What is a REALTOR®?

A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The National Association of REALTORS® is a membership organization of over 1.3 million real estate agents in the United States. A licensed real estate agent does not have to be a member of NAR to practice real estate.


Why use a REALTOR®?

When you are looking for help buying or selling property, it's important to remember that the term "real estate agent" and the word "REALTOR®" are not synonymous. REALTORS® can provide an extra level of service, and to be a REALTOR you must be a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The NAR is a non-profit trade organization that promotes high professional standards in real estate information, education and professional standards.

The National Association of REALTORS® also has earned a strong reputation for actively championing private property rights and working to make home ownership affordable and accessible.

Code of Ethics

NAR members adhere to a strict code of ethics founded on the principle of providing fair and hones service to all consumers. REALTOR® business practices are monitored at local board levels. Arbitration and disciplinary systems are in place to address complaints from the public or board members. This local oversight keeps REALTORS® directly accountable to the individual consumers they serve. Real estate licensees who are not REALTORS®, work solely under state/provincial licensing regulations.

Ethics Complaint


The Camden/Charlton County Board of REALTORS® is a professional member services association. The Board was established to serve as the REALTORS® advocate and serve the community. We promote and maintain the high standards of conduct for the real estate profession as expressed in the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®.


The vision of the Camden/Charton County Board of REALTORS® is to promote a positive professional REALTOR® image through knowledge of:

  • Professional and Ethical Standards of Practice
  • Real Estate Business Practices
  • Community Needs
  • Industry Trends
  • Private Property Rights