Current Realtor® Information

Not all real estate licensees are REALTORS®. Membership in the local, state and national associations of REALTORS® distinguishes REALTORS® from real estate agents who do not subscribe to a code of ethics or have access to the educational, business and market information advantages of the Realtor counterparts. All REALTORS® must take comprehensive training on the Code of Ethics, which is considered a living document that protects sellers, buyers, tenants and others who place their rust in REALTORS®.

Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice 2019


The Code of Ethics is designed to establish a public and professional consensus against which the practice and conduct of Realtors may be judged. A violation of the Code of Ethics involves an offense against the Board and its members. An ethics proceeding has two essential purposes: education and vindication (discipline). It is educational in that it raises the consciousness of members to the meaning and significance of the Code. Many ethics violations occur inadvertently or through ignorance, and the hearing proceeding serves as an educational tool.

Before You File an Ethics Complaint

Steps to follow when filing an ethics complaint

Ethics Complaint Form


By becoming a member, every Realtor binds himself or herself and agrees to submit to arbitration all disputes as defined by Article 17 of the Code of Ethics.

The duty of REALTORS® to arbitrate is based in the Code of Ethics, specifically Article 17 which provides:
  • In the event of contractual disputes or specific non-contractual disputes as defined in Standard of Practice 17-4 between REALTORS® (principals) associated with different firms, arising out of their relationship as REALTORS®, the REALTORS® shall submit the dispute to arbitration in accordance with the regulations of their Board or Boards rather than litigate the matter.
  • The obligation to participate in arbitration contemplated by this Article includes the obligation of REALTORS® (principals) to cause their firms to arbitrate and be bound by any award.

Request for Arbitration Form


NAR's Code of Ethics, Professional Standards and Mediation Resources

Information for Designated REALTORS®



Describes the purpose of the related e-mails the Board sends to Designated REALTORS® at Membership Dues renewal  

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Designated REALTORS® Responsibility/ The Dues Formula 

Summarizes the Designated REALTORS® dues obligation for membership 

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Bylaw Article X-Dues and Assessments, Section 2 

Details the Designated REALTORS® dues obligation for membership Page 4

Termination Follow-up 

Announces the new procedure the Board of Directors authorized to confirm all agent terminations 

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Licensee Certification Form

Designated REALTORS® use this form to notify the Board of the licensees assigned to their office (members and non-members)

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Information for Designated REALTORS®

Feel free to contact the Board if you need any additional information or assistance 734-761-7340.

REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC)

The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is the best way a REALTOR® can protect their business. RPAC is the only grassroots and issues mobilizing force that exists to protect and promote the tradition of home ownership and real estate investment.

By contributing to RPAC, you are able to support REALTOR® friendly legislators who believe in our industry and believe in protecting private property rights, perserving the American dream of home ownership, fighting for tax reforms and reducing burdensome regulations on our business. 


Your RPAC Dollars Working For You

MI RPAC has saved both REALTORS® and homeowners thousands of dollars each year. From protecting private property rights, to fighting off burdensome regulation, RPAC continues to promote homeownership and real estate investment. 

Find more information about advocacy initiatives.


  • Ruling from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has cleared the way for military veterans in Michigan to have full access to affordable financing on all types of homes they seek to purchase.
  • Realtor®-supported House Bill 5591 passed the Senate 37-0 State Representative Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo Twp) implements an 18-month statute of limitations on administrative complaints against licensed Appraisers.
  • Michigan Senate unanimously adopted a resolution commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. Both legislative chambers have now passed resolutions, HR 292, and SR 148, honoring the historic anniversary.
  • Michigan House Tax Policy committee voted in support of the Michigan First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account legislation. These bills now head to the Michigan House Floor for a vote.

See more legislative news here.

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