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In November 2020, the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors® (“NAR”) adopted an update to Article 10 of the Realtor® Code of Ethics (“Code of Ethics”). This update provided a new Standard of Practice (SOP 10-5) that went into effect immediately and states:

Many brokers are asking: “Can my firm advertise resales, vacant land and new construction properties that are for-sale-by-owner (“FSBO”) on our website without listing it in the MLS?”

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