The term Realtor® identifies real estate agents who are members of the National Association of Realtors® and who have agreed to subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics. The local Realtor® Association is responsible for enforcing the Code of Ethics among its members.

The Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee provides enforcement of the Code of Ethics to members and consumers, and arbitrates commission disputes. Information is provided below.

We suggest you review the FAQs below. Please contact Dianne Clark, Professional Standards Administrator at or by phone at (941) 952-3402 for more information and assistance.

Lockbox System Rules

Lockbox Rules & Regulations

Effective June 2018.

Lockbox Complaint Form

If you have reason to believe an agent has violated these lockbox rules, please complete and submit this form.

Lockbox Self-Reporting Document

The Lockbox Service Rules require a member who has been arrested to report such event to the Association for the Board to determine in its sole opinion if the charge involves a crime that relates to the real estate business or puts clients, customers, other real estate professionals or property at risk.