realtor code of ethics: You've just been promoted to the CEO of NAR! Now what? - 06/10/18 05:22 PM
Okay, so it's been absolutely AGES since I've participated in any contests here on AR. But because I have a longstanding love & respect for Debe Maxwell, CRS, and the fact that I've been an NAR member for the past 20 years, I thought I would chime in.
If nothing else, the recent 'Logo-Gate' revealed a serious disconnect between NAR leadership and what appears to be the majority (or at least, rather vocal) rank & file within our association.
It's obvious, to the most casual of observers, that our illustrious associations are made up of several differing segments:
Those who actively participate and … (6 comments)

realtor code of ethics: Realtor® Code of Ethics vs. Facebook TOS - 11/28/15 04:22 AM
What do the Realtor® Code of Ethics and the Facebook Terms of Service have in common?
  People agree to them both, but they very rarely read either one.
 
Let's face it, how many times have you signed up for something, especially here online, and quickly scrolled through the lengthy "Terms of Agreement," and simply checked the box at the end?
We are all guilty of this! We have better things to do, bigger fish to fry. We can't be bothered by such trivial matters!....
I wonder, do we view the Realtor® Code of Ethics in the same light?
When we first got licensed, did we simply … (47 comments)

realtor code of ethics: The Code of Ethics Reloaded - 04/27/15 06:13 PM
Realtor® Code of Ethics Reloaded
This article signals the adventurous and daunting launch of an in-depth series concerning the Realtor® Code of Ethics. The recently released 2015 NAR Membership Survey revealed that association members place a significant amount of importance and value on the Realtor® Code of Ethics. Unfortunately, while most members willingly agree to abide by the Code of Ethics, very few truly understand their full meaning and the resultant impact they should have on their daily conduct and actions. My goal in writing this series is to dissect and define the major articles of the COE, and to explain their … (9 comments)

realtor code of ethics: What's the Cost of Your Integrity? - 05/10/09 01:05 PM
There is a Bible story in the Old Testament that never fails to amaze me, no matter how many times I read it.It's the account of Esau selling his birthright to his brother Jacob for a bowl of soup (Genesis 25:19-34).To understand the full weight of this story, you really need to understand the extreme value and importance the Jewish people ascribed to the firstborn son. It was a position of great privilege, prestige, and status. It afforded a double portion of the Father's inheritance. And, prior to the Levitical Era, assigned the responsibility of family Priesthood.And so it is with … (89 comments)

realtor code of ethics: "Open Mouth, Insert Fine" or "Real Estate Roulettel" - 05/11/08 07:46 AM
 With the advent of the Internet, information has become accessible at blinding speed. Want to know the migrating habits of the South African Gnu? What is the proper way to eat sushi? Or what was the original color of coca-cola? Powerful search engines enable us to locate virtually anything we want at the touch of a few keys. Websites, forums, and networks abound where we can obtain answers for every conceivable question. Information equips and empowers. It serves to form our opinions and guides our decisions.
This rapid accessibility and transfer of information is changing the way we conduct business as … (29 comments)

 
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