Are all real estate agents Realtors?
Absolutely not! More and more real estate agents are leaving the Realtor origination. There is something the public doesn’t understand. The Realtor origination is a trademark and their major function is a lobbying group. Yep that is the main function of the national association of Realtors. They donate to different politicians that are friendly to the real estate industry.
The Realtor Code of Ethics
The NAR requires their Realtors to take a 4 hour ethics course. As a real estate agent for as long as I have been (and a Realtor for 7 years of my career) I always found that strange. I am a firm believer someone is either ethical or not. If someone needs a class to tell them right from wrong… Well they just might do wrong sometimes. A 4 hour class could never cover all eventual things that you may need to know that is right from wrong. Most of the code of ethics is how to treat other agents. It also gives Realtors the ability to file a grievance against other Realtors.
Donating to Realtor Association is Pretty Much Just a Donation To The Political Machine
NAR is the administration arm of RPAC the political action committee for the real estate industry. As a consumer buyers and sellers should know RPAC plays both sides. They support Democrats, Republicans and all other politicians. Dues are anywhere from $700 to $1500 per year. Whatever your political views are, chances are Realtor PAC donates to the other side.
Are Realtors More Ethical Than Other Real Estate Agents?
Watching a 4 hour video every 2 years does not make a person more ethical. There are also some areas where all real estate agents are forced to be a Realtor. They are unable to hold a license or access the MLS so they are forced to pay to the NAR. Only about 60% of real estate agents are Realtors. Many real estate agents are leaving NAR. They are not in line with people’s politics and many agents are not seeing the value of the organization. It is a shame because something that started out as a good idea has turned into another business that has gotten too big for their bitches. Many agents say they don’t like most or any of the things NAR now represents.
Are Realtors in Any Way Better Thank Real Estate That Don’t Donate to Their Political Agenda
Absolutely not. Although they act like agents that are members of their political group some how instantly become better agents and brokers that seems to be pretty unlikely. Are Realtors required to be nicer to fellow Realtors? Well yes but not sure how that helps the general public. We have a strict “Be Nice to EVRYONE” policy here at Orson Hill Realty.
We have the best listing agents. We can list any home in Colorado. We specialize in luxury homes and horse properties but will work at any price point. We treat all clients the same. You get luxury service for any priced home. We sell your home fast and for the right price.
Our team of buyer agents for helping you find a home know the area. They are very experienced and know how to negotiate the best price for you based on the real estate market conditions. Sign up on our website for real time property alerts.
We Are High Tech
We are a high tech brokerage. We have multiple high traffic websites and market your home throughout the internet with digital marketing and on our websites. 90% of buyers find their home online. Our technology help our buyers and sellers call us to find out how!
Downtown Evergreen Colorado Evergreen is located in the Rocky Mountains 19 miles west of Denver, Colorado, at an elevation of 7,220 feet (2,200 meters). Evergreen Lake is a charming public lake and park in Evergreen, with stunning panoramic views of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Highway 74 travels south from
Living off-grid in the Rocky Mountains is a dream that can easily come true in Corado, Colorado. The Rocky Mountains are known for their wide variety of climates, the outdoors, and the peace and serenity. Off-grid homes are located across the country, from Florida to Maine. All Natural Lighting Corado is
Downtown Evergreen Colorado Table of Contents What To Do: The Best Things To Do Downtown Evergreen Colorado Evergreen Colorado has a great little downtown area. Events all the time and great restaurants and shops. Downtown Evergreen Colorado has something for everyone to do. From the Dam Ducky Derby to the Christmas walk, Downtown
Conifer Colorado: The Hidden Gem of Denver Mountain Towns Conifer Colorado is located just up 285 from Denver. A great little mountain town with charm and beautiful scenery. Lower property values than most Denver Foothill towns it offers a mixture of great people and wildlife. Plenty of things to do everything
Lakewood Colorado Lakewood, Colorado: Your Guide to the Denver Suburb Lakewood Colorado is just outside Denver, CO. This city is growing and expanding and has something for everyone. Lakewood, Colorado: Your Guide to the Denver Suburb The History of Lakewood Lakewood was a stage stop on the railroad line. The area’s
A Guide to Evergreen Colorado: A Denver Mountain Town with Charm A Guide to Evergreen Colorado: A Denver Mountain Town with Charm. Evergreen Colorado is about 15 miles west of Denver, CO. Downtown Evergreen has a ton to do and just a couple hours to world class skiing. What is Evergreen?