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The Biennial Code of Ethics

THE NAR CODE OF ETHICS REQUIREMENT!

Complete your training by the deadline to avoid suspension of membership!

As many REALTOR® members are already aware, the National Association of REALTORS® is requiring all REALTOR® members to take their Code of Ethics training every two years. The deadline for the current cycle is the end of the year on December 31, 2020, which means you must complete your Code of Ethics training for this cycle if you have not already done so.

COFREEYou can even take it for free by clicking on the link to the right!

Current Cycle

January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020

Next Cycle

January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022

 

A few tips to consider...

The cycle is now every two years. Previously, the cycle for REALTOR® members was every four years, which allowed for license renewals to cover the cycle period. However, the cycle frequency was changed to two years, taking effect in January 2017.

There are a number of ways you can complete it. If your license renewal falls within the cycle period, taking a class to renew will satisfy the requirement. You can take it for free above or having completed an orientation or ethics class at this or another association. To make sure for certain if you've satisfied the requirement, however...

 ...you can check to see if you've completed the requirement online. By logging into your nar.realtor account, you can click on "My Account," and then on "Manage Account." Unde the "Other Links" view your education records (NRDS) and look for the following codes: COEC 2019C6 and COEC2020C6. If you do not see either, you need to complete the Ethics requirement. (If you see COEN 20191 or COEN 20201, that means you are a new member and that signifies you have completed the requirement.)

• You can also contact CDAR to find out if you've completed the requirement. Just give us a call and we will check for you.

NAR Emeritus members do NOT have to complete the requirement. This only applies to NAR Emeritus, however. All other active REALTOR® members must complete the requirements if they have yet to do so.

• It's really easy to do. Seriously, you can take the free class offered above, you can take any number of classes offered by the California Association of REALTORS®, or you can check with CDAR to see about ethics courses we are holding from now until the end of the year (availability may vary). 

How to Choose the Right REALTOR®?

logo web r blueNot All Agents or Brokers are REALTORS® - There is a Difference

 As a prerequisite to selling real estate, a person must be licensed by the state in which they work, either as an agent/salesperson or as a broker. Before a license is issued, minimum standards for education, examinations and experience, which are determined on a state by state basis, must be met. After receiving a real estate license, most agents go on to join their local board or association of REALTORS® and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, the world's largest professional trade association. They can then call themselves REALTORS®.

 The term "REALTOR®" is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics (which in many cases goes beyond state law). In most areas, it is the REALTOR® who shares information on the homes they are marketing, through a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Working with a REALTOR® who belongs to an MLS will give you access to the greatest number of homes.

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Why Use A REALTOR®?

logo web R blueAll real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR "®" logo on the business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again. Our members abide by a strict code of ethics and have access to a wide variety of business services that are not available to non-REALTORS. This gives them a competitive edge in the marketplace, enabling them to provide superior services to buyers and sellers of real property. 

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A Guide to Buying and Selling a Home

REnews-laptop-mobile-phone-tabletLike finding the right house, selecting a REALTOR® you can trust and comfortably work with is paramount. Just as you wouldn't be casual in the selection of your doctor or your attorney, you shouldn't take the selection of your REALTOR® lightly. Indeed, the best way to find such a professional is through recommendations from family and friends. Of course, you should interview several REALTORS® before you choose one. If you're selling your home, you should ask the candidates how they plan to market your home, what pricing advice they can offer, and what other suggestions they can provide to further enhance the desirability of your home.

 In presenting a property to the market, remember that one of the most important cosmetic and warming elements of your home is its exterior landscape.   Consider it gift wrap. Whether you’re buying or selling your house, a REALTOR® member of the California Desert Association of REALTORS® can help you realize the American dream of home ownership.

With the utmost professionalism, a strict code of ethics and a passion for the business, members of the California Desert Association of REALTORS® use the latest technology to help you in a search for a new home or to sell your present home. Let members of the California Desert Association of REALTORS® use their know-how with the Multiple Listing Service to find the right house in the right community for you... or to find the right buyer.

Whether you're buying or selling, ask candidates about the transaction to evaluate their knowledge. Ask for--and check--references. And, finally, ask yourself whether you will feel comfortable working closely with this individual in the months ahead.

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