Why You Should Always Use a Realtor®

Whether buying or selling a home, it is in your best interest to work with a real estate professional to represent you in the process. It is important to note that not everyone who sells real estate is a REALTOR®. A REALTOR® is a member of  local, state and national associations that abide by a strict Code of Ethics, and also have access to a vast selection of educational programs and area and industry resources. You may notice that REALTORS® often have a series of letters after their name. These are designations that the REALTOR® has earned by completing several hours of extended education and training. Here is a quick overview of some of the more popular accreditations:

CRS – Certified Residential Specialist®

CRB – Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager®

GRI – Graduate Real Estate Institute®

SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist®

CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert®

The Sierra Nevada Association of REALTORS® is a professional organization supporting REALTORS® and industry Affiliates in the Sierra Nevada region, including the counties of Carson, Douglas, Churchill and Lyon. Our members are dedicated to the residents of Northern Nevada and committed to building better communities throughout the region. The Association provides members with expert guidance and professional tools so they can in turn deliver superior service to residents and newcomers. The Association also works as a team in the political process in order to protect private property rights.