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The Realtor Difference

Why Use a Realtor?

What sets REALTORS® apart from agents and brokers is that a REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and must subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, a strictly enforced program consisting of 17 articles governing the standards of practice. This code of ethics doesn’t apply to regular brokers or real estate agents.

You can expect honesty, integrity and a high level of service from your REALTOR®.

  • Practitioners, lawyers and consumers accept the NAR code of ethics as the gauge of professionalism for the real estate industry.

  • To qualify as a REALTOR®, members must complete their ethics training within a year of joining the NAR.

  • NAR members are required to continue their training by completing a code of ethics course of not less 2 1/2 hours of instructional time once every four years.

Only a qualified REALTOR® is entitled to use the REALTOR® registered trademark on their business cards and advertising materials.


REALTORS®and the REALTOR® Code of Ethics