Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: This Connecticut Real Estate Professional Has Ethics

This Connecticut Real Estate Professional Has Ethics

This Connecticut Real Estate Professional Has Ethics

As a real estate professional I am bound by a Code of Ethics to conduct my business in a legal, honest and morally correct manner to my clients and my fellow real estate agents.   It is a stylized way of keeping by the Golden Rule of 'Do Unto Others'. 

This Connecticut Real Estate Professional Has Ethics

Every agent that belongs to the National Association of Realtors is bound by the real estate Code of Ethics. In order to ensure that agents are always attentive to their obligations, they must take a refresher class on Ethics once within each 4 year period. Failure to take this class would mean immediate loss of license.

As a profession, real estate agents are only one of 4 required to work to a professional code. The other 3 being medicine, law and engineering. As a degreed Mechanical Engineer, I am bound by both even though I no longer work as an engineer.

Even without the mandate to take the class, with the evolution of the business and the laws that re changed, it serves as a refresher to the techniques used to promote the real estate business as well as the possibilities of ways that less than honest agents might attempt to circumvent the laws.

As a profession, real estate professionals are encouraged to police ourselves as a way of protecting not only the clients with whom we do business, but also to get dishonest agents out of the business.

A 3 hour class once every 4 years is a small challenge to take to keep our self respect. This Connecticut Real estate agent has ethics, and I have a piece of paper to prove it.

 

 

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Comment balloon 7 commentsEd Silva • September 17 2016 06:22PM

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Ed, You certainly are ethical. No piece of paper needed for that one. I am amazed that we only have to take a 3 hour class once every 4 years. Not that I enjoy CE years, but still... 

Recently I have been doing a lot of thinking on this. I read something here today from a member who identified themselves as an industry observer. She believed that we all suffer from the temptation to be less than ethical because morals and ethics could possibly get in the way of earning a commission. I didn't comment, I wanted to but refrained. I was .... disappointed ... and more. 

It is very important to me. 

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 2 years ago

Andrea Swiedler   Thank you  I'll get over there with you healthy yet

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 2 years ago

Ed you can add Loan Originators to that list.  We have to have 8 hours of continuing ed every year in order to keep our license and 2 of the 8 hours has to be Ethics.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 2 years ago

Hi Ed Silva ,  That's an excellent class to take.  It is part of our continuing ed every year for us.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 2 years ago

Ed - everyone should be added to the list.  I did a section today at Fordham on ethics for the HR Professional.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 2 years ago

Ed, this is required every 2 years in Oregon...so it must vary state-by-state. As to studying it, I find it one of the more fascinating parts to our continuing ed. I am still amazed by what some realtors get away with, though. 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) about 2 years ago

Ed

I'm glad the ethics classes are required, and we must take a CE ethics class as part of our relicensing. Too bad there are still so many who get away with ethics violations, and so much that doesn't get reported

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 2 years ago

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