How long have you been in real estate? Is it your full-time job?
Do you have any designations or certifications?
What’s your business philosophy?
How many buyers did you and your real estate brokerage represent last year?
What’s the average variation between your initial offers and final sales price?
Will you represent me exclusively, or might you choose to represent the other party as well?
How will you keep me informed about the progress of my transaction?
Not all real estate licensees are the same. Only members of the National Association of REALTORS® can proudly display the REALTOR® logo on their business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly, subscribe to a strict code of ethics, and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate.
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.
If you’ve ever participated in a real estate transaction as a buyer or seller, you know what an asset a knowledgeable, professional REALTOR® can be in closing the sale. That’s what we at the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) are all about. With over 1,400 members and 1,500 MLS subscribers, our primary goals are to serve the REALTOR®, the community and you, through education, community involvement, promotion of private property rights and economic development in the Coastal Bend area.
If you’re a new resident to the Coastal Bend, welcome. We hope that you find the information on this site of great value. If you are a native or a long-time resident, maybe you’ll discover something within this site you never knew about your community. Whatever your situation, we encourage you to make wise investments and look for the REALTOR® name and logo whenever you buy or sell real estate because REALTORS® work, they work for YOU!
Like finding the right house, selecting a REALTOR® you can trust and comfortably work with is paramount. Just as you wouldn't be casual in the selection of your doctor or your attorney, you shouldn't take the selection of your REALTOR® lightly. Indeed, the best way to find such a professional is through recommendations from family and friends. Of course, you should interview several REALTORS® before you choose one. If you're selling your home, you should ask the candidates how they plan to market your home, what pricing advice they can offer, and what other suggestions they can provide to further enhance the desirability of your home.