Real Estate Agent or REALTOR®
A real estate agent receives their license to practice from the state.
REALTORS® receive their license by the state too! They are also members of the National Association of REALTORS® and are bound by a Code of Ethics. They have pledged to protect and promote the interests of their customers and clients by providing competent and ethical services for all parties involved in the real estate transaction.
Only REALTORS® pledge to abide by a real estate Code of Ethics, and only REALTORS® are held accountable for their professional behavior. In addition, they are active in their communities through their involvement with the local Board of REALTORS® and strive to protect private property rights.
Whether you are buying, selling or leasing residential or commercial property, seek the services of a REALTOR®, not just a real estate agent.
Look for the REALTOR® “R”:
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark which identifies real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.