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.



Is my real estate broker a Realtor®? 

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Have a Complaint?

First, consider if it's a Law & Rule violation in regards to licensing. 

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File a complaint

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:

Before You File a Complaint