NAR Ethics Article #4:

Realtors shall not acquire an interest in or buy or present offers from themselves, any member of their immediate families, their firms or any member thereof, or any entities in which they have any ownership interest, any real property without making their true position known to the owner or the owner’s agent or broker. In selling property they own, or in which they have any interest, Realtors shall reveal their ownership or interest in writing to the purchaser or the purchaser’s representative.

The NAR Delegate Body to consider approving an Article #4 change in November, the above would change Article #4 to read:

Realtors who have a present ownership interest in property for sale or lease, or contemplated interest to purchase or lease property, must disclose in writing the existence of such interest to all parties to the transaction prior to a party signing any agreement.

The National Association of REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

Posted by: Byron King on 05/13/24 (This information is only accurate as of 05/13/24. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 05/13/24 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at or email byron at

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