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Can rudeness be the basis of an ethics complaint?

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06/07/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Maybe a deal fell apart because of another agent’s bad attitude, or you just don’t like working with that person. Are those legitimate reasons to file an ethics complaint?

Ethics complaints must cite a specific Code of Ethics article, or several articles, that may have been violated. In addition, ethics complaints can only be filed against members of the National Association of REALTORS® and not just any real estate license holder.

If the agent is a REALTOR® and you wanted to file a complaint based on rudeness, you’d be asked to identify which article of the Code of Ethics the agent violated. Although being rude may not necessarily violate the Code of Ethics, other actions or lack thereof by the agent may violate an article in the Code. Getting familiar with the Code of Ethics will help you determine your options.

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