December 31: Deadline to Complete Ethics Training

All REALTORS® must take Code of Ethics training every three years, and the current deadline by whic...

Fact or Fiction? What the Code of Ethics Says About Giving a Second Opinion

The Code of Ethics does not allow members to provide second opinions about another real estate profe...

NAR Webinars to Explain Changes to Code of Ethics

In November, the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors approved changes to Article 1...

NAR Board of Directors Passes Changes to Code of Ethics

The NAR Board of Directors approved a series of recommendations from NAR’s Professional Standards ...

NAR Considers Ethics Changes Regarding Members' Speech and Conduct

The NAR Professional Standards Committee approved a package of recommendations concerning the applic...

REALTORS® in Texas Will Have to Take Ethics Training

For many years, the TREC Legal II course required to renew your license also satisfied the NAR requi...

2 Changes to the Code of Ethics for 2020

Standard of Practice 1-7 “As soon as practical” was added to Standard of Practice 1-7 of the Co...

Ethics Q&A: Can A Buyer Make Multiple Offers?

I’m working with a buyer who wants to make offers on three properties at once. She said she will t...

What the Code of Ethics Says About Your CMAs

Make sure you’re not violating the REALTOR® Code of Ethics when creating broker price opinions an...

Ethics Case Study: Is Linking to a Listing Portal Considered Unauthorized Advertising?

In building her firm’s Facebook page, REALTOR® A decided to include a link to a realtor.com page ...

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...