Respondent was found in violation of cited Article 1, which REALTORS® pledge themselves to protect and promote the interests of their client; and In Violation of Article 9, which states REALTORS®, for the protection of all parties, shall assure whenever possible that all agreements related to real estate transactions including, but not limited to, listing and representation agreements, purchase contracts, and leases are in writing in clear and understandable language expressing the specific terms, conditions, obligations and commitments of the parties.
The Hearing Panel recommends to the Board of Directors that the respondent be retake a Code of Ethics class within 90 days and report back to Professional Standards Administrator.
The recommended consequence for Noncompliance with the Discipline would be a $500.00 fine.
Respondent was found in violation of cited Article 12, which REALTORS® shall be honest and truthful in their real estate communications and shall present a true picture in their advertising, marketing, and other representations. REALTORS® shall ensure that their status as real estate professionals is readily apparent in their advertising, marketing, and other representations, and that the recipients of all real estate communications are, or have been, notified that those communications are from a real estate professional.
The Hearing Panel recommends to the Board of Directors that a letter of reprimand to be placed in file.