Why a Realtor ?

Real Estate Agent with AllMountainRealty.com

Why use a Realtor and not a Real estate agent? Here is why.

Both can be qualifed and good. But the National Association of Realtors is a strong property lobby. You as a home owner have a lobbist in Washington fighting for your property rights. Being a Realtor means that I pay dues  from my earnings. Those dues in part go to fighting for your property rights.

Yes we have additional traing and a code which places us on a higher standard of ethics. but a Real estate agent can be equally ethical and take the time to get training. In one case you know a Realtor must do these things. In the other you hope that the agent does these things.

I think one big reason you as a property owner should weigh when choosing a real estate professional is the fact that Realtor money goes directly into efforts and supports legislation that directly supports you. A recent example is NAR's stand and voice in opposing the end of the home mortgage tax exemption. If you are a home owner this has a direct effect on your wallet.

So if you are thinking about buying or selling ask your real estate professional, "Are you a Realtor?" If they are then you know that the person you are dealing with has paid out of their pocket to support your rights as a proerty owner and has earned your business.

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Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
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This is excellent.

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Apr 14, 2011 01:59 AM #1
Kathy Denworth
Century 21 Schwartz Realty - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

Everyone should use a Realtor. What happens to those that are not? Are they still allowed to list in the local MLS? Our board requires that you be a member of NAR to be a member of the board. Is that legal?

Apr 14, 2011 02:01 AM #2
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I am also a Realtor and not a real estate agent! Great post that everyone needs to read!!!

Apr 14, 2011 02:05 AM #3
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

"Oh you're a real estate agent?" My reply, "No, no...I'm a REALTOR."  There's a difference so thank you for pointing that out!

Apr 14, 2011 02:24 AM #4
Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas


Great post! Its always good to point out the differences between the two!

Apr 14, 2011 10:22 AM #5
Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Yorktown, NY
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


Great post. We should always be educating clients as to our value.

Apr 17, 2011 05:13 AM #6
Gary S. Thompson
RE/MAX Masters - Cottonwood Heights, UT
Broker Associate, Realtor, CRS, SRS, SFR, e-Pro

Agreed! Realtors share a common interest in making this work a career and not just a hobby. Thanks

Apr 19, 2011 09:37 AM #7
Lynda Jaggers
RE/MAX Solutions Pine Bluff, AR - Pine Bluff, AR

Charlie, great post!  And I agree with educating our clients, most people do not know the difference.  And I am proud when they ask and I tell them the difference.

Apr 23, 2011 01:26 AM #8
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