April 16, 2013

What is the Difference between a Real Estate Agent and a REALTOR®?

Are you aware there is a difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®? In Florida, a real estate license is required to perform any service of real estate for another person in anticipation of compensation. Many people obtain a real estate license and work as a real estate agent or licensee.

What is a REALTOR®?

REALTOR logoA REALTOR® is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and only members of this association can properly call themselves REALTORS®. Differences between a real estate agent and a REALTOR® include:

  • Members, or REALTORS®, uphold a strong code of ethics
  • Members, or REALTORS® are expected to have a higher understanding of the processes of buying and selling a home
  • Members, or REALTORS®, treat all parties in the transaction fairly
  • Members, or REALTORS®, have many resources to help you with your home search
  • When selling your home, REALTORS® can market your home to other real estate agents and the public

As a licensed REALTOR®, Linda Holloway is a member in good standing of the Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS® (GTAR), Florida Association of REALTORS® (FAR), and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Linda further believes REALTORS® have an obligation to be well-educated to provide the level of service and protection her clients deserve. I would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business and show you the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®!

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