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.