Ethics in Real Estate
We promise to adhere to a strict code of ethics in conducting any and all activities related to your sale or purchase of a home. In some businesses, simply doing what is legal may be good enough. But in our real estate practice we demand an ethical standard that goes above and beyond the legal requirements. The guiding principle of ethics comes from the Latin primum non nocere, meaning first do no harm. By adhering to strict ethical guidelines we will earn your trust. By establishing trust we will build a long term business model based on long term clients.
As members of the National Association of REALTORS, we are bound by our code of ethics which you can find at: http://www.realtor.org/mempolweb.nsf/pages/Code?OpenDocument
There are rules pertaining to: Disclosure of agency, financial arrangements, following the law of the land, marketing practices, negotiation methods, how clients are charged for services, how offers are presented, confidentiality, and more. All of these rules are intended to protect your interest.
We also believe in giving back our time and talent to the nonprofit community. Every agent working for Give Realty is a volunteer or a board member at a local nonprofit. It’s a requirement for employment with the brokerage.
Give Realty and our founder, Laurie Loew, have won numerous community related awards including:
2009 Ethics in Business Award Winner
2013 ABoR Community Relations Award Winner
2014 Platinum Top 50 Winner
2015 Platinum Top 50 Finalist
2015 Five Star Realtor Award Winner
2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, Ethics in Business
2016 ChangeMaker Award recipient, Austin Young Chamber of Commerce