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1260 E. Kingbird Drive
Gilbert, Arizona 85297
Marcelle "Marci" Slater, PLLC
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Why should you use Slater & Co. Realty?
Finding the best agent who meets your needs is like finding a good friend. We're not kidding. Having to
work with an agent that doesn't understand your real estate needs can result in endless headaches, but
working with an expert in the industry takes away the worry and stress, and streamlines the process.
It can be a jungle out there. Navigating through the foreclosures, short sales, and excessive inventory
can make some clients feel overwhelmed. If you have the right team of experts surrounding you and
looking out for your best interest, you're not afraid to aim high and go after exactly what you want. An
agent isn't your cheerleader but they are there to protect you, help you get precisely what you want,
AND negotiate the best deal possible.
The agent has a fiduciary duty to you–to provide trust and confidence. Up to now, we've talked mostly
about an agent–a person licensed to sell real estate but is that the same as a REALTOR®? The answer
is no. And since the terms are often confused, it's worth taking a moment to explain how the National
Association of REALTORS® (NAR) defines them. Both people are licensed to sell real estate but
REALTORS® are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and are required to follow the
REALTOR® Code of Ethics. According to NAR, there are 17 articles in the Code of Ethics and they are
REALTOR® Code of Ethics
Here's what is stated in the 2012, Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice from NAR, "The term
REALTOR® has come to connote competency, fairness, and high integrity resulting from adherence to
a lofty ideal of moral conduct in business relations. No inducement of profit and no instruction from
clients ever can justify departure from this ideal."
Whether you hire a real estate agent or a REALTOR®, the most important thing you can do is
research their background, reputation in the market, and get references.
This is likely one of the biggest financial moves you'll make in your lifetime, so taking the time to find
information about the agent or REALTOR® you're about to hire is a wise investment. Contacting
friends for referrals is a good start, but don't just hire your friend's agent or REALTOR®
because the real estate transaction worked out for your friend. Spend a little time to effectively
communicate your needs, goals, and desires, and then listen carefully to how the agent or REALTOR® responds.
Slater & Co. Realty only hires experienced REALTORS® and brokers. Call us today. We would love to represent you!
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Office: 480.788.5228 Efax: 866.460.2895
1260 E. Kingbird Drive Gilbert, Arizona 85297