What are the benefits of using a REALTOR®? Well, there are many.

Modern technology has enabled us to complete transactions with the push of a button. Yet within the home buying and selling process, there still remains the need for a human element — someone to guide you as you seek the home of your dreams. REALTORS® facilitate the buying and selling of real estate by providing expert, up-to-the-minute data and information.

REALTORS® are not only flexible and versatile, but they’re incredibly well-trained thanks to an extensive education process. They have access to a wealth of information on homebuying programs, zoning restrictions, green features, local codes and much more, and they have pre-compiled data on each property at the ready. They are prepared with knowledge of the District’s many neighborhoods, and they can provide timely recommendations that you can’t get elsewhere. And when it comes time to fill out all the forms, you want a REALTOR® by your side.

In addition, REALTORS® have access to our extensive home database, among other exclusive resources, giving them an edge on other agents. REALTORS® can help you avoid out-of-date listings that show up as available online but are no longer on the market.

Laws change, and they do so frequently. When purchasing or selling a home, it’s important to make sure you’re following all the latest regulations, and a licensed REALTOR® can help guide you through that process.

Most of all, REALTORS® adhere to a strict Code of Ethics to ensure that your transaction runs smoothly. They’ll fight for what’s best for you, and you can expect honest, ethical treatment. The first obligation is always to you.

That’s the REALTOR® difference.

Learn more about what makes a REALTOR® with NAR’s That’s Who We R campaign.