Why use a REALTOR®? If you’re like most of us, buying or selling real estate will be one of the most significant financial and lifestyle decisions you ever make. REALTORS® have unparalleled knowledge of local market conditions and can leverage that expertise to ensure you meet your real estate goals.

REALTORS® in Ulster County are members of both the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the Ulster County Board of REALTORS®, one of the largest trade organizations in Ulster County. By joining, they demonstrate a commitment to real estate industry leadership — and gain exclusive access to a variety of member benefits that translate to benefits for their clients, including:

Why Use a REALTOR®
  • Professional development programs
  • An identifiable, marketable Realtor® brand identity
  • Cutting-edge technologies
  • Advanced housing market research intelligence
  • Price-discounted products and services from major providers
  • Expansive networking opportunities
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Legal support

The Top Five Reasons to Use a REALTOR®

Why use a REALTOR®? Here are Realtor.com‘s five most important reasons, when buying, selling, renting or investing in real estate:

  1. They take on fiduciary responsibility. “That means you have an expert who is looking out for your best financial interests, an expert who’s contractually bound to do everything in their power to protect you.”
  2. They keep up with changing real estate regulations. “REALTORS® are immersed in real estate, and they must stay current with all the updates in regulations, laws, contracts and practices. Once you retain your REALTOR®, they put that knowledge to work for you.”
  3. They help you find the right home. “Browsing online is a terrific way to start a home search,” but “REALTORS® can share information about homes that you wouldn’t otherwise know.”
  4. They handle contracts and negotiations. “REALTORS® can help you navigate complex documents and craft an attractive offer that makes sense for you. Plus, when it comes to negotiation, your REALTOR® is your advocate and can bring an objective voice to a very subjective situation.”
  5. They follow a code of ethics. “In place for over 100 years, the REALTOR® Code of Ethics ensures that consumers who work with a REALTOR® are treated professionally and ethically in all transaction-related matters.”

Looking For A REALTOR® In Ulster County?

If you know the town in which you want to buy, sell, rent or invest, it’s never been easier to find a real estate agent. Google the town name and “real estate agent,” and contact the agents with experience in the area.

Remember: make sure you never settle — hire the representative that you believe will best meet your needs; and, only consider agents who are licensed REALTORS®.