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Front Page - Friday, March 1, 2019

Realtors dedicated to serving clients better every day

When it comes to buying or selling property, consumers want the best. The best price, the best property, the best location and the best process.

What many don’t know is that they also have the right to the best real estate professional. Realtors are professionals, and that’s why we abide by our code of ethics, which was established in 1913.

The Realtor Code of Ethics isn’t just words on a page, but is a pledge of honesty, integrity, professionalism and community service. Partnering with a Realtor delivers the peace of mind that can come only from working with a real person. A real advocate. A real, trusted professional who is committed to their clients’ futures.

A Realtor friend of mine was working with a first-time homebuyer who was going through a divorce and had to find a home for herself and her two daughters. This single mom was paying an exorbitant monthly rent. The Realtor was able to get her client prequalified for a house that was significantly less than what she was paying in rent.

My friend said that these types of interactions make her strive to serve her clients better every day.

My friend was an elementary school teacher before becoming a Realtor. She is a Chattanooga native and deeply loves this town and all it has to offer.

That’s who my friend is, one of the more that 2,200 Greater Chattanooga Realtors and the 1.3 million Realtors nationwide who serve our clients day in and day out.

You’ll be hearing similar stories during the next few months about who we are as Realtors. We want the community to know whether you’re looking to buy, sell, invest or lease space, partnering with a Realtor is more than just a transaction.

Realtors are more than access to property and housing data. Realtors are not apps. An app runs on code. A Realtor stands by one.

In our Code of Ethics, we promise to put people first. Realtors are humans helping humans find dream homes, build dream communities, and turn business dreams into realities.

Greater Chattanooga Realtors® is The Voice of Real Estate in Greater Chattanooga. A regional organization with more than 2,000 members, Greater Chattanooga Realtors is one of about 1,300 local boards and associations of Realtors® nationwide that compose the National Association of Realtors®. Greater Chattanooga Realtors service Hamilton and Sequatchie counties in southeast Tennessee, and Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties in northwest Georgia. Information: www.gcar.net, 423 698-8001.