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Most people do not know the difference . I am proud to be a Realtor.
Sure, opens up many avenues for us.
I don't think the public really knows the difference and thinks all agents are REALTORS. So with that said they just want an experienced agent.
I do not believe so. Most of the public refers to all of us as Realtors and I don't believe they give a hoo-ha about the distinction. For me, being a Realtor sometimes feels like enforced unionization since I can't belong to my MLS without being one.
Of course. They have to adhere to the Real Estate Code of Ethics.
Most agents in my area are REALTORS®. It's a requirement of the local MLS. Overall, though, I don't think the public really knows the difference. I think that's why NAR came up with the new core standards. They way they are forcing associations to get out and become more involved in local politics and the community and doing with the REALTOR® name attached.
I believe that having access to the MLS his crucial to my business. In my area, if you''re not a Realtor, there's no access.
If I was not a Realtor...I would not have a real estate business.
The question was really about being a REALTOR, not being licensed. Many brokerages insist their agents, who are all licensed are also Realtors. But does the public know or even care?
It is sorta like having an air conditioned car. You could get along witout being a Realtor ( just like you could get along without air conditionong ) it would certainly be tough.
How is it possible to assist others to buy and sell reaal estate without a liscense? That is the real question. Doing so is illegal. Whether or not you are a member of the National Association of Realtors has nothing to do with it.
I think that not everyone knows the difference. However, the more savvy ones do. Therefore, I think Realtors® tend to attract more informed consumers who have done their homework.
Honestly, I don't think most Consumers know the difference.
Since C.A.R. controls the CRMLS over here we have to be Realtors to be in business.
If your real estate businesss model is predominately helping others buy and sell residential real estate through traditional methods, being a REALTOR is not a option, it is a fundamental necessity.