Real Estate and Ethics. Like Peanut Butter and Jelly.

iStock_000017510666XSmallReal estate and ethics, like peanut butter and jelly, are each satisfying on their own, but they taste best when combined. We’re not sure who, or what, is the bread of this metaphorical sandwich, but we do know that every REALTOR® must follow rules for ethics, just as every peanut butter and jelly sandwich must be followed by a tall glass of milk. Some things are just indisputable.

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is the leading resource for real estate ethics education. Our Code of Ethics, which turns 100 in 2013, is an industry standard that gives real estate industry professionals and their clients peace of mind. The Code is a living document that is continually revised to ensure that it remains relevant, despite constant changes in real estate business practices and technology.

In addition to the extensive online training available on, our Law and Policy section covers just about any question a new or experienced REALTOR® may have. Advanced features like Case Study Searches allow you to search for specific incidents to inform your decision making process.

In the REALTOR® magazine archives, find a wide array of helpful articles on topics such as:

In fact, there’s so much information on law, policy and ethics to be found on, you may want to pack a snack to fuel your research. May we suggest a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk to wash it down?