When it comes to buying or selling property, consumers want the best. The best price, the best property, the best location, the best process. What many don’t know is that they also have the right to the best real estate professional. Realtors are professionals, and that’s why we abide by our Code of Ethics, which was established in 1913.
The REALTOR® Code of Ethics isn’t just words on a page, but is a pledge of honesty, integrity, professionalism and community service. Partnering with a REALTOR® delivers the peace of mind that can only come from working with a real person. A real advocate. A real, trusted professional who is committed to their clients’ futures.
A Realtor friend of mine was working with a first time homebuyer who was going through a divorce and had to find a home for herself and her two daughters. At the time this single mom was paying an exorbitant amount on her monthly rent. The Realtor was able to get her client prequalified for a house that was significantly less than what she was paying in rent. My friend said that these types of interactions make her strive to serve her clients better every day.
Before becoming a Realtor, my friend was an elementary school teacher. She is a Chattanooga native, and deeply loves this town and all it has to offer.
That’s who my friend is. She is one of the more that 2,200 Greater Chattanooga Realtors, and the 1.3 million Realtors nationwide who serve our clients day in and day out.
Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing similar stories about who we are as Realtors. We want the community to know whether you’re looking to buy, sell, invest, or lease space, partnering with a Realtor is more than just a transaction.
Realtors are more than access to property and housing data. Realtors are not apps. An app runs on code. A REALTOR® stands by one. In our Code of Ethics, we promise to put people first. Realtors are humans helping humans find dream homes, build dream communities, and turn business dreams into realities.