If you are using our free service to find a Realtor or a real estate agent in your area, did you know the titles “Realtor” and “Agent” describe different things? Most people think that the terms “licensed real estate agent” and “licensed Realtor®” mean the same thing, but they really don’t. A licensed real estate agent is an agent that has been licensed by the state after meeting the state’s licensing requirements, which usually involves a series of real estate classes and exams. Realtors are real estate professionals that are professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). To join the National Association of REALTORS as a licensed Realtor, you have to already be a licensed agent and agree to abide by NAR’s rules and regulations.
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