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Julie Bottini: Realtors and their code of ethics

As a realtor I enjoyed reading Hilary Hodge’s account of her home purchasing process. However, I had to pause and question the intent of her statement, “Because the person representing the buyer is paid by the seller, upon sale of the home, the buyer needs to be certain they are working with someone trustworthy.”

I would like to clarify for Ms. Hodge and other prospective buyers that they can be assured that the realtor representing them will always have their best interest at heart in a negotiation, no matter who will be paying the compensation. We realtors are expected to conduct our business by a code of ethics drafted by the National Association of Realtors and we have a fiduciary responsibility to you, our client, to represent you to the best of our ability.

And please remember that you, the buyer or the seller, have the final say in any contract negotiation. It’s your deal, not ours. Don’t sign if you aren’t happy with the terms or you don’t understand something.

Julie Bottini

Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty

Grass Valley

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