A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
Loyalty to clients;
Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
Cooperation with competitors;
Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.
To earn a designation, a REALTOR® a real estate agent has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry
Since becoming a REALTOR in 1981, I have had to find a balance between two extremes common to many salespeople. I was drawn to real estate by my belief that I could help people, and so put others first. But the way the industry worked, it seemed that you had to project confidence, knowledge, even a sense of superiority if you expected to succeed.
In other words, you had to have a big ego, I soon learned that these were the qualities of the stereotyped real estate agent, when in actuality, the successful agent did indeed, put the customers first. In fact, they seemed to put almost everyone else first – their family, their friends, even their competition if that made for a better situation for everyone involved. In other words, they had become servants. In the truest sense, they had learned to humble themselves. Strange words, you’re probably thinking, from someone who promotes herself as much as I do. But I do this not because I like to put myself in the limelight, but to remind you that I am still here, and intend to be here for many years to come, eager to serve you like no other REALTOR.
This web site can never take the place of a personal meeting, but it can give you a chance to know a little bit about me, my beliefs and how I work, before we meet. In that way, I’m not only spared the awkwardness of trumpeting myself, but I can put my full concentration on getting to know you, listening to your special needs and if you’re buying, help you to find the right property for you or, if you’re listing, develop a marketing plan that will sell your home quickly, at a fair price, and with the least amount of hassle and worry to you. Again, thanks for the opportunity to serve you.