This one's actually more complicated than meets the eye.
There are several designations among real estate professionals including Real Estate Agent, REALTOR, broker, associate broker, and broker-in-charge. So, what's the big difference?
The most general title is "Real Estate Agent" and though state requirements vary, anyone who earns their real estate license through state-certified classes and tests can be called a real estate agent.
A REALTOR® (sometimes called "Realtor") is a real estate agent who is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. Though the term REALTOR® is used generally to describe most real estate pros, technically only those who belong to the association and therefore agree to its code of standards and…