REALTOR® Code of Ethics

As a chartered member of the National Association of REALTORS®, we are responsible for enforcing the REALTOR® Code of Ethics within our membership.  Our REALTOR® members agree to subscribe to the Code in their daily business practices.  Click Here to see a copy of the 2021 Code of Ethics.

From time to time, disputes may arise in real estate transactions amongst REALTORS® or between a member of the public and a REALTOR®.  Many common disputes arise out of lack of communication.  Be sure to read this article.

Should you wish to file a complaint against a REALTOR® member, please be sure to check our directory to verify that the individual is a member here.  The Board offers ombuds services as a first step prior to filing.  To learn more about this service, you must contact our Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Silva, RCE, at 401-274-8383.

For instances of interboard arbitration or ethics matters not able to be processed here, please refer to these Professional Standards Resources from the RI Association of REALTORS®.

Additional resources on the Code of Ethics provided by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Established Members are required to complete a course on the Code of Ethics on the National Association of REALTORS® once every 3 years & submit their certificate to us for our review.  We are currently in the 6th triennial (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021). We are offering a broadcast class from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on 2/22/21.  To learn more or to register, click here.

NEW REALTOR® members are required to complete a course on the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® within their first 180 days of membership & submit their certificate to us for our review.  We are offering a broadcast class from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on 2/22/21.  To learn more or to register, click here.

When logged into the member portal, all members are able to see what is on file as the last date of their REALTOR® Code of Ethics class.

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