Thursday, January 12, 2006

2006 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

The National Association of Realtors has put together their 2006 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Can Realtors say "RE prices never go down?" Is that ethical?


  1. Article 12
    REALTORS® shall be careful at all times to present a true picture in their advertising and representations to the public.

    "Yes, your honor. I was -careful- even as I was lying, just as the Code of Ethics -recommends-."

  2. It's glass-half-full talk.

    BUYER: "Is there any chance the street will become a thoroughfare? I noticed signs in the front of some yards protesting that possibility."

    AGENT: "The City Council would surely stop that. The councilman in this district is too powerful to let that happen. There's a better chance of winning the lottery than of that happening. Those people out there are fearmongers."

    True Story

    Talk of turning that street into a thoroughfare continues at the Cal Trans.

  3. I wonder if damage control is in full swing at NAR? I think this is a possibility because of rumors of a federal investigation into NAR's practices and control of the market. Just rumors--take it as such.