Presenters at the IAR Professional Standards Workshop in Springfield explained that administrative changes to processing REALTOR® Code of Ethics complaints should quicken decision-making for the ethics complaint hearing process this year.
Of 19 different points of discussion reviewed by Lynn Madison and Bruce Aydt this morning, several stood out:
- Opposing parties may be called as witnesses during a hearing without advance notice;
- Email has replaced certified or registered mail as the preferred form of notice and first-class mail (with notification services) is second best; and
- Continuations of hearings will not be unlimited and shall only be granted when all parties mutually agree to a subsequent date.