Why it pays to work with a REALTOR®
A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate salesperson or broker who chooses to belong to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the largest trade group in the country. Every real estate licensee in New York must follow New York state real estate license law as enforced by the NY Dept. of State, but by choosing to be a REALTOR®, the real estate professional is held to a higher ethical standard than other real estate licensees and must adhere to the REALTOR Code of Ethics. These higher standards of practice are enforced by NAR as well as the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® and the New York State Association of REALTORS®. Not every real estate agent is a REALTOR® and are held to these higher standards, make sure to ask if your agent is.