Is there really a difference between a Realtor and a Real Estate Agent?

November 13, 2020

When you hear people say they are a Real Estate Agent or maybe a Realtor®, is there really a difference?! YES, there absolutely is!…A Real Estate Agent can be anyone who has obtained their real estate license by taking the curriculum and passing both the national and state exams. A Real Estate Agent is the entry level for a Real Estate professional. …Ok, so now you understand what a Real Estate Agent is, but what about being a Realtor®? A Realtor® is Real Estate agent who is associated with the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR), and belongs to their local association of Realtors. When you are a Realtor® you abide by the standards of the specific association you belong to and uphold a higher level of ethics and education. …When you’re looking to buy or sell a home, working with a Realtor® means that person is committed to maintaining a high level of professionalism along with additional training and education. With that being said, make sure you interview your agent (Realtor® or not) and make sure they are the right fit for you and what you’re trying to accomplish!

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