Professional Standards

Integrity at Work

All Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR) members hold themselves to the highest standards of professional conduct to serve the interests of their clients and customers. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and HGAR provide resources for their members on how to conduct themselves professionally and show respect for property, the public, and peers.

In addition, our Realtors conduct themselves according to a strict Code of Ethics. Among the pledges set out in the Code:

  • Protect and promote your client’s interests, but be honest with all parties
  • Avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, and concealment of pertinent facts. Do not reveal facts that are confidential under the scope of your agency relationship.
  • Cooperate with other real estate professionals to advance client’s best interests.
  • When buying or selling, make your position in the transaction or interest known.
  • Disclose present or contemplated interest in any property to all parties.
  • Avoid side deals without client’s informed consent.
  • Accept compensation from only one party, except with full disclosure and informed consent.
  • Keep the funds of clients and customers in escrow.
  • Assure, whenever possible, that transactional details are in writing.
  • Provide equal service to all clients and customers.
  • Be knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which you ordinarily engage. Obtain assistance or disclose lack of experience if necessary.
  • Present a true picture in your advertising and other public representations.
  • Do not engage in the unauthorized practice of law.
  • Respect the exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other realtors® have with their clients.

For more information, please visit the NAR website to learn about professional standards and the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®.