Hilton Head Area Realtors® is a collective force working to influence and shape the real estate profession on the national, state and local levels. Offering a strong voice in government and a variety of professional development opportunities, we work to advance its members in the industry. We strive to uphold a higher level of ethical and professional standards than non-members practicing real estate.
A Commitment to the Public
The Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is the promise to the public that when dealing with a real estate agent that is a Realtor®, they can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. Only Realtors® pledge to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics and only Realtors® are held accountable for their ethical behavior.
The Code of Ethics, which was first adopted on July 29, 1923, is a living document, responsive in its content to change in law and industry. The Code has been revised many times throughout the years to reflect current developments in professional real estate practices. The term Realtor® has come to represent competency, honesty, and high integrity. These qualities stem from voluntary adherence to an ideal of moral conduct in real estate business practices.
But even with the best of intentions, planning, and preparation, occasional disagreements arise between Realtors® and their clients and customers. Hilton Head Area Realtors® provides members and their clients and customers a vehicle to economically expedite ethics complaints and or arbitration requests without going to court.
If you need to file a complaint or request arbitration, please contact Lindsey Pittman at South Carolina Realtors® at 803-807-2107 or email@example.com.