Using a Realtor That Gets You

A Realtor is a licensed real estate professional who is an active member of the National Association of Realtors who commits to a Code of Ethics to perform their duties to the highest standards of the law and with high moral integrity.

That's what a Realtor is. But what a Realtor does goes well beyond just that. A Realtor is not only your guide to help you through the process of buying a home, but sometimes they are your financial advisor, your construction manager, your emotional support pet, your chauffeur, and your tour guide.

Sometimes you need a Realtor that just gets you.

The process of buying a home can be a long and complicated process, even for someone who has done it several times. As a first-time home buyer, you definitely want to have a Realtor by your side to make sure you are doing everything you're supposed to be doing to get the right home for you at the best deal possible.

Sometimes you need a Realtor that just gets you.

When you're buying your first home, your Realtor is your fiduciary agent. That means your Realtor has the duty and obligation to do what is in your best interests. Want to see 50 homes before you make an offer? Your Realtor will do that. Want to submit an offer for $100,000 less than asking price? Your Realtor will do that.

Sometimes you need a Realtor that just gets you. 

And one of the best reasons to use a Realtor when buying your first home is that your Realtor is completely free to use. That's right! The seller is the one that pays the commission for both the listing agent and the buyer's agent. You don't have to pay a single penny for the services provided by your Realtor. So much value at so little of a price goes a long way.

Sometimes you need a Realtor that just gets you.

Nico Hohman

Nico Hohman is the broker/owner of Hohman Homes, a residential real estate brokerage based in Tampa, Fla. Nico is also a contributing author to Realtor Magazine and Inman News, the innovative news source for the real estate industry. Nico has contributed his time and talents to better the standards of the real estate industry and the local community by leading and serving on committees at Greater Tampa Realtors, Emerge Tampa Bay, the University of Florida School of Construction Management Alumni Council, Toastmasters International, Nativity Catholic School, and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Guild. Plus, every fall, Coach Hohman is the Head Golf Coach at Jesuit High School of Tampa.


Since he began practicing full time in the residential real estate in the fall of 2014, Nico has been involved in the transaction and management of over 100 properties with a total value of nearly $20,000,000.


With a degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida and past experience in the home building and remodeling industries, Nico focuses on helping homebuyers find and purchase new construction homes. He also helps home sellers looking to sell their properties that also require significant renovation.