Why Use a REALTOR

Realtor Candis Carmichael

REALTOR LogoThe vast majority of homeowners and soon to be owners have the right idea. Almost 90% of buyers and sellers over the last 5 years have used a REALTOR®. National Association of Realtors®

What it Means to be a REALTOR®

A REALTOR® is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

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Working From a Code of Ethics
Working with a REALTOR ® ensures that you are partnering with an individual that is not only a professional and expert in their field, but will operate according to a code of ethics. The strict code of ethics that REALTORS® adhere to has been in place for over a century. It ensures that all consumers are treated ethically and with an unmatched level of professionalism through all transactions.

The Code establishes 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
  • Non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.


Designation as a REALTOR®
To earn a designation, a REALTOR® a real estate agent has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry.


Negotiations and Contracts
Contracts can currently be as long as 50 pages. This is without including addenda and riders. This is where the real work begins and a REALTOR® can help direct you through these intricate documents and develop an attractive offer that works to your benefit. Once a contract is in, negotiations began and this is where your REALTOR® becomes your advocate and can act as your objective voice.


Pricing a Home
With a variety of sites that provide an estimate on the price of a home, you run the risk of using a calculation that is based on very few components. A site calculation cannot attribute for a newly remolded kitchen, privacy fence, updated pool, or new roof to name a few. Online estimates are commonly off by as much as 35%, and often rely on tax information that can be over 6 months old. Having a real estate expert that knows the local market, will have access to the most up-to-date data, and will be able to price your home in line with its most accurate market value. Pricing your home right at the start will most likely provide the largest offers in the shortest amount of time.


Finding the Right Home
REALTORS® are immersed in real estate, and are capable of sharing information about a local area and residence that you as a buyer wouldn’t know otherwise. Knowing all the pros and cons of a home will ensure that you make the right decision. Agents can tell you about the issue with polybutylene piping (materials prone to bursting), the perils of FRT plywood (known to spontaneously combust in high temperatures), or any number of other issues that may arise.


Changing Regulations
Annually evolving laws and variations from state to state makes buying or selling a home different from all other purchases.  With people purchasing a home, on average, every 7-10 years, and many things can change and usually do.  A REALTOR®  lives and breathes real estate and must stay current with every update and regulatory, law, contract, and practice changes.

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Clients Testimonials

Michelle F.
Michelle F.
Largo, FL
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Absolutely amazing. Was very helpful and willing to answer all my questions to the best of her knowledge. Came back to me with more information if she didn’t have the best answers available.
Janet D.
Janet D.
Largo, FL
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Candis was very hands on and always available. She got our home sold and was a huge help in my relocation. We had lived in the same house for 29 years and were unsure how to proceed in our sale. Candis knew what she was doing and steered us in the right direction. She was always thorough in explaining each and every step.
Wayne P.
Wayne P.
Clearwater, FL
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My buying experience started rough with an agent who did nothing for me. Then I found Candis. I could tell the difference! She immediately began working hard for me. She is a very educated, helpful Realtor who was always a step ahead! She has a great personality and I recommend her to everyone! Even in a tough market, she made my dream of buying my first home a reality and we closed within 30 days!
Joe C.
Joe C.
St. Petersburg, FL
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Thanks to Candis for helping me find a place to call home. In what can be a very stressful experience, Candis always kept things positive and stayed on track towards accomplishing the goal. I highly recommend her for anyone trying to find the right property. I appreciated all of her market insight and creative ideas for making this property more of a home!
Tasha Z.
Tasha Z.
Largo, FL
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Candis went above and beyond to help me secure my new home purchase. There were many hiccups we encountered (at no fault of Candis). She worked hard to be an advocate for me through the entire process, even after closing. 10/10 would highly recommend. Working with Candis was like house shopping with a good friend!
Kim C.
Kim C.
Holiday, FL
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It was great working with Candis. She really cares about her clients and what they want in a home. Her professionalism is top notch.
Tina P.
Tina P.
Clearwater, FL
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Candis has a very happy personality that is so refreshing! If we had questions, she was there to answer. And she worked well with our loan team! In this extremely difficult housing market, Candis kept us positive and patient and we finally got an offer accepted on our first home! If you are looking for a realtor, Candis is the perfect one!
Charlotte B.
Charlotte B.
Largo, FL
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We were moving from CA to FL and Candis made house search over the next year so easy. All we had to do was tell her what we were looking for and she did all the work! She made us feel like family and went above and beyond to help find our perfect house. Candis truly is an upbeat agent who listened to our needs and wants while her fun and positive attitude made her a joy to work with. And her honesty is refreshing.
Paul & Barb L.
Paul & Barb L.
Largo, FL
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We connected with Candis when we visited open house. It was our lucky break! She never made us a feel like just a commission, nor was she impatient as we dragged out the process. She took the time to understand our wants and provided insight, opinion and reassurance throughout the process. Her experience and knowledge were very helpful and she was patient with our many changes in direction. She exceeded our expectations!
Vicki & Daryl H.
Vicki & Daryl H.
Harbor Bluffs, FL
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Candis Carmichael is a fantastic realtor. Her positive outlook paired with her professionalism is a great combination! She is smart, experienced and knowledgeable. She was in constant contact with us and always returned emails, text messages or phone calls in a prompt manner. My husband and I would recommend Candis whether you are buying or selling your home.
Ron & Charlotte VB
Ron & Charlotte VB
Largo, FL
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REALTOR Candis is a true professional Realtor. She listens to your wants and needs, then goes out to find what you asked for. She has local knowledge of all areas (which helped with our relocation from out of State). Candis responds to all phone call and text messages within a short amount of time.
Melody H.
Melody H.
Pinellas Park, FL
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REALTOR Candis is a consummate professional who guides you every step of the way and beyond the sale. She is detailed, personable and always your champion. I can't say enough about REALTOR Candis and would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone seeking to sell or buy a home.
Kim & Ray L.
Kim & Ray L.
Largo, FL
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She is a great realtor! She listens and truly wants to help people find their forever homes. She's smart and a go-getter and we greatly appreciate everything she did to help us quickly find and buy our new home. She thoroughly explained everything during the process, answered our questions and gave great suggestions. If you want someone who cares and will truly work for you, Candis is who you need! She really is awesome!
Jane & Dave H.
Jane & Dave H.
St. Petersburg, FL
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We appreciate that REALTOR Candis was genuinely concerned with helping us find a home. We had been blown off by other agents, owners and managers who who kept stringing us along only to tell us they sold or rented out the house. Thank you!
Daryl H.
Daryl H.
Spring Hill, FL
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Candis was recommended and after meeting with her, we were quickly impressed with her professional manner and knowledge of the areas where we were looking to buy.
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