Honesty, transparency and responsibility are key to avoiding legal and ethical missteps. Here's how to make sure you're staying on the right path
by Luke Babich May 5
Opinion
Agents are supposed to be able to look up to their brokers and leadership team for professional guidance. However, what do you do when the ones in charge are the problems?
by Christy Murdock Mar 21
Professional Standards Committee passes case interpretation after intense debate
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 15
Opinion
The best thing we can do for our businesses is be honest about the services we provide, how we work and even how the industry itself works. We need to promote our services without suggesting that the competition is greedy, incompetent or unethical
by Teresa Boardman Oct 21
Agents misrepresent themselves and aspects of their transaction, sometimes without even knowing it, according to broker and ethics hearing officer Barbara Betts
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 27
Trade group urges Realtor members of minority groups to get involved with professional standards enforcement at the local and state levels
Some NAR members balked at approving a case interpretation that specifically says a preacher speaking to his congregants would be in violation of the Realtor Code of Ethics
Realogy continues to innovate with new products while bringing in record revenue and recommitting to diversity. Here are the people to watch at the company in 2021
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 15
Opinion
As professionals, we must focus on the long haul — while working together, helping our clients and always doing the right thing
by Jeff Martel Mar 23
Opinion
It's up to us as a profession to uphold high standards and accept nothing less than the behavior reflected in the NAR's Code of Ethics
by Anthony Askowitz Mar 16
Real estate commissions are inflated by as much as $50B per year due to the lack of price competition created by having listing brokers set co-op fees for buyer brokers, according to the report in the Berkeley Business Law Journal
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 12
Trade group's professional standards committee will vote on case interpretations in May to help evaluate complaints
Members found in violation could receive up to $15,000 fine and termination of membership for up to three years -- but circumstances matter
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 11
Opinion
Yes, the NAR Code of Ethics is a higher standard — but it isn’t the highest standard. Here's what one broker thinks about self-policing among Realtors and the consequences of ethics violations
by Teresa Boardman Jan 28
Realtors convicted of a 'felony or crime involving moral turpitude' may be subject to discipline under membership rule
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 22