Code of Ethics
Read NAR's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and related resources.
The REALTOR® Code of Ethics distinguishes REALTORS® from licensed agents and brokers who do not join the association. All REALTORS® pledge to uphold the principles contained on this foundational document.
Most complaints result from misunderstandings. Before filing an ethics complaint, make reasonable efforts to communicate with the real estate professional and his broker. You can also try the Ombudsman Program.
An ethics complaint determines whether a REALTOR® has violated the Code of Ethics, not whether any laws have been broken. The primary emphasis of discipline for ethical lapses is education. However, more severe forms of discipline, including fines, suspension, and termination of membership may be imposed for serious or repeated violations.