The Code of Ethics does not allow members to provide second opinions about another real estate professional’s service.
Fiction. If another REALTOR®’s client asks you for a second opinion on that REALTOR®’s service or business practices, you may provide one. If you choose to offer an opinion, you should observe strict standards of professional integrity and provide objective, reliable information. It is a violation of Article 15 of the Code of Ethics to knowingly or recklessly make false or misleading statements about other real estate professionals.
Thank you, thank you! It’s always a good reminder.
Sounds like a contradiction in terms.
This makes sense. For example, a customer may want a second opinion on the value of a property, or to know more details about a neighborhood. There are agents who don’t show up for appointments or return calls, so I think that’s fair.
sounds like a great deal of double talk. If the requesting party is in a signed representation contract, wouldn’t your input be interfering with that agreement? I understand that if that legal agreement is non existence, then, yes, we could offer an opinion of value backed up by statistics.