Code of Ethics Archive

An 800th Birthday for Property Rights

On Monday, June 15, historians across the world will celebrate eight centuries of a dusty old document. So, what does that mean to you, a modern real estate professional? Everything. The Magna Carta was the first agreement in the...
June 12, 2015

Hiring to Amaze

We all want raving fans, whether they’re employees, higher-ups, or clients. And we all have our own "-isms" that we live and work by. Maybe it’s time to write them down?...
February 13, 2015

Three Reasons Why Honesty is the Best Policy

“REALTORS® shall be honest and truthful in their real estate communications and shall present a true picture in their advertising, marketing, and other representations.” —Article 12 of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Do you remember Mario Jannatpour? Check out...
September 17, 2013

Are You Ready to be Interviewed by a Savvy Buyer?

Marianne Cusato—author, designer, and creator of the critically-acclaimed “Katrina Cottages”—is out with a new book aimed at house hunters. On first glance, Just the Right Home: Buying, Renting, Moving—Or Just Dreaming—Find Your Perfect Match!, to be published April 2013,...
February 12, 2013

The Business of Generosity

Real estate is experiencing an evolution where traditional marketing may no longer be effective. REALTOR® and first-time author Michael J. Maher sums up an emerging entrepreneurial philosophy as a move from the “ego era” to the “generosity generation.” Maher...

Honest Business = Successful Business

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine “Honesty is the best policy.” — An old saying that rings truer today in real estate than ever before. REALTOR® and author Mario Jannatpour, a sales associate with RE/MAX Alliance in...
August 11, 2011

Blueprints for a Values-Based Business

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine It’s everything you’d ever want in a business: a high quality work environment that attracts and retains talented employees while delivering top-of-the-line customer service and a great product. But how is...
February 2, 2011

Getting Naked: Overcoming Fears of Transparency in Business

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Mark Twain once said, “Always tell the truth, then you don’t have to remember anything.” This is the philosophy behind the book Getting Naked (Wiley; 2010) by teamwork consultant and speaker...
September 3, 2010

Do It Right—Do It Ethically

By Christopher M. Leporini, REALTOR® Magazine Doing the Right Thing: A Real Estate Practitioner’s Guide to Ethical Decision Making, Third Ed. By Deborah H. Long (Gorsuch/Prentice Hall) 137 pp., $17.95 Buy this book from Amazon.com. This workbook-style book helps...
October 1, 2003

Memoirs of a Successful CEO

By Christopher M. Leporini, REALTOR® Magazine They called him Neutron Jack. Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch accumulated other labels during his 20 year tenure, but for many years that nickname stuck. Some employees gave it to him in...
September 1, 2001

Your Ethics Resource

By Bruce H. Aydt, CRB, executive vice president and legal counsel for The Henry Co., REALTORS®, St. Louis. Real Estate Ethics: Good Ethics = Good Business, 3rd ed. William H. Pivar & Donald L. Harlan. 192pp. Real Estate Education...
August 1, 1996