Similarly, not all doctors practice medicine. - Some are Phds. Some are scientists.
All of us. Please make it clear that 1.Not all RE Pros are licensees (some are investors) 2. Not all licensees are Realtors.
Gail, if you are not able to think clearly and act objectively with your own assets, how can a consumer have confidence in you to do the best for their asset?
As far as your response JIm; in New York State, if a person sells or leases property for someone else, they are required to have a license and adhere to NYS Real Property Law. The word Realtor is a branding term for those who are licensed , join the Nation Association of Realtors and have achieved Realtor status. I guess if you are going to compare it to the medical profession, it is like being "Board Certified".
My personal feeling is you are sending a terrible message to the consumers; a Realtor not using our resources or a Realtor.
As a Broker and a homeowner/investor, I would never attempt to handle my own properties...just as consumers should not be selling by owner; we are all too close to be able to think and act clearly and objectively.
Broker, CRS, GRI, ePro
Raving Real Estate
Laramie, WY 82070