A REALTOR is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
Over the past 30 years, I have moved 12 times. Some of them were short moves across the city. Some of the moves were across state lines. Some of the moves were international. There were moves that I had professionals helping me. There were moves that I did myself.
The one thing I had in common with all of my moves was I didn't know where I wanted to live. Each time I worked with a real estate professional to help me find my new home.
Now it is my turn to help you.
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
Loyalty to clients;
Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
Cooperation with competitors;
Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.
To earn a designation, a REALTOR® a real estate agent has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry