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April 24, 2017

Law & Ethics: Ethics Articles

  • Mon, 09/01/2003

    Soliciting others' clients violates the Code.

  • Fri, 08/01/2003

    The key concept for listing agents to remember is that their client, the seller, has the right to negotiate the sale of his or her property in any manner that’s legal under state law.

  • Sun, 06/01/2003

    The law, RESPA, prohibits kickbacks, commissions, and rebates for referring a buyer or seller to a settlement service provider such as a lender. If the payments are for referring business, there’s a violation of RESPA, regardless of whether the broker or salesperson receives payment.

  • Thu, 05/01/2003

    Don’t assume listing brokers will pay cooperative compensation because they allow you to show a property.

  • Tue, 04/01/2003

    Although we may have long-standing relationships with some customers, they aren’t our clients unless we establish an exclusive relationship with them.

  • Sat, 03/01/2003

    When seller clients instruct listing agents to disclose terms of competing offers, the agents should consult with their broker and attorney to ensure the disclosure is legal in their state and for guidance on how to carry out their clients’ instructions.

  • Wed, 01/01/2003

    Don’t wait until the last minute to meet NAR’s ethics education requirements.

  • Fri, 11/01/2002

    When a salesperson leaves with clients in tow, legal, ethical, and moral issues may arise.

  • Sun, 09/01/2002

    What are the listing and buyer’s reps’ responsibilities to ensure that a new disclosure for this property is completed before it’s marketed to a new buyer?

  • Thu, 08/01/2002

    The struggle between listing agents and buyer’s agents is one of the most difficult issues we face in today’s cooperative real estate environment.