ActiveRain is a place where real estate professionals can network with their peers and discuss industry insider topics. It is also a public forum where consumers can pull back the curtain and see what the real estate industry is really about"
One of the community guidelines of Active Rain is stated above, "respect the real estate community."
If we who work, live and breath real estate don't show respect, how can we hope the general public will?
When we follow the REALTORS® Code of Ethics, we show respect for the industry. Article 15 of the Code of Ethics states, "REALTORS® shall not knowingly or recklessly make false or misleading statements about other real estate professionals, their businesses, or their business practices."
In this age of reality television, back-biting, bullying and lack of regard for others is all too common. One can rise above that, and set a good example to our peers and the public, simply by keeping respect in mind.
And one need not be a REALTOR® to follow this guideline -- it's available to all.