Realtors® pledge to abide by a Code of Ethics, set forth by the National Association of Realtors®. The Code of Ethics imposes duties on real estate professionals above and in addition to those required by law or regulation by the State of Utah.
Anyone, Realtor® association members or members of the public, can file an ethics complaint. Ethics complaints must be filed with the association to which the respondent belongs and must be submitted within 180 days from the time a complainant reasonably should have known that potentially unethical conduct took place.
Realtor® associations may discipline Realtor® members for violating the Code of Ethics. Typical forms of discipline resulting from an ethics complaint include mandatory education courses and monetary fines. Serious or repeated violations can result in suspension or termination of membership. Realtor® associations cannot suspend or revoke a real estate professional’s license or issue a judgment requiring one party to pay monetary damages to another party.