Realtor® Code of Ethics
All Realtors® adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. The Code of Ethics is a promise to the public that when dealing with a real estate agent who is a Realtor®, they can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. All Realtors® are required to take a minimum of two and a half hours training on the Code of Ethics every two years.
Only Realtors® pledge to abide by the Code of Ethics, and only Realtors® are held accountable for their ethical behavior. Some of the basic principles of the Code of Ethics include:
Protect and promote your client’s interest, but be honest with all parties.
Realtors® shall be careful at all times to present a true picture in their advertising and representations to the public.
Assure, whenever possible, that transactional details are in writing.
Click here to access NAR's Code of Ethics, Professional Standards, and Mediation resources.
Have a Complaint?
First, consider if it's a Law & Rule violation in regards to licensing.
If you feel there has been an ethics violation and you'd like to file a complaint with the REALTOR® Association,
please read this brochure: