Selling your home or buying one can be daunting if you are unfamiliar with the market. We at Team Real Estate know how worrying it may be for you, so we’ve compiled this list to help you identify the best Kansas City realtor to work with.
Realtor, Real Estate Agent, or Broker?
Contrary to popular belief, these three terms are not interchangeable. There is a varying level of expertise between them.
Real estate agents are those who took basic training classes and have passed a state licensing exam. They can only represent sellers and buyers if they are affiliated with a licensed broker. A broker, on the other hand, took more subjects than real estate agents. Brokers can have their own offices and sell on their own without affiliating with any groups or organization.
Meanwhile, a Kansas City Realtor is someone who is a member of the National Association of Realtors®. There is a strict Code of Ethics that members of NAR must adhere to. Brokers and agents cannot call themselves “REALTOR” without affiliation with NAR.
What else should you look for?
The way they call themselves should be indicative of your agent’s expertise. To give you a better idea though, pay attention to their specialties. Just like physicians, real estate agents can also get additional training to be certified in certain areas. Examples of this are ABR, which stands for Accredited Buyer’s Representative, and CRS, which means Certified Residential Specialist. You would want to work with an agent who is specialized in your particular need. If you want to be specific, look for a Kansas City realtor.
Of course, we at Team Real Estate know that this knowledge can still be confusing. For this reason, we ask that you call us at 913-451-5711 to know more. We hire only the best professionals to ensure that your real estate transactions would go as smoothly as planned. There would be no surprises; you would get exactly the results that we promised.