Code of Ethics

Without question, REALTORS® are the preferred professional partner in real estate, and for good reason:

REALTORS® hold to the highest ethical standards in the industry. REALTORS® voluntarily subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics, a professional standard that sets us apart from non-member licensees.

The National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics is available for REALTORS®, our clients and the general public to review online:

Required REALTOR® Education: NAR’s Code of Ethics Course

REALTORS® are required to take an education course in the REALTOR® Code of Ethics as a requirement of new membership and once every two years to maintain that membership status. The current two-year cycle began January 1, 2017. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018. REALTORS® can take the Quadrennial Code of Ethics through the REALTOR® Institute either in the classroom or online.

You may access the New Member and Existing Member Code of Ethics courses here:


Ethically Presenting and Negotiating Multiple Offers

This brochure covers guidelines to consider and obligations for REALTORS® in multiple offer situations. These guidelines are taken from the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual, Appendix IX to Part Four. Access the online guide here:

Presenting and Negotiating Multiple Offers

REALTORS® hold to the highest ethical standards in the industry.

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