Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics is a viable, living, developing guide for REALTORS® and it also provides a source of protection for the public. The Code of Ethics refines, on a continuing basis, the obligations that REALTORS® and REALTOR® ASSOCIATES to the highest and best standards of personal and professional conduct in their practice of real estate. The term REALTOR® represents competency, fairness and high integrity in business relations. Enforcing the Code of Ethics will eliminate practices which may damage the public or which might discredit or bring dishonor to the real estate profession.
Accepting this high standard as their own, REALTORS® pledge to conduct their business and observe in all of their activities whether personally, through associates or others, or via technological means the observance of the Articles of the Code of Ethics.
In November 2020, NAR approved changes to Professional Standards Rules. Realtors® must not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets or slurs based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity. Please check out this PAR article on the changes.
To learn more about filing a Code of Ethics complaint go here.