The Code of Ethics is what defines us as REALTORS® from real estate licensees. The term REALTOR® has come to connote competency, fairness, and high integrity resulting from the adherence to a lofty ideal of moral conduct in business relations. By joining an Association, REALTORS® signify their intention to abide by the Code of Ethics and thereby enhance the public and professional image of themselves and other REALTORS®.
Ensuring adherence to the Code is an obligation voluntarily accepted by the Grievance and Professional Standards Committees. The duty of these Committees are important to the reputation of REALTORS® and must be discharged conscientiously and responsibly.
Pathways to Professionalism
The Pathways to Professionalism document created by the National Association of REALTORS® has been brought to life through dialogue and examples by members of Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) and how they continually adhere to the Pathways during their daily work.
After conducting the Broker Outreach Seminars within MORe, it became apparent that a common thread of concern our membership was encountering was professionalism. MORe created a video designed to help raise awareness amongst our members of the courtesies and professionalism we should demonstrate daily to the public we serve, the properties we represent and our fellow valued REALTORS®.
Have you seen the Pathways to Professionalism video yet?
Focus Your Office Meeting on Professional Courtesies
You have a client who wants to view a home that is on a lockbox. You are not available to show them at a time convenient to them, so they ask you for a one day code. What do you do?
Have you ever been called about a mistake on one of your listings? (i.e. improper school listed) How did you handle the call? Would you have done anything differently?
Do you think Brokers should be called when agents demonstrate a lack of professionalism? If so, how and who should make the call? If you were a Broker receiving such a call, how would you handle the situation?