Over one million licensed brokers and salespeople are REALTORS® – members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) who adhere to a strong Code of Ethics, participate in extensive training opportunities, and possess a wealth of community information. On statewide and local levels, REALTORS® are your neighbors, PTA members, government committee members and charity activists and donors. Through their regular involvement in local organizations and events, you can be assured that REALTORS® in your area are engaged members of the community and truly understand the marketplace. Currently there are almost 22,000 REALTORS® in Maryland who are ready to assist you with finding the perfect home.
Why Use A REALTOR®?
Buying and selling real estate is a complex process. At first it might seem that by checking local real estate books or online sites you could quickly find a home at the right price. But a basic rule in real estate is that all properties are unique. No two properties — even two seemingly identical models on the same street — are exactly alike. Homes differ and so do contract terms, financing options, inspection requirements, and closing costs.
In this maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. Those professionals are the local REALTORS® who serve your area.