Professional Standards, Ethics Complaints & Related Information

 
Pathways to Professionalism

REALTORS are different from non-member licensees in that they voluntarily subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics. If you believe that a REALTOR has violated one or more Articles of the Code of Ethics, you can file an ethics complaint alleging a violation(s) through the Local Board/Association of REALTORS where the REALTOR holds membership, and participates in a REALTOR association-owned/operated MLS.

Search for a member’s local affiliation.

For a complete listing of Ohio’s Local Boards/Associations, CLICK HERE

In addition, REALTORS agree as a condition of membership to arbitrate contractual disputes and specific non-contractual disputes as provided for in Article 17 of the NAR Code of Ethics.

CLICK HERE for several resources, and forms to file complaints, to help you understand what filing and processing an ethics complaint and arbitration request entails, and the general process you can expect when filing an ethics complaint or arbitration request with a Local Board/Association of REALTORS.