For more than 100 years, REALTORS® have promoted and protected the dream of property ownership for millions of Americans. This year, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® celebrates a major milestone in upholding the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Established in 1913, the Code is a living, dynamic statement which guides REALTORS® in their daily professional lives, and is the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®. NAR has created a number of marketing items to help REALTORS® show their pride in abiding by the Code of Ethics for a century. Visit NAR’s Code of Ethics site to find radio interviews, shareable social media content, and other information about the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
This presentation outlines the history of organized real estate and the development of the NAR Code of Ethics. It was developed by REALTOR® Doreen Roberts, who serves on the Professional Standards Committee for the National Association of REALTORS®.