Why is REALTOR® capitalized and trademarked?

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is the largest trade association in the United States.  Its equivalent in other fields would be the American Bar Association for lawyers, or the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or the American Medical Association…etc.  There are over 1 million members of NAR.

According the NAR website, “the term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics”.

All of our real estate agents at Manitou Springs Real Estate are REALTORS®.