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Smart buyers gain an edge by selecting an agent *before* they start shopping for homes. That way, you’ll have a skilled professional at your side, helping you navigate the process.
But how do you find the right agent? First, it’s helpful to understand several critical differences between real estate professionals.
For example, not every real estate agent is a REALTOR®, which is a trademarked term that means the agent is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and adheres to its strict Code of Ethics.
Among NAR’s members, some agents decide to pursue additional training to sharpen their skills within various segments of the market. NAR supports them with numerous designation and certification programs, as well as other types of continuing education.
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