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We are a local nonprofit trade organization. Members who are part of our board must abide by the National Association of REALTORS Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual. If you feel a REALTOR member of our organization violated the National Association of REALTORS Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual you can file an ethics complaint.

Instructions on filing an ethics complaint:

Please note that mediation is offered as an alternative dispute resolution process. If you would like to know more about this alternative please go to the MCBOR Menu, Ethics, then select "Mediation Information."

If interested in filing an ethics complaint please read the pamphlet called Before You File an Ethics Complaint. We recommend reading this prior to filing to help understand the ethics complaint process.

If after you have read the pamphlet you decide you want to file an ethics complaint, Form E-1 will need to be filled out to begin the process. A copy of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual which governs the policies of the Marinette County Board of REALTORS® (MCBOR) with respect to all hearings may be obtained for a nominal fee by calling the board. The electronic version can be viewed here National Association of REALTORS Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual.

If you wish to file an ethics complaint, you will want to review the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The Code is the standard by which the Grievance Committee of the Board reviews allegations of potential violations. The Articles in the Code of Ethics are the specific obligations that can subject the member to disciplinary action after a due process hearing. After carefully reading the Code, complete the ethics complaint form, including an explanation of why you believe a specific Article (or Articles) has been violated (e.g., “I feel that Article ____ was violated because…”). Any ethics complaint must cite an Article since that is the standard by which REALTORS® conduct is judged; a Standard of Practice may only be cited in support of a charge that an Article was violated. You must also include the date you became aware there was a potential violation.

When we receive an ethics complaint, we will forward it to the Grievance Committee which will review the matter and decide if there are sufficient grounds for a hearing by the Professional Standards Committee.

Please understand ethics complaints must be filed within one hundred eighty (180) days after the facts constituting the matter complained of was known, or could have been known, in the exercise of reasonable diligence (unless the board’s informal dispute resolution processes [e.g. mediation] are initiated by the complainant).

Additionally, if you are seeking legal action you should contact an attorney. If you want to file an ethics complaint and seek legal action the complaint would still need to be filed within 180 days from the date the matter was known. However, the legal proceedings need to be completed prior to the ethics hearing starting. 

For questions please contact the Association Executive of MCBOR by calling 715-923-0609 or emailing