Although most real estate transactions are completed smoothly, the need for dispute resolution occasionally comes up.
The Professional Standards department is an important resource for you, should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Code of Ethics and its Enforcement, for Mediation or any Arbitration matters.
By joining MORe, REALTORS® signify their intention to abide by the Code of Ethics, thereby enhancing the public and professional image of themselves and all other REALTORS®. Membership in an organization of REALTORS® has been recognized as a valuable property right. Therefore, any action by an organization that limits or denies the rights and privileges of a member must be justified, not only substantively, but also procedurally.
Due process is an essential aspect of the Professional Standards processes. Due process is defined as the right to a full and fair hearing before an impartial tribunal with a full and complete knowledge of the charges made and with adequate opportunity to prepare a defense.
The Professional Standards department administers three major processes: