A real estate licensee is not automatically a Realtor®. A licensed real estate agent is only a Realtor® if the agent belongs to the National Association of Realtors®, the world’s largest professional association. 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.
REALTORS® avoid practices that may harm the public. REALTORS® do not exaggerate, misrepresent, or conceal facts related to property or transactions. REALTORS® protect and promote their clients’ interests and treat all parties fairly. REALTORS® represent themselves truthfully in advertising and other public forums. REALTORS® receive compensation from only one party, except where they make full disclosure and receive informed consent from their client. REALTORS® respect the exclusive, professional relationship that other Realtors® have with their clients. REALTORS® give equal professional service to all clients and customers regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, family status, or national origin. REALTORS® willingly participate in ethics investigations and enforcement actions.
Working with a REALTOR® can save you time, money, and disappointment. When you enter into a contract with an associate, you have the security of knowing that your associate is legally representing you and acting in your best interest throughout the property transaction.
Additionally, choosing to work with a real estate associate who is a REALTOR® can give you additional peace of mind. REALTORS® are more than licensed real estate professionals.
REALTORS® subscribe to the Code of Ethics and pledge to provide fair and ethical treatment to both buyers and sellers.