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Congratulations! You're a Realtor®

You’re new to a career in real estate, yet you’ve already accomplished an important goal. You’ve distinguished yourself as a Realtor.

Much of your first year will be spent developing strategies to distinguish yourself in a niche market or as a location expert.

You’ll also be building a list of potential customers and referrals. You’ll need business connections, mentors, and products and services to help build that base.   

As a Realtor, you already have a built-in network! You are automatically a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) – the largest professional association in the nation, with more than 1 million members. You also now have membership in your local and state associations.  You have access to members-only benefits, events and proprietary listing services through Realtor associations.  

That members-only pipeline includes opportunities for continued education, free legal and technical assistance, and an established member base. Local, statewide and national conferences expand your network even more. As most successful Realtors will tell you, “It’s what you know and who you know.”     

As a Realtor, you also subscribe to a Realtor Code of Ethics, consisting of 17 articles governing the standards of practice. Homebuyers and sellers who understand this distinction expect honesty, integrity and a high level of service from you – again setting you apart from the crowd. According to NAR, more than three out of four consumers would choose a Realtor to buy or sell a home rather than a real estate licensee who is not a Realtor.

You also have the right to use the Realtor registered trademark in your business and advertising efforts. And only Realtors can wear the insignia lapel pin that’s known worldwide as a sign of professionalism, knowledge and service.

Tracy Reynolds
Rookie Spotlight
What to do when your career clock starts ticking

While Tracy Reynolds considers herself a rookie, she actually got her real estate license in 1993 in order to become office manager at a RE/MAX agency.  Her realization in 2004 – after years of many jobs outside real estate – was: "Hello, you have a realty license," and she moved into sales mode. Her first year came in around $40,000. Her second year: $7 million.

How did she do it?

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Market savvy - know your numbers

Dig deep into the floridarealtors.org Research & Statistics section for downloadable local market reports, news and industry data. If you prefer video, watch Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. John Tuccillo's market reports to get a clear picture about opportunities in the Florida real estate market.

‘I Like
Being a Realtor’ 


Florida Realtors take great pride in the difference they make in people’s lives. Here’s Realtor Bill Dryburgh with a couple reasons why.


Take 5 Video Series

Take your business to the next level in five minutes! These short information-packed videos feature Realtors and industry experts sharing timely business and marketing strategies.