Realtors share the same Code of Ethics wherever we do our business. Our clients barely know nor do they really care how we respect each other. Clients are only concerned with our interaction with them, daily communications, negotiating skills, business/market knowledge and professional performance to assist them buy or sell a residence.
Now let's chat briefly about the Code of Ethics which every Realtor has read,
acknowledged and should be applying every hour they are representing a buyer or a seller. Sometimes difficulties arise! Sometimes personalities get in the way! Sometimes a Realtor mistakenly forgets there are only two parties in a real estate contract......buyer(s) and seller(s). Realtors handle the process every step from the initial meeting when the Consumer Guide to Agency is to be signed to turning over the keys when notified by escrow company title has transferred.
Then why are so many attitudes showing up between Realtors. If we are all working in the best interest of our client (whether buyer or seller), personal attitudes have no place in the transaction. The real estate market in the western suburbs has changed in the first 6 months of 2012. More sellers are selling their homes to buyers who have looked at everything on the market in their specific price range. Representation does not mean a Realtor gets to make decisions for their clients. Representation means offering data, analysis, assistance and opinions but should never speak for their client. Buyers and Sellers need to be reminded by someone and I have chosen to be that someone!
Buyers and Sellers are the only ones in a real estate transaction to have the right to make the decisions. We, Realtors, are to assist, negotiate and handle the details. That is our responsibility to our clients.
You will find copies of the Preamble and the Realtor's Code of Ethics here.
Keller Williams - Carol Murphy Team