Confused About Real Estate Designations? Broker, Sales Representative, Agent, Brokerage, REALTOR®

Did you know?
Not all registered brokers or sales representatives are REALTORS®.

The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by CREA and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA.

Maybe you’re buying a home for the first time. Or maybe you’re selling your old home to move to something new. Whether buying or selling, you’re involved in an intricate process requiring many specialists. One of these specialists might be a REALTOR®, who’s responsible for making the transaction as easy as possible for you.

The REALTOR® Difference

However, not every licensed or registered broker or sale representative is a REALTOR®. To be a REALTOR®, the registered broker or sales representative must be a member of The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). And to be a member of CREA, brokers and sales representatives are expected to be:

  • Committed to the REALTOR® Code: The code is the accepted standard of conduct for all real estate practitioners who are REALTORS®.
    It’s your guarantee of professional conduct and the quality service.
    Read more about the REALTOR® Code:
  • Knowledgeable about developments in real estate: A REALTOR® can get you the information needed to make an informed decision: comparable prices, neighbourhood trends, housing market conditions and more.
  • Actively updating education: Through courses, workshops and other professional development, a REALTOR® maintains a high level of current knowledge about real estate. 

 REALTORS® also have access to Board MLS® Systems, which facilitate the cooperate sale of properties to benefit consumers.

Benefits of Hiring a Local REALTOR®

Whether buying or selling a home, you can trust that your local REALTOR® will ensure the transaction is completed competently and professionally.
You don’t have to worry about the details – your local REALTOR® can take care of them for you.
By using a local REALTOR® you can get advice from someone with an intimate knowledge of the local housing market and you can count on the help of a professional who has committed to serve with integrity and competence. Source:

Have questions?

Contact me today. I'm here to help. 😃

Fred Heinzler

- Broker

- Local REALTOR® 


Century 21® Granite Realty Group Ltd. Brokerage 
Dorset, Ontario Branch Office

Box 368
1103 Main St., Dorset, Ontario P0A 1E0



Office: 705-766-2422 
Direct: 705-788-5825

"Get SOLD With Fred"
*Note: DorsetOntario© logo used under authority of owner, Fred Heinzler. The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license. The intent of this communication is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a solicitation to anyone under contract with another real estate brokerage organization. CENTURY 21® is a registered trademark owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC, used under license. Each office is independently owned and operated. ®(™) Registered trademarks of Century 21 Real Estate LLC used under license.


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