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    What’s the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®?

    What’s the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®?

    real estate agent is licensed in the state that they work in. They are independent contractors who work for small or large brokerages that help folks buy, sell, rent, and even invest in all kinds of different real estate transactions.

    The education requirements that must be met include pre-licensing education from an in class or online program and successful completion of their state exam. After which, an individual will go off to join a brokerage.

    Intriguingly, a REALTOR® is a real estate agent or even a broker who is associated with the National Association of REALTORS® also known as NAR for short. They are the same as the real estate agent mentioned above but these individuals take their job a bit for seriously. Basically, a REALTOR® obligates him or herself to a strict codes and ethics that are put in place to safeguard buyers and sellers. 

    Here’s an interesting fact: Agents who are not NAR members can’t call themselves REALTORS®.

    Want to learn more about how to become a REALTOR®? Simply drop me a line and let’s connect and I can explain in detail exactly what you need to do to get started!


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    Gregory Rutledge

    Gregory was originally born in Florida, but he moved to Tennessee in 2011 while serving in the military with the 101st Airborne Division. Soon after moving to Clarksville, he realized the diversity and the potential the rapidly growing community had. Therefore, he decided to make Clarksville his forever home. After leaving the military, Gregory began his undergraduate studies at Austin Peay State University majoring in the field of psychology. After graduating from Austin Peay, he decided to transition into the real estate business. Gregory is a Realtor for Century 21 Platinum Properties and a member of the Christian Black Team, who genuinely enjoys meeting and communicating with new people. He loves learning about people and gaining insight into how he can help them fulfill their real estate needs. Outside of real estate, Gregory loves to hunt, fish, camp, and spend quality time with close family and friends. Awards & Designations -National Association of Realtors -Tennessee Association of Realtors -Clarksville Association of Realtors -Military Relocation Specialist

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