Code of Ethics


CODE OF ETHICS

REALTORS® are different from other real estate licensees in that they voluntarily pledge to abide by a strict code of professional conduct above and beyond the licensing laws of the state. This conduct is outlined in the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. If you feel like any part of the Code has been violated by a REALTOR®, you are entitled to file a complaint. The REALTORS® Code of Ethics is comprised of seventeen Articles. The Articles are explained through accompanying Standards of Practice.

Click here to view the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® Effective January 1, 2019.

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All ethics complaints must be filed with the REALTOR® Association within 180 days from the time a complainant knew (or reasonably should have known) that potentially unethical conduct took place. Complaints must be in writing and submitted using the Ethics Complaint Form E-1. A complaint should cite one or more Articles of the Code of Ethics which may have been violated and a narrative description or summary of events that occurred leading to the belief the Code of Ethics may have been violated.

For additional information:

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

Colorado Association of REALTORS® Complaint Process

Arbitration and Ombudsman services are available