Professional Standards

Code Of Ethics

The Newport Beach Association of REALTORS is dedicated to processing your complaint with ease and efficiency.

Should you have a complaint against one of our Association members (you may verify membership through our online Member Directory) please print out the form under this section of the website and submit it with five copies including all background material and synopsis of the events that occurred to:

Kimberly Foreman
Newport Beach Association of REALTORS
401 Old Newport Blvd., Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92663
 
For further information, click the Frequently Asked Questions in this section.

 

Disciplinary Complaint – Also Known As A Conduct Case
Any person, whether a member or not, having reason to believe that a member, Participant or Subscriber is guilty of any conduct subject to disciplinary action, may file a complaint in writing with the Association (Form D-1) where the respondent is a member. The Association Executive requires the complainant to supply five (5) of copies of the complaint and evidence. A complaint must be filed within one hundred and eighty (180) calendar days after the facts constituting the matter complained of could have been known in the exercise of reasonable diligence. Please see “How To File A Complaint” to view the process of a disciplinary complaint.

Disciplinary Complaint Packet

2020 Code of Ethics

Arbitration of Disputes – Also Know As A Monetary Dispute
Submission of a dispute to arbitration by the Association shall consist of signing and delivering to the Association a complaint (Form A-1) provided by the Association or any other similar writing permitted by law. A Complaint must be filed within one hundred eighty (180) calendar days after the closing of the transaction, if any, or after the facts constituting the arbitrable matter could have been know in the exercise of reasonable diligence, whichever is later. Please see “How To File A Complaint” to view the process of an arbitration of disputes.

Arbitration Filing Form

CA Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual

Procuring Cause Guidelines

Additional Resources:

Arbitration Services –
JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services) – (714) 939-1300
AAA (American Arbitration Association) – (213) 362-1900

Mediation Services –
Devin R Lucas, Certified Mediator – (949) 371-5401

Bureau of Real Estate Complaints – www.bre.ca.gov/cons_complaint.html
Los Angeles (213) 620-2072
San Diego (619) 525-4192