While all REALTORS® are Real Estate Agents, not all Real Estate Agents are REALTORS®....and the difference is substantial.
Read below to learn the REALTOR® difference, and why YOU should Look for the R when buying or selling your home!
ADVOCATES FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP
REALTORS® are members of the largest trade organization in the United States. Collectively, REALTORS® advocate at local, state, and federal governments to make homeownership more attainable and affordable for all. REALTORS® work to streamline permitting processes, increase missing middle housing, and increase homebuyer incentive programs.
SPECIALIZED EDUCATION & DESIGNATIONS
REALTORS® are experts in their field, with the ability to take specialized education and earn highly sought-after certifications, including military relocation professionals, senior real estate specialists, and luxury home specialists. Hire the expert who specializes in your wants and needs!
ADVOCATES FOR HOMEOWNER RIGHTS
Owning a home is the largest purchase you will ever make. REALTORS® help protect your investment, homeowner, and property rights, by defeating real estate excise taxes, and capital gains taxes so you can keep more money in your pockets!
Adherence to a strict code of ethics
REALTORS® adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, ensuring that all dealings are handling with the utmost integrity. In cases of dispute, consumers and other REALTORS® have access to an arbitration and mediation process to potentially avoid lengthy and costly litigation.
ACCESS TO LATEST MARKET DATA
With dozens of some of the brightest economists in the country on staff, REALTORS® have access to the latest market data and trends not only in the country but in your current AND future neighborhood, so you can make the best sound financial decisions regardless of where you are at in your homeownership journey.
REALTORS ARE GOOD NEIGHBORS
Not only are REALTORS® excellent business people, but they care about the community! REALTORS® on average volunteer more than three times the average American. To learn what some of our TPCAR REALTORS® are doing in the South Sound, visit our REALTORS® Doing Good page here.