What is the difference btwn realtor and real estate agent?

Tim S.

Oneida, IL

I'm not sure if I need a realtor or a real estate agent when selling my house.
1 month ago | 63 views | Buying a home
Answers (3)
Jacob Steenrod



Good question Tim! A realtor and real estate agent both have equivalent licensing and are essentially identical for all intensive purposes. The differentiating factor is that a Realtor is a member of the National Association of Realtors and is held to the National Association of Realtors code of ethics. Disclaimer: Most real estate agents are realtors.
1 month ago
Nick Oosting

Coldwell Banker

Good questions as I get this question more often than people think. A realtor is no different than a real estate agent. Both are the same just a different way to say them. I am happy to answer any other questions you may have!
1 month ago