Ok, so there won’t be any cake, but for us REALTORS®, and for you home buyers and sellers, it’s still good news! In 1913 the National Association of REALTORS® adopted a Code of Ethics to establish standards and encourage professionalism in the real estate industry as a way of setting REALTORS® apart from other real estate licenses.
Written before license law or other governing regulations, the Code was written as a declaration of the industries principles. Adopted by National, State and Local Boards of REALTORS®, over time, the Code has been revised to stay relevant.
What does this mean to the consumer? As a REALTOR®, I’m held to a very high standard of behavior to best serve my clients interest. A Code of Ethics goes beyond the laws of the state (which I must say really do protect the consumer!).And so we REALTORS® don’t forget it, every 4 years we must take the Code of Ethics training to maintain our membership in the Association.
If you would like to see a copy of the standards that I am proud to live up, let me know….happy to share it. As you think about entering or re-entering the real estate market, rest assured that if you use a REALTOR®. you’ll be in good hands!