What Is a Realtor®?
Not all real estate licensees are Realtors®.
Realtor® is a registered collective membership mark that indicates the licensee is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and the Florida Association of Realtors®, through his or her local association. Realtors must pledge to adhere to strict, enforceable standards set forth in the Realtor® Code of Ethics. These are the only licensees who may proudly display the Realtor® trademark "R" logo and refer to themselves as a "Realtor®."
Founded in 1908, NAR has grown from its original nucleus of 120 to today's more than 1 million members. NAR is composed of residential and commercial Realtors, who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of some 1,700 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of Realtors. They can join one of NAR’s many institutes, societies and councils. Additionally, NAR offers members the opportunity to be active in appraisal and international real estate specialty sections.
Become a Realtor®
Anyone with an active real-estate license may apply for membership.
As a Realtor, you jointly belong to a local board association, The Florida Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®. Membership positions you among the finest and most respected real estate professionals in the state and nation.
Most real estate professionals join the Realtor ranks through their local boards. Contact your local board
to get more information.
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