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Old 03-30-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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No, only the first letter, and if I had an "R" -- the registered copyright symbol -- I'd use it. I was a Realtor for a full ten minutes or so (or so it seemed) many years ago.

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Don't you have to capitalize the whole word? "REALTORS" and add the little Registered Trademark?! How fancy.

Seeing it written like that makes me wonder what it stands for!

As someone looking for a house right now, I can definitely confirm that I hear and read A LOT about "ITB" and how it "adds value" and is "highly sought after". Even a listing that is in an undesirable area will shout its ITB-ness to the rooftops.

 
Old 03-30-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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No, only the first letter, and if I had an "R" -- the registered copyright symbol -- I'd use it.
Here -- you can borrow mine .....

Realtor®
 
Old 03-30-2010, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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REALTOR®
ALL CAPS, folks. It is a Registered Trademark in caps.
 
Old 03-30-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Knightdale, NC
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Marketers, Realtors...practically the same thing.

(Francois, married* to a Realtor...)



*in some states
And countries! Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Africa, Belgium and Spain. Maybe we can get WCPSS to slip in some special wording in their next resolution so we can get NC for you
 
Old 03-30-2010, 10:23 PM
 
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REALTOR®
ALL CAPS, folks. It is a Registered Trademark in caps.
My apologies .....

REALTOR®
 
Old 03-30-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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How weird! I think the ONLY place on the Internet it's written that way is on the site that describes how to use the word on the Internet -- but I can't link to real estate sites, so I won't.

It sounds obnoxious written that way: REALTOR® this. REALTOR® that. As if the writer were YELLING.

No wonder few people capitalize it.

REALTORS® apparently are VERY VERY POWERFUL.

The Internet wasn't invented when I was an agent. We just said "Realtor" (no caps, no copyright symbol) and lugged that big book around.

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REALTOR®
ALL CAPS, folks. It is a Registered Trademark in caps.
 
Old 03-30-2010, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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The Internet wasn't invented when I was an agent. We just said "Realtor" (no caps, no copyright symbol) and lugged that big book around.
As long as you don't say Real-LA-tor, I'm happy. That gets under my skin for some reason. There is clearly no A between the capital L and capital T in the revered title.
 
Old 03-30-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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Its not silly, it just that I am used to a different understanding of a capital city, coming from Europe.
Where there you go. North Carolina isn't a country. You're always welcome to visit Washington DC and see if it qualifies as a "city."
 
Old 03-30-2010, 11:20 PM
 
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Portland, Oregon. Back in the 80s it set a very strict urban growth boundary b/c it did not want to be a LA. Light rail was added in the mid-80s even though Portland was probably smaller in population size than Raleigh is now.
Please don't encourage her. Meadow -- don't move to Portland. You'd hate it.
 
Old 03-31-2010, 12:25 AM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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Did you hear about the Real-LA-tor who was also an ATH-ell-ete (athlete) and was in Fillim (film)? He bought his girlfriend some Jewellery (jewelry).

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As long as you don't say Real-LA-tor, I'm happy. That gets under my skin for some reason. There is clearly no A between the capital L and capital T in the revered title.
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