You’ll have an expert to guide you through the process. Leasing a home is a process that takes knowledge, patience and understanding. Having an advocate help you navigate is vital to you find a great place to call home and help you avoid delays or costly mistakes.
Get objective information and opinions. REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They’ll also be able to provide objective information about each property. A professional will be able to help you answer these two important questions: Will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? What are my responsibilities in leasing? What is the landlord responsible for?
Find the best property out there. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your REALTOR® to find all available properties.
Benefit from your Realtor’s experience. Contracts, landlord rules, different types of properties, to Texas Property code requirements. Let your KSP smooth out the process.
Real estate has its own language. If you don’t know a CMA from a PUD, you can understand why it’s important to work with a professional who is immersed in the industry and knows the real estate language.
REALTORS® haven’t just done it before they do it every day. Most people lease only a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between. And even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. REALTORS®, on the other hand, handle hundreds of real estate transactions over the course of their career. Having an expert on your side is critical.
Moving is emotional and can be stressful. A home often symbolizes family, rest, and security — it’s not just four walls and a roof. And for most people, leasing is the biggest decision one can make until it’s time to purchase a home. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on both the emotional and financial issues most important to you.
Ethical treatment. Every member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® makes a commitment to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a customer of a REALTOR®, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. It is mandatory for REALTORS® to take the Code of Ethics orientation and they are also required to complete a refresher course every four years.