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Professional Standards

REALTORS® Pledge of Performance and Service

Article 1: REALTORS® protect and promote their clients' interests while treating all parties honestly.

Article 2: REALTORS® refrain from exaggeration, misrepresentation, or concealment of pertinent facts related to property or transactions.

Article 3: REALTORS® cooperate with other real estate professionals to advance their clients' best interests.

Article 4: When buying or selling on their own account or for their families or fims, REALTORS® make their true position or interest known.

Article 5: REALTORS® do not provide professional services where they have any present or contemplated interest in property without disclosing that interest to all affected parties.

Article 6: REALTORS® disclose any fee or financial benefit they may receive from recommending related real estate products or services.

Article 7: REALTORS® receive compensation from only one party, except where they make full disclosure and receive informed consent from their client.

Article 8: REALTORS® keep entrusted funds of clients and customers in a separate escrow account.

Article 9: REALTORS® make sure that contract details are spelled out in writing and that parties receive copies.

Article 10: REALTORS® give equal professional service to all clients and customers irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Article 11: REALTORS® are knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which they engage or they get assistance from a knowledgeable professional, or disclose any lack of expertise to their client.

Article 12: REALTORS® paint a true picture in their advertising and in other public representations.

Article 13: REALTORS® do not engage in the unauthorized practice of law.

Article 14: REALTORS® willingly participate in ethics investigations and enforcement actions.

Article 15: REALTORS® make only truthful, objective comments about other real estate professionals.

Article 16: Respect the exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other REALTORS® have with their clients.

Article 17: REALTORS® arbitrate financial disagreements with other REALTORS® and with their clients.