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How to Select a REALTOR®?
Using the professional services of a REALTOR® is a smart business decision. Real estate transactions may be among the largest investment decisions you make. It's important to find the right REALTOR® to work with.

There are 1000+ REALTORS® working north of the Malahat. Some are fresh new REALTORS®, looking to build a career and eager for clients. Others have been in the business for 20 years, or more, and are well established. Some REALTORS® specialize in a particular community or property type, such as townhouses or commercial properties.

It's a good idea to meet with and interview several REALTORS®. You'll learn about how they do business, whether their personality is a good fit, and whether you have confidence in their ability to do the best job, for you.

Before you enlist the help of a REALTOR®, you should have a clear set of objectives in mind. Be honest and open in discussing your financial situation and, if you're buying, carefully review the features you absolutely must have in a home, versus those features you'd merely like to have.

Where to begin the search? Ask friends and colleagues for referrals. Check out REALTOR® websites. See who is actively listing similar properties. Visit a local real estate office, tell them what you're looking for, and let them help match you with a REALTOR®.

Whomever you choose, be assured that REALTORS® abide by a Code of Ethics demanding high standards of professional conduct to protect the interests of their clients.