How do I become a REALTOR®?

How do I become a REALTOR®?

A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, "The Voice for Real Estate" and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of NAR.

Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®.

A licensed professional becomes a REALTOR® by joining the local and state associations of REALTORS®, which entitles automatic membership in NAR, and by subscribing to NAR's Code of Ethics.

There are approximately 2.4 million licensed real estate professionals in the United States, but more than 1 million real estate professionals have taken the additional step to join NAR, "The Voice for Real Estate." When choosing a real estate professional, look for the registered trademark, REALTOR®.