Questions on new NAR Code of Ethics policy

From The Notorious R.O.B. blog

According to Ben Martin of the Virginia Association of Realtors over at, NAR has revised its Code of Ethics:

"Standard of Practice 15-2 was amended and a new Standard of Practice was approved to strengthen members’ obligations to refrain from making false or misleading statements about competitors, including in use of social media tools.

"The new amendment includes the duty to publish a clarification about, or to remove statements made by, others on electronic media the Realtor controls once the Realtor knows the statement is false or misleading. For example, if you’re publishing a blog and someone posts a false or misleading comment about a fellow Realtor on it, it’s your duty to remove the post or publish a clarification when you become aware of it."