What Is The Difference? We Are Proud To Be A REALTOR®
Buying or Selling Real Estate is a very important financial transaction, so it's critical to find an agent you trust. One distinction you should be aware of when choosing your negotiator is the difference between a REALTOR® and a Real Estate agent. While both must be licensed, there are a few variances that you should be conscious of. The term "
" is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and abides by its strict Code of Ethics. The core message of this
is that agents must treat all parties honestly and pledge to protect and promote the interests of their clients. So while a Realtor is a Real Estate Agent, a Real Estate Agent is not a Realtor. A Real Estate Agent is anyone who passes the Real Estate Exam so you would be dealing solely with that person's morals and ethical standards. Realtor® agents are required to abide by stricter guidelines, have additional training, and operate at a higher ethical standards. When searching for your agent keep in mind that it is estimated that only half of real estate agents are registered Realtors®.