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How does Congress Realty cover all of these states directly?

J. Andrew English J. Andrew English
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

The first thing to keep in mind is that we don’t 3rd party anything out. What this means is that when you call Congress Realty and speak to Andrew or Donald… you are speaking to the person who will actually list your property. We do not refer it to another company or agent. Both myself and Donald are licensed in every state we operate and we are members of the MLS’s we cover directly. What this means is that if you call the Prescott Board of Realtors and ask to verify if Congress Realty is a member of their MLS… they will say yes. The same is true of Green Valley, Fort Worth, Austin, San Diego, Las Vegas, etc…

So how do we do it? Over the years, we simply have done the work to acquire a brokers license in every state that we operate. In addition, we have joined each of these MLS’s directly. This means that we have gone through the hoops and hurdles set forth by each MLS to acquire membership. This includes sitting through orientation classes required by MLS’s… amongst other requirements to obtain membership.

Why does this matter to the consumer? We are the direct source. You have one contact with Congress Realty. As a consumer myself, I always prefer to deal directly with the party that is performing the work and service that I have paid for. I don’t like the idea of paying one company but relying upon another company that I didn’t choose. Things go much more smoothly when the consumer is able to rely upon the company that they chose themselves.