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Before You File a Complaint

Before You File an Ethics Complaint Background Boards and associations of Realtors® are responsible for enforcing the REALTORS® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics imposes duties above and in addition to those imposed by law or …

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Ombudsman Process

Ombudsman procedures adopted by the Virginia REALTORS® are intended to provide enhanced communications and initial problem-solving capacity to the professional standards process.

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Don’t Be Worried by NAR’s Article on Contracts

By: Guest Author Jon Haley, Virginia REALTORS® Staff Counsel You may have noticed an article in the latest REALTOR® magazine that raised your eyebrow a bit. The article, entitled “Can You Change That Contract?” cautions licensees …

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Earnest Money Deposits

Earnest money deposits account for more complaints against Realtors than any other issue, so it's critical to know the rules. This WorkSmart Kit covers a few of the more recent changes to regulations involving EMDs: When …

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Top 5 Most Violated Articles of the Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics is broken down into three parts: 1. Duties to Clients & Customers (Articles 1-9) 2. Duties to the Public (Articles 10-14) 3. Duties to REALTORS® (Articles 15-17) Most Articles have supporting Standards of Practice, which …

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Storyboard: From angry neighbor to loyal client…

Introducing Storyboard: by and for Virginia REALTORS® Virginia REALTOR® Trish Corvelli kicks off our new Storyboard feature with a valuable lesson for those who are brand new to the business and seasoned members alike. Perseverance pays. When Trish …

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