Realtor vs real estate agent

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Professional Asociates 74203

This blog is directed to Jon at ActiveRain and the Realtor members at ActiveRain.

  All Realtors are real estate agents but all real estate agents are not Realtors.  You need to have a category called Realtor.  The little R means big things.  I understand you have a problem with trying to police the issue.  Let us do that.  We are doing that right now.  Realtors who are non-Realtors still advertising as a Realtor.  Our local boards will follow up. I have been active in my board.  Board president, 25 years on Professional Standards, Chairman of MLS-PIN, etc.  We have a Code of Ethics second to no one.
If you are to reach the million plus Realtors then give them another reason to become a member of ActiveRain.  It will only add more credibility.  I talked to a number of Realtors at the Boston RainCamp and they feel strongly about this issue.  I believe this is an issue that needs to be discussed and reviewed by you and the other decision making members of ActiveRain. Millions and millions of dollars have been spent branding the Realtor image.  It is so important that the public know the difference between agents and Realtors.

Help us Realtors.

 

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Conrad Allen
Webster, Ma, Realtor
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Hi Wallace,

Massachusetts is a little different.  Our MLS is not board owned.  It is Realtor owned.  I don't disagree that it is up to local, state and NAR to educate the public.  My point is that activerain does not have a Realtor category.  We are lumped into the non-Realtor pool as real estate agents.  I want to be differentiated from the masses.  That is my point and concern.

Conrad

 

July 27, 2010 11:05 AM
Rainer
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Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS
"Your Full Service Professionals"
Keller Williams Greater Worcester

Conrad,

I agree, and struggle with the fact that I pay my dues while many don't and still have the REALTOR designation.

July 28, 2010 06:32 AM
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Conrad Allen
Webster, Ma, Realtor
Re/Max Professional Asociates

Hi Michelle,

If you know of non-Realtors advertising themselves as Realtors please inform WRAR.  They will aggressively pursue them to remove Realtor from their advertising.  It is up to all of us to police ourselves.

Conrad

July 28, 2010 06:45 AM
Rainer
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Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS
"Your Full Service Professionals"
Keller Williams Greater Worcester

Oh yes, I have been. I'm on the technology board and we are trying to inforce this.

July 29, 2010 06:49 AM
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Conrad Allen
Webster, Ma, Realtor
Re/Max Professional Asociates

Good for you.  It is up to us to work in a professional environment.  I have been on Professional Standards for 25+ years trying to educate our members and punish the habitual offenders.

July 29, 2010 08:12 AM
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