In order to provide real estate services to others (i.e. not for your own real estate endeavors), you need to be licensed by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC).
REALTORS® are not only licensed but also members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® (OAR), and the Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS® (GTAR).
In order to be members, licensees must commit to follow the NAR Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, in addition to paying the local, state, and national dues.
By choosing to work with a REALTOR®, you benefit from access to the MLS and, very importantly, the experience, ethics, and professionalism that REALTORS® provide.