REALTOR® Code of Ethics
The single, most outstanding characteristic that sets REALTORS® apart from other real estate practitioners is the Code of Ethics they agree to abide by. The Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® was first adopted in 1913 and is a living, breathing document which is responsive in its content to changes with laws and the industry. Each REALTORS® needs to review the Code when these changes occur. It ensures fellow practitioners and the public of a commitment to business integrity and high standard of business conduct. By becoming a member of the Wichita Area Association of REALTORS®, a real estate agent has made the decision to take an extra professional step.
Pathways to Professionalism
While the Code of Ethics establishes objective, enforceable ethical standards governing the professional conduct of REALTORS®, it does not address issues of courtesy or etiquette. Based on input from many sources, a list of professional courtesies for use by REALTORS® on a voluntary basis. This list is not all-inclusive, and may be supplemented by local custom and practice.