REALTORS® now have an ethical duty to not make any statements or writings that might be considered harassing or hate speech against the fair housing protected classes. Also, REALTORS® cannot use epithets or slurs. Discipline includes all professionalism membership discipline: permanent record, referral, posting, fines, education, probation, and suspension.

Below links to the NAR Professional Standards Committee discussion on expanding ethics Article 10 (fair housing) to activities outside the practice of real estate (e.g., social media posts).

Posted by: Byron King on 11/19/20 (This information is only accurate as of 11/19/20. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 11/19/20 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email Byron)