all real estate licensees are not the same

Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®.

realtors® proudly display the Realtor "®" logo

on their business cards and other marketing and sales literature. Remember, not all real estate licensees are REALTORS®.  When buying or selling a home, membership matters.

REALTORS® SUBSCRIBE TO strict code of ethics

and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.

Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments that most people experience in their lifetime.

Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.

Expert Negotiators

During this process, you will be faced with numerous negotiating factors including – but not limited to – price, financing terms, date of possession, and the inclusion/exclusion of repairs.  A REALTOR® can help you negotiate while advocating for your needs and advising your decisions.

access to the MLS (Multiple listing service)

A REALTOR® can assist you in the selection process by providing objective information about each property.  Agents who are REALTORS® have access to the Multiple Listing Service and have first-hand, in-depth knowledge about the Acadiana area housing market.

Sell your home quicker

Did you know that 50% of real estate sales are cooperative – meaning that a REALTOR® other than yours brings in a buyer?  REALTORS® market your property to other agents, alongside the public, increasing the chance of your listing being sold quickly.

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Below you can find more as to why you should choose a REALTOR®

Valuable Market Knowledge

When selling your home, your REALTOR® can give you up-to-date information about what is happening in the marketplace which is essential to getting your property sold as quickly as possible for the best price.

Finding Hidden Gems You'll Love

When searching the market for your next home, you may not realize you cannot access all available properties.  Using the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), REALTORS® can find places you’ll love that aren’t being actively advertised within the open market.

Checking Every Box on Your Home Buying To-Do List

Completing a thorough evaluation of the property, including necessary inspections and reading over the preliminary report on the property’s title, is one of the most important parts of the home buying process. REALTORS® ensure that all of these steps are taken care of, so you don’t have to worry about missing something important.

Control Who Enters Your Home

Through purposeful advertising, utilizing connections, and prescreening prospects, your REALTOR® can give your family peace of mind by ensuring only qualified, serious potential buyers enter your home.

Personalized Referrals

If you give REALTORS® basic information about your available savings, income, and current debt, they can assist you in determining your financial reserves and borrowing capacity and refer you to lenders who are best qualified to help you.