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It depends on the laws, regulations, contratual arrangements amongst other things in the relevant jurisdiction(s).
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
Just act ethically and professionally
To be excellent onto each other. The Bill & Ted's Golden Rule.
St. George, UT
Kimberly Taylor Adhering to the NAR Code of Ethics.
In terms of what?
Like Mary Yonkers, I like the Golden Rule.
Treat them honestly and fairly.
Read the NAR Code of Ethics including the preamble.
Remember the Golden Rule
To be professional and follow the written law as well as common courtesies such as being on time, etc.
Follow the laws and regulations in your state.
Chapter 1, Agency
Following the COE
Check code of ethics
Honesty, integrity, professionalism.
I agree with Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington ....
That's what I call a 'COSMIC' question.
It is too big to answer.
But that won't stop me from trying.
My responsiblity? Don't screw it up! People are depending on me.
Tell what you know.
Don't tell what you DON'T know.
It not about the agent.
NAR is not the determiner of truth or right, but they do impose the rules associated with membership.
Competence & Character
Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker nailed this one!
Honesty and Integrity to All...