REAPS Code of Ethics     Expectations of Membership:

I/We agree to hold myself to a high standard of ethical behavior which includes but is not limited to the following:

1. I/We understand that all aspects of the Real Estate Profession are represented within our Membership. This, consequently, makes me/us an ambassador to the real estate industry and the community.

2. I/We shall not discriminate against any person with regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status.

3. I/We will provide assistance to fellow REAPS Members whenever prudent and appropriate and encourage others to do the same.

4. I/We shall engage in legal and ethical practices and always conduct business in a professional and honest manner.

5. I/We shall not knowingly make promises I/We am/are unable or unwilling to keep and I/We shall endeavor to keep the promises I/We do make.

6. I/We shall exercise due diligence in all of my business affairs.

7. I/We will keep myself up to date with local, state and federal laws and stay informed on matters affecting housing and my community.

8. I/We shall act as a positive role model for our industry when dealing with tenants, the public, the media, government officials, and any others.

I/We agree to abide by the principles in this Code of Ethics, and I/We understand that my/our Membership in REAPS and the ability to use REAPS sponsored designations is contingent upon my adherence to this Code of Ethics. REAPS has the authority to deny, revoke or suspend at its sole discretion the membership of any member that engages in activities contrary to this Code of Ethics or contrary to the best interests of REAPS or the Real Estate Investment Industry.