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7. How to Select Your Realtor®—Credentials, History, Training and Attitude Linda’s expertise has been invaluable in our real estate dealings over the past 8 years (we are in the process of doing our fifth transaction with her). She has steered us towards properties that were always in our best interest and would add to our financial security. Linda is extremely well informed on the local market and a joy to work with. —Bob and Patricia Woody

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ou’ve probably noticed that when we’ve used the term Realtor® in this book, it is often capitalized and the registration mark is used. There is a reason for that. The term Realtor® is a trademark of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), and anyone who uses that term as part of their professional identity must be a member, not only of NAR but also of their state and local associations. Anyone who is not a member, but is legitimately working in the real estate profession, is still licensed by their state real estate commission and can be identified as a real estate salesperson, a real estate broker and so on. When Realtor ® is used however, it means several things. NAR members have training available only to members. They have the benefit of local meetings and state and national conferences where they can network with other Realtors®. Many deals are actually made for buyers and sellers at those events. 57

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How to Make Your REALTOR Get You the Best Deal - Albuquerque, New Mexico edition  

A guide through the real estate purchasing process - co-authored by Linda DeVlieg and Ken Deshaies

How to Make Your REALTOR Get You the Best Deal - Albuquerque, New Mexico edition  

A guide through the real estate purchasing process - co-authored by Linda DeVlieg and Ken Deshaies

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