I can think of no better place to be than Austin, Texas! Here is some important information you can use about our City and State.
When I started making my house-buying intentions known, a trusted friend at work recommended her REALTOR®, Bill Evans. Bill quickly zeroed in on the type of property that I desired. Soon, we found exactly what was right for me. Shortly afterwards, I'm in my first home as a homeowner. I've heard many stories about the complexity and pitfalls of house-purchasing. My experience with Bill was exactly the opposite. It was a fast, pleasant and surprisingly easy process. Bill was a fantastic guide!
Bill made buying a house FUN and was wonderful to work with! We really appreciate that he followed up with us even after the closing. If my friends or family ever need a house, we'll send them to Bill.
Selling a house and buying a new one is stressful enough, but when I was 6 months pregnant and terrified!!! I shouldn't have worried because Bill made it painless and fun. He handled all the details, so that my husband and I could concentrate on the new arrival and the new home. Following his advice we managed to sell our home and move into a new one all within two months! He's a miracle worker. Now I only wish he could make child birth as pain free.
Under All is the Land
The Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® was first adopted on July 29, 1913, and it has changed many times since then.The Code was known then as "Rules of Conduct" to be recommended to real estate boards for voluntary adoption.Compliance with the Code was made a condition of membership in the National Association of REALTORS® in 1924, and has remained so until now.
Ethics play a role in each of our lives on a daily basis, whether it is concerning something as small as telling a "little white lie" or as large as not notifying the cashier that they did not charge you the correct price for a grocery item.
Statistically speaking, the longer a REALTOR® has been in business, the less ethical he or she is, and the more money a REALTOR® earns, the less ethical he or she is. I believe it is important for any REALTOR® to think about and consider this fact every day, and during every transaction.
I WILL DO THE RIGHT THING, EVEN WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING!
You do not hear much about ethics when you have a discussion with a REALTOR®, but ethics is a very large part of my professional approach to real estate.Among other courses, I am authorized by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) to teach the Ethics mandatory continuing education course, as promulgated by TREC, to real estate sales persons and REALTORS® in the State of Texas.
All REALTORS® take a pledge to adhere to the following:
Should you choose to hire me to represent you in a real estate transaction, I feel confident that the issue of REALTOR® ethics will be discussed more than once.Real estate Ethics and every day ethics is really a fascinating subject, and I do my best to learn something new on a daily basis.
View the entire Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, at the Association of REALTORS® website.