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Why Use a Realtor®?

“Realtor®” and “real estate agent” are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same thing. While both sell real estate, only a Realtor® is a member of the National Association of Realtors®, bound by the professional standards of the Realtor® Code of Ethics.

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Higher Standards

The Difference Between an Agent and a Realtor® is Real

Members of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors® pledge to abide by a Code of Ethics that goes beyond what’s required by law, keeping your interests first and setting high standards for professional behaviors. Our members have access to specialized education and training, and are committed to treating all parties to a transaction honestly. If a Realtor® has failed to meet the Code of Ethics standards, you can file a complaint. Learn more about how a Realtor® provides a different level of service.

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What is an Affiliate?

GFWAR affiliate members are dedicated business professionals who help make the buying and selling of homes easy for all parties. They are not Realtors® but work closely with our members to provide a wide variety of services like titles and escrows, mortgage loans, legal services, home warranty and insurance coverage, home inspection, roofers, and more. With their finger on the pulse of the current real estate market and years of experience, our affiliates can help turn your homeowner dreams into  reality.

Latest News

April 2023 Housing Report

Inventory held steady in April of 2023 in Fort Worth, at a time of year when more people are typically looking to buy or sell a home. Tarrant County was at 1.8 months and Fort Worth was at 2 months of inventory – both flat from March.

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March 2023 Housing Report

The median home price in Fort Worth in March was $329,950 – a slight increase from February, but a 1.5 percent decrease year over year. The number of homes sold grew to 1,021, a .4 percent increase from March 2022 and the first increase after 12 months of decreases in year-over-year closed sales.

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5 Things Your Realtor® Wants You to Know

There’s no way around it — the process of buying and/or selling a home requires you to get personal with your Realtor®. With time, conversation, and plenty of leaning on your Realtor® for their professional expertise, you’re bound to build a relationship that’s beneficial for both parties. To jumpstart that process, here are five things every Realtor® would want you to know.

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