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First, I think is important that REALTORS® tell people that as one with that designation we are held to a higher standard including the Code of Ethics, and we should explain that Code. Second, NAR is working on a Code of Excellence that would be taught in conjunction with the Ethics Code. NAR is taking a more proactive stance on raising the bar and hopefully the states will contribute to higher educational standards so we can truly differentiate the two.
I would say 1%
5 percent... maybe. Lots of promotion around it. I always try to refer to myself as a Realtor.
Zero.....and not sure that I know any agents that are not either....
Unfortunately not many, mostly because we don't take the time to explain
Zero.....They think they are one and the same. Honestly there are very few real estate agents in our area.
Very few, I think, Debbie. My experience is that the public just calls all of us Realtors.
Consumers generally know there is a difference, but they generally do not know what the differences are. They also ask me the difference between a real estate agent and a broker. Perhaps we should band together today and everyone post, in their own words, on their blog site, the definitions of each and why it matters.
Debbie Laity - I'd say 0%! They need to be 'educated' about this difference!
Debbie, I don't think most people know the difference. Some people refer to us as "the real estate" as if we were a thing.
Debbie, I don't think most people know there is a difference...or even care :-(
less than 5%
rarely do we find someone who knows the difference....they all feel there is no difference....sad
I've never found anyone really cared. They either liked me and what I had to say, or they didn't.
Very few care.
Not all that many.
We have not asked and the public sees no difference....and snce no one enforces the code of ethics...there is no reason they should unfortunately.