REALTORS® Live by the Code

One important distinction that sets REALTORS® apart from real estate agents is adherence to the Code of Ethics.

The NAR Code of Ethics has been in place for more than 100 years and ensures that consumers are treated professionally, honestly and ethically during all stages of the real estate transaction process.

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

The Code Holds REALTORS® Accountable

The grievance process allows a client or fellow REALTOR® to file a complaint against a member who has violated The Code of Ethics. A professional standards panel comprised of local REALTORS® will determine if there was a violation and if so, what the penalty will be. The Association follows the National Association of REALTORS® Citation Policy to determine penalties.

Ethical Complaint Form
NAR Citation Policy

Approved Code of Ethics Training

All members (agents and appraisers) are required to take Code of Ethics training every three years as mandated by the National Association of REALTORS®. The current cycle ends this year on December 31. That means all members must have taken an Association approved Code of Ethics course in 2019, 2020 or 2021. Agents attending a course not approved by the Association will not receive Code of Ethics credit.

Fulfill this requirement at your convenience online through one of the Association’s approved virtual courses.

To check on a course approval status or if you have specific questions, please contact CJ Hooper.

Approved Virtual Courses

Code Of Ethics in Action: Real Life Applications
Code Of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business
Ethical Excellence: Raising the Bar

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