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Real Estate Agent ≠ REALTOR®

While both sell real estate, REALTOR® is not just an agent. REALTORS® are professional members of the National Association of REALTORS®, bound by the professional standards of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

1. An expert guide.

Selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal and avoid delays or costly mistakes. Also, there’s a lot of jargon involved, so you want to work with a professional who can speak the language.

2. Objective information and opinions.

REALTORS® can provide local information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They also have objective information about each property. REALTORS® can use that data to help you determine if the property has what you need.

3. Property marketing power.

Property doesn’t sell due to advertising alone. A large share of real estate sales comes as the result of a practitioner’s contacts with previous clients, friends, and family. When a property is marketed by a REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.

4. Negotiation knowledge.

There are many factors up for discussion in a deal. A REALTOR® will look at every angle from your perspective, including crafting a purchase agreement that allows you the flexibility you need to take that next step.

5. Up-to-date experience.

Most people only sell a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each sale. Even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. REALTORS® handle hundreds of transactions over the course of their career.

6. Your rock during emotional moments.

A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. And for most people, property represents the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on the issues most important to you.

7. Ethical treatment.

1.Every REALTOR® must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a REALTOR® ‘s client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters.

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FCBR Committees

Rookie Club

Rookie Club provides real estate professionals, no matter what stage of their career, an opportunity to network with fellow members while gaining valuable information and resources to help them build and grow their business.
2023 Chair: Andrea Jones,

Community Outreach Committee

The Community Outreach Committee is dedicated to supporting programs for non-profit organizations with housing-related endeavors, this committee strives to provide services that enhance the community and support the overall quality of life for our community.
2023 Chair: Siduri Taylor,

Government Affairs Committee (GAC)

The purpose of the Government Affairs Committee is to provide an open setting for speakers, member involvement and information sharing related to government advocacy, public policy matters and related civic matters.
2022 Chair: Marcus Valdez,

REALTOR Political Action Committee (RPAC)

The purpose of the REALTOR® Political Action Committee is to educate and solicit RPAC investments annually with a key focus on securing major investors, as well as broad-based, lower-level investments from FCBR members.
2023 Chair: Charity Vermeer,
FCBR Annual Member Awards

Each year, at the Installation of our new Board of Directors in September, FCBR recognizes and honors exemplary members who excel in real estate and association involvement. The awards presented at this annual event include:

The REALTOR® of the Year Award is presented to a REALTOR® who, during his/her professional career, has consistently served the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® on National, State and/or Local levels.

The spirit of the Distinguished Service Award is intended to honor one who has made significant service contribution(s) to the REALTOR® community and to the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®.

The Good Neighbor Award is presented to a REALTOR® member who has demonstrated distinguished service to a community.


The Rookie of the Year Award is based on the Rookie’s first 12 months of performance in real estate.

As a new member, get your first year started off right! Click here to review the eligibility criteria and areas of performance that are evaluated to determine the recipient of the FCBR Rookie of the Year.  Who knows, this could be you!