Only members of these associations can use the term REALTORS®. The term REALTORS® is not a synonym for “real estate agent.” It is a distinctive and exclusive designation for those within the membership of the National Association of REALTORS®. The term connotes business competence and high standards of business conduct. Each member pledges to observe a strict Code of Ethics written by the National Association of REALTORS®. The preamble calls for every REALTOR® to work for the preservation of the free enterprise system and the protection of private property ownership.
The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® provides its members with the education they need to achieve the highest degree of professionalism in their fields. It is one of the few Boards in Texas that is certified by the Texas Real Estate Commission to operate a real estate school. All the courses offered are accredited for broker or salesman licensure. SABOR’s various committees’ also present seminars covering all areas of real estate from financing to equal opportunity in housing.
REALTORS® keep themselves informed on matters affecting real estate in their community, state and nation so that they may contribute responsibly to public thinking. SABOR monitors the legislation and public policy affecting the real estate industry. The National Association of REALTORS® keeps REALTORS® informed on decisions by the United States Congress and engages them with electronic “Call to Action” campaigns regarding private property rights and real estate related issues.
Real estate is a competitive business. REALTORS® know the importance of cooperation and that is the basis for SABOR’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Members of the MLS provide and share information regarding properties they represent.
As the founders of the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® did in their time, today’s members work for the protection of private property ownership and to better serve the community in which they live.