Real estate brokers and their
salespersons commonly called "real estate agents"
assist sellers in marketing their property and selling it
for the highest possible price under the best terms. When The difference
between salespersons and brokers
In the past, when brokers (and their agents) only represented sellers, the
term ‘’real estate salesperson’’ may have been more appropriate than it is
today, given the different ways that brokers and their agents can help a
buyer through the process rather than simply “sell’’ him or her a
property. Legally however, the term 'salesperson' is still used in many
states to describe a real estate agent.
Real estate education: In order to become licensed, most states require
that an applicant take a minimum number of classes before taking the state
licensing exam. Such education is often provided by real estate brokerages
as a means to finding new agents.
Today in many states, the real estate agent (acting as an agent of the
broker with whom he/she is employed) is required to disclose to
prospective buyers and sellers who represents whom. See below for a
broker/agent’s relationship to sellers and their relationship to buyers.
While some people may refer to any licensed real estate agent as a real
estate broker, a licensed real estate agent is a professional who has
obtained either a real estate salesperson's license or a real estate
In the United States, there are commonly two levels of real estate
professionals licensed by the individual states, but not by the federal
Real estate salesperson: When a person first becomes
licensed to become a real estate agent, he/she obtains a real estate
salesperson's license from the state in which he/she will practice. To
obtain a real estate license, the candidate must take specific coursework
(of between 40 and 90 hours) and then pass a state exam on real estate law
and practice. In order to work, salespersons must then be associated with
(and act under the authority of) a real estate broker.
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Many states also have reciprocal agreements with other states,
allowing a licensed individual from a qualified state to take the
second state's exam without completing the course requirements, or, in
some cases, take only a state law exam.
Real estate broker: After gaining some years of experience in real
estate sales, a salesperson may decide to become licensed as a real
estate broker. Commonly more course work and a broker's state exam on
real estate law must be passed. Upon obtaining a broker's license, a
real estate agent may continue to work for another broker in a similar
capacity as before (often referred to as a broker associate or
associate broker) or take charge of his/her own brokerage and hire
other salespersons (or broker) licensees. Becoming a branch office
manager may or may not require a broker's license. Some states such as
New York allow licensed attorneys to become real estate brokers
without taking any exam. In states, such as Colorado, there are no
"salespeople", as all licensees are Brokers.
A REALTOR, pronounced “Real-tor” (rē΄əl tōr), is a real estate
salesperson or broker who is a member of the National Association of
Realtors (NAR). All Realtors are brokers/salespersons, but not all
brokers/salespersons are Realtors.
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