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Only real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) can call themselves Realtors®. All Realtors® adhere to NAR's strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. That's why all real estate licensees are NOT the same.


Dedicated to serving America's property owners at both local and national levels, the National Association of Realtors®, The Voice for Real Estate®, is the largest professional association at over one million members strong. So, whether you're buying or selling a home—it pays to work with a Realtor®. Look for the Realtor® logo when choosing your real estate agent.


Members of the Vail Board of Realtors® proudly call themselves, Realtors®. They are local experts in the real estate market and provide valuable knowledge and expertise to Buyers and Sellers. Realtors® offer the necessary resources and skills to understand our market to help you through the real estate process.


Search for a Vail Valley Realtor®.


7 Reasons to Work With a Realtor®
Realtors® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the Realtor® difference:


1. An expert guide.
Selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. Also, there’s a lot of jargon involved, so you want to work with a professional who can speak the language.


2. Objective information and opinions.
Realtors® can provide local information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They also have objective information about each property. Realtors® can use that data to help you determine if the property has what you need.


3. Property marketing power.
The property doesn’t sell due to advertising alone. A large share of real estate sales comes as the result of a practitioner’s contacts with previous clients, friends, and family. When a property is marketed by a Realtor®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your Realtor® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.


4. Negotiation knowledge.
There are many factors up for discussion in a deal. A Realtor® will look at every angle from your perspective, including crafting a purchase agreement that allows you the flexibility you need to take that next step.


5. Up-to-date experience.
Most people sell only a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each sale. Even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. Realtors® handle hundreds of transactions over the course of their career.


6. Your rock during emotional moments.
A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. And for most people, property represents the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on the issues most important to you.


7. Ethical treatment.
Every Realtor® must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a REALTOR®’s client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters.

 

The Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors® is the promise to the public that when dealing with a real estate agent that is a Realtor®, they can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction related matters. Only Realtors® pledge to abide by the Association's Code of Ethics and only Realtors® are held accountable for their ethical behavior.

Boards and Associations of Realtors® are responsible for enforcing the Realtors® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics imposes duties listed below and in addition to those imposed by law or regulation which apply only to real estate professionals who choose to become Realtors®.

If you have question or concerns dealing with an ethical matter please Click Here to File a Complaint


Some of the basic principles of the Code of Ethics include:

  • Protect and promote your client's interests, but be honest with all parties.
  • Avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, and concealment of pertinent facts. Do not reveal facts that are confidential under the scope of your agency relationship.
  • Disclose present or contemplated interest in any property to all parties.
  • Avoid side deals without your client's informed consent.
  • Accept compensation from only one party, except with full disclosure and informed consent.
  • Keep the funds of clients and customers in escrow.
  • Assure, whenever possible, that transactional details are in writing.
  • Provide equal service to all clients and customers.
  • Be knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which you ordinarily engage. Obtain assistance or disclose lack of experience if necessary.
  • Do not engage in the unauthorized practice of law

 

There are a lot of things to consider before buying a home. 

It’s a big move, literally and figuratively. Buying a house requires a serious amount of money and time. The journey isn’t always easy. It isn’t always intuitive. But when you get the keys to your new home — that, friend, can be one of the most rewarding feelings pretty much ever.


The key to getting there? Knowing the home-buying journey. Knowing what tools are at your disposal. And most importantly? Creating relationships with experts who can help you get the job done.


That’s where this guide comes in. We’ll show you not only the major steps you’ll take during the home-buying process, but also explain the relationships and experts you’ll need along the way.


You ready to live the dream? Here we go.

  • Do your homework  
  • Start shopping
  • Find a great agent
  • Choose a lender
  • Pick a loan 
  • Visit open houses, and look around
  • Make an offer
  • Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate 
  • Get the place inspected
  • Ace the appraisal
  • Close the deal 

View Step by Step Home Buying Guide

 


 

If you are looking at buying or selling your home, the following tools and resources will be helpful for you to use. 

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Find a Realtor®

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Finance Tools

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Open Houses



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First Time Home Buyers

 Below you’ll find resources, tips, and answers to common questions to help make the right choices when beginning the journey toward homeownership.

First-time home buyers guide

Houselogic - First Time Home Buyer 

Eagle County Housing Department