Professional Standards Newsletter, September 2012

Posted on December 10, 2012 by

A CENTURY OF PRIDE AND PROFESSIONALISM – THE CODE OF ETHICS CENTENNIAL   The Code of Ethics is turning 100 in 2013!  Perhaps you already knew that, but did you know the privilege to invoke arbitration existed in the 1913 Code of Ethics and that privilege has remained in the Code for the last century?  [...]

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Professional Standards Newsletter, March 2012

Posted on March 3, 2012 by

OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM SUSPENSION The 2012 NAR Professional Liability Insurance Policy for 2012 limited coverage for the Ombudsmen Program to consultations solely about the association’s ethics hearing, arbitration and NAR Dispute Resolution processes. This is a significant change from years past and severely limits the Program.  Discussions with NAR regarding making insurance coverage available for the Ombudsmen [...]

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Professional Standards Newsletter, December 2011

Posted on December 1, 2011 by

MANDATORY MEDIATION OPTION APPROVED The NAR Board of Directors approved amendments to Article 17 of the Code of Ethics to give  associations discretionary authority to obligate members to mediate otherwise arbitrable disputes.In the event of contractual disputes or specific non-contractual disputes as defined in Standard of Practice 17-4 between REALTORS® (principals) associated with different firms, [...]

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Professional Standards Newsletter, March 2011

Posted on March 2, 2011 by

2011 Professional Standards Workshop AAR’s annual Professional Standards Workshop was held at the Black Canyon Conference Center, January 19, 2011. Bill Lublin, of the Social Media Marketing Institute and a former chairman for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR’S) Professional Standards Committee was the keynote speaker in the morning session. Bill, citing examples in application [...]

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Professional Standards, Correction to December Update

Posted on January 4, 2011 by

ARTICLE CORRECTION Tuesday, January 4, 2010 Please note that there was a publication error on NAR’s website when the article “New IRS 1099 Requirements for Landlords” was originally extracted for distribution to AAR members. Thereafter, NAR corrected the article without notification to the members. The legal affairs department at NAR has confirmed the error and [...]

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