Code Of Ethics
REALTOR® members ascribe to the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. The NAR Code of Ethics is the standard to which all REALTORS® are held and is a promise to the public that when dealing with a real estate agent who is a REALTOR®, they can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. All REALTORS® are required to take a minimum of two and a half hours of training on the Code of Ethics every three years.
Only REALTORS® pledge to abide by the Code of Ethics, and only REALTORS® are held accountable for their ethical behavior. Some of the basic principles of the Code of Ethics include:
Protect and promote your client’s interest, but be honest with all parties.
REALTORS® shall be careful at all times to present a true picture in their advertising and representations to the public.
Assure, whenever possible, that transactional details are in writing.
2013 was the Code of Ethics’ centennial birthday! Learn about the Code of Ethics’ 100-year history.
Oregon REALTORS® Code of Ethics, professional standards, and mediation resources
For a copy of the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual, click here.
For information on obtaining Code of Ethics training, click here.