How a Realtor can help solve your real estate puzzle

It's not necessarily common knowledge, but there's a big difference between a Realtor like myself and a real estate agent. Like real estate agents, Realtors are licensed to do business in their state. However, Realtors have gone a step further to become members of the local board of Realtors and have agreed to abide by strict ethical rules. That means you can trust a Realtor to act with the highest degree of professionalism and provide the highest level of service.

A Realtor brings a lot more to the table as well. For example, he or she can:

Most importantly, a Realtor is a consummate professional who truly understands the important — even life-changing — decision to sell or buy a home. So if you're looking to sell or are in the market to buy, the very first step should be to hire a Realtor. The guidance he or she provides through every phase of the process will be invaluable.

Source: National Association of Realtors

Rino Maddalena is an Associate Broker with Llewellyn Realtors. To contact Rino for all of your Real Estate needs call (301) 717-1075 or via e-mail at