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Why use a Realtor?
Not all Denver real estate agents are Realtors. Only members of the National Association of Realtors can use that designation. Denver Realtors abide by a strict code of ethics and are subject to disciplinary action and sanctions if they violate the duties imposed by the code of ethics. You can always ask your Realtor for a copy of the code, including the standards of practice, but here is a brief overview from NAR:
Duties to Clients and Customers
Article 1 – Realtors protect and promote their clients interest while treating all parties honestly.
Article 2 – Realtors refrain from exaggeration, misrepresentation, or concealment of pertinent facts related to property of transactions.
Article 3 – Realtors cooperate with other real estate professionals to advance their clients best interests.
Article 4 – When buying or selling on their own account or for their families or firms, Realtors make their true position or interest known.
Article 5 – Realtors do not provide professional services where they have any present or contemplated interest in property without disclosing that interest to all affected parties.
Article 6 – Realtors disclose any fee or financial benefit they may receive from recommending related real estate products or services.
Article 7 – Realtors receive compensations from only one party, except where they make full disclosure and receive informed consent from their client.
Article 8 – Realtors keep entrusted funds of clients and customers in a separate escrow account.
Article 9 – Realtors make sure that contract details are spelled out in writing and that parties receive copies.
Duties to the public
Article 10 – Realtors give equal professional service to all clients and customers irrespective o race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Article 11 – Realtors are knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which they engage or they get assistance from a knowledgeable professional, or disclose any lack of expertise to their client.
Article 12 – Realtors paint a true picture in their advertising and in other public representations.
Article 13 - Realtors do not engage in the unauthorized practice of law.
Article 14 – Realtors willingly participate in ethics investigations and enforcement actions.
Duties to other Realtors
Article 15 - Realtors make only truthful, objective comments about other real estate professionals.
Article 16 – Respect the exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other Realtors have with their clients.
Article 17 – Realtors arbitrate financial disagreements with other Realtors and with their clients.
As a Denver Realtor I have agreed to this code of ethics and I’m proud to wear the Realtor designation. My goal is to provide you with a great real estate transaction whether you are selling a home or searching for homes in Denver. I have extensive knowledge of the Denver real estate market. Please visit the main site at YourDenverHouse.com to search active Denver MLS listings.