Code Of Ethics & Professional Standards

The single, most outstanding characteristic that sets REALTORS® apart from other real estate practitioners is the willingness to accept and abide by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®. The Code of Ethics, which was first adopted on July 29, 1913, is a living document, responsive in its content to changes in the law and industry.

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.

What does this mean to you? It means that any REALTOR® with whom you work with has voluntarily agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics, based on professionalism and protection of the public. But even with the best of intentions, planning and preparation, occasional disagreements arise between REALTORS® and/or between REALTORS® and their clients or customers.

Clark County Association of REALTORS® offers its members and their clients and customers a vehicle to economically expedite ethics complaints and /or arbitration requests without going to court. If a monetary dispute arises from a real state transaction or if you believe a REALTOR® may have acted in an unethical manner, seek a resolution through the Clark County Association of REALTORS®. Ethics complaints that are brought before the board give those parties involved an opportunity to be educated about the Code. In addition, REALTORS® are judged by their peers as opposed to other individuals who may be far less familiar with the practices and customers of the real estate industry.

For additional Information contact Professional Standards Administrator, Wendy Watkins at 360-695-5980


NAR Code of Ethics

Things to know before you file an Ethics Complaint

Ethics Complaint Form

Things you should know about Arbitration

National Association of REALTORS® Ethics Complaints, Arbitration Requests, and Related Information