A REALTOR® is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics
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.