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Realtors group touts Code of Ethics

NAR announces ad campaign, Web site

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The National Association of Realtors trade group announced this week that it has launched a new ad campaign and consumer Web site to promote its Code of Ethics for members. "For nearly 100 years, Realtors have subscribed to one of the oldest codes of ethics for trade groups in the country," the group announced. "In many ways, consumers today are just like those at the turn of the last century – they deserve and demand honesty, integrity and commitment from the professionals who serve them. Today's home buyers and sellers, however, confront real estate realities never envisioned 100 years ago, with disclosure requirements, environmental regulations, and an expanding universe of mortgage and financing options. More than ever, home buyers and sellers need to know that their real estate professional is someone they can trust." The trade group also announced a consumer-focused Code of Ethics Web site, www.realtor.org/codeofethics. The site describes the purpose of this code and cont...