Professional Standards

A REALTOR® is more than a real estate agent; REALTORS® have training in ethics for both their dealings with the public and with the real estate community. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is the cornerstone of the National Association of REALTORS® ethics training. It guides REALTORS® and also shows the public the level of commitment, education and dedication to their profession that each member of NAR possesses.

If you believe that a REALTOR® has violated one or more articles of the Code of Ethics, you can file an ethics complaint alleging a violation(s) through the local association of REALTORS® where the REALTOR® holds membership or participates in a multiple listing service owned/operated by a REALTOR® association.

In addition, REALTORS® agree as a condition of membership to arbitrate contractual disputes and specific non-contractual disputes as provided for in Article 17 of the NAR Code of Ethics. If you have a contractual dispute with another REALTOR®, you can file a request for arbitration of that dispute. The appropriate local association where the request would be filed depends on where the other REALTOR® holds association membership and/or participates in MLS.

On the right-hand side of this page you will find three important documents related to Professional Standards. One is a general information piece entitled “Before You File a Complaint.” The other two are the initial forms which must be filed to begin the process–one for an ethics violation (E-1), and one for contractual disputes (A-1).

Please contact CVAR for additional information.

Upcoming Events

Apr
23
Mon
2018
9:30 am Matrix™ CMA @ CVAR Office
Matrix™ CMA @ CVAR Office
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Comparative Market Analysis Click here for the Matrix Training Schedule!
1:00 pm Realist Tax @ CVAR Office
Realist Tax @ CVAR Office
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Realist Tax-Learn to use the Realist system to find any property’s tax information. Export tax data to Excel or Word for marketing and database purposes. Find comparable properties, including FSBOs, from the tax records. Realist[...]
Apr
24
Tue
2018
9:30 am Tax Strategies for the Real Esta... @ CVAR Office
Tax Strategies for the Real Esta... @ CVAR Office
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER:Tax Strategies Registration 4.24.18
May
4
Fri
2018
1:30 pm CVAR Blood Drive @ Foothills Gymnastics
CVAR Blood Drive @ Foothills Gymnastics
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
CVAR Blood Drive @ Foothills Gymnastics | Hickory | North Carolina | United States
Please come out and support our annual CVAR Blood Drive! Click Here for Blood Drive Appointments  
1:30 pm CVAR Blood Drive @ Foothills Gymnastics
CVAR Blood Drive @ Foothills Gymnastics
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Please come out and support our annual CVAR Blood Drive!      
May
10
Thu
2018
6:00 pm CRAWDADS NIGHT! @ Hickory Crawdads - LP Frans Stadium
CRAWDADS NIGHT! @ Hickory Crawdads - LP Frans Stadium
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CRAWDADS NIGHT! @ Hickory Crawdads - LP Frans Stadium | Hickory | North Carolina | United States
CLICK HERE FOR THE CRAWDADS NIGHT INVITATION 2018
May
24
Thu
2018
9:00 am Orientation @ CVAR Office
Orientation @ CVAR Office
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm