I Spy: a REALTOR®

by Brad Feuerstein on September 3, 2010



The other day I attended a GRI class at a local association, and the instant I got to the parking lot, it was clear that I was surrounded by REALTORS®. Almost every car in the lot had a custom license plate to show that the person driving sold homes, land or the like. This got me thinking, “How many REALTORS® have custom license plates?”

Let’s see how many people in Arizona are proud to be a REALTOR®. If you have a real-estate-related plate, send a photo of it to aarwebmaster@aaronline.com and I’ll add it to this post. Or you can just tell us what it says in the comments box below. [For the tech-savvy readers, you can use the HTML <img> tag to embed an online image or <a href> tag to embed a link in the comments box below.]

Note from the editor: The custom license plate image above is an illustration for the purposes of this story only and in no way condones the misuse of the REALTOR® trademark. So there.


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Brad Feuerstein

Brad Feuerstein was the webmaster for the Arizona Association of REALTORS®. Follow on Twitter.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Christine Hocking September 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm

My license plate is:

BYHOWZS

Susan Talarico September 3, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Isn’t this a violation of the word “Realtor”?

Sage Dillon September 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm

@Susan, did you not see the “note from the editor” at the bottom? ;)

In point of fact, a REALTOR® association is allowed to use its location and the word REALTOR® together. An individual agent or firm cannot. For example, the Florida Association of REALTORS® is perfectly within the trademark rules to use http://www.floridarealtors.org/ as its URL. So if AAR owned a car, the association could have that on its license plate. But we don’t. It’s just an illustration. :)

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