REALTOR?S INSIGHT

WHAT IS THIS SYMBOL AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

This is one of the symbol?s that is associated to real estate professionals in Canada who are members of the Canadian Real Estate Association. A REALTOR® abides by a Code of Ethics in everything they do as they work towards one goal: client safisfaction.

Only a REALTOR® can list

real estate in the Multiple Listing Service®.

The MLS® logo confirms that REALTOR® is the source of quality, cooperative and comprehensive real estate information and services.

A REALTOR® provides much more than the resources of MLS®. As your agent, a REALTOR® owes you the duties of utmost care, integrity, confidentiality and loyalty. Whether you are a buyer or seller, you should make sure you discuss ?Agency? with your REALTOR®, and the specific services to be provided. A REALTOR® must disclose who they represent in any real estate transaction. A REALTOR® may represent you as a buyer or as a seller, or they may also represent both buyer and seller in the same transaction.

BUYERS

If you?re buying, a REALTOR® HAS A VARIETY OF SERVICES AND RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND THE PROPERTY YOU WANT. Buyer representation services can inclue a needs assessment, a search for the right property, and negotiation of the best price and terms. A REALTOR® working as your Buyer Agent can also provide local market or neighbourhood information to be considered in your search, and can provide objective information about each property. A REALTOR® can help determine your buying power, then negotiate with a seller. A REALTOR® can guide you through the closing process, and make sure everything goes smoothly. To take full advantage of the professional services a REALTOR® provides to buyers, you may be asked to sign a buyer agent agreement.

SELLERS

If you?re selling, your REALTOR® can provide a range of marketing and selling services to help you sell your property as quickly as possible, at the best price possible. A REALTOR® can provide up-to-date information about market conditions, pricing, and similar properties. A REALTOR® will know when, where and how to market your property to other REALTORS® and the public. The marketing services may include property staging, an Open House or internet postings. Your REALTOR® will help you determine how to handle ?showings?, or visits to your property, and will help you objectively evaluate every proposal from a buyer. To take full advantage of the professional services a REALTOR® has to offer, ask for a complete presentation from the REALTOR® you?re considering working with.

Make the right choice ? work with a REALTOR®.

Do you have a question? Feel free to ask, submit questions to B.C. Force Connecting Buyers and Sellers in writing to Brenda Banham RE/MAX Dawson Creek Realty:

e-mail bbanham@neonet.bc.ca fax: 250-242-3256 or mail Box 1769 Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0 OR Claudette M.M. Huber RE/MAX Dawson Creek Realty: e-mail claudetterealty@xplornet.com fax: 250-242-4410 or mail Box 2106 Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0