REALTOR® - The Way It Should Be

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Education & Training with Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus

This is a post I just couldn't pass up, and you shouldn't either.  I am always looking for ways to help other members, clients and friends with challenges they may face in trying to reach their business and personal goals!  This post may not do that, but I do feel that if you're in Real Estate and you're a REALTOR®, then this will be useful information for you!

I have noticed on many posts, including the title's, where members and writers are not using the preferred method of the word REALTOR®,as expressed by your association.  I hope to keep my Blog interesting by bringing you a gamut or information, tools, useful ideas, and tips on how to make your life easier, and your business better.

   Here's the first one in a series of future posts:  In order to properly designate an agent as a REALTOR® member, you must know how to add the registered trade mark™ symbol to the word REALTOR.  (BTW - REALTOR is always capitalized)  To add the symbol, hold down the "Alt" key on the keyboard while typing 0174 on the number keypad.


*** IMPORTANT TIP:  Don't use the numbers above the "qwertyuiop" row of letters.


If you're using a laptop,
hold down the "Alt" and the "fn" (function) key, then press 0174 from the keys displaying numbers the same color as the "fn" key.  The result will be: ®  There is a complete set of alternative characters like this one built into your computer.  To find all the characters in your computer, Click on Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and Character Map, this will launch a program that will show you each of the symbols and their shortcut keys.

For an example, find the character "½" and look to the lower right corner: you'll see that it is made by using Alt 0189.   Of course, not all extended characters work in all situations. Experiment to see which make sense for the job at hand. This post is for the few...the proud... the REALTORS®!!

Some others you may find useful:  [ Alt 0169  © ],   [ Alt 0153  ™ ],   [ ALT 0162 ¢ ]  and   [ Alt 0216 Ø ]


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Top of the mornin to ya Cynthia - Sponge? Do you have a husband named Bob?  (hehehe) Sorry, that was my feeble attempt at making a wise-crack, probably too early for that though!  LOL!  Glad you're finding these posts to be useful!  Hope you have another great day!
Jul 16, 2007 02:22 AM #61
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Galel Fajardo
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Great post, I don't think many REALTORs knew this. I hate to admit ignorance on this subject, but I didn't know REALTOR was all capitalized. Thank you Brad!
Jul 17, 2007 05:57 PM #62
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Galel - glad this post found you, or you found it!  Yes, REALTOR® is suppose to always be capitalized, and it should always have the symbol ® after it.  I know that there are many who did not know this, that's why I did this post.  Thanks for your comment and for stopping by my blog!  :-)
Jul 18, 2007 04:16 AM #63
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Kristin Small
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Myrtle Beach, SC
REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
Brad,  Thanks for the tips and information.  This is great stuff to know!
Jul 25, 2007 10:06 AM #64
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David - if the ALT code is not working for you, try changing your advanced settings. All you do is click the advanced box, and change the UNICODE or whatever it is, to Windows:Western, then try again. Let me know if that works for you.  :-)
Jul 25, 2007 07:07 PM #65
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Kristin Small
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Myrtle Beach, SC
REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
Brad, Thanks for the advice.  It still doesn't work.  I changed the settings and used the right numbers (not the numbers at the top).  I have just decided to copy what I want from my character map so that I can paste them when I need them.  I tried all the characters you mentioned in your post and ½ is the only one that works.  Weird, huh?  Thanks for the advice. 
Jul 26, 2007 01:53 AM #66
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Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~
Hi Brad this is soooo cool!  Thanks for this info.  You are so awesome to help so much!!  :) 
Jul 26, 2007 06:24 AM #67
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Sue Gabriel
Cleveland, OH

I was just looking this up today on Google...how to create the little trademark symbol.  I wanted to order a rubber stamp (free from Vistaprint) that says REALTOR® so I can stamp some postcards that I'd ordered before getting my license.  Keep the posts coming...there's SO MUCH I need to learn!!

 

 

Jul 26, 2007 06:29 AM #68
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Larry Wright
nwRealty.Com - Tacoma, WA
Guilty ... thanks for the reminder and the solution.
Jul 26, 2007 06:48 AM #69
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David - sorry, I wish I could help more. Do you need me to hop on a plane this afternoon?  I could be there in a few hours!!!  :-)

Thanks Doreen - I think you're pretty cool too!  :-)

Sue - the stamp is a great idea, and while on the computer, hopefully this ALT code will help you too. Thanks!!

