All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR® logo on business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Real estate transactions involve one of the largest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. The median sales prices in Bennington today exceed $150,000. If you had a $150,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a qualified CPA? If you had a $150,000 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®.