Every REALTOR® is a real estate agent. But not all agents are REALTORS®.
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® (NAR) and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
All licensed agents are required to take continuing education courses approved by their state licensing boards. To retain membership in NAR, REALTORS® are required to take additional continuing education classes focused on real estate law, contracts, financing, and ethics.
Your REALTOR® can offer you these services to help you navigate the home buying process: