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Why use a Realtor?

 

Not all Denver real estate agents are Realtors.  Only members of the National Association of Realtors can use that designation.  Denver Realtors abide by a strict code of ethics and are subject to disciplinary action and sanctions if they violate the duties imposed by the code of ethics.  You can always ask your Realtor for a copy of the code, including the standards of practice, but here is a brief overview from NAR:

 

Duties to Clients and Customers

Article 1 – Realtors protect and promote their clients interest while treating all parties honestly.

Article 2 – Realtors refrain from exaggeration, misrepresentation, or concealment of pertinent facts related to property of transactions.

Article 3 – Realtors cooperate with other real estate professionals to advance their clients best interests.

Article 4 – When buying or selling on their own account or for their families or firms, Realtors make their true position or interest known.

Article 5 – Realtors do not provide professional services where they have any present or contemplated interest in property without disclosing that interest to all affected parties.

Article 6 – Realtors disclose any fee or financial benefit they may receive from recommending related real estate products or services.

Article 7 – Realtors receive compensations from only one party, except where they make full disclosure and receive informed consent from their client.

Article 8 – Realtors keep entrusted funds of clients and customers in a separate escrow account.

Article 9 – Realtors make sure that contract details are spelled out in writing and that parties receive copies.

Duties to the public

Article 10 – Realtors give equal professional service to all clients and customers irrespective o race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Article 11 – Realtors are knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which they engage or they get assistance from a knowledgeable professional, or disclose any lack of expertise to their client.

Article 12 – Realtors paint a true picture in their advertising and in other public representations.

Article 13 - Realtors do not engage in the unauthorized practice of law.

Article 14 – Realtors willingly participate in ethics investigations and enforcement actions.

Duties to other Realtors

Article 15 - Realtors make only truthful, objective comments about other real estate professionals.

Article 16 – Respect the exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other Realtors have with their clients.

Article 17 – Realtors arbitrate financial disagreements with other Realtors and with their clients.

 

As a Denver Realtor I have agreed to this code of ethics and I’m proud to wear the Realtor designation.  My goal is to provide you with a great real estate transaction whether you are selling a home or searching for homes in Denver.  I have extensive knowledge of the Denver real estate market.  Please visit the main site at YourDenverHouse.com to search active Denver MLS listings.