Do I use a forward slash or comma for my title and designations? I see both uses throughout my industry but which one is the correct usage, or could both be correct?
Broker/REALTOR®, CRS®, ABR®
Broker, REALTOR®, CRS®, ABR®
Thank you, EM
According to REALTOR® Trademark usage FAQ:
So, saying you are a REALTOR® is just a more qualified (or precise) way of saying you are a broker, therefore I believe that using the form with the comma would introduce ambiguity. Since a REALTOR® is a type of broker, you could always say "REALTOR® broker" as well, with no comma or slash. The comma would only be useful if it is used in a sentence where you are clarifying what kind of broker you are. Hope that helps.
Generally speaking when giving ones qualifications, you would separate them by commas.
For example, John Smith, M.D., Ph.D., M.A., B.M.O.C., etc.
Typically when two words are separated by a slash, it is the equivalent of saying or aloud. (Occasionally it is used for and/or, too.)
If you are a Broker or a REALTOR®, then use a slash. If you are a Broker and a REALTOR®, then use a comma.
A slash isn't technically wrong for and, but the use of the comma removes any ambiguity from the equation.