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Realtors expand ethical prohibition on racist & discriminatory speech

In an unexpected policy shift, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced at its annual conference in November proposed changes to its professional ethics code that would prohibit hate and harassing speech by members on their own time as well as when they are engaged in selling real estate.

The move followed a surge in complaints about discriminatory language by members of the NAR on social media and other plaforms.

Despite some controversy, the NAR board of directors adopted the proposed ethics code changes . . .

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