NAR Code of Ethics & Professional Standards

Professional Standards are at the center of the GNR REALTOR philosophy. The Code of Ethics is vigorously enforced by impartial committee members who strive to maintain the high standard of conduct all members have pledged to uphold by virtue of the code.

All real estate licensees are not REALTORS®.  Only real estate licensees who are a member of the National Association of REALTORS® may use the term REALTOR®. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and are expected to maintain a higher standard of practice than what is required by law.

For more information regarding the REALTOR Code of Ethics provided by the National Association of REALTORS, click here.  If you are a REALTOR seeking to renew your training for Code of Ethics (required every three years), you can also visit this page for the free NAR training course found here.

The REALTOR Code of Ethics is designed to protect REALTORS and the public from unfair practices.  Learning about what the REALTOR Code of Ethics can help protect you and your investment.

If you are considering filing an Ethics Complaint you can read all about the options and processes available to you here.

Before You File an Ethics Complaint

If, while using the services of a REALTOR® you encounter questionable conduct on the part of the REALTOR®, you have the option of filing an ethics complaint with the Association where that REALTOR® holds membership.

Associations of REALTORS® are responsible for enforcing the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics requires a higher standard of professionalism than what is required by law or regulation. Note that only real estate professionals who choose to become REALTORS® are subject to this code.

Many difficulties result from misunderstanding, miscommunication, or lack of communication. If you have an issue with a real estate professional, you may want to speak with the individual or with a principal broker in the firm. Open, constructive discussion often resolves questions or differences, eliminating the need for further action.

If these efforts are not effective or produce a result, and you determine that you would like to file a complaint about a REALTOR®, please review the information on this page to learn about the process and the necessary forms to submit your complaint.

Forms for Ethics and Arbitration

Forms for submitting Ethics or Arbitration complaints can be obtained here