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Become a Texas REALTOR®
Are you looking for a rewarding career that helps people achieve the American dream of homeownership? Then a career as a Texas REALTOR® could be exactly what you’re looking for. But what does it mean to be a Texas REALTOR®?
Texas REALTORS® Are Held to a Higher Ethical Standard
Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. REALTORS® pledge to abide by a Code of Ethics that goes beyond what’s required by law, keeping buyer’s and seller’s interests first and setting high standards for professional behavior.
Texas REALTORS® Do More Than Help You Buy and Sell Real Estate
Texas REALTORS® fight to protect the rights of property owners. They fight proposals that would increase the burdens on buying, selling, and owning real estate. And they bring property-owners concerns to the Legislature, regulatory agencies, and local authorities.
Texas REALTORS® Have Access to Specialized Education and Resources
In addition to the hundreds of classroom hours required to hold a real estate license, Texas REALTORS® take advantage of continuing education opportunities to stay up-to-date on industry trends and developments. Many Texas REALTORS® also undertake specialized training to better serve subsets of consumers, shown by the letters that often follow their names (known as designations or certifications).
Through their association, Texas REALTORS® also has exclusive access to more than 100 forms related to real estate activity, making your transaction go smoothly and saving time.
Texas REALTORS® Are Skilled Negotiators
Not everyone is skilled at negotiations, but Texas REALTORS® are. They’re armed with the most up-to-date information about laws, the market, and more that puts them in a position to negotiate on your behalf with confidence.