Code of Ethics Enforcement

 

Code of Ethics   How to File a Complaint

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 Code has been revised several times through the years to reflect current developments in professional real estate practice.  The term REALTOR® has come to represent competency, fairness, and high integrity. These qualities stem from voluntary adherence to an ideal of moral conduct in real estate business practices.  Nebraska REALTORS® take great pride in their professionalism and adherence to the Code of Ethics and do not support licensees who choose to act unethically.

But even with the best of intentions, planning and preparation, occasional disagreements arise between REALTORS® and their clients or customers. As civil litigation becomes increasingly costly, time consuming, and burdensome, there has been a trend among private parties to settle disputes and conflicting claims through alternative means.

Please review the information contained in the document Before You File an Ethics Complaint to familiarize yourself with the complaint procedures.

 

 

 

After reviewing the previous document, please review the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.  If you believe a REALTOR® may have violated one or more of the Articles of the Code of Ethics, refer to the Code of Ethics Complaint Form and the accompanying instructions to file an ethics complaint.

Before filing your complaint please remember that not all real estate licensees are REALTORS®.  The Nebraska REALTORS® Association only has jurisdiction over active members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.  In addition, the Nebraska REALTORS® Association is not the licensing agency in Nebraska.  License law violations fall under the jurisdiction of the Nebraska Real Estate Commission.  If you have a question regarding whether or not a licensee has violated Nebraska License Laws please contact the Nebraska Real Estate Commission at (402) 471-2004.

If you have any questions about the procedures for filing an ethics complaint, please contact the Nebraska REALTORS® Association at (402) 323-6500.

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