Grammar Grappler #27: How Do You Pronounce This Word: REALTOR®?

This post is dedicated to Jo Usry, chief executive officer of the Jackson Association of REALTORS®, who consults with every presenter she hires on the correct pronunciation of this word. Jo does not want a speaker on stage at one of her meetings mispronouncing this key word to an audience full of actual REALTORS®. 

REALTOR® is a trademarked term. It refers to a real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®.

So, how do you say it?

It’s pronounced “real-tor,” not “real-a-tor.” Two syllables, not three.



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