RI Commercial & Appraisal Board
Formed in 1995, the Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of REALTORS® (RICABOR) is an accredited Board with the National Association of REALTORS®, located in Chicago, IL. N.A.R. is the largest trade association in the country and is the Voice for Real Estate®. We are the premiere Board in Rhode Island serving the needs of commercial brokers and appraisal licensees. Our members are representative of the top leaders in our state’s commercial real estate and appraisal industries and hold memberships in the National Association as well as the RI Association of REALTORS®.
The REALTOR® Association advocates for its members and consumers, provides professional development and networking opportunities, information and resources, enforces the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and mediates disputes between members.
The REALTOR® organization is a three-tiered organization. When you become a member of RICABOR, you also become a member of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. You receive the right to use the REALTOR® logo in connection with your business.
We encourage the public to view our member directory on www.ricabor.realtor when seeking professionals with specific designations or areas of practice.
What is the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®?
While an agent/licensee may be licensed by the State of RI to practice real estate, a REALTOR® is an individual who has gone to the next level in their career. An individual who is a “REALTOR®” is a real estate or appraisal professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and can call himself or herself a REALTOR®. Members are licensed to use the logo in connection with their business and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. They also have an access to an extensive offering of services to enhance their professionalism and better assist their clients. Those eligible for REALTOR® membership are those properly licensed in the State (i.e. salesperson, broker, appraiser, auctioneer, property manager. ALWAYS USE A REALTOR®!