Many people think that all Real Estate Licensees are REALTORS®. Nothing could be farther from the truth. That privilege belongs only to members of the National Association of REALTORS® and along with that privilege REALTORS® have an obligation to abide by the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and are required to take comprehensive training courses on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The role of REALTORS® goes far beyond the real estate transaction process of buying and selling. As local business owners and residents, REALTORS® are vested in building healthy, vibrant communities and neighborhoods.