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Friday, April 21, 2017

Wasteful Spending is Hurting Your Bank Account

We never really notice little amounts of money being taken out of our bank account. Weekly, we seem to spend $3 here, $5 there, on small things like items at a gas station, or even a quick lunch. ...  Read More

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jobs You Will Want to Hire Out

On this blog we usually promote DIY projects, but not today. Sometimes the workload can be just too large, or advanced for a homeowner. When this kind of circumstance is the case, it is almost ...  Read More

Buying a Home in Louisville, KY - Why Use a RE/MAX Realtor?

When you're looking for help buying or selling property, it's important to remember that the terms "real estate agent" and "REALTOR®" are not synonymous.

REALTORs® can provide an extra level of service, and to be a REALTOR® you must be a member of the National Association of REALTORs®. The NAR is a non-profit trade organization that promotes high professional standards in real estate information, education and professional standards.

The National Association of REALTORs® also has earned a strong reputation for actively championing private property rights and working to make home ownership affordable and accessible.

Code of Ethics

NAR and CREA members adhere to a strict code of ethics founded on the principle of providing fair and honest service to all consumers. REALTOR® business practices are monitored at local board levels. Arbitration and disciplinary systems are in place to address complaints from the public or board members.

This local oversight keeps REALTORs® directly accountable to the individual consumers they serve. Real estate licensees who are not REALTORs®, work solely under state/provincial licensing regulations.

RE/MAX Agents are REALTORs®

RE/MAX real estate agents are required to be REALTORs® as a condition of membership in the RE/MAX organization. As a percentage of membership, RE/MAX agents hold more REALTOR® professional designations compared to any other national or international company.

The various designations are a symbol of achieving and maintaining advanced levels of education in real estate sales and marketing. Look for the REALTOR® or "R" logo when shopping for real estate assistance, for assurance of ethical standards and commitment to the community.

Link a RE/MAX agent to that "R" for additional assurance of experience, productivity and advanced education.

REALTOR®

A REALTOR® (or REALTOR®) is a licensed real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORs® (NAR) a membership organization of some 720,000 real estate agents in the United States. In Canada, the corresponding professional organization is the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). A licensed real estate agent does not have to be a member of NAR or CREA to practice real estate.

Broker

In real estate, a broker has earned a broker's license. Many brokers own their own real estate office and are "brokers of record," with other real estate agents "hanging their license" under the broker of record. About 40 percent of RE/MAX Associates have earned their broker's license.