Did you know that real estate agents can be REALTORS®, but not all are? "What's the difference, you ask?" We all must be licensed to sell Real Estate, but some of us can choose to be a part of the National Association of REALTORS® and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. When a Real Estate Agent is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, this means that he or she must uphold the standards of the association and its code of ethics. With this comes training, continuing education, we must follow abide by the code of ethics, be a part of a local association, etc. This takes time, money and dedication.
I'm a member of the Sumner Association of REALTORS® in Hendersonville, TN. I am now serving on our Education Committee for 2019 where we can help other REALTORS® by making sure we set up CE Classes, Designation & Certification Classes and other training from our local MLS, so that there is no excuse to not get the education you need to become the best you can for your clients.
Last year, one of my goals was to get Designations and Certifications and I accomplished that by working hard and getting my ABR® Designation and e-PRO® Certification in 2018. This year I will strive to get more of those, because I firmly believe in education to better serve my clients in the Real Estate Industry. Even if I have taken a class once, I will always retake the course, because I have found that as things change, I need to make sure I stay up to date on what's going on in the todays market. It only gives more knowledge and expertise in all areas of my business, which helps me to better serve my clients, whether they are buying or selling a home.
Article Written by: Audra Hicks