There are Laws we learn in Real Estate School and that we PRACTICE every day as licensees. I admit it…I AM ANAL about abiding by our Real Estate Laws and following our COE. There are no cutting corners in real estate for me and it irritates me when there are others that do….blatantly.
Common ‘Mistakes’ or Blatant Disregard?
Breaking the Law: When one gets arrested, charged and convicted for drunk driving, doing drugs, not paying taxes on commission (In Hawaii we have to pay not only State and Federal Taxes but General Excise Taxes too!) stealing etc. you are not only risking your license…but will ruin your reputation. Being a law abiding citizen should not be a problem anyway.
Cutting Corners: Initialing and/or dating documents ‘for your clients’ because you are too lazy or embarrassed that you made a mistake or missed something is a ”shame on you”. Get off your behind and do it right. In my book, it’s the same as forging and if it comes back to bite you in the butt…you can only blame yourself.
Unlicensed Activity: There are many friends, relatives and acquaintances who believe they can do a better job than we do. Ha! Well, instead of ‘talking’ they need to take the proper steps to becomes licensed and give the correct information. Same goes for those claiming to be contractors or any other professional that requires licensing and they are not.
REALTORS® follow a Strict Code of Ethics: I’m sure the majority do and bottom line is that if each individual lives by good daily morals and values then there will be no problem following the COE. Following our laws, rules in communities and our place of employment is just something that comes naturally. If it doesn’t then you have a problem.
Support our Real Estate Industry….
…..and just ‘DO THE RIGHT THING’.