Quiz: Did You Satisfy Your Ethics Training Requirement?

The TREC Legal II course required to renew your license no longer satisfies the NAR requirement for ...

Fact or Fiction: What Must a List of Recently Sold Homes Include?

Agents who include a list of recently sold homes in advertising must make it clear whether they had ...

How the Ombudsman Program Could Help You

Many ethics complaints filed against REALTORS® in Texas get resolved without going through the form...

December 31: Deadline to Complete Ethics Training

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

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...

Fact or Fiction? You Need to Include Your TREC Number in Ads

Fact or Fiction? You must include your TREC license number on all real estate signs. Fiction. TREC...

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...

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...

Quiz: What Does Fair Housing Mean for REALTORS®?

Test your knowledge of your duties under the Fair Housing Act and the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Take...

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...

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...

Can She Offer Expensive Gifts as Incentives?

An agent in town advertises that she will give away expensive spa gift certificates to anyone who li...

Using the term "REALTOR®" in your business name

Can I use the term "REALTOR®" as part of my firm’s name?No. The term REALTOR® can only be used i...

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 REALTOR® trademark and website domains

Can I use the term "REALTOR®" as part of my website’s domain name?Yes, but only in connection wit...

What NAR says about using the term "REALTOR®" with team names

Can I use the term "REALTOR®" in connection with my team name?No. While the term may be used in con...

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...