Only licensed real estate brokers can list on the MLS®. 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. They must ensure that the listing is completely accurate and follows all MLS® restrictions.
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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 difference being the services each real estate professional offers.
A real estate agent is a professional who has passed all required real estate classes and the licensing exam in the state they work in. 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®. They must agree in abiding by the association’s standards and upholding their 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.
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