A Realtor with her clients.
A man who works for Century 21 and who lists your house for sale when you need to move is an example of a Realtor.
Origin of Realtorfrom realty + -or
- According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) web site, realtor "is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of Realtors and subscribes to its code of ethics." The NAR spells "realtor" in all capital letters.
Coined by Charles N. Chadbourn in 1916, from real (in real estate) and -or, based on the model of Latin agent nouns ending in -tor (such as actor, creator), to refer to real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of Realtors, a trade association in the United States.