Spotlight on the Code of Ethics

learning_never_ends.jpgReal-life situations to help agents better understand The Code. Beginning in late 2015, each week the Professional and Ethical Practices Department is bringing you an Article of the Code of Ethics and an example of a case file related to that Article. Below you will find links to real-life scenarios and the conclusions of the issues related to specific Articles of the Code of Ethics.
These interpretations of the Code of Ethics present specific situations involving charges of alleged unethical conduct by REALTORS®, which are reviewed by a peer panel of Board Members and in which decisions as to ethical conduct are reached.  Each case provides the Hearing Panel’s decision based on the facts and the rationale for the decision.

Articles & Scenarios

Article 3: Obligation to Disclose True Nature of Listing Agreement
Article 3: Disclose Accepted Offers with Unresolved Contingencies
Article 3: REALTOR®’s Obligation to Disclose True Nature of Listing Agreement
Article 16: Solicitation of Expired Exclusive Listing
Article 16: Assumed Consent for Direct Contact
Article 16: Mass Media Solicitation Not a Violation of the Code