What is a REALTOR®?
The main thing that distinguishes a REALTOR® from other agents who are licensed by the state to sell real estate is the REALTOR code of Ethics, which requires REALTORS to put their clients' interests first at all times.
Holding a real estate agent's or broker's license does not make someone a REALTOR. Membership in the National Association of REALTORS entitles licensees to use the term REALTOR on their business cards and marketing materials.
Hiring a REALTOR® means you have someone who is committed to continuing education, professionalism, and integrity. Most REALTORS belong to a multiple listing service (MLS), which give you a distinct advantage when you are selling your home or buying another property.
Excerpts taken from TAR web site.
ROBERT WRIGHT, CRS, GREEN,GRI,TAHS, TRLP
R.L. Wright, REALTORS
Licensed Broker in State of Texas