Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)

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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have wondered since I got into the business about some of the people that seem to be the most successful.  They certainly aren't people that I would trust with my business.

Feb 01, 2021 03:46 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

They don't speak right anyway. Bad vocabulary is not against the COE.

Feb 01, 2021 06:06 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Do you know how I prevent saying the word wrong? 

In 30 years in this biz, I have never referred to myself as a realator, realtor, realter, realitor, real estate agent or anything similiar...I do not want to be lumped into the same catagory of realtors that don't know what they are doing.

I seriously don't care how it is pronounced...I only care if the agent knows how to read the contract...or pay me the referral fees that they agreed to.

Eve

Feb 01, 2021 05:26 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

And how about the ones who pronounce it Realitor? Just as bad!

Feb 01, 2021 04:36 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It boggles the mind, Bob. I can understand when a member of the public might mispronounce, but for a Realtor... it's unforgivable.

Feb 01, 2021 04:08 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN AND WAITING FOR YOU

I always wonde when I watch tv. These days.  Just saying...

Feb 01, 2021 03:42 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It amazes me when I hear Realtors, Lenders, and others pronounce it in a number of ways other than Real-tor. 

Feb 01, 2021 08:10 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a common error.

Feb 01, 2021 07:50 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have actually received critisism for proper enunciation.
Seriously, it is not a 'possum.'
Then there's the Amadillo, a Spanish word pronounced exactly like the 'll' in quesadilla.
Realator is an effort to reach the lowest common demoninator. And, she's a Top Producer. Maybe we have succumbed to consentual delusion. It seems how Realtor is pronounced matters little to the LCD. 

Feb 01, 2021 05:44 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have heard that as well, and said, "huh?" 

 

Feb 01, 2021 05:29 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I know lots of "Top Producers" who can't manage to say it properly.  I don't know how we can expect the public to get it right, when we "Real-A-Tors" can't manage.

Feb 01, 2021 09:31 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Reel - A- Tour is often heard

Feb 01, 2021 08:15 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Kinda like using the term irregardless...lol 

Feb 01, 2021 09:54 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Two factors are at play here. The first is that NAR did not take time to correct those early agents who were not advised about REALTOR and its correct pronuciation. Second is if my multi-million dollar customers want to add an extra "a" into the word who am I to argue with their flagrant mistaken action.

Feb 01, 2021 09:50 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I tried watching NY and LA, and found them to be too scripted.  Are they really REALTORS, or actors.

Feb 01, 2021 04:56 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

It is sometimes difficult to relate to other agents.

Feb 01, 2021 11:33 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Why would their pronunciation be any more correct than the rest of the program details?

Feb 01, 2021 11:22 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Must be that LA accent!

Feb 01, 2021 10:46 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

I think that there is a lot of BS in these shows.  I watched it once, and that was that.  A

Feb 01, 2021 09:29 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Ia knowa whata youa meana Boba...

Feb 01, 2021 11:11 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I have a best friend that's hispanic and pronounces my name "Yon".  When he expresses humor in text instead of "haha" he types "jajajaja"

He's an awesome person, great father, husband, and friend, and I don't really care how he pronounces anything.

I feel the same about Realtors.  If they're doing a great job and representing the profession by serving their clients, and communities, I don't care about pronunciation, ALLCAPS, a little r with a cirle around it, or anything else.  I'll take a great agent that calls themself a "reeliter" over a shoddy one who calls themselves a Realtor and types it ALLCAPS with the registered trademark symbol.

Feb 01, 2021 06:14 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I teach it as two words to pronounce it correctly 

Real Tour 

Feb 02, 2021 06:35 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

HaHa! Just goes to show how legit these TV 'real-a-ty' shows really are!

Feb 01, 2021 07:35 PM