Marie Raines
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 720.334.5337

I Pledge Myself
To strive to be honorable and to abide by the Golden Rule;
To strive to serve well my community, and through it, my country;
To abide by the REALTORS'® Code of Ethics and to strive to conform my conduct to its aspirational ideals;
To act honestly in all real estate dealings;
To protect the individual right of real estate ownership and to widen the opportunity to enjoy it;
To seek better to represent my clients by building my knowledge and competence.

 

Duties to Clients and Customers

Article 1
REALTORS® protect and promote their clients’ interests while treating all parties honestly.

Article 2
REALTORS® refrain from exaggeration, misrepresentation, or concealment of pertinent facts related to property or transactions.

Article 3
REALTORS® cooperate with other real estate professionals to advance their clients’ best interests.

Article 4
When buying or selling on their own account or for their families or firms, REALTORS® make their true position or interest known.

Article 5
REALTORS® do not provide professional services where they have any present or contemplated interest in property without disclosing that interest to all affected parties.

Article 6
REALTORS® disclose any fee or financial benefit they may receive from recommending related real estate products or services.

Article 7
REALTORS® accept compensation from only one party, except where they make full disclosure to all parties and receive informed consent from their client.

Article 8
REALTORS® keep the funds of clients and customers in a separate escrow account.

Article 9
REALTORS® make sure that details of agreements are spelled out in writing whenever possible and that parties receive copies.

Duties to the Public

Article 10
REALTORS® give equal professional service to all clients and customers irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. REALTORS® do not discriminate in their employment practices.

Article 11
REALTORS® are knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which they engage or they get assistance from a knowledgeable professional, or disclose any lack of expertise to their client.

Article 12
REALTORS® are honest and truthful in their communications and present a true picture in their advertising, marketing, and in other public representations.

Article 13
REALTORS® do not engage in the unauthorized practice of law.

Article 14
REALTORS® willingly participate in ethics investigations and enforcement actions.

Duties to REALTORS®

Article 15
REALTORS® make only truthful, not misleading, comments about other real estate professionals.

Article 16
REALTORS® respect the exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other REALTORS® have with their clients.

Article 17
REALTORS® arbitrate and mediate financial disagreements with other REALTORS® and with their clients.

 

I am a REALTOR. I will work for you to the best of my abilities, if I do not know the answer, I will find out.

I promise to keep all lines of communication open, and I will tell you the truth, even if you do not want to hear it!

I will work until you tell me to stop and I will be your biggest cheerleader, and fiercest advocate.

 

Fair Housing Pledge:

I agree to:

1. Provide equal professional service without regard to the race, color, religion, gender (sex), disability (handicap), familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity of any prospective client, customer, or of the residents of any community.

2. Keep informed about fair housing law and practices, improving my clients’ and customers’ opportunities and my business.

3. Develop advertising that indicates that everyone is welcome and no one is excluded;, expanding my client’s and customer’s opportunities to see, buy, or lease property.

4. Inform my clients and customers about their rights and responsibilities under the fair housing laws by providing brochures and  other information.

5. Document my efforts to provide professional service, which will assist me in becoming a more responsive and successful REALTOR®.

6. Refuse to tolerate non-compliance.

7. Learn about those who are different from me, and celebrate those differences.

8. Take a positive approach to fair housing practices and aspire to follow the spirit as well as the letter of the law.

9. Develop and implement fair housing practices for my firm to carry out the spirit of this declaration.