REALTOR® Code of Ethics

As a chartered member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Board is responsible for enforcing the REALTOR® Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®.  Our REALTOR® members agree to subscribe to the Code in their daily business practices.  Click Here to see a copy of the 2017 Code of Ethics.

From time to time, disputes may arise in real estate transactions between REALTOR® and REALTOR® or between a member of the public and a REALTOR®.  Many common disputes arise out of lack of communication.  Be sure to read this article.

Should you wish to file an Ethics complaint against a REALTOR® member, please be sure to check out our directory to verify that the individual is a member here.  If the individual is not a member with us, they may possibly be a member of one of the other 4 Boards in Rhode Island.  Complaints must be registered with the appropriate Board of membership.

For assistance with filing a complaint against a member, please contact our Executive Officer Donna Andrews at (401) 274-8383 or dandrews@gpbor.com for further direction.

Members are required to complete a course on the Code of Ethics as a requirement of membership.  Click here to see our upcoming offerings.

Additional resources on the Code of Ethics provided by the National Association of REALTORS®.

All REALTOR® members are required to complete a course on the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®.  Effective 1/1/17, the new cycle begins (we are changing from a quadrennial requirement to a biennial requirement).  That new cycle means members will have to complete this required course between 1/1/17--12/31/18.  Members are then required to submit their certificate to the Board office for our review.  New members are required to complete the course even sooner - within the first 180 days of their membership.