What is a REALTOR®?
Very few people know there's a difference between a licensed Real Estate Broker and a REALTOR®. We'll explain the difference and why it's important to not only use a licensed Real Estate Broker but also a Broker that's a member of the National Association of REALTORS®.
A licensed Real Estate Broker is a broker that has completed the necessary education requirements set by the state, passed the state and national licensing exam, and maintain their license by completing ongoing continuing education requirements.
A REALTOR® has completed all the state requirements mentioned above and is an active member, in good standing, with the National Association of REALTORS®. To maintain your membership in the organization, you must complete ongoing continuing education requirements, pay membership dues, and adhere to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics goes above and beyond the state licensing requirements ensuring that the REALTOR® is not only in good standing with the state they're licensed in but also maintain a high level of ethical standards to buyers, sellers, the public, and other REALTORS®.
Below, please find a copy of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics which covers a REALTORS® duties to clients and customers, responsibilities to the public, and duties to REALTORS®. Pacific Northwest Realty Group and our Real Estate Brokers are members of the National Association of REALTORS®.