REALTOR® Code of Ethics

REALTOR Code of Ethics Enforcement

The West Central Association of REALTORS firmly supports and enforces the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. If you feel that you have grounds to file an Ethics Complaint or an Arbitration Request, please use the following information.

Before you file an Ethics or Arbitration Complaint, read this brochure.

Code of Ethics Complaints

Utilize the WCAR Ombudsman Program

We have several REALTOR® members trained in mediation and conflict resolution that can help act as an unbiased 3rd party intermediary between you and a REALTOR®.  This process usually takes less than 72-hours to complete.  At the end, if you are still not satisfied, a full Ethics complaint process is your next option.

To request Ombudsman services, please call the Executive Officer, Cara Budde at the WCAR office at  (419) 227-5432.

2021 Code of Ethics

Download the Code of Ethics here.

Ethics Complaint Form

Review our Guide to Filing an Ethics Complaint to receive the official #E-1 form. Include the alleged violation Article number, a narrative of the possible violations and all supporting documentation.

Mediation

Try Mediation Before Filing for Arbitration

The West Central Association of REALTORS offers trained peer mediators to help members settle their financial disputes as an alternative to the lengthy and costly arbitration process.

View the National Association of REALTOR® Mediation Brochure by clicking here.

Mediation Request Form

Complete this form and return it to the WCAR office.
Download the form by clicking here.

Arbitration

Arbitration Request Form

Complete this form and return it to the WCAR office with a narrative of the dispute and all supporting documentation.
Download the Arbitration Request Form by clicking here.

Access National Association of REALTORS Code of Ethics Enforcement Information
Access Ohio Association of REALTORS Code of Ethics Enforcement Information