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 2020 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, click here. For further information, you must contact our Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Silva, RCE.
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). Check out several options 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. Here are several options for completing this.
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.