Code of Ethics Accepting this code of ethics as their own, our REALTORS® pledge to observe its spirit in all their activities and to conduct their business in accordance with the tenets set forth below.
Protect and promote their clients' interests while treating all parties honestly.
Refrain from exaggerating, misrepresentation or concealment of pertinent facts related to property or transactions.
Cooperate with other real estate professionals to advance their clients' best interests.
When buying or selling on their own account or for their families or firms, make their true position or interest known.
Do not provide professional services where they have any present or contemplated interest in property without disclosing that interest to all affected parties.
Disclose any fee or financial benefit they may receive from recommending related real estate products or services.
Receive compensation from only one party, except where they make full disclosure and receive informed consent from their client.
Keep entrusted funds of clients and customers in a separate escrow.
Make sure that contract details are spelled out in writing and that parties receive copies.
Give equal professional service to all clients and customers irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.
Are knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which they engage or they get assistance from a knowledgeable professional, or disclose any lack of expertise to their client.
Paint a true picture in their advertising and in other public representations.
Do not engage in unauthorized practices of law.
Willingly participate in ethics investigations and enforcement procedures.
Make only truthful, objective comments about other real estate professionals.
Respect the exclusive, professional relationships that other realtors have with their clients.
Arbitrate financial disagreements with other realtors and with their clients.