WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REALTOR AND A LICENSED AGENT?

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Professional Associates 74203

People seem to confuse the two.  Lets see if I can confuse you a little bit more.  All Realtors are licensed real estate agents but not all real estate agents are Realtors.  All cleared up?

Let me explain.  In order to sell real estate in any state you must be licensed by a state licensing authority.  You have to take so many hours of classroom and then pass an exam.  You are now a licensed real estate agent.  In order to become a licensed real estate broker you will have to serve an apprenticeship, take some more classroom hours and then pass another test.

How do you become a Realtor?  You apply to your local board for membership.  You then attend an orientation class.  You are taught how the little R means big things.  The ethics training is so important and vital to being a Realtor.  Realtors are the largest trade organization in the world.  We have over 1 million members in the National Association of Realtors - NAR.  Realtors are provided with continuing educational courses to keep them current with local, state and national events and issues.

I am biased but my recommendation to anyone wanting to sell their real estate - hire a Realtor.

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Diane Grady
Coldwell Banker Premier Properties Saint Augustine, Florida - Saint Augustine, FL

I am with you on that. Hire a professional! For buyers it is free!! At Watson Realty in Saint Augustine Florida they also have us take 9 days of Success School before they set us loose. It is continual training after that but that is what makes a "great" agent!

Oct 06, 2011 07:10 AM #1
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team at Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Good morning Conrad,

As with any profession, always hire those that take the extra steps - there is a difference between being a REALTOR® and someone just involved in real estate.

Oct 06, 2011 07:28 AM #2
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Continual training is a must Diane.

There sure is Lisa.

 

Oct 06, 2011 09:33 AM #3
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James Dray
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AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.

Well the largest trade organization in the world is correct I believe it's the term "independent contractor" that holds us back

Oct 07, 2011 06:24 AM #4
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

NAR is becoming union like with their dues.

Oct 07, 2011 06:40 AM #5
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