Not All Real Estate Agents are REALTORS®

Before selling any real estate, a person must hold a license in the state that they work, either as a salesperson or broker.

Before a license is issued, minimum standards for education, examinations, and experience determined on a state-by-state basis must be met.

The term “REALTOR®” is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to a strict Code of Ethics which in many cases goes beyond state law.

As you start working with a REALTOR®, ask for a clear explanation of your state’s current regulations, so that you will know where you stand on these important matters.