Code of Ethics
Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization.
Through the Member the land resource of the nation reaches its highest use and private land ownership its widest distribution. The member is instrumental in moulding the form of his or her community and the living working conditions of its people.
Such functions impose grave social responsibilities which the Member can meet only by diligent preparation, and considering it a civic duty to dedicate himself or herself to the fulfillment of the Member's obligations to society.
The Member therefore must be zealous to maintain, and continually strive to improve, the professional standards of his or her calling:
-By keeping informed as to developments trends in real estate,
-By endeavouring to protect the public against fraud, misrepresentation or unethical practice in connection with real estate transactions,
-By rendering his or her services and opinions based only on the Member's knowledge, training, qualifications and experience in real estate,
-By seeking no unfair advantage over, nor injuring directly or indirectly the reputation of, nor publicly disparaging the business practice of other Members, and
-By being loyal to the Member's Real Estate Board and Provincial Association and active in their work.
In the interpretation of his or her obligations, the Member can take no safer guide than that which has been embodied in the Golden Rule -- "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you".
No inducement of profit and no instructions from clients or customers can ever justify departure from the ideals of fair dealing, and high integrity, resulting from adherence to a lofty standard of moral conduct in business relations.
Accepting this standard as the Member's own, every Member pledges to observe the spirit of the Code in all dealings and to conduct business in accordance with the Standards of Business Practice as adopted by the Canadian Real Estate Association.
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