A REALTOR® is a Member of NAR National Association of Realtors
At RIHOH we are more than just real estate practitioners, we adhere to a strict Code of Ethics that protects clients, the public, and other real estate agents. We have exclusive membership benefit that distinguishes us from other real estate licensees. A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and the term REALTOR® should never be used as a replacement for "real estate agent."

The REALTOR® trademarks include:

  • REALTOR®

  • REALTORS®

  • REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®

  • the REALTOR® block "R" logo

ABR® Accredited Buyers Representative

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process. Carolyn and I both went back to school to have this certification. I am attending the SRS® in September.

SRS®  Seller Representative Specialist

The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation.  It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.

MRP MIlitary Relocation Professional

The Military Relocation Professional (MRP)certification is for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members. The MRP certification program educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. service members and their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support. 

Real Estate Broker / Real Estate Agent

The biggest distinction among the three is that a broker can work on his or her own, while an agent has to work under a licensed broker. A real estate broker must be a full-time agent first for 2 years and continue their education for 95 classroom hours.