Friday, June 1, 2007

What Makes Me...........Me?

Here is a great article explaining what makes a REALTOR® a REALTOR®..........

Code of Ethics Sets REALTORS® Apart
Release date: 01/01/07

When you think of professionals who follow specific codes of ethics, what comes to mind? Doctors, lawyers, engineers – all are professionals who pledge to follow a strict code of ethics. For important life issues like your health and legal matters, it makes sense to have relationships with professionals who follow such a code.

The N.C. Association of REALTORS® encourages you to consider a similar relationship when it comes to real estate transactions. REALTORS® -- more than 1,000,000 real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® -- pledge to adhere to NAR's strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Among other things, membership in NAR obligates them to be honest with all parties involved in a transaction, whether it is the buyer, seller or cooperating agent.

“The NAR Code of Ethics is the public’s assurance that they are dealing with a professional who has their best interests in mind,” explains Ronnie Thompson, past president of the N.C. Association of REALTORS®. “REALTORS® are subject to disciplinary action and sanctions if they violate the duties imposed by the NAR Code of Ethics.”

the rest of the article can be read here..................provided by the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®.
Remember, don't be bashful! Ask the professional real estate agent that you choose if they are a REALTOR®. I am proud to be a REALTOR® and represent this industry to the best of my ability with honesty, integrity and the knowledge needed to represent each and every client in the most professional manner.

Excuse me now while I move the soapbox!

:) Happy Shucking......................

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