SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 13, 2013 – The Realtor® Code of Ethics now affirms that the right to buy or rent a home should not be abridged based on gender identity. A resolution passed in 2011 offered protection based on sexual orientation.
“As we celebrate 100 years of the Realtor Code of Ethics, this decision is a fitting example of the Code as a living, dynamic set of principles that define the professionalism that Realtors bring to the real estate transaction,” says NAR President Steve Brown.
“Realtors subscribe to NAR’s strict Code of Ethics as a condition of membership. NAR adopted its Code of Ethics in 1913 and was only the second trade or business group in the U.S. to adopt mandatory ethical standards. I am proud to assume the presidency of an organization that provides such leadership in the area of professionalism and ethics.”
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