Don’t Hire My Cousin Vinny!

Why You Should Work With a REALTOR® and not a Real Estate Agent…  (yes, there’s a difference)

Lisa: What the (heck) is going on here, Vinny? You (screwing) up this case or what?
Vinny Gambini: I explained it to you already, didn’t I? It’s procedure. I’m bound to (screw) up a little.
Lisa: A little? You’ve been thrown in jail twice.”

Source Unknown My Cousin Vinny 1992

“Most of us have seen that hilarious movie, “My Cousin Vinny.” Vinny passed the Bar Exam (after SEVERAL attempts), but never followed through with his practice and procedure requirements.  When it came down to it, his lack of practice, procedure and training cost him a night in jail!  Yes, it was his best night of sleep, but how did his Clients feel?

Hiring a plain ol’ Real Estate Agent (not a REALTOR®) is like hiring Vinny.  While Joe Pesci can turn his mishaps into a wild and crazy courtroom comedy, a Real Estate Agent may not have such a comedic outcome.

Remember, a REALTOR® is not a used car salesperson trying to rip you off.  A bona fide REALTOR® is the ONE person in your corner who will protect your best interest throughout the entire real estate transaction.  Find a REALTOR® you can trust and hire him/her to represent you during your home purchase or selling.

A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® who is committed and required to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. We are held accountable.

Still not sure what to do?

Here are five more reasons why it pays to work with a REALTOR®

Texas law requires all real estate license holders to provide the Information About Brokerage Services to all prospective clients. TREC’s Consumer Protection Notice.


Published by AgentVal

Val's architectural studies, military background, and love for teaching became the pathway to her real estate career. From day one, she realized that the grand world of real estate was more than just closing deals, that it was about building relationships, building trust, and building opportunities for everyone to become a homeowner. Since 1998, Val has dedicated herself to coaching home buyers, home sellers, and home investors with integrity, honesty, experience, and resourcefulness. Whether buying or selling a small tract of land or a luxury estate, Val believes every client deserves eXtraordinary first-class service.

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