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Who is better, realtor or agent?

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compiler

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What is the name of your state?GA
When I interviewed someone whether she is a licensed agent or broker, she said she is a realtor and has a license. What is the difference between the realtor and agent? Should people find a realtor or agent to buy a house? Who is better? Thanks.
 


seniorjudge

Senior Member
Realtor (tm) is never lowecase; it is a trademarked brand name and is always capitalized. Every Realtor (tm) is a real estate agent who has the qualifications to be a Realtor (tm).

For more info, go to www.realtor.com.
 
compiler said:
What is the name of your state?GA
When I interviewed someone whether she is a licensed agent or broker, she said she is a realtor and has a license. What is the difference between the realtor and agent? Should people find a realtor or agent to buy a house? Who is better? Thanks.
Like seniorjudge said, Realtor is a trademarked name and can only be used by licensed real estate agents who have joined the National Association of Realtors, which means they are held to a higher standard of practice.

So the difference is:
A real estate agent passed their state department of real estate licensing exam.
A Realtor passed the licensing exam AND joined the National Association of Realtors.
 

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