Real estate agent


Owning a home is one of the biggest investments you'll make. Why use a REALTOR®? You need someone in your corner looking out for your interests and that can help you navigate the process (for starters).

Isn't a REALTOR® and a real estate agent the same thing? Learn the difference here.

Real Estate, Safety, and You

Learn about different safety protocols you may encounter while working with a REALTOR®. It's a unique situation for both the client and the REALTOR®!

Get to Know the Role of Real Estate Agents

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If you are involved in a real estate transaction in Maryland, you should understand the unique role of real estate agents. This role has been defined over the years by law and by custom.

Whether you are considering buying or selling a home, it is important that you understand the role of real estate agents and the types of agency relationships available to you.

Wire Fraud Schemes

Buying and selling a home is an exciting time, but there can be pitfalls for unsuspecting consumers. The American Land Title Association wants homeowners and sellers to be aware that criminals are using wire fraud schemes to steal money meant for home purchases or the proceeds from the sale of the property. Watch this video for four tips to protect your money and advice for what to do if you've been targeted by a scam.
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Mortgage Calculator

Use the mortgage calculator provided by to estimate your monthly payments. Just plug in your home location and the desired price. Within seconds, you'll have an estimate of your monthly payments.

Not sure what you can afford? There is a calculator for that too!


Learn More About Your Home is a site for homeowners who want smart solutions to enjoy, improve, and maintain their home; for buyers ready to find their happy place; and for sellers ready for their next chapter.

No matter where you are in your home ownership journey, HouseLogic is the place to dive deep into such topics as home improvements (building equity!), the best ways to save on home expenses, house-hunting insights, and tips for prepping your home to sell — fast.

HouseLogic is published by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, a champion of home ownership rights and opportunities for more than a century. Helping consumers become more informed, responsible homeowners is important to the stability and value of the housing market — and your overall enjoyment of your home.

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Real Estate, Finance & Policy Issues

The Home Ownership Matters effort, backed by the National Association of REALTORS®, provides timely, relevant and useful information about real estate, finance and policy issues for homeowners and prospective homeowners.

From city hall to the U.S. Capitol, REALTORS® are actively involved in a wide range of issues related to the health and well-being of the communities where they work and live. They are also a powerful voice in support of the American dream of home ownership and work to build strong communities and a vibrant business environment that benefits everyone.

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Affiliate Service Providers

Search title companies, lenders, home inspectors, builders, etc who are affiliate members of SMAR.

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Research & Trends

Curious to know how the market is doing? Find out list prices, days on market, active listings and more provided by You can find out how the local and national market is performing.

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Search for Homes, REALTORS®, and Market Info®, the official site of the National Association of REALTORS®, is the leading homes for sale Web site, offering more listings and essential real estate-related information, to over 40 million consumers each month.® displays home listings from nearly 800 Multiple Listing Services (MLS) across the U.S., resulting in a database over 4 million existing homes available for sale or rent. Approximately 80% of all listings found on® are updated every 15 minutes and the remainder are updated every one to 24 hours. This provides consumers with the freshest listing information and content available online.



BrightMLSHomes Listing

There's only one home search website serving the Mid-Atlantic that features every listing in the region, available in real time. That's, powered by the Multiple Listing Service (MLS); it's the only website you'll need to explore all your home listings all in one place. Get the most accurate listing information, straight from the source, updated around the clock. BrightMLSHomes is the only destination you'll need to find your dream home, for sale or rental. You can even get matched with the right real estate professional to assist you every step of the way. Why not get started now? BrightMLSHomes currently services Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware and Pennsylvania.

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4 Questions Your Agent Might Not Answer—and Why

Your REALTOR® brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. But you may be surprised to find out that there are some questions thay may not be able to answer. Find out more...

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