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ILLINOIS REALTORS®
Ethics Citation Program Complaint
522 South Fifth St.
Springfield, Illinois 62701
(217) 529-2600

 

The Illinois REALTORS® Ethics Citation Program is limited to specific violations of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Other ethics complaints which fall outside of the articles listed below should be handled through the regular complaint process. Please read the sections of the Code at the bottom of this form and make sure your submission meets one of the criteria. If you have questions, you may call the Citation hotline at (217) 529-2600.

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Date
Complainant first name
Complainant last name
Complainant City
Complainant State
Complainant ZIP code
Complainant phone number
Complainant email
Complainant firm
Firm's Address
REALTOR® 1 name
REALTOR® 2 name
City
REALTOR® 1 firm
Articles alleged to be in violation (please cite article number from list above)
Please submit as much proof as possible to convince the Ethics Citation Panel that a violation has occurred. The panel's decision is based solely on the information/documentation received with this complaint. Details:
I have read and understand the guidelines for the Citation Program
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REALTOR® Code articles covered by the Ethics Citation Program

The Illinois REALTORS® Ethics Citation Program is limited to specific violations of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Other ethics complaints which fall outside of the articles listed below should be handled through the regular complaint process. Please read the sections of the Code below and make sure your submission meets one of the criteria. If you have questions, you may call the Citation hotline at (217) 529-2600.

Article 1
  • Accessing or using listed or managed property on terms or conditions other than those authorized by the owner or seller (SOP 1-16) $1,000
Article 3
  • Failure to disclose existence of dual or variable rate commissions (SOP 3-4). $500
  • Failure to disclose existence of accepted offers to any broker seeking cooperation (SOP 3-6). $250
  • Providing access to listed property on terms other than those established by the owner or the listing broker (SOP 3-9). $1,000
Article 4
  • Failure to provide written disclosure of REALTOR'S® interest in property being bought or sold, or the interest of any member of their immediate family, their firm or any member thereof or any entity in which they have an ownership interest; failure to disclose in writing ownership or interest to purchaser or the purchaser’s representative. $500
Article 5
  • Providing professional service without disclosing present or contemplated interest in property unless such interest is specifically disclosed to all affected parties. $500
Article 6
  • Accepting any commission, rebate or profit on expenditures without client’s knowledge or consent. $500
Article 12
  • Failure to present a true picture in real estate communication, marketing and advertising. $250
  • Failure to disclose status as a real estate professional in advertising, marketing and other real estate communications. $250
  • Failure to disclose potential compensation or benefit received from a third party for services provided free to a client (SOP 12-2). $250
  • Advertising or offering to sell/lease property without authority of owner or owner’s authorized agent (SOP 12-4). $500
  • Failure to disclose name of real estate firm in advertising in a readily apparent manner (SOP 12-5). $250
  • Failure to disclose status of both owner/landlord and REALTOR® or licensee when advertising unlisted property in which Realtor® or licensee has ownership interest (SOP 12-6). $500
  • Falsely claiming to have “sold” property (SOP 12-7). $250
  • Failure to disclose on a website the firm’s name and state of licensure in a reasonable and readily apparent manner (SOP 12-9). $250
  • Failure to present a true picture in advertising and representations to the public including Internet content posted and the URLs and domain names used. (SOP 12-10). $250
  • Registration or use of deceptive URL or domain name (SOP 12-12). $500
  • Representing that the REALTOR® has a designation, certification or other credential that the Realtor® is not legitimately entitled to use (SOP 12-13). $500
Article 14
  • Failure to cooperate in any professional standards proceeding or investigation. $500
Article 16
  • Use of terms of an offer to modify listing broker’s offer of compensation (SOP 16-16). $500
  • Placement of for sale/lease sign on property without permission of seller/ landlord (SOP 16-19). $250