HAVE YOU EVER BEEN DISCIPLINED FOR AN ETHICS OR LICENSE LAW VIOLATION? REALTOR® MAGAZINE QUESTION 11
No, but let me go further than that. I learned very quickly that real estate is a small community, and it's important not only to be ethical but also to go the extra mile to be courteous and kind during your transactions. You never know when you will meet this person again.
I emphasize these values to my agents. No amount of money is worth a bad reputation. I do everything I can to make sure our brokerage is in compliance, and we are always being updated on continuing education for laws that are changing.
We work very hard to create a culture of integrity and honesty. There is no drama/gossip policy in our office; we are like a family. I protect that culture even if it means letting go of some agents or even clients that may be harmful to that sense of integrity and team atmosphere.
I've worked very hard to make sure I always leave on a good note with every agent and client, even if it means taking a loss.
My only regret is I wish I would have gotten invovled with the association sooner. I was never told what PMAR or EMAR does. I was actually told they are just dues we have to pay in order to keep our license. Seeing this side of real estate with RPAC, OAR, and even on a national level with the NAR has really opened up my mind to the possibilities in this industry. So happy that I took that leap of faith that night when I purchased the online real estate class and became a Realtor®.
On that note, thank you so much for all you guys do over there at Realtor® Magazine & NAR and for all the hard work you put into this process! :)