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The term “REALTOR®” is not a generic term; it is a registered membership mark that identifies a licensed real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

REALTOR® real estate broker
REALTOR® = Member of NAR

Not all real estate brokers are REALTORS®, and clients can tell the difference.

Seattle King County REALTORS® supports the communities of King County by providing valuable information, resources, and services to our members and their clients. We promote and protect the rights of an ever-growing, diverse populace to own, transfer, and use real property.

Members of the DEI Committee. Photo by: WindowStill Photography (
While about 50% of brokers in King County are members of the REALTORS® Association,
of listed real estate transactions are brokered by REALTORS® in King County
estimate of recent transactions closed through the NWMLS

The REALTOR® Difference

REALTORS® promise fair and ethical treatment

Adherence to a strict Code of Ethics and training in Fair Housing principles is required for membership with the Association.

REALTORS® protect your homeownership rights

As a trade association, REALTORS® participate in efforts at the local, state, and national levels to advocate for current and aspiring homeowners, buyers, sellers, and brokers.

REALTORS® have access to powerful resources

The legal hotline can help REALTORS® through any transaction, and free tech help means that technology will never get in the way of getting the home you want.

REALTORS® have exceptional negotiation abilities

Members of the National Association of REALTORS® promote training in negotiation, ethics, contracts, and financing that help make a real estate transaction as smooth as possible.

REALTORS® ARE WELL informed about the real estate market & issues

Market research on topics from home prices and interest rates to decor trends and renovation ROI are readily available to both REALTORS® and the public.

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