Code of Ethics
REALTORS®voluntarily agree to abide by the REALTOR®Code of Ethics. If a real estate agent has joined the REALTOR®association, they pledge to meet the Code of Ethics’ high standards of professional conduct. The Code of Ethics includes 17 Articles: Articles 1-16 relate to ethical conduct and Article 17 creates the duty and privilege for REALTORS®to arbitrate contractual and certain non-contractual disputes.
Enforcement of the REALTOR®Code of Ethics is the responsibility of local REALTOR®associations. Associations provide dispute resolution service and professional standards enforcement services including but not limited to mediation services, ethics hearings and arbitration hearings.