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  • n. A person or business that sells or leases out real estate, acting as an agent for the property owner.


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Coined by Charles N. Chadbourn in 1916, from real (in real estate) and -or, based on the model of Latin agent nouns ending in -tor (such as actor, creator), to refer to real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of Realtors, a trade association in the United States.


  • Of course, everyone posting here realizes that the word "realtor" is a trademark.

    Realtor sites

  • Honestly, the realtor is truly a road block for the new consumer world.

    Real estate agents are next « BuzzMachine

  • And the statement earlier about the “demand” for the realtor is true, but now there is demand for something else, but the pioneers are being blocked from meeting these demands.

    Real estate agents are next « BuzzMachine

  • HomePriceMaps. com DATA PORN, i mean aren†™ t we helping the consumer make better informed decisions, thus not relying upon the realtor as much, or at least giving the consumer the ability to know when his realtor is screwing him over? since when is that porn?

    Real estate agents are next « BuzzMachine

  • I called the realtor with a sign up across the street - she didn't answer.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The realtor is Teresa Martinez,, at www.


  • We get there and another realtor is taking a couple through.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • When I called my realtor to draft up the paperwork, she told me that owner financing is no longer available unless if the seller lived there, and I remembered reading about that here.

    BiggerPockets Forums

  • If someone calls your realtor with an offer or even an attempt to talk about the very house he is just trying to convince you to buy, chances are he is trying to break your hesitation by creating some nonexistent party that supposedly is after this very house.

    Bad Credit Advisor

  • Come next morning we called our realtor in California, they had a bank transaction problem and the bank of the builders, is letting the builder not to let us in the new house?

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local


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  • Sandra says, "real-uh-ter"

    September 12, 2009

  • See this map for American pronunciation.

    April 11, 2008