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The top 3 Code of Ethics complaints last year

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02/11/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Only REALTORS® can be named in complaints to the Texas Association of REALTORS® based on alleged Code of Ethics violations, but anyone—members of the public or other REALTORS®—can file a complaint. Here are the three most common articles cited in Code of Ethics complaints from 2015.

1. Article 12
Many Article 12 complaints deal with Texas REALTORS® who don’t disclose the name of their firm or professional status as REALTORS® on advertisements such as farming postcards, magazine ads, signs, and so forth.

2. Article 1
Often, Article 1 complaints deal with Texas REALTORS® who are not being honest or truthful.

3. Article 16
Article 16 complaints are frequently about Texas REALTORS® contacting someone who already has an exclusive representation agreement with another REALTOR®, often through farming postcards, or by not asking whether the person was already represented.

Learn more about what each of these articles entail, two other commonly cited articles in Code of Ethics complaints, and the top five TREC complaints last year in the January/February issue of Texas REALTOR® magazine.

Categories: Ethics
Tags: code of ethics, texas realtor magazine

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