Why Use a REALTOR®?

When you are looking for help with buying or selling property, it is important to remember that the terms “real estate agent” and “REALTOR®” are not synonymous. REALTORS® can provide an extra level of service, and to be a REALTOR® you must be a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).  The National Association of REALTORS® is a non-profit trade organization that promotes real estate information, education and professional standards.

The National Association of REALTORS® also has earned a strong reputation for actively championing private property rights and working to make home ownership affordable and accessible.

Code of Ethics

NAR members adhere to a strict code of ethics founded on the principle of providing fair and honest service to all consumers. REALTOR® business practices are monitored at local board levels. Arbitration and disciplinary systems are in place to address complaints from the public or board members.

This local oversight keeps REALTORS® directly accountable to the individual consumers they serve. Real estate licensees who are not REALTORS®, work solely under state/provincial licensing regulations.

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Real Estate Titles can be tricky; Agent, Broker, REALOR®… What do they all mean? 
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