Renewing My Vows - The REALTORS Code of Ethics
Today I will visit our local real estate board to renew my vow to adhere to the REALTORS Code of Ethics. This training, which is required every four years, will review the 17 articles included in the Code. Every REALTOR is required to commit to the Code of Ethics.
The REALTORS Code of Ethics states that we must protect and promote the best interests of our clients. We must cooperate with other REALTORS. We must operate within the bounds of the Fair Housing laws. We are required to disclose any information we know about a property. We must also disclose how we get paid. We agree to utilize mediation and arbitration when disputes arise. The Code of Ethics reminds us that the exchange of real estate is serious business.
Did you know that not every real estate agent is a REALTOR? The privilege of using the REALTOR title requires membership in the National Association of REALTORS and a commitment to the Code of Ethics. Many real estate agents opt to not become REALTORS, either for financial reasons or because they do not see value in being a REALTOR.
Personally, I take pride in being able to call myself a REALTOR. I heartily subscribe to the Code of Ethics.
Today I will renew my vows to serve as a professional REALTOR.
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Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, RESE, CFA
Century 21 MetroWest
45 Lyman Street Suite 14
Westborough MA 01581
Serving the Route 9/20 Corridors of Central Massachusetts
Sturbridge to Westborough
Cell: (508) 982-0686