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Susan Haughton
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It would be at the top of the list.  They would have to be otherwise competent, of course, but without moral and ethical behavior, in my book, you have nothing.

May 13, 2016 09:05 PM
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Dave Adams, how important would moral and ethical behavior be with anybody YOU plan to work with??   Same answer.

Like caffeine is to coffee, it has to be there.

May 13, 2016 03:42 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Dave Adams - goes without saying, moral and ethics have to be there. Period.

May 13, 2016 03:14 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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For me it is would be vital.

May 13, 2016 02:18 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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I'm sorry.... but this is a ridiculous question.  How important would it be to YOU?  It is VERY important, of course.  But, one doesn't always know in advance.  There are clues.  Pay attention to the clues.  Reputation is critical.  Once you lose it, it's hard to get it back.

May 14, 2016 12:37 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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Very.

May 13, 2016 10:04 PM
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Jack Lewitz
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If you are a buyer then avoid the following:

May 13, 2016 09:35 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Very important.

May 13, 2016 09:29 PM
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It is one of the things that is important.

May 13, 2016 08:41 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
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i think zero, becuase it is near impossible to have an accurate perception of the moral and ethical behavior of an agent in advance in most cases.

May 13, 2016 04:20 PM
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a great deal   

Same applies to clients. Realtors just as often disengage those with bad behavior. 

May 13, 2016 03:17 PM
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These are important qualities.  I don't think as a consumer I would know how ethical they were.

May 13, 2016 02:28 PM
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Important

May 13, 2016 01:33 PM
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Larry Johnston
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It would be very important, if I knew about it.  That would be the problem.

May 13, 2016 12:59 PM
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Bob Crane
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I like to deal with honest people.

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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How would you as the client know what their ethical/moral behaviour was?  There is no report card.

May 14, 2016 03:19 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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How would you know if they are working at your demanded level of moral behavior? Poor feedback is not reliable; whereas, a record of actions noted on their respective state agency license website would be. Unfortunately, so many who are unethical fly below the radar.

May 14, 2016 01:59 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
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Not important at all.  I would want the most immoral and unethical agent I could find.   

May 14, 2016 12:27 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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How important is moral and ethical behavior?

It is SO important that it is a question that need not be asked.

It is like asking should I go on a cruise in a ship that floats or can not float?

But how does a home buyer determine the moral and ethical behavior of the agent? Yelp? Social Media? Stars on Z-devil? State licensing board? They are ALL deceptive.

How does a home buyer determine the moral and ethical behavior of their insurance agent, investment broker, attorney, babysitter? 

Whose morals and ethics will apply?

Here in the kingdom of real estate, often bantered about is a a phrase "Realtor code of ethics" which is in no way related to the ethics and moral behavior one can assume you refer to or in alignment with the principle of morality and conduct commonly known as ethics.

Yes, moral and ethical behavior is important. Whose morals and ethics to apply is the difficult part.

May 14, 2016 12:19 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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as important as their knowledge of the product and the process....

May 14, 2016 12:05 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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First, we need to test all that & we will. Second, like attracts like. It matters

May 14, 2016 12:05 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Utmost

May 13, 2016 11:40 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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Crucial!!

May 13, 2016 11:31 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Important, since they are representing me!

May 13, 2016 11:05 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
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The Michelle Thomas Team

Absolutely the top of the list!

May 13, 2016 10:56 PM
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Dave Adams Top of the list.

May 13, 2016 10:19 PM