The Heart of the Profession
The NAR Code of Ethics lies at the heart of being a REALTOR®. Since its adoption in 1913, the Code has promoted time-honored principles that are generally defined as:
- Loyalty to clients
- Fiduciary duty to clients
- Cooperation with competitors
- Truthfulness in statements and advertising and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.
REALTOR® members who violated the Code of Ethics can be subject to sanctions by their local Associations through procedures established by NAR.
If you believe another REALTOR® has violated the code or the law, there are various ways you can attempt to resolve the complaint.