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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 to search for a home.Realtordotcom  You would think based on what I just told you that the National Association of Realtors® owns right? Wrong!  Well maybe both. They still own the trademark to but sold the rights to the website 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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