The Realtor Code of Ethics
established in 1915, consists
of fifteen ‘articles’ outlining the
responsibilities of its Realtor
members in their practice of real
The third article state, when representing
a buyer, seller, or other clients as an agent,
Realtors pledge themselves to protect
and promote the interests of their client.
This obligation to the client is primary, but
it does not relieve Realtors of their
obligation to treat all parties honestly.
When serving a buyer, seller, landlord, tenant or
party in a non-agency capacity, the Realtor
remains obligated by the duties imposed by
the Realtor Code of Ethics. These duties encompass
all real estate related activities and
transactions whether conducted in person,
electronically, or through any other means.
The duties of the Code of Ethics apply
whether the Realtor is acting as agent or
in a legally recognized non-agency capacity.
Realtors may represent the seller and the
buyer in the same transaction only after
full disclosure to and with informed
consent of both parties.
– Jon Dawson