How to Avoid an Ethics Violation When Advertising Recently Sold Listings

The Code of Ethics provides that only the listing broker or cooperating broker in a transaction may ...

Does the Listing Broker Have to Tell You if Your Offer Was Submitted?

I submitted my buyer’s offer for a property to the listing agent, but I’m concerned about whethe...

What the Code of Ethics Says About Giving a Second Opinion

If a current client of another REALTOR® asks you for a second opinion on general real estate practi...

Why You Should Use the Texas REALTORS® Ombudsman Program

Before filing a formal arbitration request or Code of Ethics complaint, consider using the Texas REA...

Can You File An Anonymous Ethics Complaint?

When a Code of Ethics Complaint Can Be AnonymousWhen someone has a dispute with a REALTOR® and beli...

Incriminating Yourself in an Ethics Hearing

Can You "Plead the Fifth" in an Ethics Hearing Panel?Can a respondent “plead the Fifth” to the p...

How to Comply With the Code of Ethics on Social Media

Ethics Tip: Complying With Article 12 on Social MediaThere’s been an uptick in anonymous Code of E...

NAR Updates the Code of Ethics for 2019

The Latest Updates to the Code of EthicsDuring its May meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Ass...

Watch This: There's More to Learn About Fair Housing

The federal Fair Housing Act became law 50 years ago this month. But efforts to ensure equal access ...

When someone else's client wants your advice

What should you do if another REALTOR®'s client asks you for a second opinion on general real estat...

The difference between TREC and TAR complaint processes

The Texas Real Estate Commission and TAR have different processes when it comes to handling complain...

Is she your client, customer, or prospect?

The way you apply the Code of Ethics to your business may depend on whether someone is your client, ...

What to disclose in multiple-offer situations

REALTORS® have an obligation under Article 1 of the Code of Ethics to promote the interests of thei...

TREC rules changed, but Article 12 still applies

The Texas Real Estate Commission changed its rules regarding terms you must use in your advertisemen...