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.
Failure of the listing broker to provide written affirmation to the cooperating broker stating that their offer has been submitted to the seller/landlord, or a written notification that the seller/landlord has waived the obligation to have the offer presented, when the cooperating broker requests affirmation, in writing. (SOP 1-7) $250
You may file anonymously. If you do so, the Ethics Citation Panel will be unable to share the outcome of the complaint with you or ask follow-up questions. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. Please note that all information entered onto this form along with any attachments will be shared with the respondent, if a citation is issued.
I understand that I am submitting information that is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and that this complaint is filed within 180 days after the alleged offense and facts relating to it could have been known or after the conclusion of the transaction or event, whichever is later.
I understand by submitting this form that should the Ethics Citation Panel dismiss this ethics complaint in part or in total, that I have twenty (20) days from my receipt of the dismissal notice to appeal the dismissal to the Board of Directors, provided the complaint is not filed anonymously.
Prior to filing an ethics citation complaint, you may want to contact the broker or designated managing broker, or file a Request for an Ombudsman to try and resolve the issue.
When submitting a complaint please be as precise as possible. Include all pertinent information and dates so the Ethics Citation Panel has a clear understanding of the complaint.
If you wish to remain anonymous, only complete the fields with the red asterisk (*).
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.