The REALTOR® Code of Ethics are a key factor separating REALTORS® from all other real estate practitioners as they hold the REALTOR® to a higher level of professionalism in the industry. When a licensee joins the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®, they agree to subscribe to the REALTOR® strict Code of Ethics.
The Preamble section of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics says it best when it states the following: “The term REALTOR® has come to connote competency, fairness, and high integrity resulting from adherence to a lofty ideal of moral conduct in business relations. No inducement of profit and no instruction from clients ever can justify departure from this ideal.”
There are two online ethics training courses available on REALTOR.org, New Member Orientation Program and Quadrennial REALTOR® Ethics Training. Failure to complete the course can result in loss of local, state and national membership.
Each course meets the specific criteria and learning objectives required for either new REALTORS® or existing REALTORS® as established in the Statements of Professional Standards Policy found in the NAR Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual found below.
- 2017 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice | National Association of REALTORS®