A fellow REALTOR® has posted racist content on social media. Is there a process in place for me to lodge a complaint?
Texas REALTORS® and all levels of the REALTOR® association are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Code of Ethics, however, only applies to real estate-related activities. If the posts you describe are real estate related—for example, about clients or transactions—you may file an ethics complaint through normal channels.
Racially offensive posts that are not related to real estate activities may fall under local association bylaws and membership duties. For example, according to a local association bylaws provision required by NAR, members must “promote the standards, interests, and welfare of the association and the real estate profession.”
If the racially offensive posts are not tied to real estate activities, you can contact the member’s local association for potential processing under that association’s complaint procedures.