FULL TIME REALTOR - should the NAR have a new designation?

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FULL TIME REALTOR - Should the NAR have a new designation?


Do you ever wonder why our profession gets no or little respect? 

I believe our profession gets so little respect because you can be delivering pizza one day and have a license to sell real estate the next day. Yes, I know I am simplifying this and that there are hours of class and passing a test is required.

Would you trust any other professional such as a doctor or lawyer if there was no real training or experience required to practice that profession?


As a FULL TIME Realtor, I take my responsibility seriously to help people with their real estate needs. I am tired of having part timers screw up my profession by not telling their clients that they are doing real estate on the side.


Right now, there is really now way for a real estate prospect to know if an agent is part time or full time. So why not ask the NAR to create a new designation such as FULL TIME REALTOR?

Wouldn't having such a designation with certain requirements to obtain this designation help real estate prospects choose their agent better?


What do you think?



Posted by

Peter J Thoesen PLLC

Realty One Group


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Comments (4)

Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings
The Cummings Company - Mobile, AL
Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!

I think that would Awesome. I agree 100% as a FULL TIME REALTOR

Feb 28, 2015 12:39 AM
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

Let me have an AMEN brotha Ben. Peter J Thoesen PLLC  Fully concur, but do you think anyone would listen?

Feb 28, 2015 12:59 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I agree, I would encourage prospects to call agents they're vetting late weekday mornings and early afternoons to get a sense of their availability.

Feb 28, 2015 08:58 AM
James W. Lyon

My opinion is that far too many Realtors do not take their business seriously yet still want to be a considered a "professional". I agree that it is fairly easy to vet a Realtor as it is a doctor or lawyer using the internet today. The Realtors that work at their business, upgrade their internet and social media skills and focus on a niche / specialize will be the ones who stand out and make their business their career servicing others.

Mar 09, 2015 01:03 AM