Why should you work wth a REALTOR®?

Not every real estate agent is a REALTOR®.
Only real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) can call themselves REALTORS®. With over one million members, the NAR is America’s largest professional association and is involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

As a Windermere associate and a REALTOR®, we are committed to providing you with the highest standard of service and integrity. We pledge to abide by the NAR’s strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. Only REALTORS® are held accountable for their ethical behavior.

Benefits of choosing a REALTOR®

■ REALTORS® work hard to protect your property rights and to keep real estate excise taxes as low as possible.
■ REALTORS® have been instrumental in the implementation of many tax incentives for home buyers over the years.
■ REALTORS® have access to legal counsel to help answer those questions that put your mind at ease, all at no extra cost to you!
■ REALTORS® have consistently worked to increase FHA and VA loan limits to make sure you’re not paying higher fees to purchase an average home in your market.
■ REALTORS® have access to the latest legal and legislative issues that they need to know to best represent your real estate needs. In addition, REALTORS® take extra classes and earn designations to prove excellence in various areas of real estate.
■ REALTORS® have worked diligently to preserve the full usage of waterfront properties.
■ REALTORS® are currently fighting to keep the mortgage deduction credit unchanged.

**Courtesy of Washington Association of REALTORS®

Standards of Practice

Windermere Standards of PracticeSomething you may not know is that Windermere takes its standard of service to its clients very seriously. As members of the National Association of REALTORS®, we agree to abide by a strict code of ethics that is based in professionalism and consumer protection. To further reinforce our commitment to our clients, Windermere has built upon the REALTOR® Code of Ethics by establishing what we call our Windermere Standards of Practice.

Within these Standards of Practice is an outline of how we believe our clients deserve and expect to be treated. It is intended to provide total transparency about how we do business, while letting our clients know that Windermere agents hold themselves to an even higher level of competence and accountability.

Our commitment to these standards is part of what sets Windermere apart and strengthens our resolve. They draw a clear picture of our culture and what our clients, colleagues, and community can expect from us. In turn, we trust this translates into a more satisfying real estate experience and
peace-of-mind for our clients, knowing that doing right by them is our highest priority.

If you would like a copy of our Standards of Practice, we would be happy to provide one to you.