Is this called an MLS listing broker? Well, not really, but we can start to make this title a thing! To put it simply: the only people who can list on the MLS® are licensed real estate brokers. Brokers pay the MLS® dues/fees in order to list their properties. The MLS® isn’t a place where just anyone can come on a post their property. There are many rules and regulations with the MLS® that the Broker must abide by with each listing, so they must be sure that the listing is completely accurate and follows all MLS® restrictions.
We are a licensed Florida Real Estate Brokerage Corporation under license number #BK3187552 since 2009!
This means we are able to list your home on your local MLS® databases around Florida and beyond.
What is a Real Estate Broker?
A real estate broker is a person who has taken their education beyond the agent-level, as required by state laws and has passed a broker’s license exam.
Many people unfamiliar with the real estate industry use the terms real estate agent, broker, and realtor interchangeably. There are differences between the three titles. However, the most important being the services each real estate professional offers to those in need of real estate services.
A real estate agent is a real estate professional who has taken and passed all required real estate classes and passed the real estate licensing exam in the state in which he or she intends to work. It is the most encompassing of the titles since it is the starting point for most real estate professionals. Agents are also referred to as real estate associates.
A realtor is a real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of Realtors®. To become a member, a real estate agent has to agree to abide by the association’s standards and uphold the code of ethics.
A real estate broker has continued his or her education past the real estate agent level and passed the real estate broker license. Real estate brokers can work as independent real estate agents or have other agents working for them.
The biggest distinction between the three is that a broker can work on his or her own, while an agent or associate has to work under a licensed broker. A hybrid position, referred to as a real estate associate broker, is an agent who is working toward achieving a broker’s license. Associate brokers have to work under a licensed broker but many share in the brokerage profits above and beyond the typical agent commission.
Source: What are the Differences Among a Real Estate Agent, a broker and a Realtor®? | Investopedia http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/101314/what-are-differences-among-real-estate-agent-broker-and-realtor.asp