Ethics Newsletter


2017

January – ARTICLE 4 – Part 2: Responsibility for Subordinates
February – ARTICLE 4 – Part 3: Disclosure When Buying on Own Account
March – ARTICLE 5 – Contemplated Interest in Property Appraised
April – ARTICLE 6 STANDARD OF PRACTICE 6-6 – Disclose affiliated business relationships
May – ARTICLE 6 – Advertising Real Estate-Related Products and Services
June – NOTICE A WITHDRAWN STATUS IN THE MLS?
July – ARTICLE 7 – Acceptance of Compensation from Buyer and Seller
August – ARTICLE 8 – Part 1: Failure to Put Deposit in Separate Account
September – ARTICLE 8 – Part 2: Request for Investigation
October – ARTICLE 10 – Part 1: Use of "Choose Your Neighbor" Form Letters as Part of a Marketing Campaign
November – ARTICLE 8 – Part 2: Equal Professional Services by the REALTOR®
December – ARTICLE 8 – Part 3: Use of "Choose Your Neighbor" Marketing Letters

2016

January – NEW C.A.R. ARBITRATION POLICY
February – Have You Presented All the Offers to Your Client?
March – Updated CRMLS MLS Rules and Regulations Effective 3-01-16
April – Examples of REALTORS® Ethics Violations Files With the Association
May – Practice safety with your open houses!
June – Are you Ready to Report a Violation?
July – Spotlight on the Code of Ethics – Article 1
August – Spotlight on the Code of Ethics – Article 2
September – Spotlight on the Code of Ethics – Article 3 Part 1
October – Spotlight on the Code of Ethics – Article 3 Part 2
November – Spotlight on the Code of Ethics – Article 3 Part 3
December – Spotlight on the Code of Ethics – Article 4 Part 1

2015

January – RED (Rapid Ethics Delivery)
February – Want to File a Complaint But Think It's Too Much Trouble?
March – Interpretations of the Code of Ethics
April – Important Information Regarding Use of Electronic Signatures
May – Advertising Guidlines & Unlawful Discrimination
June – Understanding the Factors Contributing to Arbitrations' Decisions in Commission Disputes
July – Fiduciary Duty
August – Your SURPA Key and Lockboxes
September – Why An Agent Might Refuse to Show a House
October – Are You a Respondent in an Ethics Case?
November – Ethically Speaking, What Would You Do If...
December – Focus Your Office Meeting on Professional Courtesies

2014

January – What Makes a REALTOR® Unique?
February – Do You Know the "FAQs" for Print Advertising?
March – Raise Your Standards
April – A Shortage of Properties on the Market in Southern California Can Mean Bidding Wars
May – When an offer arrives... SPEAK UP!
June – C.A.R. to Publish Names of Code of Ethics Violators
July – NO COOPERATION = VIOLATION
August – NEW! Enforcement Advocacy Program
September – NEW 2015 Laws Affecting REALTORS® – Part 1
October – NEW 2015 Laws Affecting REALTORS® – Part 2
November – Presenting and Negotiating Multiple Offers
December – Notice for Locals to Send to Members