What is a REALTOR?

What is a REALTOR?

REALTOR is a misunderstood word by most.  In fact some REALTORS misunderstand what the term means.  That is fine; we will straighten it all out right now!

As defined on realtor.com
A real estate agent is a REALTOR when he or she is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.
The term REALTOR is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and subscribes to its Code of Ethics.

The truth is you can get a real estate license and not be a REALTOR.  Many agents that practice commercial real estate exclusively never become REALTORS.  Sometimes the agent at the new construction/builder home sales offices around town are not REALTORS.  This is the symbol you should look for when looking for a professional to help you in a real estate transaction.  Ask the representative if they are a REALTOR.  REALTORS are held to a higher standard!

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