WHY A REALTOR®
REALTORS® are committed to operating with the highest level of professionalism and respect. All REALTORS® subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. As a REALTOR®’s client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. Here’s why it pays to work with a REALTOR®.
Investing in real estate is a big deal. The transactions carry significant financial and emotional ramifications for both sides. They are complex and take a lot of time. Having proper representation is critical. Our members are equipped with the necessary tools and skills to provide the client with the best representation.
- Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
- Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS)
- Real Estate Negotiations Expert (RENE)
MAKE A COMPLAINT
REALTORS® abide by the strict standards of the Code of Ethics. If a REALTOR® has failed to meet these standards, you can file a complaint. First, you must determine if the person is a REALTOR® and, thus, bound by the Code of Ethics.
Click button below to download our Procedures for Filing a Complaint against a Member.
The purpose of the Ombudsman is to provide a knowledgeable, informed contact when REALTOR® members or members of the public have real estate related concerns that have not been addressed by an individual REALTOR®.
The Ombudsman process usually involves parties who have not filed an ethics complaint, but have experienced a breakdown in communication requiring informal resolution. Often the Ombudsman functions as an intermediary who communicates the concerns of one party to the other over the phone, so a positive relationship can be restored.
Maintaining high ethical standards has been at the center of the Association since our inception. Every REALTOR® takes an oath pledging to uphold the Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) upon joining the Association.
Complaints against members that are not resolved through a formal investigation may be referred by the Board of Directors to the Professional Standards Committee.
Any ethical complaint against members must be filed within ninety (90) days after the cause in respect of which the complaint arose. The complaint must be made in writing, signed by the complainant and shall specify the member complained against, and the alleged offence.
Download Handbook On Multiple Listing Policy 2019
This Handbook is intended to guide member associations of Realtors® in the operation of multiple listing services consistent with the policies established
Real estate licensees can apply for either of two types of memberships; REALTOR® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®.
Affiliates are commercial entities whose business is in an allied field that provides products or services to the real estate industry.
GLOBAL BUSINESS COUNCIL
This is the arm of the Association which is dedicated to globally themed education, programming, and networking for their members.
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Shortwood Professional Centre
40 Shortwood Road
Tel: 1(876) 925-6223
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To represent and have its members/realtors provide the consumers of real estate services in Jamaica with continuously improving professionalism, upholding the highest standards of ethical, efficient, successful and best business practice.