MESSAGE TO OUR MEMBERS AND CONSUMERS
To Our Members:
It is an honor to serve the Gloucester Salem Counties Board of REALTORS® as your 2022 President. Along with our entire leadership team, we will continue to take pride in helping our members achieve their goals, be instrumental in offering on-going education, and as our industry continues to evolve, continue to uphold our principles and standards to a higher level of professionalism.
To Our Consumers:
Not every real estate agent is a REALTOR®. What difference does it make? REALTORS® are real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS®, the largest trade association in the country. They are held to a higher ethical standard than licensed agents and must abide by its strict Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics is a detailed document that spells out the professional responsibilities of every REALTOR®. It consists of 17 Articles and related Standards of Practice and is broken down into three categories: Duties to Clients and Customers, Duties to the Public and Duties to REALTORS®
REALTORS® are subject to disciplinary action and sanctions if they violate the duties imposed by the Code of Ethics.
What does this mean for you?
The term REALTOR® has come to represent competency, fairness, integrity, and high moral conduct in business relations. The Code is your assurance of dealing with a professional who has your best interests in mind. When hiring an agent, ask if they are a REALTOR®.
Christine Hooks, 2023 Board President
Gloucester Salem Counties Board of REALTORS®