REALTOR® vs Real Estate Agent: By the Numbers
Being a member of NAR is an important indicator that your agent is serious about their profession. But don’t take our word for it! Trust the numbers:
Let’s start by breaking down what it means to be a REALTOR® versus a licensed agent (and why it matters to you as a consumer).
Beginning with the technical definitions, a real estate agent is any professional with a license to sell real estate. A REALTOR® is a real estate agent who maintains membership with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and adheres to their code of ethics – more on that in a later blog post. Being a member of NAR is an important indicator that your agent is serious about their profession.
But don’t take our word for it! Trust the numbers:
And let’s not forget the power of numbers. NAR is the largest trade association in the country and when it comes to selling real estate, connections matter quite a bit! You can expect a REALTOR® to be extremely well-connected in the industry. This translates to more opportunities to connect you with a fitting home or homebuyer, as well as better connections with trustworthy support professionals you’ll need through the process.
However you do the math, REALTORS® come out on top. So look for that little blue "R" before moving forward with any agent. You’ll be glad you did.