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When you know the difference between a Realtor® and a real estate agent, you'll understand why the Realtors at Rite Choice Realty should be your representatives.
Although people use the terms Realtor and real estate agent interchangeably, they are mistaken and the two professions are not the same.
Both may be licensed to sell real estate, but only a Realtor is a member of the National Association of Realtors and must subscribe to the Realtor Code of Ethics. That's a difference that should be important to you.

The Realtor Code of Ethics contains 17 Articles and various underlying Standards of Practice that restrict and confine its members.
While there is no evidence or guarantee that all Realtors are morally or ethically superior to other agents, the code is a good-faith attempt by the industry to regulate itself and it deserves recognition. Keep in mind, however, that a real estate agent who is not an NAR member is held to the same legal standard as a Realtor.

Promises Your Realtor Makes to You

Here are 17 items that a Realtor promises to do that non-Realtors do not promise.

  1. Pledge to put the interests of buyers and sellers ahead of their own and to treat all parties honestly.

  2. Shall refrain from exaggerating, misrepresenting or concealing material facts; and is obligated to investigate and disclose when situations reasonably warrant.

  3. Shall cooperate with other brokers / agents when it is in the best interests of the client to do so.

  4. Have a duty to disclose if they represent family members who own or are about to buy real estate, or if they themselves are a principal in a real estate transaction, that they are licensed to sell real estate.

  5. Shall not provide professional services in a transaction where the agent has a present or contemplated interest without disclosing that interest.

  6. Shall not collect any commissions without the seller’s knowledge nor accept fees from a third-party without the seller’s express consent.

  7. Shall refuse fees from more than one party without all parties’ informed consent.

  8. Shall not co-mingle client funds with their own.

  9. Shall attempt to ensure that all written documents are easy to understand and will give everybody a copy of what they sign.

  10. Shall not discriminate in any fashion for any reason on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

  11. Expects agents to be competent, to conform to standards of practice and to refuse to provide services for which they are unqualified.

  12. Must engage in truth in advertising.

  13. Shall not practice law unless they are a lawyer.

  14. Shall cooperate if charges are brought against them and present all evidence requested.

  15. Agree not to bad mouth competition and agree not to file unfounded ethics complaints.

  16. Shall not solicit another Realtor's client nor interfere in a contractual relationship.

  17. Shall submit to arbitration to settle matters and not seek legal remedies in the judicial system.

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