Code of Ethics
“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”
– Douglas Adams
NAR's Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests, and it spells out the professional responsibilities a REALTOR® owes his or her client and outlines the expectations a client should have when entering into business with a REALTOR®.
CODE OF ETHICS TRAINING
Code of Ethics is held every quarter following New Member Orientation. Visit our Education Calendar for instructor and pricing details, and remember to register online in a timely manner.
There are several online options to complete your Code of Ethics training. Visit our Online Education Resource for competitively-priced offerings from our partner schools, OnCourse Learning's Career Webschool and RealEstateCE.com. You can also take Code of Ethics training for free through NAR (you will not receive CE credit for the free option but you will satisfy the membership requirement). If you take Code of Ethics online through one of our online partner portals, you must email us with proof of completion in order to completely satisfy the membership requirement.
Ethics complaints & hearings
Boards and Associations of REALTORS® are responsible for enforcing the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics imposes duties above and in addition to those imposed by law or regulation which apply only to real estate professionals who choose to become REALTORS®. Go here to learn more about the Ethics Complaint Process.
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Customer Relationship Manager | SentriLock
My experience with GIAR has been nothing short of amazing! Everyone there is always professional, pleasant, and eager to assist. Their team is incredibly forward thinking which is essential in this industry. I can say with confidence that GIAR really cares about their members and goes above and beyond to provide them with the necessary tools and information to be successful! SentriLock is proud to have GIAR as a partner.
BGICOC Chairman | Appraiser at Collins & Associates
I chose to become a REALTOR® even though I have never held a sales license because I wanted to support our local Association in the best way possible. GIAR continues to be proactive in insuring that we have the best real estate market possible by supporting legislative issues, strong ethics, and the most up to date technologies. We are lucky to have a strong staff and membership.
CEO and President | United Way of Coastal Georgia, Inc.
The GIAR Training Center is a valuable resource for our community. When United Way of Coastal Georgia was seeking a meeting space, we had a long list of needs: adequate space for a large Board, access to current meeting technology, centralized and accessible location, and professional staff to assist. GIAR met all our needs and the staff exceeded our expectations. We value our partnership with GIAR!
GA State Senator | Affiliate at The Ligon Firm, P.C.
As an Affiliate member, I and the members of The Ligon Firm, P.C. are proud to be part of the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS® and to benefit from its excellent programs and resources. We especially value the welcoming and cooperative attitudes of the members and their enthusiasm for what they do.