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You be the judge

The Real­tor you work with could be one of your most valu­able re­sources. Whether buy­ing or sell­ing a home, you will have a knowl­edge­able ex­pert to guide you through the process and help you pre­pare the best deal, and avoid de­lays or costly mis­takes. The Real­tors As­so­ci­a­tion of the Palm Beaches (RAPB) ed­u­cates its Real­tor mem­bers with the best in­for­ma­tion avail­able.

Real Es­tate trans­ac­tions in­volve one of the big­gest fi­nan­cial in­vest­ments most peo­ple ex­pe­ri­ence in a life­time. The RAPB Foun­da­tion, Inc., in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Hous­ing Part­ner­ship, Inc., brought a cer­ti­fied coun­selor on board at the As­so­ci­a­tion of­fice in Lake Worth to help Real­tors clients and cus­tomers. As con­sumers, you will have the op­por­tu­nity to learn more about the pro­grams and re­sources that are avail­able to help you in the home-buy­ing process.

Avail­able coun­sel­ing

Coun­sel­ing is avail­able for a wide va­ri­ety of is­sues re­lated to the home­buy­ing process in­clud­ing; pre-pur­chase coun­sel­ing, credit im­prove­ment, fi­nan­cial sta­bil­ity plan­ning, bud­get­ing, home owner ed­u­ca­tion and ac­cess to suc­cess­ful fore­clo­sure coun­selors. Ask your Real­tor to set up an ap­point­ment with Karen Lan­thier, a cer­ti­fied, non-profit coun­selor. You can con­tact her at (561) 238-0055, ext. 126.

Make sure

To en­sure that you are work­ing with a Real­tor , look for the fed­er­ally reg­is­tered mem­ber­ship mark, Real­tor , and the Real­tor logo. “Real­tor ” is a reg­is­tered col­lec­tive mem­ber­ship mark iden­ti­fy­ing a real es­tate pro­fes­sional who be­longs to the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors and sub­scribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Real­tors® As­so­ci­a­tion of the Palm Beaches Ad­dress: 1926 10th Ave. N., Suite 410 Lake Worth, Florida 33461 Tele­phone: (561) 585-4544 Con­tact: Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Carol Van Gorp Pres­i­dent: Bill Richard­son, The Keyes Com­pany, Boca Ra­ton Tele­phone: (561) 750-1000

Pres­i­dent Bill Richard­son

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