Louisiana REALTORS® has put together a helpful guide to understanding the difference in the roles of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and the REALTOR® Associations. Usually, towards the end of the year when license renewals and member dues billing gets sent out there is quite a bit of confusion about what fees and payments are due and to which entity they go to. There can also be confusion on education requirements and deadlines. This graphic is an effort to help clear some of that up!
It is important to note that not every real estate licensee is necessarily a REALTOR® member. The Louisiana Real Estate Commission is the state agency that issues licenses and regulates the licensee with a primary focus on protecting the consumer in real estate transactions. The REALTOR® organization is a trade association that is multi-tiered. Members join the organization at the local level and in turn are members of the state and national level as well. (Also referred to as "Three-way Agreement"). To view the list of all Louisiana's local boards, click here.
It is important to use NAR's membership marks—including the REALTOR® logo and the terms REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, REALTORS®—correctly and according to the rules outlined in this Membership Marks Manual.