WMLAR Staff: Jodi Thelen, Director of Member Services
Per the National Association of REALTORS®, “The term REALTOR® has one, and only one, meaning: REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. The single most important rule governing the MARK is that it may only be used to convey this meaning, and never used to convey another meaning ……
Members are licensed to use the MARKS only in connection with their real estate business. According to Article III, Section I of the NAR Constitution, the term “real estate business” includes: real estate brokerage, management, appraising, land development, or building. The MARKS may not be used in connection with any other business or personal activities in which a member is engaged.”
For example, a real estate agent is a REALTOR® when they become a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, agrees to its Code of Ethics and other rules which include membership in that agent’s state Association and Local Association of their choice.*
All new and transferring REALTOR® Members must agree to attend WMLAR’s New Member Orientation within their next two program offerings following date of application. Failure to meet this requirement may result in membership termination.
WMLAR Affiliate Membership are for those industry related professionals such as mortgage lending offices, title agency professionals, home inspectors, pest mitigation professionals, photographers and more.