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Buying a Home with an Agent, Broker or Realtor Choosing someone as your representive in a real estate transaction can be a challenge. Thanks to the Internet technology, not only can you find a real estate office on almost each and every corner, but you also get access to an endless number of potential brokers and agents. Working around all of this can take time and be filled with difficulties, specifically if this is your first time buying a home. Fortunately, you can get help from many real estate professionals out there. The question is, which one should you work with – agent, broker or realtor? Such terms are used interchangeably several times by people who don’t actually know how they differ from one another. For one, a real estate agent is a person who’s completed some basic training course and passed a state licensing exam. What this means is, as long they work under a licensed broker, anyone can be a real estate agent. As well, they need to complete a specific number of hours of continuing education courses as a requirement for periodic license renewal.
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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. However, unlike sales agents, brokers can work independently, that is, without being affiliated with another real estate professional.
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Both real estate brokers and a sales agents, as long as they are licensed, can represent buyers and sellers legally 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). REALTOR(R) is basically a trademark owned by NAR, which follows a very strict Code of Ethics. A Buyer’s Agent and Why You Need One No matter the strength or weakness of the your target area’s housing inventory at any certain time, there are real estate professionals who are not keen on pursuing potential sellers for the purpose of racking up listings. There are some agents and brokers, however, who would like to focus on representing buyers, hence their title, 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. If you’re a first-time home buyer, having a buyer’s agent represent you is, without a doubt, an excellent idea, what with their wide knowledge and experience dealing with buyers and the purchase process itself.