Code of Ethics, Lockbox Rules and NVAR’s Bylaws: What's the Difference?
The Code of Ethics, Bylaws and Lockbox Rules all guide Realtors® in important ways. Whereas the Code of Ethics is about your professional and ethical responsibilities, NVAR’s Bylaws are the rules that govern the operation and management of the association. It covers the fundamental governance issues regarding the objectives of our association, qualifications for membership, membership duties, and other important topics. Lockbox Rules are rules and regulations for the use of our SentriLock™ lockbox system. These rules provide guidelines for anyone who wishes to receive access to the system.
In addition, while the Code of Ethics establishes objective, enforceable ethical standards governing the professional conduct of Realtors®, Pathways to Professionalism is a list of professional courtesies for use by Realtors® on a voluntary basis and cannot form the basis for a professional standards complaint.
The Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program empowers Realtors® to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to conducting business at the highest standards.