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Rainmaker
175,614
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Maybe 5%

Mar 27, 2015 12:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

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.

Mar 26, 2015 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would say 1%

Mar 26, 2015 10:42 PM
Rainer
272,937
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

5 percent... maybe. Lots of promotion around it. I always try to refer to myself as a Realtor.

Mar 26, 2015 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
3,340,393
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Zero.....and not sure that I know any agents that are not either....

Mar 26, 2015 09:22 PM
Rainmaker
863,995
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Unfortunately not many, mostly because we don't take the time to explain

Mar 26, 2015 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,139,819
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Zero.....They think they are one and the same.  Honestly there are very few real estate agents in our area.

Mar 26, 2015 08:48 PM
Rainmaker
5,095,966
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Very few, I think, Debbie. My experience is that the public just calls all of us Realtors.

Mar 26, 2015 08:47 PM
Rainer
212,500
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

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.

Mar 26, 2015 04:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Laity - I'd say 0%! They need to be 'educated' about this difference!

Mar 26, 2015 01:27 PM
Ambassador
2,157,528
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

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.  

Mar 26, 2015 12:42 PM
Rainmaker
642,696
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Debbie, I don't think most people know there is a difference...or even care :-(

Mar 26, 2015 10:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

less than 5%

Mar 26, 2015 10:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,308,625
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

0% !!

Mar 26, 2015 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

rarely do we find someone who knows the difference....they all feel there is no difference....sad

Mar 26, 2015 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
908,238
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've never found anyone really cared. They either liked me and what I had to say, or they didn't.

Mar 26, 2015 06:43 AM
Ambassador
6,349,753
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Very few care.

Jan 10, 2020 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not all that many.

Jul 12, 2018 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,340,393
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

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.

Mar 27, 2015 06:57 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Sally K. & David L. Hanson ...have you asked other agents in your area if they are a REALTOR®? It's a requirement of my MLS to be a member so you won't find a good agent that isn't a member. So in my market you have to be a member to have MLS access.  How about your market?

Mar 27, 2015 04:05 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thank you everyone for your response. I can see that NAR's expensive television campaign didn't work for them. That's where your dues go...towards NAR's marketing and it didn't work for you and me and everyone else. You might remember those TV commercial telling everyone to make sure your agent is a REALTOR®. Those were very nicely done commercials. But they didn't do anything for us members. Look at the responses to my question. 

I'm not anti NAR, but I want to see my dues work for me, and in light of the new core standards, we had better be getting something instead of serving NAR.

Mar 27, 2015 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Joe Pryor When I meet with buyers, I'm not talking about whether or not I'm a REALTOR®...I'm talking property and market. I'm the President of my local board and I can tell you the new core standards are difficult and making life tough for my rural board. We have thought about pulling away from NAR. That's the reason for my question, and I think I have the answer. 

 

Mar 27, 2015 03:35 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I wasn't expecting an overwhelming percentage of the consumer would know the difference, but I really didn't expect to see numbers this low. I know that people in my area don't know the difference. 

Mar 26, 2015 11:15 AM