Ohio Canons of Ethics
Ohio law places responsibilities upon all real estate professionals regarding ethics and conduct. The law and the various trade association codes of ethics are similar yet not identical. As a license holder engaging in the real estate industry, you are bound by the ethics requirements found in the Ohio Canons of Ethics. Licensees must strive for individual ethical conduct and strive to maintain a high standard of ethical professionalism within the industry. The failure to abide by the Canons of Ethics can give rise to disciplinary action by the Division.
This course outlines the standards of practice expected of licensed realtors, and provides several case studies to illustrate those standards.
CANONS OF ETHICS
General Duties to the Public and Industry
Article 1 Standards of Conduct
Article 2 Protect the Public
Article 3 Uphold the Rules
Article 4 Be Knowledgeable
Article 5 Promote Professional Education
Article 6 Contribute to Public Thinking
Duties to Clients and Customers
Article 7 Disclosure
Article 8 Recommend Legal Counsel
Article 9 Contracts and Agreements
Article 10 Conflict of Interest
Article 11 Compensation
Article 12 Affiliate Disclosure
Article 13 Property Valuation
Article 14 Professional Services
Article 15 Area of Expertise
Article 16 Advertising
Duties to Fellow Licensees
Article 17 Exclusive Listings
Article 18 Exclusive Listings
Article 19 Exclusive Listings
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