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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

That is also a part of our Continuing Education. I think it needs to be part of it, as a reminder to Agents.

Nov 03, 2015 11:26 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I update my policy and procedure manual annually and have all my agents read and sign.  it includes a copy.

Nov 03, 2015 11:24 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Bill, we had a Thursday morning ethics class at my brokerage every other week for the past year or so.  We parsed the entire thing.  It was an education.  We also went over the stuff that seems to get a lot of agents in trouble, including the most interesting agreement between us and Sentrilock. I no longer ever show a place without following the instructions to the last detail.

And I'm realizing that having this code, as inspirational as it might be, really does little to protect the public.

Nov 03, 2015 11:02 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I find the preamble inspirational and the COE is a dynamic document that has been updated over 100 years now. It is one of the assets we have as REALTORS® that differentiates us. For some it is aspiring to a higher standard but to us it is the standard.

Nov 03, 2015 10:49 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Wednesday morning Bill. One of my things to do this years to become a licensed real estate agent. I will read it then.

Nov 03, 2015 05:20 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I did just recently since i had to renew my license. Also last year, since it was a C.A.R. request.

Nov 03, 2015 03:35 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Bill - I have read it a few times, referred to it with a few agents I have worked with, and have taken courses about the Code of Ethics. I feel it is very important to know and understand.

Nov 03, 2015 02:25 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think it's been two years since I've gone over it. Thanks for sharing your link. NAR offers a free ethics course that I thought was pretty good. 

Nov 03, 2015 12:01 PM
Bill Cherry, Realtor - Dallas, TX
Broker & Wealth Coach

One part of the code infers that the Realtor will be competent in the area of real estate in which he practices.  How does a newly licensed agent who has not been subjected to a standardized representation curriculum not violate that providsion from the get-go? ("Get-go" is probably a Texas expression.  It means "from the beginning.")

Nov 03, 2015 11:35 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

OK will read it...

Sam Shueh

Nov 03, 2015 11:12 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, we had a test on this, and we used it as a study guide for a class in our market center too.

Jan 18, 2019 11:48 PM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Yes...Its a part of our continuing education. Even if it wasn't I would read it.

Nov 05, 2015 07:13 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

BILL CHERRY I think it is required for our license to be renewed every 4 years!

However, thanks for sharing the link - we need to read and appear for test before the end of 2016.

Nov 04, 2015 01:16 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Oh yes, I have read it.


Nov 04, 2015 12:48 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

BILL CHERRY Yes, I have. I always made the yearly updated version part of my company's Policy and Procedures Manual.

Nov 03, 2015 11:05 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have in the past and that was enough!!!

Nov 03, 2015 10:00 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I read it all the time.  Also at the TAR web site there are hundreds of FAQ regarding the COE.

Nov 03, 2015 09:03 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes, I have read it and it fails to offer much needed protection for consumers.

Nov 03, 2015 08:47 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have read it many times.

Nov 03, 2015 07:54 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I have read it in full a couple of times and then in parts many times especially during Professional Standards Annual Training.

Nov 03, 2015 12:06 PM