North Shore – Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR) and their members have asked us to post the following to everyone accessing the system. They would like to remind everyone that unaccompanied buyers to showings are not allowed without the permission of the listing office Owner or Manager.
Under no circumstances are agents allowed to give codes, keys or other devices to enter a listing to a prospective buyer or anyone else to enter the property by themselves without an agent. The agent is expected to be with the buyer the entire time the buyer is in the property unless you have specific permission from the listing office owner or manager.
|Those buyers found in a property unaccompanied may be turned into the police for trespassing or breaking and entering. The agent giving out the code to buyers may be issued either a $2,500 fine or an Ethics charge for violating Article 3 of the Code of Ethics which has a fine of up to $5,000.NSBAR has been asked to post this notice by the property owners who have found strangers roaming around in their home!
Code of Ethics:
Standard of Practice 3-9
REALTORS® shall not provide access to listed property on terms other than those established by the owner or the listing broker. (Adopted 1/10)