The National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics sets forth standards of conduct and professional integrity that are the hallmark of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and what sets apart REALTORS® from other real estate professionals.
The Code of Ethics imposes duties above and beyond those imposed by law or regulation and applies only to real estate professionals who choose to become REALTORS®. Members of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Illinois Association of REALTORS® are required to take ethics continuing education.
If a REALTOR® is found in violation of the Code they are subject to discipline. Many difficulties result in miscommunication and can be resolved through speaking directly with the REALTOR® or with a principle broker (managing broker/owner) in the firm. If you are still not satisfied, you may want to contact the local association to have an informal dispute process scheduled to resolve the issue or you may want to consider filing an ethics complaint.
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