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Buying a Home with a Real Estate Agent, Broker or Realtor Finding someone to represent you in a real estate transaction is usually challenging. But thanks to technology, not only do you find a real estate office on almost each corner, but you also have online access to a near endless list of potential agents and brokers. Going through all of this can be time-consuming and full of pitfalls along the way, particularly for first-time home buyers. Luckily, real estate professionals are always there to help. The question is, which one should you work with – agent, broker or realtor? A lot of times, these terms are used interchangeably and by people who don’t really understand their differences. A real estate agent, for one, is an individual who’s finished some basic training classes and passed a state licensing examination. What this means is, as long they work under a licensed broker, anyone can be a real estate agent. Also, they have to take continuing education courses as a requirement for renewing license periodically.
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On the other hand, a real estate broker has to take more classes in varied subjects before being qualified to take the broker’s license exam, and continuing education courses for their license to remain active. But unlike sales agents, brokers will be able to sell properties not having to affiliate themselves with another real estate professional.
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As long as they are licensed, brokers and agents alike can legally represent buyers and sellers in any real estate transaction. One thing they cannot do, however, is call themselves a REALTOR(R), unless they belong to the National Association of REALTORS(R). NAR owns REALTOR(R), which is basically a trademark, and is known to follow a very strict Code of Ethics. A Buyer’s Agent and Why You’ll Need One Regardless of the strength or weakness of the housing inventory at any specific time in your target location, not all real estate professionals enjoy pursuing potential sellers just to rack up listings. But some agents and brokers actually prefer to only represent buyers, hence they are known as buyers’ agents. They do not need a special license for this, but the NAR has instituted a certain course of study for those who want to be an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR(R)). On top of completing this course, agents and brokers who have this accreditation have worked on no less than least five transactions as well, acting exclusively as the representative of the buyers. Definitely, they are also required to be members of good standing of NAR as well as of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. As a first-time home buyer, there is no doubt that having a buyer’s agent represent you, is a good step to take, what with their in-depth knowledge and experience with buyers and the buying process.