Your Realtor is the key to a successful home purchase.
Homebuying360 gives you access to experienced, local Realtors - all of whom have been thoroughly screened by CU Realty Services. You can choose the Realtor you'd like to use or we'll recommend one for you. Regardless of whom you select, your Realtor provides a full range of services, including:
- Helping you understand your credit and financing options
- Educating you about local market conditions
- Identifying prospective properties and arranging showings (and weeding out the ones that don't fit your needs)
- Providing insights into local codes, regulations, and HOA rules
- Representing you (not the seller) in the real estate transaction
- Writing the purchase contract and subsequent addenda
- Assisting you with negotiating price, as well as other items and terms
- Recommending service providers such as title companies, home inspectors, contractors, movers, etc.
The services your Realtor provides will save you time, effort, and money.
And speaking of money, buyer representation is one of the best values you'll find, since you don't pay for it. Sellers typically pay both the listing and buyer agent commissions*. Plus, when you use a Homebuying360/CU Realty approved Realtor, you will receive a rebate of hundreds (or thousands) of dollars.
What's the difference between a Realtor®
and a real estate agent?
Beware: All Realtors are agents but not all agents are Realtors. A real estate agent is a state-licensed real estate salesperson. A Realtor is an agent who is also a member of the National Association of Realtors.
Realtors are required to follow a strict code of ethics, which includes putting their clients' interests before their own. Those who violate the code of ethics face hefty fines, suspension, or expulsion.
All Homebuying360/CU Realty network agents are Realtors.
Ready to find a Realtor? Click below and complete the brief form to get access to our list of pre-screen real estate professionals and to confirm your home buyer rebate eligibility.
* Through broker cooperation, the broker who secures a real estate listing and the broker who brings the purchaser agree to a commission split. You should ask your real estate agent who pays their commission if the listing broker is not a cooperating broker.
Program rebates are awarded to buyers and sellers who select and use an Agent in the CU Realty Approved network. Members are not eligible for the rebate if they select an agent outside the CU Realty network. Using your Credit Union for a mortgage is not a requirement to earn your rebate although they are often your best choice for mortgage options. Rebates/incentives are available in most states; however, are void where prohibited by law or by the lender. Rebate examples shown are based on a 3% commission rate. Since agent commissions vary, your rebate figures may adjust accordingly.
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