Real Estate Associations, Regulators, and Services
Real estate is a term that refers to land and the permanent buildings
located on it. By its very nature real estate is local, and it
has been said that the three most important considerations in real estate
are "location, location, and location." The real estate profession
is regulated in each state by a state real estate commission, and each
state has a realtor association that serves its members' interests.
At the local level, franchised and independent real estate agencies serve
the interests of home buyers and home sellers. A local real estate
agency has one or more full-time or part-time real estate agents.
A real estate agent assists homeowners in selling their homes and assists
home buyers in finding homes that meet their requirements. The real
estate agent who represents the home seller is known as the Listing
Agent while the agent who represents the home buyer is known as the
Regional Multiple Listing Services are generally established by local
Realtor associations in order to facilitate the real estate market in
a particular city, county, state, or even a multi-state region.
A regional MLS combines the listings for the available real estate
properties in a local area. Information about each property
is entered and maintained in a single directory database that is
normally available online to licensed real estate agents and, in limited
form, to the general public. Real Estate brokers traditionally
charge the Seller a six (6) percent commission to list a property in the
local MLS. The Listing Agent and the Selling Agent each receive
a portion of this commission.
LocalRealEstate.us provides access to selected real estate
resources and directories for each state in the United States.
You will find national and state real estate associations, state
real estate commissions, and real estate franchises as well as
information about buying and selling a home. Some form of
real estate regulation exists in every state of the USA, and it is
prudent to review a state's real estate regulations before buying
or selling a home in that state.
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Savvy Home Buying Tactics: Financing Exposed from the Inside.
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American Shelter: An Illustrated Encylopedia of the American Home.
Woodstock, New York: The Overlook Press.
Find local homes for sale or rent as well as home finance
and moving information at this popular real estate website. Browse
the home improvement and home decorating resources and read the gardening
and landscaping articles. Official site of the National Association
of Realtors™. www.Realtor.com
Let local real estate agents know about the home you wish
to buy or sell so they can address your specific requirements. They will
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