Professional Standards

The professional standard that sets Realtors® apart from other real estate practitioners is their acceptance and adherence to the Code of Ethics. The Code has been revised many times through the years to reflect current developments in professional real estate practice. Even with the best of intentions, planning and preparation, occasional disagreements arise between Realtors® and/or between Realtors® and their clients or customers. As civil litigation becomes increasingly costly, time consuming, and burdensome, there has been a trend among private parties to settle disputes and conflicting claims through alternative means.

The Pinellas Realtor® Organization offers its members and their clients a vehicle to economically expedite ethics complaints and/or arbitration requests without going to court. Ethics complaints brought before a local association give those parties involved an opportunity to be educated about the Code, and Realtors® are judged by their peers as opposed to others who may be far less familiar with the practices and customs of the real estate industry.

NAR’s Code of Ethics 

PRO offers Arbitration service. Read more.

Mediation is a win/win alternative to Arbitration. Read more.

Learn about the process of filing an ethics complaint. Read more.

Learn about mandatory Code of Ethics training. Read more.

You can report unlicensed activity. Read more.