For those of you who have been following my twitter feed, you may have noticed that I’ve been working or some time on getting my CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Designation. At long last, I was awarded the CRS designation a couple of days ago, making me the newest CRS in town. A lot of my […]
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However, the Preamble does says Realtor® members should: eliminate practices which may damage the public or which might discredit or bring dishonor to the real estate profession Do you think that maybe, some members of the public were damaged by making unsupportable claims such as the ones I mentioned above? It looks to me like making such claims is not a violation of the Standards of Practice and therefore no action could be taken against Realtors for making such statements, however, telling your client these kinds of things clearly goes against the spirit of the Code of Ethics as set forth in the Preamble. … However, this creates something of a paradox – the fact that it’s easy to become a Realtor, anyone can join so long as they are a real estate licensee – yet, per the code of Ethics: The services which REALTORS ® provide to their clients and customers shall conform to the standards of practice and competence which are reasonably expected in the specific real estate disciplines in which they engage; specifically, residential real estate brokerage… … Of course, another brutal truth is, most Realtors have no day-to-day business – they have week-to-week, or month-to-month: there just are not enough transactions to go around which can support a Realtor community as large as we have here in Santa Cruz, even considering our recently diminished numbers.