Why hire a realtor? There are many valid reasons to hire a realtor. We as seasoned realtors have inside information to what is coming on the market and about to expire. This may be the home you have always been waiting for. We network with many other realtors at meetings and open houses. The huge factor is keeping up with the current laws and ethics. We take the same test in our state and continuation training every two years. Ethics is a huge factor to protect public interest that we must abide by. Marketing is by far the most important factor along with being tech savvy. Video's, Facebook, Instagram and twitter definitely works. Each demographic location is different, what works in California may not work in Florida and vice versa. I found many realtors eventually let their license expire because they cannot keep up with technology and this does not provide your client any justice. The law is the most important facet in real estate transactions. There is so much involved to close a transaction and performing it legally and ethically is by far most important. Designations are a plus and realtors that take this seriously will enroll into these classes to get more educated for you. You are the customer! Graduated Realtor Institute (GRI) is one of the most valuable designations a realtor can have. We must be a master of negotiation skills as for each transaction is always different. One wrong word or timing can blow the deal! You must hire the professional that has character, ethics and works for your best interest. Returns all calls in a timely manner as well as responding to all emails. Writing contracts, dealing with checks and contracts in an ethical manner and promoting themselves in a professional manner. Contact the right realtor the first time today, so contact me at 850 496-6412.