With all very good answers below ~
We RealtorsÂ® are abide by the code of ethics (see the link below):
In my four years of practicing Real Estate, I have never met any real estate agent here in Northern Virginia who is not a member of RealtorÂ® Association. I am an active member of our Prince William County Association of RealtorsÂ®, Northern Virginia Association of RealtorsÂ® and National Association of RealtorsÂ®.
Being RealtorsÂ® we have greater responsibility on our shoulders towards our clients' real estate needs, as members for RealtorÂ® Association we have access to many resources including but not limited to up-to-date real estate news and market trends.
You may want to check with the real estate agent who you've picked/ liked, he/ she might also carry the RealtorÂ® badge.
As always said: I highly encourage the you interview different RealtorsÂ® / Agents before you sign a contract to understand your options and to know who will serve you the best.
Hope this information is helpful to you!!
Faiza Alvi - RealtorÂ®
Prince William Realty, Inc.
MILLION DOLLAR CLUB - PWAR 2011
Real Estate is about building relationships
& serving clients with honesty, integrity & passion.