I am a long time area resident, residing in Lansing and I have been a REALTOR® for 23 years. In addition to my real estate sales experience, I have been a Closing Broker and I clearly understand the entire scope of the real estate transaction. As Sales Manager and Trainer for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tomie Raines REALTORS®, I assist agents in all areas of professional development.What it Means to be a REALTOR
A REALTOR® is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS (NAR) and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. I am a member of NAR in addition to Michigan REALTORS® (MR) and the Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS® (GLAR). I am Quality Service Certified and a graduate of Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as: Loyalty to clients, fiduciary (legal) duty to clients, cooperation with competitors, truthfulness in statements and advertising and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.