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Old 04-06-2011, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by tony View Post
The same thing happened with the word realtor. They wanted it used each time capitalized and followed by the registration mark of the circled R. RealtorŪ is owned by the National Board of Realtors. It is not a word for general use, and the national board would take official umbrage. I, of course, put a stop to its being used at all and instead we called them real estate brokers, which is not registered.
Hi Mr. Tony,
True, Realtor is a registered trademark and should never be lowercase. However, a real estate broker is not the same as a real estate agent. Most people who use Realtor incorrectly are referring to real estate agents, not brokers.

Oh wait. Since I'm neither an English major nor a lawyer, I guess you didn't ask me.

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