A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate professional who has raised the bar to become a member of the National Association of Realtors, taken on additional training, and sworn to uphold the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
If a Picket Fences Realty agent is your REALTOR® your property it is exposed to an enormously larger number of prospective buyers than if it were simply listed with a non-member company, or if you were trying to market it on your own. REALTORS® own the Multiple Listing Service, and MLS-listed properties have an exponentially larger audience. Statistically, MLS-listed homes sell faster and with far less hassle to you, and generally bring a higher sales price, thus paying for the services of your REALTOR® while putting more profit in your pocket. If you are a buyer, your REALTOR® has a far larger number of properties at her fingertips than a non-member company, and you are assured of the protection of a knowledgeable professional, committed to ethics and honesty, working to get you the best home at the best price.