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The REALTOR® Code of Ethics spells out the professional responsibilities and expectations of all REALTOR® members to their clients, customers, fellow REALTORS® and the general public. REALTOR® Associations are responsible to enforce the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors® enforcement is administered by the Tennessee REALTORS®. The Tennessee REALTORS® will oversee the Grievance, Arbitration and Professional Standards Processes which includes ethics and arbitration complaints, mediation and ombuds services. You can file a complaint online.

Not all real estate licensees are REALTORS® so they are not under the same requirement to abide by the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. So make sure you ask the question “Are you a Realtor®?” If they answer YES, then you have the reassurance that this professional abides by a strict Code of Ethics. Click here to read the Code of Ethics. Do you have an ethics or legal question? If so, you can access the Tennessee REALTORS® Legal & Ethics Hotline. To access the hotline or to find out more infomation click here!

Before you start the process on filing a complaint, please read the Before You File An Ethics Complaint document, which helps to explain the process. Please contact the Tennessee REALTORS® for additional resources for the Code of Ethics and Filing Complaints by clicking HERE! You can also call them at (877)321-1477.

Do you want more information on the origins of The Code of Ethics, or why the Code of Ethics matter? The National Association of Realtors® has many resources to share. Please click here to access NAR’s resources.

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Whether you’re a buyer or seller looking for information, or a real estate agent looking for professional training, support and a business network, the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® is your connection. If you can’t find what you need online, call us at 615-758-9851.