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4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Most people do not know the difference . I am proud to be a Realtor.

Feb 21, 2015 08:54 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sure, opens up many avenues for us.

Oct 31, 2019 01:33 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Yes.

Jul 02, 2018 09:34 PM
Rainer
279,778
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Yes.

Jul 01, 2018 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
630,101
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Yes.

Feb 15, 2018 09:19 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

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.

Feb 28, 2015 09:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

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.

Feb 22, 2015 08:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,406
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Of course.  They have to adhere to the Real Estate Code of Ethics.

Feb 22, 2015 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

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. 

Feb 22, 2015 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

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.

Feb 22, 2015 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If I was not a Realtor...I would not have a real estate business.

Feb 22, 2015 03:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,150,260
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

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?

Feb 22, 2015 03:17 AM
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Ron Climer
Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners - Tryon, NC

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. 

Feb 22, 2015 02:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

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. 

Feb 22, 2015 12:44 AM
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Terry Kraemer
Exceed Realty - Houston, TX
Houston Realtor

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. 

Feb 22, 2015 12:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Honestly, I don't think most Consumers know the difference.

Feb 22, 2015 12:23 AM
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884,993
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Since C.A.R. controls the CRMLS over here we have to be Realtors to be in business.

Feb 21, 2015 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
916,038
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

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. 

Feb 21, 2015 09:13 PM