Who polices the word "REALTOR®"?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with RE/MAX Property Specialists RS294217 / RM423788

 

 

When I first became a REALTOR® I had to spend a two days in class and then we had a graduation. I paid an initial fee and every year after I have paid an annual fee. It was explainted to me this gives me the right to use the word REALTOR® and logo.

We pay all this money for all of our dues and continuing education and there are agents out there bucking the systems.

Buyers and sellers need to ask their agent are you a registered REALTOR®. 

 

REALTOR

 

 

 

 

Jeff and Heather Rickert, Realtor®, RSPS
Poconos of PA Real Estate
Vacation Homes/Vacation Rentals
New Home Construction Sales
Investment Properties
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Building B, Suite 100
Montgomeryville, PA 18936
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Rainer
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Tina Ring
Coldwell Banker Triad Realtors - Greensboro, NC

Here, Here!!

Apr 18, 2009 01:56 AM #1
Rainer
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Buyers also need to know that a REALTOR has sworn to abide by the Code of Ethics, licensed agents are not all REALTORS.

Apr 18, 2009 01:56 AM #2
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Do you have many agents in your area who are not members of NAR? 

I know of an agent who was calling himself Realtor here and on Twittter and he was NOT a member of NAR.  Nice guy, has been in the business for awhile and thought Realtor was like Jello, Kleenex...  the word was synonymous with real estate agent

Apr 18, 2009 02:01 AM #3
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
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I thought that all agents were REALTORS...  until I took the class that is!

Apr 18, 2009 02:05 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Wow, I never knew that either.  I thought all agents were Realtors as well.  Learn something new everyday.

 

Apr 18, 2009 02:15 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Donna Harris
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You need to not forget the ® when you type the word REALTOR®.

Apr 18, 2009 02:17 AM #6
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Charlie Ragonesi
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Good post and I do not know the anser to your question. But I would like to. We pay and spend extra time to be Realtors so I do not want that name to be lessened by others

Apr 18, 2009 02:17 AM #7
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Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Anyone with a license can "sell" however not everyone is a REALTOR and a member of NAR. As a REALTOR we uphold the rules and abide by the  "code of ethics". 

Patricia Aulson/Portsmouth NH Real Estate

Apr 18, 2009 02:18 AM #8
Rainer
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Joe Garcia
EXIT PERMIAN BASIN REALTY - Odessa, TX

Thanks for the info! I didn't realize agents were using it when they were'nt suppose to.

Apr 18, 2009 09:59 AM #9
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The Jeff Rickert Team
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Thanks for the reminder to us (®).

Apr 19, 2009 12:03 AM #11
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Maureen,

Question: Do you have many agents in your area who are not members of NAR?Answer: I started digging and found a few.

Apr 19, 2009 12:06 AM #12
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