Our South Carolina state legislature just passed a law requiring anyone applying for a real estate license to have a background check. Why are we telling you this and why do we think it’s important?
Who has access to your entire house, often when you aren’t home?
Who often knows the code to your security system?
Who do you hire and entrust with your largest investment knowing very little about them, their life and past?
When you interview a real estate agent prior to hiring them do you ask for their resume? Do you ask if they are a Realtor® and thus a member of the National Association of Realtors® and abide by their code of ethics? (Yes, I have mentioned this before.)
Background checks should give the residents of South Carolina more peace of mind even though they may not have known they needed it.