Toward a Common Perception of Ethical Behavior in Real Estate

  • Marvin L. Wolverton
  • Mimi Wolverton
Part of the Research Issues in Real Estate book series (RIRE, volume 5)


Even though an underlying commitment to morality is clearly stated in most professional real estate organization codes of ethics and most standards of practice provide detailed guidelines and rationale for proper professional conduct, these provisions are often ignored, and the common perception of unethical behavior in real estate persists. This essay examines ethics and ethical conduct in the real estate profession, going beyond rule ethics and end-point ethics into the uncharted waters of habitual behavior and integrity. The goal is to stimulate dialogue among real estate professionals about the value of striving for creation of professional real estate organizations that are self-selected by discriminating members. These sort of organizations are seen as a means to establish a common perception of ethical behavior in real estate.


Business Ethic Real Estate Unethical Behavior Professional Ethic Common Perception 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marvin L. Wolverton
    • 1
  • Mimi Wolverton
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, College of Business and EconomicsWashington State University at PullmanUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology, College of EducationWashington State University at PullmanUSA

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