Many consumers consider selling their home directly
but eventually turn to REALTORS®. Smart home sellers realize they
need the expertise in pricing their home, making connections with
REALTORS® working with buyers, arranging and staffing open houses,
and coordinating with other professionals in the sales process.
Only about half of all real estate agents are REALTORS® -- the top
half, in our not-so-humble opinion. REALTORS® work independently,
for small agencies, or for large brokerages. They help people buy
and sell residential or commercial properties, vacation homes, and
land; they conduct appraisals; they operate in the United States and
in other countries; some specialize in auctions; and others are
to Understand About Title Insurance
protects your ownership right to your home
both from fraudulent claims against your
ownership and from mistakes made in earlier
sales, such as mistake in the spelling of a
person’s name or an inaccurate description
of the property.
2. It’s a one-time cost usually based on the
price of the property.
3. It’s usually paid for by the sellers.
4. There are both lender title policies,
which protect the lender, and owner title
policies, which protect you. The lender will
probably require a lender policy.
5. Discounts on premiums are sometimes
available if the home has been bought within
only a few years since not as much work is
required to check the title. Ask the title
company if this discount is available.