NAR allows stricter response to Realtor ethics violations

All five policies passed without any discussion or debate and with an overwhelming majority of the vote of the nearly 800 directors present.

NAR allows tougher sanctions for Realtors who violate Code of Ethics

On Saturday, the board of directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) approved changes to the trade group’s professional standards that allow state and local associations to more frequently publish to their members the names of Realtor Code of Ethics violators and include photographs of the violators — if they want to.

Should real estate agents intentionally underprice listings?

The old adage that price reigns supreme in real estate is always at play. Sellers usually want to price their home at the top or above their agent’s suggested range to test the upper limits of what the market might be willing to pay for their home.  …

Re/Max investigation finds founder and CEO both violated ethics code

Ending an internal investigation first announced in November, a special committee has found that Re/Max founder Dave Liniger and executive Adam Contos broke the company’s code of ethics by failing to disclose to the Re/Max board of directors a $2.4 mil…

3 ethical tests to guide you through real estate’s toughest dilemmas

In a world of contracts, disclosure law, negotiations, profits, losses and people, you do not have to sell real estate for very long before the interests of one party come up against the interests of another party, with you stuck squarely in the middle…

3 ethical tests to guide you through real estate’s toughest dilemmas

In a world of contracts, disclosure law, negotiations, profits, losses and people, you do not have to sell real estate for very long before the interests of one party come up against the interests of another party, with you stuck squarely in the middle…

Why trust should be the baseline, not the tagline

The word “trust” has been so overused it no longer means anything. Despite that fact, many Realtors still believe it represents the gold standard and include it in all of their branding …

Are MLSs and associations held to the same rules as members?

The MLS rules and the Realtor Code of Ethics should be honored by everyone, including the MLS and National Association of Realtors (NAR) …

Realogy named one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

This month, Realogy was honored as one of the Ethisphere Institute’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” — the fifth consecutive time the company has made the list alongside other corporate giants such as Dun & Bradstreet and Prudential Financial …

Why didn’t the house sell? Your marketing might be the problem

Every house has a price at which it will sell! Whether that price appeals to the seller is another matter. Fundamentally, if a house does not sell, there are only two logical reasons to explain why it did not sell …