When you're looking for help buying or selling property, it's important to remember that the terms "real estate agent" and "REALTORŪ" are not synonymous. REALTORsŪ can provide an extra level of service, and to be a REALTORŪ you must be a member of the National Association of REALTORsŪ. The NAR is a non-profit trade organization that promotes high professional standards in real estate information, education and professional standards.
The National Association of REALTORsŪ also has earned a strong reputation for actively championing private property rights and working to make home ownership affordable and accessible.
Code of Ethics
NAR and CREA members adhere to a strict code of ethics founded on the principle of providing fair and honest service to all consumers. REALTORŪ business practices are monitored at local board levels. Arbitration and disciplinary systems are in place to address complaints from the public or board members.
This local oversight keeps REALTORsŪ directly accountable to the individual consumers they serve. Real estate licensees who are not REALTORsŪ, work solely under state/provincial licensing regulations.
GARDEN SPOT REAL ESTATE Agents are REALTORsŪ
GARDEN SPOT real estate agents are required to be REALTORsŪ as a condition of membership in the GARDEN SPOT REAL ESTATE organization.
The various designations are a symbol of achieving and maintaining advanced levels of education in real estate sales and marketing. Look for the REALTORŪ or "R" logo when shopping for real estate assistance, for assurance of ethical standards and commitment to the community.
Link a GARDEN SPOT REAL ESTATE agent to that "R" for additional assurance of experience, productivity and advanced education.
A REALTORŪ (or REALTORŪ) is a licensed real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORsŪ (NAR) a membership organization of some 720,000 real estate agents in the United States. In Canada, the corresponding professional organization is the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). A licensed real estate agent does not have to be a member of NAR or CREA to practice real estate.
In real estate, a broker has earned a broker's license. Many brokers own their own real estate office and are "brokers of record," with other real estate agents "hanging their license" under the broker of record.