Why Is Realtor Capitalized?

Q: Why is “realtor” often capitalized?

A: The term is often capitalized because it’s a registered trademark in the US for a member of the National Association of Realtors.

Should real estate agent be capitalized?

The stylebook says Realtor is supposed to be capitalized. “Realtor: The term real estate agent is preferred. Use Realtor only if there is a reason to indicate that the individual is a member of the National Association of Realtors.”

Why is realtor in all caps?

The short answer to the question is REALTOR® is a registered trademark so yes, I have to put it in all caps. Technically speaking, it is pronounced as it is written and not the “Realator” that we often hear. A lot of agents get upset about pronunciation, but honestly, I don’t care how you pronounce it.

Is realtor a trademarked word?

The term REALTOR® is not only a trademark owned by NAR and protected by federal law, it’s a valuable membership benefit that distinguishes members from other real estate licensees.

How do you get the Realtor symbol?

Including the registered symbol to can easily be done using the “computer code” for the appropriate symbol. When in the field where you wish to enter the symbol, simply hold down the Alt key on your keyboard and type the numbers 0174 using the number pad.

Can you have realtor in your domain name?

The term REALTOR®, whether used as part of a domain name or in some other fashion, must refer to a member or a member’s firm. The term REALTOR® may not be used with descriptive words or phrases. For example, Number1realtor.com, numberone-realtor.com, chicagorealtors.org or realtorproperties.com are all incorrect.

Are job titles capitalized?

To summarize the capitalization of job titles, you capitalize the job title when it comes immediately before the name, in a formal context or in direct address. It is not generally capitalized if it comes after the person’s name, or if there is a “the” before it.

Can I use the word Realtor in my business name?

You can use the word realty in your business name and in your website domain name. You cannot however, use the word “Realtor®” or “Realtors®” or “Realtor-Associates®” (unless they apply to you and your company) as those marks are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Can I use my nickname in real estate?

An individual who is a Department of Real Estate (DRE) licensee may use a nickname in place of his legal first name in his real estate practice, provided the nickname is accompanied by his last name and his DRE license number.

No, the REALTOR® marks cannot be included in the legal or DBA name of any firm. Members are authorized to use the REALTOR® marks in conjunction with the legal name of their real estate business (i.e., real estate brokerage) in advertising, signage, etc. 5.