Professional Practices

We Follow The Code of Ethics, and it is what distinguishes us as REALTORS® from real estate licensees. The term REALTOR® has come to represent competency, fairness, and high integrity resulting from the adherence to a lofty ideal of moral conduct in business relations. By joining an Association, REALTORS® signify their intention to abide by the Code of Ethics and thereby enhance the public and professional image of themselves and other REALTORS®. Resources available from the National Association of REALTORS® for more information:

Pathway to Professionalism

NAR Code of Ethics

Trust a Professional

Boards and Associations of REALTORS® are responsible for enforcing the REALTORS® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics imposes duties above and in addition to those imposed by law or regulation which apply only to real estate professionals who choose to become REALTORS®.

Often times, any difficulties between real estate professionals (whether REALTORS® or not) result from misunderstanding, miscommunication, or lack of adequate communication. If you have a problem with a real estate professional, you may want to speak with them or with the Designated Broker of the firm. Our Association also has an Ombudsman program as an informal dispute resolving process available. Open, constructive discussion often resolves questions or differences, eliminating the need for further action.

If you are still not satisfied after discussing matters with your real estate professional, the Designated Broker of that firm or one of our trained Ombudsman, a formal ethics complaint may be filed through our regional process. See the links below for further information.

To file a complaint, click here or contact the GIFAR office at 208-523-1477.

Before You File

Guidelines for Filing 


Chief Executive Officer
Michael James Johnston

Administrative Assistant
Ryan Stowers