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Step 2 - Ready to Sell? Connect With a REALTOR®

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There are more than two million people nationwide who have licenses to sell real estate, of which approximately one million members belong to the National Association of REALTORS®. Only these certified members are entitled to use the term "REALTOR®".

REALTORS® must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. By joining the National Association of REALTORS®, individuals have access to a wide range of classes, seminars and certification opportunities. Local REALTOR® groups are active in community matters and individual members are routinely involved in PTAs and other neighborhood organizations. Georgia REALTORS® actively advocate for private property rights and the interests of consumers in regards to real estate transactions.

In essence, local REALTORS® are community experts. They track real estate trends, share neighborhood concerns, and participate in local matters. They're good neighbors who are in the business of helping others buy and sell homes.

How Do I Select a REALTOR®?

Whether you're a first-time seller or someone who has sold many homes, there are several ways to find a local REALTOR® in Georgia.

  • Use the Find a Georgia REALTOR® search engine to find individuals who actively sell in your community.
  • Get recommendations from friends and colleagues who have recently sold their homes.
  • Look for REALTOR® signs in your community.
  • Look at the listings in local real estate magazines. You may be able to quickly find one REALTOR® with whom you would like to work.

You may also like to meet with more than one REALTOR® before choosing the person who you believe is best fit to help you sell your home. When you meet with a REALTOR® for the first time, it is important that you ask about their fees, services, local experience, and marketing ideas and capabilities among other things.

What Should I Expect When Working with a REALTOR®?

Once your home is listed with a REALTOR®, he or she will immediately begin to market your home according to the most appropriate conventions for your community, which usually includes entering details and photos of your home into the multiple listing service (MLS), a database of current properties for sale, and properties that have sold, or been offered for sale but for various reasons, did not sell. The complete MLS Database is only accessible by licensed real estate agents.

He or she should keep you informed as the marketing process unfolds and as expressions of interest are received. In time, the marketing plan may be modified to reflect buyer reactions and changes in the marketplace. Your REALTOR® should keep you updated periodically as to the progress - or lack thereof - in the sale of your home.


Are you looking to move or just curious? We've got you covered an overview of the process. However, contact a REALTOR® today for more details.

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Enhancing Property Ownership is brought to you by the Georgia REALTORS®. We are a non profit organization made of REALTORS® that fights for the rights of all property owners by operating under a strict Code of Ethics.




Connect with a REALTOR®

Click the link below to find a Georgia REALTOR®. REALTORS® are members of the national, state, and local Association of REALTORS® and  follow a strict code of ethics to ensure your rights are protected.

Connect with a Georgia REALTOR®