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CTR Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
What is a REALTOR®?
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. It is important to realize the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®. While an agent is simply licensed by their state to do business, a REALTOR® has taken the additional steps to become a member of the local board of REALTORS® and has agreed to act under and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. This membership obligates them to be fair to all parties involved in a transaction.

What is Connecticut REALTORS®?
The Connecticut REALTORS® is Connecticut's largest professional trade Association representing over 15,000 real estate professionals engaged in all aspects of the real estate business. Founded in 1920, CTR is dedicated to enhancing the ability of its members to conduct their business successfully while maintaining the preservation of private property rights. Use of the term "REALTOR®" is exclusive to the members of the REALTOR® Association and signifies their allegiance to a strict Code of Ethics.

What are the licensing requirements in Connecticut?

How do I verify someone has a Real Estate License?

How do I find a REALTOR® located in Connecticut?
Click here to find a REALTOR®.

Does CTR provide resources for consumers?
CTR has a dedicated consumer section on our website filled with information for home buyers and sellers. Click here to visit the consumer section.

What kind of housing statistics are available?
While at the national level there is great detail, statistics vary in terms of both the period covered, and the detail at which they offer whether it's regional or state statistics. It's also important to note that the real estate market while aggregated literally differs by block. There are a variety of statistics sources out there covering various ground. CTR through the Connecticut Statewide Multiple Listing Service offers the following currently:
  • Single Home Sales by County 2002-Present
  • Single Homes Sold by Month by County 2008-Present
  • Condo Sales by County 2002-Present
Click here to visit the CTMLS website.

How can I find a REALTOR® to comment on the topic of my article?
Contact CTR at 860 290-6601, and ask for David Pendrys, if he is unavailable ask for Lisa Governale. When we receive a press call we immediately start looking for the best available person to talk to by topic by region and then connect you with them. CTR staff themselves generally do not do interviews as we leave that to the expert REALTOR® leadership and membership. Please note that while REALTORS® are happy to speak to the press many are out in the field often so some are more available for on camera segments than others. We will try to set you up with a REALTOR® expert as fast as possible. It is very difficult for REALTORS® to supply their clients for interviews, especially on short notice.