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Vkim79605, Home Buyer in Abilene, TX

How to realtors?

Asked by Vkim79605, Abilene, TX Mon Sep 3, 2012

Can a realtor (not broker) sell in several cities?

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Generally speaking the answer to your question is YES. An agent or broker, once licensed, is legal all over, anywhere in the state. The conundrum is local expertise. Would you really want to depend on an agent in Houston if you are looking to buy or sell in Abilene? Does that agent have a firm grasp on the local market? Maybe he or she does because of recent residence in the area but the real estate market is a dynamic market, always changing. Also, there may be local laws, ordinances, deed restrictions, forms, that are unknown to an agent/broker from other areas.

So, yes, a properly licensed real estate agent/broker can practice anywhere in the state but it isn't always the right choice to make.

If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 5, 2012
Need additional information about your question HOWEVER yes Dallas Fort Worth area we have listings in over 100 cities that make this area.

I can sell any property in the Texas HOWEVER if property required me to post in MLS then I would have to join that board .

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 4, 2012
.The simple answer to the question is YES.
All Realtors are licensed by the state of Texas and can sell in any city and or county of Texas.

All “Realtors” are Agents but not all Agents are “Realtors”. The term Realtor is used when he or she is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®,

Feel free to contact me if you have questions

Randy Dodd, Realtor, ePro, GRI TAHS
(325) 733-4405
Rosanna's Realty
2301 Barrow Abilene Texas
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 3, 2012
First of all, in Texas, an agent, or licensee may or may not be a REALTOR. This title is reserved for those of us that are members of the local, state and National Association of REALTORS, and have taken to oath to operate under a higher code of ethics.

A broker also may or may not be a REALTOR. A broker's level license is just an indication of a higher level of education and experience in the business.

And now to your question. In Texas, an agent or broker (whether or not either license level is a REALTOR) is authorized to practice state-wide. Most, however, have a certain geographic area where they know the market well. I for instance, do not feel comfortable with my market knowledge in, say Houston, but Abilene, Anson, Hawley, Hamby, Tye, Merkel, Tuscola, Buffalo Gap, Clyde and Baird are right up my alley. IF someone asked me for assistance outside of my CHOSEN area, I would refer them to an agent with expertise in the area they are interested in.
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