Springfield Board of REALTORS® is part of a statewide Professional Standards program administered by the Ohio REALTORS®. Services include an Ombudsman Program, Code of Ethics Enforcement, and Mediation or Arbitration of Commission Disputes.
To learn more about these professionalism services, use the links below:
Why do we have a Code of Ethics?
The REALTORS® Code of Ethics is more than a conceptual guide to right and wrong. It’s a powerful business tool that leads to more sales, more referrals and more profitable, long-standing relationships with both clients and other Realtors®.
But the Code is more than a list of Thou Shalts and Thou Shalt Nots. It’s a practical guide that can help you sell more real estate. When it comes to building your business, you cannot grow without the trust of your clients, your prospects and your peers.
Like every other business, real estate has become more competitive over the past 20 years. Our customers are smarter; they have more choices and access to more information than ever before. If you want your business to grow, you depend on repeat business, referrals and the cooperation of fellow Realtors®.
These aspects of your business hinge directly on your reputation, on the way people think about you.
Be ethical: Learn the Code. Live the Code.
The Ohio Division of Real Estate, which issues the salesperson license, has their own ethics rules. Click the button to read the Canon of Ethics from ODRE.
Pathways to Professionalism
While the Code of Ethics establishes objective, enforceable ethical standards governing the professional conduct of Realtors®, Pathways to Professionalism is a list of professional courtesies for use by Realtors® on a voluntary basis.