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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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industry Partners

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

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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9 Terms You’re Bound to Hear Your Realtor® Use

Like any other industry, real estate has a language all its own. As you embark on the buying/selling process, you’re bound to hear a million new terms and phrases. Certainly, one of the best parts of having a Realtor® is having a translator at the ready to help explain any term or step in the process that you don’t understand. To kick the language lessons off, here’s a mini-primer of 9 terms you’re likely to hear as you go about buying and selling a home with your Realtor®.

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February 2023 Housing Report

In February 2023, the median Fort Worth home price was $325,000, which was up slightly from January but down 2.1 percent year over year. Inventory continued its downward trend to 1.9 months in Fort Worth and 1.7 months in Tarrant County.

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