realtor ethics: It All Boils Down to One Word...Ethics - 09/29/11 09:55 AM
The Six Pillars of Character
 
As many of us celebrate the New Year and the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, it is a time for reflection and evaluation in all things we do.  I remember hearing a real estate coach once say that "Success is defined as living in alignment with your core values...."  For me that means a lot.
 
Character Counts!
 
      The Josephson Institute of Ethics defines ethics in terms of moral duties and virtues that flow from six core ethical values, collectively known as The Six Pillars of Character.
 
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realtor ethics: Aren't Realtors Also to Blame for the Housing Crisis? - 02/03/10 03:04 PM
Should the Real Estate Community Share in the Blame for the Housing Crisis?
 
According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), housing sales should increase by approximately 15% in 2010, with a modest (3-4%) increase in prices.
But, is everything what it seems to be?  All around us we hear about strategic defaults, increasing rates of foreclosure, banks are slow to approve short sales, consumers are holding out on buying with the hope that prices continue to fall.  Lenders won't offer attractive rates for jumbo loans and existing homeowners can't easily refinance.
Everything that seems … (48 comments)

realtor ethics: Does Your Realtor Wear Two Hats? - 12/07/09 10:27 AM

 
 
 
 
How many hats does your Realtor wear?  And how many hats does your Realtor disclose that they are wearing?
We represent a large number of buyers looking at condominiums for purchase.  Similarly, we regularly go out on listing appointments for condominium sales.
Invariably, we run across an agent - either representing the seller or proposing to represent a new seller - who is a trustee of the condominium complex.
You've seen these agents - their names are plastered all over the MLS and the community poster boards as THE agent to go to to buy or sell a … (1 comments)