A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
To earn a designation, a REALTOR® has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry. In addition to earning my Broker's license, I have earned the following designations:
ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist
National Association of Realtors
Lee County Association of Realtors
Lee County Multiple Listings Service
Kiwanis Club of Lee County
Auburn Chamber of Commerce
Auburn Arts Association
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
Loyalty to clients;
Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
Cooperation with competitors;
Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.