by Lisa Williams of Willams & Associates Realty
When you’re looking for help buying or selling property, it’s important to remember that the terms “real estate agent” and “REALTOR®” are you synonymous. REALTOR® can provide an extra level of service, and to be a REALTOR®. The NAR is a non-profit trade organization that promotes high professional standards in real estate information, education and professional standards.
The national Association of REALTOR® also has earn a strong reputation for actively championing private property rights and working to make home ownership afford and accessible.
Code of Ethics NAR and CREA member adhere to a strict code of ethics found on the principle of providing fair and honest service to all consumers. REALTOR® business practices are monitored at local board levels. Arbitration and disciplinary system are in the place to address complaints from the public or board members.
This local oversight keeps REALTOR® directly accountable to the individual consumers they serve.
Real estate licensees, who are not REALTOR®, work solely under state/provincial licensing regulations. Williams & Associates Realty agents are REALTORs® Williams & Associates Realty real estate agents are required to be REALTORs® as a condition of the membership in the Williams & Associates Realty organization.
The various designations are a symbol of achieving and maintaining advanced levels of education in real estates sales and marketing. Look for the REALTOR® OR “R” logo when shopping for real estate assistance of ethical standards and commitment to the community.
A REALTOR® (or REALTOR®) is licensed real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTOR® (NAR) a membership organization of some 720,000 real estate agents in the United State. In Canada, the corresponding organization is the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). A license real estate agent does not have to be a member of NAR or CREA to practice real estate.
For more information contact Lisa Williams, CRS, GRI, BPOR, Broker/Owner of Williams & Associates Realty (414) 463-9948 or www.williamsandassociatesrealty.com