REALTOR® Code of Ethics
In addition to this blog, I participate in a HUGE North American blog site called Active Rain where I learn much from others in my industry be they other REALTORS®, Mortgage Brokers, Lawyers or Home Stagers. In response to a recent post I did about Smart Growth both here and on the Active Rain site, I got a comment from an agent named Larry Estabrooksout in Moncton, New Brunswick.
He posted the preamble from our Canadian Real Estate Association Code of Ethics and as I read it yet again, I thought it was something very worthwhile sharing with you. So here it is:
The Code of Ethics
Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization.
Through the REALTOR®, the land resource of the nation reaches its highest use and private land ownership its widest distribution. The REALTOR® is instrumental in moulding the form of his or her community and the living and working conditions of its people.
Such functions impose grave social responsibilities which REALTORS® can meet only by diligent preparation, and considering it a civic duty to dedicate themselves to the fulfillment of a REALTOR®s obligations to society.
I love this. I try hard to live this. I’m proud to be a REALTOR®.