Yes, I Am A Realtor !

REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a Member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.logo_web_R_blue


Yes, I am proud to say that I am a “Realtor® “.  It stands for professionalism, accountability and integrity.  As Realtors®, we agree to work cooperatively for the benefit of our clients.  All real estate agents are not Realtors®. If that is confusing to you, it is understandable.  For example in New York State, a person can qualify and take the exam, pass and receive their license to practice.  Now if they want to be considered a Realtor®, they must join as a member of the National Association of Realtors and agree to abide by their guidelines.     NAR is continually updating us with statistics, marketing data, information for buyers and sellers and the best practices for our business.   When you work with a Realtor®, you should feel good about it. 
Are there some bad apples out there, that give Realtors® a bad name or scar our reputation ?  Of course there are and it is also part of our job to encourage these agents to work ethically and professionally. If it becomes an issue, it is also our responsibility to ensure we report this information to the proper party, which is usually their broker.
I feel personally responsible to be my best at serving my clients by setting the bar high for myself wI hen it comes to professional excellence. I achieve this by attending informational seminars, taking continuing education courses an in my case, taking courses as they relate to vacation and second home property buyers.  My niche is selling waterfront property in the Finger Lakes region in New York State, so I became certified as a Resort/Second Home Property Specialist.  I am proud to say that I was one of the charter members of this exclusive group.  Many of my clients know me as an agent that is always coming up with new ways to market my business, having received links to blogs, email newsletters, youTube videos, and now Facebook page links.RSPS_Graphic[1]
So next time you interview an agent when you are ready to sell or buy, ask the agent if they are a Realtor® and if you are calling on me, rest assured that I am most definitely a Realtor®.

This information brought to you by your favorite waterfront Realtor®, Mary St. George, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living in the Finger Lakes, 315-719-8377  www.winetrailproperties.commary logo new

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