What is the difference btwn realtor and real estate agent?

I'm not sure if I need a realtor or a real estate agent when selling my house.
Asked By Tim S. | Oneida, IL | 159 views | Working With An Agent | 4 months ago
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.
4 months 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!
4 months ago
Al Maxwell

eXp Realty


Both are licensed to represent you. Most agents are REALTORS which means that they are members of the National Association of REALTORS and members of a local board of REALTORS. Realtors subscribe to a strict code of ethics. REALTOR is a two syllable word pronounced REAL-TOR, and not REAL-A-TOR.
3 months ago