Law & Ethics

Real estate laws, court cases, and rules that may affect your commercial or residential real estate business

HUD Extends Housing Protections to LGBTQ Americans

The Department of Housing and Urban Development said Thursday it will prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Reopening Plan Vital for Brokers to Avoid Liability

Learn how a reentry plan keeps your workers safe and protects you from legal risks.

Justice Dept. Proposal Could Roll Back Civil Rights Protections

Critics say the proposed change could make it harder for people of color to prove discriminatory practices by the government.

Avoid Liability in 'Sight Unseen' Sales

Problems can arise if a home doesn’t meet a buyer's expectations in real life.

Latest Legal News

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Behind Monumental Changes

The Code of Ethics' ban on discriminatory hate speech and conduct reinforces the association's commitment to fair housing.
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How to Be Code Compliant

Learn about some of the most common Code of Ethics violations that can trip up even the most well-intentioned REALTORS®.
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New MLS Standards Approved

Board approves first phase in a plan to bring consistency and quality to real estate professionals’ MLS experience.

Managing Risk

You wouldn't jump without a parachute. So make sure you're prepared by reading our latest risk management piece.