When you are making the biggest purchase of your life, it helps to have a trusted professional on your side. A Realtor® is more than a real estate agent; Realtors have training in ethics for both their dealings with the public and with the real estate community. The Realtor Code of Ethics is the cornerstone of the National Association of Realtors ethics training. It guides Realtors and also shows the public the level of commitment, education and dedication to their profession that each member of NAR possesses.
This year, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Code of Ethics is 100 years old. The market has changed a lot since 1913, and the code is a living, dynamic statement that has moved with the times, updating annually to guide Realtors in their daily professional lives.
The code now been translated into Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. What else has changed? Social media and the Web, of course.
But other core principles are longstanding and guarantee fair dealings with clients, the public, and other Realtors. For example, the code’s articles include:
In choosing a Realtor, home buyers are selecting a professional who voluntarily holds to a high ethical standard. Many Realtors proudly display cover photos that identify them as Realtors who live by the code. To learn more about the code, please click.
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