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What does the word Realtor® mean?

Did you noticed the ® symbol after the word Realtor?  Well according to the National Association of Realtors®  (← there’s that symbol again) the term “REALTOR” is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and abides by its strict Code of Ethics.  There’s 17 Articles in the Code of Ethics, too many to post here but if you’d like to read it: The Code of Ethics

What’s interesting is All Realtors® are real estate agents, but not all real estate agents are Realtors®.  In fact, there are an estimated 2 million active real estate agents licensed in the United States and a little over half of those, about 1.1 million are Realtors.  I am a Toledo Realtor® and member of the The Toledo Board of Realtors which reports they have 1,100 members.  I do not know of anyone in the Toledo, Ohio area that is a real estate agent but not a Realtor® but it is possible.

Lastly, you may have heard or seen or even used the website Realtor.com to search for a home.Realtordotcom  You would think based on what I just told you that the National Association of Realtors® owns Realtor.com right? Wrong!  Well maybe both. They still own the trademark to Realtor.com but sold the rights to the website Realtor.com to News Corp., the newspaper publisher controlled by Rupert Murdoch for $950-million. Doesn’t make sense I know.  I’ll write a post about that at another time.

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