REALTOR® Ethics


REALTORS® are required to abide by a strict Code of Ethics in all their business dealings as REALTORS®. The Professional Standards department is responsible for administering the enforcement of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics among our membership.

What is the Code of Ethics?

The National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913 and requires that REALTORS® pledge themselves to serve all parties in real estate transactions honestly, is the one factor that distinguishes REALTORS® from other real estate agents. Adherence to the Code is an obligation voluntarily accepted by REALTORS® to ensure high standards of professional conduct to serve the interest of their clients and customers.

Northwest Indiana Real Estate Professionals value the opportunity to hold membership in the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS® in order to conduct their business successfully, ethically and cooperatively with other professionals in the industry.

2013 Code of Ethics
2014 Code of Ethics
2015 Code of Ethics
2017 Code of Ethics



If you feel a REALTOR® has infringed upon their Code of Ethics obligations please read the following:

Before You File an Ethics Complaint
Ethics Complaint Kit
If you feel this may be an issue to be addressed by the Attorney General please fill out the following:
Attorney General Complaint Form
For more information please visit National Association of REALTORS®' Law, Ethics & Policy resource page
Should you have additional questions please contact Professional Standards Administrator Laura Sallie.