How to Maintain Your Real Estate Code of Ethics in a Fast Paced Market
Dual Agency: When representing the buyer and seller you must obtain written consent from both parties. Always check if a party is already represented before having them sign anything.
Property Disclosures: Disclose all property information to the buyer. Withholding anything that can effect value or otherwise can land you in court.
Fiduciary Duties: Loyalty, care, obedience, accounting, disclosure and confidentiality.
Advertising: Avoid vague, generalized expressions and stick to the specific skills or qualities you bring to the table as an agent.
Fair Housing: Focus on the property, not the people. You must equally represent people regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, familial status, disability, and now sexual orientation.