All REALTORS® are real estate agents, but not all real estate agents are REALTORS®.
REALTORS® are due paying members of the National Association of REALTORS®, and their respective State and Local Associations. They are more trained and educated, and hold designations that demonstrates this higher level of training and expertise.
REALTORS® are bound to a Code of Ethics and a Professional Standards of Practice which monitors, governs and enforces the behavior and practices of REALTORS®, much like doctors and lawyers. So you can be assured that when you work with a REALTOR® you are working alongside someone with integrity and a commitment to their profession.
Additionally, REALTORS® invest in their industry and communities. Through the coordinated efforts of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and their state and local boards, REALTOR® dues go toward efforts to create and maintain property laws and protections set in place for owners and the general public – protecting buyer and seller rights. REALTORS® are also actively involved in communities, providing relief efforts for victims of recent weather disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. Sending millions of dollars and manpower to these affected areas and families. We’re proud to house only REALTOR® certified agents.