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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Columbia, SC Realtor - Mel Coker

Real Estate Professionalism is Important!
Mel Coker IS a Realtor!
Believe it or not, some real estate agents selling real estate are NOT Realtors!  When a person gets a real estate license in South Carolina, they are only a real estate sales agent.  An agent then MUST join (i.e. pay dues) the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to legally be called a Realtor as this is a federally trademarked name.  Some agents are just too "cheap" to join the one organization for professional real estate agents.  Of course, a Realtor must agree to abide by a professional Code of Ethics too.   The NAR looks after the interests of Professional Realtors AND home buyers and home sellers.  I view membership in NAR as an essential business requirement of selling real estate.

I would suggest all persons buying or selling real estate fully understand the professional background of anyone considered for real estate representation.  Unfortunately, there are scrupulous people in Greater Columbia portraying and marketing themselves as Realtors and they are not!  Anyone can verify this at  (click on "Find Realtors")

Ongoing real estate education is often evidenced by Realtor professional designations.
Generally, in residential real estate, the top professional real estate designations are: CRS, ABR, GRI, e-PRO and SRES.

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 Interesting Stats... (as of 3/22/11)
Over 1,000 real estate sales agents in Columbia area
793 Realtors
67 have ABR designation
66 have GRI designation
52 have CRS designation
30 have e-PRO designation
14 have SRES designation
1 has all of the above designations:
Mel Coker

Mel Coker is also a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and the high technology group of Realtors, Cyberstars.

Mel Coker - A Professional Columbia SC Realtor

When you're ready to BUY or SELL in Greater Columbia, contact Mel Coker
(803) 223-6214
CLICK: Columbia Real Estate

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