\ËˆrÄ“(-É™)l-tÉ™r, -ËŒtoÌ‡r, Ã·ËˆrÄ“-lÉ™-tÉ™r also rÄ“-Ëˆal-tÉ™r\
–used for a real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of Realtors
This seems to be saying that “re la tor” is a correct pronunciation of this word. I grew up saying it this way, but I’ve been trying to change to “real – tor” because I feel dumb pronouncing it with an extra syllable when there isn’t one. I wonder if this is a case of enough people pronouncing a word incorrectly that it becomes a correct way of saying it.
Did you know that not all real estate agents or brokers are realtors? Only those that belong to National Association of Realtors. According to Wikipedia there are 1.3 million realtors and 1 million licensed real estate agents.