A REALTOR is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
Loyalty to clients;
Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
Cooperation with competitors;
Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.
To earn a designation, as REALTOR® a real estate agent has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry. In addition I have my GRI, SFR, ABR, CNE, SRES
GRI, Graduate Realtor Institute
SFR, Short Sale, Foreclosure, Resource
ABR, Accredited Buyer's Representative
CNE, Certified Negotiation Expert
SRES, Senior Real Estate Specialist