It may surprise you to know that real estate agents aren’t always realtors. That’s why I wanted to make the distinction between the two in the Home Staging Glossary by Staging Diva. If you look closely, you’ll see that Realtor has a ® symbol after it – an important detail to note.
The entry in the glossary for Realtor® reads:
People often assume that the term realtor can be used interchangeably with real estate agent. REALTOR® is actually a registered trademark of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and only their members can properly be referred to as a REALTOR®.
If you’re using the word realtor in your website content, you can get in trouble because it is a trademarked phrase. When you make mention of a real estate agent and you know they are, in fact, a REALTOR® then you must type the word in capital letters with the ® symbol after it.
There are lots of great tidbits of information like this in the Home Staging Glossary. Please take a few minutes to peruse some of the entries there. You won’t find strict dictionary-type definitions. Instead I’ve tried to breathe more life into each entry by adding tips or a link to an article on the subject.
Your suggestions for new additions to the Staging Glossary are especially welcome as it’s hard for me to think of all the terms you might like more information on by myself.
Is there a word or phrase related to the staging or real estate industry that you are unsure of? Leave a comment and let me know what it is so I can add a definition and other helpful tips on the subject to the glossary!
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Inc.
Debra Gould knows how to make money as a home stager and she developed the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program to teach others how to earn a living doing something they love.