REALTORS® aren’t just real estate agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics is strictly enforced through Professional Standards administered at the local association level. It contains 17 Articles and various underlying Standards of Practice to which REALTORS® adhere. It is more than a list of rules which agents swear to uphold. The term REALTOR® has come to connote competency, fairness, and high integrity resulting from adherence to a lofty ideal of moral conduct in business relations.