A Commitment To 

The Public

The Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is the promise to the public that when dealing with 
a real estate agent that is a REALTOR®, they can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related 
matters. Only REALTORS® pledge to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics and only REALTORS® are held 
accountable for their ethical behavior.

Some of the basic principles of the Code of Ethics include:

•   Protect and promote your client’s interests, but be honest with all parties
•   Avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, and concealment of pertinent facts. Do not reveal facts that are   
         confidential under the scope of your agency relationship.
•   Disclose present or contemplated interest in any property to all properties.
•   Avoid side deals without your client’s informed consent.
•   Accept compensation from only one party, except with full disclosure and informed consent.
•   Keep the funds of clients and customers in escrow.
•   Assure, whenever possible, that transactional details are in writing.
•   Provide equal service to all clients and customers.
•   Be knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which you ordinarily engage. Obtain assistance or
         disclose lack of experience if necessary.
•   Do not engage in the unauthorized practice of law.


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