Standards of Conduct: Realtor Do’s and Dont's When Showing...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Realty Empire Incorporated

 As stated in the Code of Ethics:

REALTORS® should dedicate themselves, and for which they should be diligent in preparing themselves. REALTORS®, therefore, are zealous to maintain and improve the standards of their calling and share with their fellow REALTORS® a common responsibility for its integrity and honor.


Based on the Code of Ethics- Standards and Practice, here are some Realtor Do’s and Don’ts when showing a property.




              Do               Do Not                                                                                                                       

Do- Return appointment calls promptly

Do Not-  Show without an appointment

Do- Follow all showing instructions

Do Not- Contact seller directly unless authorized

Do- Arrive on time and leave business card

Do Not- Neglect to call or cancel when late or unable to show               

Do- Wait if another agent is showing

Do Not- Give out lockbox code to customers

Do- Turn off all lights that were on upon arrival

Do Not- Forget to leave thermostat at arrival setting

Do- Become familiar with the property before showing

Do Not- Criticize the property in front of occupant

Do- Qualify buyer before showing

Do Not- Discuss price in front of seller

Do- Guide buyer throughout the house

Do Not- Allow children to wander freely in property

Do- Report anything unusual to listing agent

Do Not- Leave any doors or windows unlocked

Do- Check all doors even if you didn’t use them

Do Not- Forget to return keys to lockbox



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Stephanie Leon

Real Estate Broker
Realty Empire

6625 Miami Lakes Dr.
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

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Comments (2)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

This list should be pasted on everyones desk and made as part of their employment! Seemingly simple or common sense, yet so many miss the basics

May 15, 2012 02:04 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Stephanie,  I agree with David.  Your matrix should be printed and distributed to all Realtors!

May 15, 2012 02:31 PM