SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® urges consumers to work with a REALTOR® to buy or sell a house, especially in this market of opportunities and complex transactions.
The housing market is marked by historically low interest rates, affordable prices and plenty of houses to choose from. To take advantage of these opportunities, consumers need to hire a real estate expert to guide them through today's rapidly changing housing environment.
For buyers, finding reasonable financing can be tricky; for sellers, selling the home for fair market value at a time when there are huge inventories of foreclosures and short sales can be challenging. Consumers benefit greatly from a REALTOR®'s knowledge, training, experience and high standards of ethics.
"REALTORS® are the most trusted resource for real estate information, and home buyers and sellers rely on REALTORS® for guidance when it comes to navigating the intricacies of a real estate transaction," said Mike Sibilia, President of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®.
A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and of a local REALTOR® association, such as the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®. Only NAR members may use the REALTOR® trademark.
Not all real estate licensees are REALTORS®. REALTORS® subscribe to NAR's strict Code of Ethics as a condition of membership. Buyers and sellers who work with a REALTOR® are assured of the protections the Code affords.
REALTORS® have access to educational opportunities and training in real estate specialties that are not available to other licensees.
SCCAOR President Mike Sibilia can be reached for comments at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.540.1711.
About the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®
SCCAOR, established in 1896, is California's oldest and Northern California's largest real estate association. We represent 7,000 REALTORS® and affiliate members. SCCAOR exists to meet the business, professional and political needs of its members and to promote, protect homeownership and private property rights.
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SOURCE Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS