What is the difference between a Real Estate Agent and a REALTOR®?
A REALTOR® subscribes to a strict Code of Ethics, higher than that of an individual that is licensed to sell real estate, but does not join the National Association of REALTORS®. Through NAR a REALTOR® receives annual Ethics training and access to Continuing Education course that are not readily available outside of the association. REALTOR® Associations at the local, state, and national level also have advisory panels which lobby for better legislation, advise their members on new and updated rulings, and hear complaints against members that are brought in by the public.
Why should I hire a REALTOR® to sell my home?
REALTORS® agree to hold the interests of their clients and the public ahead of their own, and to work with other REALTORS® to provide the best possible experience for all parties involved in a real estate transaction.
What does the NAR Code of Ethics contain?
I have included a signed copy of the 2017 Condensed Code, which contains the seventeen articles that most members of the public are interested in. For more information on the full Code of Ethics please click here to see the full Code of Ethics.