The Code of Ethics

Licensed real estate agents and brokers in Texas must follow state laws.  Agents and brokers who join the Galveston Association of REALTORS®, Texas Association of REALTORS®,  & National Association of REALTORS® also pledge to follow a higher set of standards— the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

Learn more about the REALTOR Code of Ethics  and the professional standards that all REALTORS® abide by, here:

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What is arbitration?
Arbitration is a process by which an individual seeks reimbursement for monies they feel they are owed based on a contractual agreement or a specific non-contractual agreement.

Standard of Practice 17-4 of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics addresses entitlement to commissions and compensation in cooperative transactions that arise out of the business relationships between REALTORS® and between REALTORS® and their clients and customers.

NAR’s Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual, Part Ten, Section 44, Duty and Privilege to Arbitrate.

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