GPAR is responsible for enforcing the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics imposes duties above and in addition to those imposed by law or regulation which apply only to real estate professionals who choose to become REALTORS®.
If you feel there is an alleged violation of the Code of Ethics, you may file an Ethics Complaint. Ethics complaints must be filed within 180 days from the time the complainant knew (or reasonably should have known) that there was potentially unethical conduct or 180 days after the conclusion of the transaction or event, whichever is later. The Code of Ethics consists of 17 Articles. You must read through the articles and decide which article you feel that you were violated against and list them on the Ethics Complaint form along with a narrative description of the circumstances that lead you to believe a possible violation has occurred. The complaint will be submitted at the next scheduled Grievance Committee for their review.
GPAR cannot award any monetary damages to the Complainant as part of a decision of the ethics hearing or take away a real estate license.
How to file an Ethics Complaint
Please read all material carefully, including the links below. Standards of Practice may only be used in support of an Article you cite. You also need to include copies of any pertinent documentation such as Listing Agreements and Agreements of Sale, etc.
- Download the Code of Ethics here
- Read through the articles of the Code of Ethics to decide which articles you feel that you were violated against and list the articles on the Ethics Complaint form
- Download, fill out and email a completed Ethics Complaint Form to Cheryl Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include a typewritten summary of the events of the transaction with your packet emailed to Cheryl
- Once the ethics complaint is received by Cheryl Adams, our Professional Standards Administrator, it will be stamped and submitted to the Grievance Committee at their next scheduled meeting date.