People may assume that the term Realtor® applies to anyone holding a real estate license.
While all real estate brokers must be licensed, not all real estate licenses are Realtors®. There currently are more than 3,000 active licensed real estate professionals in Snohomish County; 1,400 of which have earned the right to call themselves Realtors®.
Realtors® subscribe to a written code of ethics and have access to exclusive education, business and market information.
For the past 100 years, when brokers choose to become Realtor® members they are agreeing to abide by a strict Realtor® Code of Ethics that demands a higher standard of professional conduct.
In doing this, Realtors® maintain and improve the standards of their industry and share with their fellow Realtors® a common responsibility for integrity and honor by protecting the interest of consumers.
In addition to belonging to the largest professional association in the world, Realtors® are also active members in their local communities. Realtors® strive to create vibrant communities in which they live and work by advocating for the rights of homeowners and participating in neighborhood service activities.
The Snohomish County-Camano Association of Realtors® annually organizes a park clean-up event, local food drive and a charity auction to aid the homeless.
As state in the preamble of the National Association of Realtors® Code of Ethics, “The term realtor has come to connote competency, fairness and high integrity resulting from adherence to a lofty ideal of moral conduct in business relations.”
The Snohomish County-Camano Association of Realtors® is “the Voice for Real Estate in Snohomish County.” If you have questions for our expert about real estate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.