We are REALTORS®, we live by the Code.
The Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® is a document which is universally recognized by lawyers and laymen as the measure of professionalism in the real estate industry. It does not describe the lowest common denominator of permissible behavior as do the licensing laws of the state. Instead, it outlines the highest ideals of professional performance the public, and other REALTORS®, have a right to expect from REALTORS®. For more information, click here.
The text of the 2019 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice is provided below.
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Translations of the Code of Ethics in Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese are available. You can also view previous editions of the Code of Ethics from 1913 through 2015.
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