Not every agent or broker is a REALTOR®! Here are the advantages of working with a REALTOR® when buying or selling real estate. The decision to buy or sell real estate is one of the most important ones you can make. A REALTOR® has the interest, resources, and dedication to guide you through the process. When the public asks for a REALTOR® or seeks the REALTOR® trademark, they are getting more than a real estate licensee-they are getting a member of their local association of REALTORS®, Illinois Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®. REALTORS® subscribe to the Association's strict Code of Ethics, encouraging high professional standards through required educational programs, professional certification, code of ethics and principles of real estate sales practices. Only a REALTOR® can display the REALTOR® logo which is a federally registered mark licensed exclusively to the members of the National Association of REALTORS®. This mark represents a high standard of professional conduct in serving the interests of clients and customers.