who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. Not all licensed real estate brokers and salespersons are members of the National Association, and only those who are can identify themselves as REALTORS®. Realtors conduct their business and activities in accordance with a strict Code of Ethics. For example, as agents in a real estate transaction, licensed brokers and salespersons are prohibited by law from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Well a picture is worth a thousand words, so study the picture closely. Being a Realtor does not make you any smarter, more motivated or cause you to possess any other attributes that makes you better. What being a Realtor does is put you in a group of professionals that work together in the selling of real property. In addition, Realtors have to operate within a Code of Ethics that real estate agents do not have to abide by. They belong to the National Association of Realtors and their State Association of Realtors and a local board.
Let's examine the Georgia MLS portion of the graph for comparison sake. These numbers represent Dollar Volume for 2011 for the Georgia MLS (multiple listing service). The Georgia MLS is made up of both Realtors which make up 57% of the members and non-Realtors who make up 43% of the members. NOW LISTEN CAREFULLY….. the Realtors are responsible for 85% of the dollar volume. They are more successful, generally more pro-active in their local boards and therefore list and sell more real estate. NOW, who would you like to work with !!!!
For Information on Buying or Selling Land contact G. Kent Morris, ALC, RF at (706) 457-0090