Virginia Horse Farms

Specializing in fine equestrian properties and estate homes in the Northern Virginia area, with referrals nationwide.

The Code of Ethics: A Commitment to the Public

The Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is the promise to the public that when dealing with a real estate agent that is a REALTOR®, they can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. Only REALTORS® pledge to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics and only REALTORS® are held accountable for their ethical behavior. Some of the basic principles of the Code of Ethics include:

• Protect and promote your client’s interests, but be honest with all parties.

• Avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, and concealment of pertinent facts. Do not reveal facts that are confidential under the scope of your agency relationship.

• Disclose present or contemplated interest in any property to all parties.

• Avoid side deals without your client’s informed consent.

• Accept compensation from only one party, except with full disclosure and informed consent.

• Keep the funds of clients and customers in escrow.

• Assure, whenever possible, that transactional details are in writing.

• Provide equal service to all clients and customers.

• Be knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which you ordinarily engage. Obtain assistance or disclose lack of experience if necessary.

• Do not engage in the unauthorized practice of law.

 

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What not to do

If you are preparing to apply for a mortgage, please consult with a mortgage professional before making any changes to your financial situation. Paying off all your credit cards or making a payment on an old debt could actually lower your credit score!

How long will it take?

Preliminary loan approval usually takes only a few days. Your home search can take longer, but will be easier if you provide your agent with a list of "must have" and "would like" features. Once your contract is accepted, allow 30-60 days for the paperwork to be completed. If you are dealing with a short sale, the time frame could be considerably longer. Don't forget to make application for homeowner's insurance within 7 days of contract acceptance!

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