NAR Board of Directors Approves Changes to Code of Ethics

The NAR Board of Directors approved a series of recommendations from NAR’s Professional Standards Committee that extend the application of Article 10 of the Code of Ethics to discriminatory speech and conduct outside of members’ real estate practices. The changes to the Code of Ethics prohibit REALTORS® from using harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity in any context.

These changes take effect immediately, though they cannot be applied to speech or conduct that occurred before November 13. Visit for detailed information and answers to frequently asked questions about the changes.