Know Your Value
As A REALTOR®
The Greater Denton/Wise County Association of REALTORS® has put together this resource page as a way for you to find useful tools, answer questions, and to help you discover your value proposition.
The Latest Info on the Ongoing Litigation
We encourage you to be wise & do research on the current case.
To help you stay informed, here are some handy regularly updated resources:
Concerned or confused about what you've heard through the grapevine? Don't fall for misinformation! Here is a collection of official, trustworthy sources with the latest, most up-to-date vetted news as the on-going case develops.
Hear the critical details of the case, and how you can support the real estate profession and industry, from NAR Chief Legal Officer Katie Johnson.
Visit the Fostering Consumer-Friendly Real Estate Marketplaces hub to see how NAR encourages Consumer-Friendly Competition as well as resources you can use and share with your clients.
How NAR Fosters Business Competition
The National Association of REALTORS® guidelines for independent, local MLS marketplaces that promote innovation and make it possible for residential real estate businesses of all types and sizes to compete.
Ensure Reliable Data Access
NAR guidelines for local MLS broker marketplaces enable hubs of trusted, verified information where all participants have equitable access.
Advance Small Business
Compiling housing information that is accessible to all businesses, in one place, allows smaller real estate brokerages to compete with larger ones.
Local MLS broker marketplaces create the largest opportunity for connections between real estate agents with properties to sell and those with clients looking to buy.
Code of Ethics
The National Association of REALTORS® has a strict Code of Ethics that calls for REALTORS® to put their clients' interests first. NAR also establishes guidelines for local MLS broker marketplaces to support pro-consumer and pro-business competitive real estate markets.
Discover Your Value Proposition
REALTORS® are everyday working Americans who are experts at helping consumers navigate the complexities of home purchases and advocates for fair housing and wealth building for all.
REALTORS® do more than "just" help people buy or sell homes.
REALTORS® advocate for sellers or buyers of real estate or real property. They're experts in their fields who understand how to navigate what can be a confusing process. REALTORS® pledge themselves to protect and promote the interests of their client with expertise in training, tools, and data which help them provide their clients with a completely professional experience.
As a REALTOR®, Here's How You Bring Value:
REALTORS® help people achieve homeownership, the best and most accessible way for American families to build generational wealth.
Experts & Stewards
REALTORS® help people navigate financial, legal and community aspects of selling or buying a home in what are the most complex and consequential transactions most will ever make.
Lead as Entrepreneurs
Most REALTORS® are small business owners – 65% of whom are women – who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of this country.
As engaged neighbors, REALTORS® are committed to enhancing the communities they serve through significant philanthropy work and by advocating for fair housing for all.
Contribute to Local Economy
Every home sale generates more than $100,000 in local economic activity, and every two home sales support one American job.
Resources You Can Use/Share
How NAR Advocates For You!
The National Association of REALTORS® creates guidelines that foster efficient and convenient local broker marketplaces to ensure equity, transparency and market-driven pricing for home buyers and sellers.
Support Competitive Compensation
The free market sets broker commission costs within markets based on factors such as service, consumer preference and what the market can bear.
World without NAR and MLSs
Without NAR’s guidelines for the local MLS broker marketplaces, information on homes would be inaccurate, unreliable and scattered across real estate sites, disadvantaging buyers and sellers.
The seller broker paying the buyer broker’s compensation for finding a buyer allows home buyers to have a better shot at affording a home and professional representation.
Provide Largest Home Sale Source
Each local broker marketplace provides instant exposure to the largest possible pool of potential buyers for sellers and the greatest number of housing options for buyers.
Create Consumer Choice
Buyers and sellers have many choices about the brokers with whom they work – from how they are paid to specific expertise to customer service – all at market-driven prices.
Source Reliable Data
Consumers can confidently rely on information because real estate agents share complete housing data backed by guidelines that ensure accuracy and transparency.
Because of NAR’s guidance, the U.S. model of broker marketplaces has no hidden or extra costs and provides verified, complete information.
NAR works for you by advocating for federal, state, and local policy initiatives
that strengthen the public's ability and desire to own, buy, and sell real property.
One of the most effective advocacy organizations in the country, NAR works for you by advocating for federal, state, and local policy initiatives that strengthen the public's ability and desire to own, buy, and sell real property.
Explore Your Benefits
Did You Know that your Membership comes with a large selection of
benefits & discounts? Here's some quick links:
Stand out from the crowd with print and copy services, REALTOR®-logo branded items, special offers on real estate websites, automated social media marketing, and targeted digital advertising campaigns, to help grow your business.
Enhance your skills and receive special pricing on select online courses that apply toward real estate designations and certifications, offered through the Center for REALTOR® Development, plus other offerings to improve your industry knowledge.