 

Larry - since you plead guilty, we're going to let you off this time, and just put you on probation for 90 days.  That just means you have to provide excellent community consumer service in your area!!  LOL!

Thanks for stoppin by, always appreciate the comments!

Jul 26, 2007 07:24 AM #70
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Kristin Small
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Brad, Sure. hop on a plane and come out to the beach.  I'll even let you have free room and board in exchange for some AR, search engine, and computer advice!
Jul 26, 2007 10:13 AM #71
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David - I was out of town all weekend. I wish I could fly out and give you a hand. I do have Centra which is a web conferencing app.  If you really need some help, we can do it over the web.  Then one day when i DO FLY OUT,  I'll take you up on your offer.  :-)
Jul 29, 2007 03:46 PM #72
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Kristin Small
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REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
Brad- The offer still stands!  I am able to get it done now in documents, just not in the AR editor.  So at least I can do it in a document, then copy and paste it!  Thanks again.
Aug 08, 2007 12:49 PM #73
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You're not going to believe this, when I use the Alt 0174 in AR, my screen completely goes away. Looks like I will have to use the cut and paste as well until I can get this figured out.  I am surprised no one else is having or mentioned this problem. It must have something to do with a change that was made here on AR. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I just tried it three times in a row, and lost my comment back to you all 3 times!  10 minutes later, here I am and I am not going to try it a fourth. I'll let you know what I find...if I do.  Thanks David or Kristin which ever one of you posted the comment! I think it was David, but I have been wrong before with couples who post comments!  LOL!  :-)
Aug 08, 2007 03:11 PM #74
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REALTOR®  Ok...it's working again.  Make sure that you have the NUM LOCK On, or you will loose your post, your comment, or anything else you are working on in Active Rain.  Let me know if that works for you David and Kristin.  Thanks!!

BTW - I still want to fly out and see you guys!  (Big Smile)

Aug 08, 2007 03:14 PM #75
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Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
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Brad - I've been wanting to know how to do this - THANK YOU!!! Don't know how I missed it before!1
Aug 08, 2007 03:14 PM #76
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Cyndee - you are just too popular and famous now, you forgot about us little guys!!  LOL!  Glad you found this post useful, in fact I'm glad you even found it.  It's sad that posts get buried after time.  Reminds me of the movie "Toy Story". hahaha   B-)
Aug 08, 2007 03:19 PM #77
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Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes

Oh my - I was thinking the same about you - we see each other so rarely - I miss it and it's hard to believe it was just a few months ago - I think we both suffer from mentoring all the people we're brought into the rain - I'm at 144 and it's a job in itself at times - not complaining because I love helping - but somedays it seems like I just run out of time (like it's 1:10am here now LOL)!  I think nothing but great things where YOU'RE concerned - wish you were here so you could be my escrow guy - by the way did you see my post on Celebrations vs Closings - I think it would resonate with you!!!  

Aug 08, 2007 05:12 PM #78
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Cyndee - I'd happily be your escrow guy!!  In fact, I am your escrow guy! :-)  I will always refer clients interested in coming to Clearwater Florida to you.  I could always arrange to work with you on a local level through my office in Clearwater.  I know with one call, I could make sure you and your clients are well taken care of. I have two offices there if you ever need anything at all.  Seriously, I would be honored to help you out any way I can. Here's Christina and Pamela's info just in case. If you ever need my help with anything, just call, my door's always open to you. 

Now For the rest of my response(LOL), I know we have both been busy, and I miss our chats, but I have been watching you grow over the last few months and have been very impressedwith your efforts, your blog, and the time you do put into the rain.  I have NO TIME either, but how we spend it today, determines how we'll use it in the future.  I am like you very much, in that I love to help ALL people.  I know that's why I am on this earth and I plan to try and fulfill my destiny!!  Time is the ultimate commodity and we have to use it wisely.  I am no master at it, but I am definitely enjoying the process and the journey!  CONGRATS on your 144, just don't forget about yourself, and all of your goals in life as well.  "Give, and it shall be given back to you", so don't forget to make the time to go out and get it!!  :-)

I'll head over and check out your post for some resonation right now...LOL! 

Yours Truly, The Escrow Guy (wink wink) B-)

 

Aug 08, 2007 06:49 PM #79
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Kathleen Donovan
RE/MAX South County - Charlestown, RI
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Working my way through the manual, bit by bit. I was wondering where to find the logos, thank you :)

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