Dispute Resolution

We are sorry to hear you have a difficult Real Estate transaction which requires that you file a complaint with Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS®.  Our members pledge to abide by the Code of Ethics and Standard of Practices of the National Association of REALTORS®.  

The National Association of REALTORS® adopted its Code of Ethics in 1913 imposing duties above and in addition to those imposed by law and regulation.  Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®; only those agents who belong to their local Association of REALTORS® may claim this designation.  With the REALTOR® designation there is the obligation to abide by the professional behavior to clients, customers, other members of the public, and fellow real estate professionals detailed in the Code of Ethics.  It is because of this obligation to the Code of Ethics that you may file a complaint with the Association.  To determine whether an agent is a REALTOR®, please call the Association for verification or check the Association Directory.

Many ethics complaints result from misunderstanding or failure in communication.  Before filing an ethics complaint, make reasonable efforts to communicate with your real estate professional or the broker in the firm. If these efforts are not fruitful the association of REALTORS® can give you the procedure and forms necessary to file an ethics complaint.