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How to Choose the Right REALTOR?

logo web r blueAll real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR "®" logo on their business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.


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why use realtorThe Columbia Greene Northern Dutches MLS is a tool for over 650 professionals REALTORS licensed to sell homes and real property in New York State.

Our members abide by a strict code of ethics and have access to a wide variety of business services that are not available to non-REALTORS. This gives them a competitive edge in the marketplace, enabling them to provide superior services to buyers and sellers of real property. 

Use this site to find a REALTOR find out the current status of home sales or to compare home prices in a neighborhood in which you may be interested.


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Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice


As required by its charter with the National Association of REALTORS® the Columbia Greene Board of REALTORS® has formal procedures for addressing and resolving any matters of contention brought to our attention in an expeditious and equitable manner. Please realize that mediation may be the quickest solution to your request as well as a win/win for both parties.  Contact the Board for further direction.

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