Olympia Realtor or Real Estate Agent, is there a difference?
Many individuals would be surprised to know that there is a difference between a realtor and a real estate agent. However, in reality, those terms are commonly used interchangeably.
For a person to become a real estate agent they have to undergo training for many weeks then they will need to pass an examination that essentially says “Yes! I have a solid understanding of real estate laws and practices”.
To become a Realtor, you have to first be a real estate agent, then you have to apply to become a member of the National Association of Realtors. The NAR has a strict code of ethics, including the fact that they can never mislead a buyer about the value of the home just to make a sale.
Ultimately, it boils down to this, a realtor agrees to live up to a code of ethics and have made a public commitment to that code of ethics by joining the National Association of Realtors.
So, how can you recognize if a real estate agent is also a member of the NAR? Look for a logo, it is simply a capital R with a circle around it. If they are a realtor, you will find this logo displayed on their sales literature, business cards, etc . . .
As a real estate agent, I, Bobbi Kelly am committed to these same high standards and code of ethics. I invite you to contact me to see what I can do for you. If you are looking to buy a home or trying to sell the one you have, you will never have to worry about any unethical actions on my part.
So . . . Whether it’s an Olympia Realtor or Real Estate Agent, above all you want integrity!
Olympia, WA 98501