The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is a lengthy document that includes numerous standards of practices which forms the foundation of membership in KBOR. It is also a living document, so REALTORS® are required to review the Code on a regular basis, which is currently every 3 years.
Adherence to the 17 Articles of the Code of Ethics distinguishes REALTORS® from real estate licensees. The Code spells out a higher standard of professional behavior in three categories; Duties to Customers and Clients; Duties to the Public, and Duties to Other REALTORS®. Upon joining KBOR, all REALTOR® members agree to the duties and obligations of the Code, and thereby are subject to sanction if found to be in violation of the Articles of the Code of Ethics.