LMAAR Professional Standards

Our Promise to Home Buyers and Sellers

We are REALTORS®, we live by the CODE...

The Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® is a document which is universally recognized by lawyers and laymen as the measure of professionalism in the real estate industry.  It does not describe the lowest common denominator of permissible behavior as do the licensing laws of the state.  Instead, it outlines the highest ideals of professional performance the public, and other REALTORS®, have a right to expect from REALTORS®. 

To file a complaint with the board...

If you wish to file an ethics complaint with the Board, you need to follow these steps:

Please read through the Articles of the Code of Ethics before writing your complaint. 


Click HERE for the complaint form (pdf), and be sure to read the LMAAR-BeforeYouFile (pdf) for limitations on our process.


As you compose your written complaint, cite an Article or Articles that you feel have been violated in any way.

Complete, sign and date the complaint form.  Attach an explanation of the situation surrounding the complaint.  Be as specific as possible.  State what, when where, why and how, etc., you think each Article was violated.

Attach copies of any and all pertinent documents such as listing agreements, purchase and sales agreements, addenda, etc.

Send the entire package, keeping a copy for yourself, to the Lake Martin Area Association of REALTORS®, attention: Grievance Committee.  Your complaint will then be processed.

The basis for filing a complaint against a REALTOR® should be an allegation by the complainant that a REALTOR® violated one or more of the articles of the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®.