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516 - 6th Street South - Lethbridge, AB T1J2E2
Phone: 403.328.8838 Fax: 403.328.8906
Email: eo@ldar.ca
 
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Value of a REALTOR®?

 

Teaming up with a REALTOR® provides you with invaluable access to professional real estate expertise and knowledge. You benefit because:

  • Your REALTOR® can help determine your buying power and refer you to lenders best qualified to maximize your loan and minimize your cost.
  • Your REALTOR® has full access to all the features of REALTOR.ca, Canada's most powerful real estate marketing network.
  • Your REALTOR® provides local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, etc. REALTORS® assist you in making the best choice selecting an environment where you and your family can grow.
  • Your REALTOR® has a finger on the pulse of the housing market and is knowledgeable about developments and trends in real estate; and,
  • Your REALTOR® has the facts on comparable pricing, neighborhood trends and housing market conditions, data you can use to set your best course of action and maximize your homes resale value when you are ready to sell.
  • Your REALTOR® can negotiate the best deal. There are myriad negotiating factors, including price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs, furnishings or equipment. By negotiation alone, your REALTOR® often saves you more than the cost of their service.
  • Your REALTOR® assists you in providing due diligence to evaluate the property. This may include inspections for mold, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few. Your REALTOR® can assist you in determining what conditions to recommend and assist in finding qualified professionals to investigate and provide report to you.
  • Your REALTOR® can guide you through the sales process making sure everything flows smoothly from initial offer to closing.
  • Your REALTOR® markets your property to other real estate associates and the public. Often REALTORS® will provide guidance on staging or repairs that enhance the salability of your property. Your REALTOR® will harness the power of the MLS® to expose your property to a large network of qualified buyers as well as coordinate marketing through the most effective array of other advertising media.

 

 

 

You are protected when you work with a REALTOR® for a number of reasons:

  • All REALTORS® are graduates of a real estate education program and are committed to pursuing ongoing professional development courses;
  • REALTORS® must adhere to a strictCode of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice (113KB PDF); your guarantee of professional conduct and service excellence.
  • All REALTORS® carry errors and omissions insurance;
  • The Real Estate Assurance Fund is available to you in the rare event of fraud, or breach of trust by a REALTOR®. It is your protection against financial loss. This fund is financially supported by our members; and,
  • A licensed brokerage supervises the business conduct of all REALTORS® to ensure their compliance with Alberta law.

 

Why the registered “®” after the word REALTOR®?

Only REALTORS®, who are members of the Canadian Real Estate Association and a local real estate board, can call themselves REALTORS®. Lethbridge and District Association of REALTORS® members adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice, that non-board members and independent listing companies do not. REALTORS® take mandatory education every two years to ensure that they are knowledgeable in every aspect of the ever changing real estate industry.

 
Our Philosophy…..

To ensure professionalism in the real estate industry and in turn showing the value of the professional REALTOR® and organized real estate to the public.

 
 
Buyer Resources

Finding the perfect home doesn't happen in one day. There are a number of things you can do to simplify the process, including defining financial parameters, potential neighbourhoods and the desired features in your next home.

Do you need an extra bathroom, a garage, a fenced backyard, or lower utility bills? Do you want a fireplace, a short... - More Information

 
 
 
 
Seller Resources

In today's market, many homeowners have considered "going it alone" and selling their homes without the help of a REALTOR® to "save the commission." However, once they realize how complex and intimidating a real estate transaction can be, many people reconsider and enlist the services of a REALTOR®. There are more than... - More Information
 
 
 
 
How REALTORS® Help

Maybe you're buying a home for the first time. Or maybe you're selling your old home to move up to something new. Whatever the reason, the buying and selling of a home is a big event. It's an intricate process involving many specialists. One of these specialists is a REALTOR®, whose job it is to make the transfer of property as easy as possible.... - More Information
 
 
 
 
History of Real Estate

The concept of developing an informal association of local real estate agents originated in the United States in the 1880s, and by the turn of the century about 15 real estate Boards had been established. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) was formed in the U.S. in 1908 with 19 Boards and one state Association.

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