A: The term is often capitalized because it’s a registered trademark in the US for a member of the National Association of Realtors.
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage capitalizes the term too, and says the “preferred generic terms are real estate agent and real estate broker.”
Does the word realtor need to be capitalized?
Job titles are not generally capitalized. The stylebook says Realtor is supposed to be capitalized. However, lest you think we’ve caved in to some kind of outside influence, please allow us to share the entire passage in the Stylebook regarding use of the word: “Realtor: The term real estate agent is preferred.
Are realtors all caps?
The preferred form of the term is REALTOR®—in all caps, and using the registered trademark symbol. If using the symbol isn’t possible, then the next best form is in all caps: REALTOR.
Can I use the word Realtor?
Use the marks Realtor®, only when referring to a member of the National Association. Do not use the marks interchangeably with “real estate broker” or “real estate agent.” The term REALTOR® does not denote a vocation.
How do you get the Realtor symbol?
How to Type the Registered Trademark Symbol
- Hold down the “Alt” key and type 0174 using the number pad on the right of the keyboard if using a Windows-based computer.
- Hold down the “Option” key in the lower row of the keyboard and press “R” if using a Macintosh computer.