REALTOR® Code of Ethics

The single, most outstanding characteristic that sets REALTORS® apart from other real estate agents is the willingness to accept and abide by the Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The code of ethics is a living document, responsive in its content to changes in the law and industry. The Code has been revised many times through the years to reflect current developments in professional real estate practice. The term REALTOR® has come to represent competency, honesty, and high integrity. These qualities stem from voluntary adherence to an ideal of moral conduct in real estate business practices.

But even with the best of intentions, planning and preparation, occasional disagreements arise between REALTORS® and/or between REALTORS® and their clients or customers. As civil litigation becomes increasingly costly, time consuming, and burdensome, there has been a trend among private parties to settle disputes and conflicting claims through alternative means.

Northwest Ohio Realtors is part of a statewide Professional Standards program administered by
the Ohio REALTORS®. Services include an Ombudsman Program, Code of Ethics Enforcement, and Mediation or
Arbitration of Commission Disputes. To learn more about these professionalism services, use the links below:



Please reach out to Megan and or 419.535.3222 with questions or for additional information.