Two Code Violations in 1 day? Code Violation part 1
Today I spent the afternoon in a training session for the Professional Standard board of the Worcester Regional Associates of Realtors. Who knew at the time I would find about a code of ethic violation committed by another agent against me!
When I got home, I called one of my current sellers to check in and to let her know of an recent inquiry from another agent. Before I had a chance to tell her, she told me that another agent had made a verbal offer through her daughter. Her daughter and the other agent had a casual relationship, and she called the daughter using their friendship as pretense. My client kindly reminder the agent that she was under contract with me.
Under Article 16-13 of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors it states," All dealing concerning property exclusively listed, or with buyer/tenants who are subject to an exclusive agreement shall be carried on with the client's representative or broker, and not with the client, except with the consent of the client's representative or broker or except were such dealings are initiated by the client."
I do not remember ever giving this agent permission to deal with anyone other than me, the exclusive listing agent.
What's your thoughts? Should I file a code of ethics violation against her, or should I let it go?
Pam Crawford, ABR,e-PRO®,CRS,CDPE,LMC
Owner, REALTOR®, Managing Partner, MBA, BSBA
RE/MAX Professional Associates
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