Are you confused yet?
Let's get to the basics. Are you looking at the tax appraisal to get a value on your home?
Our appraisal district is not always spot-on because they do not know the actual home. I wish I knew where they got their numbers.
That number from the tax office can be very confusing. Buyers love it because they think they can get the house cheaper than the asking price. Sellers don't like it so much because they know that most buyers look at the "tax appraisal" and they, the sellers, know their house has more value than the number given by the tax appraiser in many cases.
A Realtor will come in very useful if/when you choose one. We have the education and knowledge to find the actual value of your home and/or future home. We understand the market and know what we need to do to find what you need/want. Also, just in case you don't know, buyers do not pay the Realtor. We work for you to find the house of your dreams.
If you are selling, a good Realtor will work for you to get your house sold and will know the ways to get your house the exposure it needs to be sold. A good Realtor will abide by the Realtor Code of Ethics. The code is a very strict understanding of the way we handle ourselves in a transaction to always be loyal, honest, and obedient to our clients. Then, in the meantime, keep our client's information confidential to guard against abuse if it should arise.
I hope you have found the information you are looking for.
Please click the following link to view the Information about Brokerage Services: https://www.trec.state.tx.us/pdf/contracts/op-k.pdf
If you have to copy and paste, I'm so sorry.