Although the terms real estate agent and Realtor are synonymous and often used interchangeably, there is one critical difference between the two.
A Realtor is a part of the National Association of REALTORS®, which has been around for over a century. Being a member in this association means adhering to their extensive code of ethics. This code of ethics contains 17 articles that can be read here:Realtor code of ethics.
Essentially this code ensures that your experience with a Realtor will be a worry free one, assuming they honor the principals. So next time you seek the services of someone in the real estate profession, remember that a Realtor is a safer bet.Michelle Potter, Realtor in Denver
5280 Magazine "5 Star Denver Real Estate Agent"