I served as faculty, administrator and project manager at the University for 25 years ~ prior to the start of my Real Estate career in 2006.
To earn a designation, a REALTOR® has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry. In addition to my Master of Science Education degree (MSEd), I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI), Senior's Real Estate Specialists (SRES 55+) and a Notary. Life-long Learning is very important!
Code of Ethics:
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
*Loyalty to clients
*Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients
*Cooperation with competitors
*Truthfulness in statements and advertising
* Non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.
What it Means to be a REALTOR®:
A REALTOR® is a member of the local, state and National Association of Realtors and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Continuing education is required to maintain a license and is critical in staying informed and up to date with technology and the relevant industries.