Real Estate Agent vs REALTOR® – What’s the Difference?

realtorImmediately after getting my real estate license a little over two months ago, family members started calling me, Mr. Realtor. It wasn’t until studying for my license that I learned having a real estate license did not, in fact, make someone a REALTOR®.

Did you know that all REALTORS® are real estate agents and that not all real estate agents are 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 strict Code of Ethics.” – National Association of REALTORS®

To clarify, in addition to the knowledge gained through earning their real estate license, REALTORS® have access to support, information, and tools that help them develop their businesses. As a result, they develop the skills to better serve their clients. REALTORS® also adhere, as stated above, to a strict Code of Ethics.

So, the next time you are thinking about buying or selling a house, be sure to call The Peters Company – all of our buyer and listing specialists are REALTORS®.

Written by Ray Ciafardini, Inside Sales Agent, The Peters Company

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