businessman-481113_1920If you’re an up and coming Realtor, you may be just getting into the swing of things, and you may not be familiar with all of the lingo and jargon yet. Lucky for you, Real Estate Closing Solutions, leaders in Orlando title insurance, is here to help you navigate all of the aspects of your new career. The first thing that most people get confused about is the various titles that people within the real estate industry can attach to their name. While many consumers or clients use these titles interchangeably, there is most certainly a difference, and we are going to explore the differences in these titles for real estate professionals.

Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is someone who has studied, tested, and obtained a real estate license. Now, just because that individual has a real estate license, he or she may be a sales professional, an associate broker, or just a broker. While it varies from state to state, there are a minimum number of classes and a state test you must pass in order to earn your license.

REALTOR®

A REALTOR® is a real estate agent that is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. When you’re a member of this association, you must uphold the standards of practice and the code of ethics put forth.

Real Estate Broker

A real estate broker is someone who has studied and received an education that goes beyond the level of a real estate agent. The requirements to become a real estate broker are administered on the state level, and the individual must pass a broker’s license exam. A real estate broker can work on their own, or they can hire people to work for them.

Real Estate Sales Professional

A real estate sales professional can be used interchangeably with a real estate agent.

Real Estate Associate Broker

A real estate associate broker is someone who has earned an education, as well as a broker’s license, but they have decided to work under another broker within their career rather than have other real estate professionals work under herself or himself.

Real Estate Closing Solutions works with the best and most seasoned real estate agents in the Orlando area. If you’re looking to get in the real estate business or you are already a real estate agent looking for a Orlando title insurance and closing company to work with, give us a call and we can help you along in the process.