During her first marriage to a Navy pilot of twenty years, Judi Storms was a stay at home wife. After her husband passed, she trained as a REALTOR® in 1992 to 2000. During this time, she met her second husband, who is the pastor of Covenant Baptist Church. She became a youth minister and also worked in every position at Family Outreach. This is where she found her true passion and calling… her love for teaching. As a marketing representative with Stewart Title, she became certified to teach continuing education courses for National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) to REALTORS®. Since the real estate industry is constantly changing, such as, paperwork, rules, contracts, technology, marketing, and social media, she wanted to teach REALTORS® how to do their job correctly and to conduct themselves as a professional throughout the community. To name just a few of the courses she teaches, they are TREC Legal Update, TREC Ethics, Communicating Effectively is Fun, and Being the Best You Can Be. REALTORS® are mandated to have an ethics training course every two years. According to Judi, REALTORS® do not really know their Code of Ethics, so she recommends “Being the Best You Can Be” because the class looks at the qualities of professionalism, how REALTORS® work with each other and their clients, and the amazing Code of Ethics. In business, you have to make a personal commitment to your own sense of integrity and always use your best judgment. Another way to look at it, it is a marriage; you have to work at it and continue to always stay on top of your profession. REALTORS® and where they work are dependent on their organizational culture by doing things right and ethically. Brokers have a responsibility to the policies they have. She added, Coldwell Banker does things right, ethical, and have a strong policy, while other brokerage firms are more casual.
Ethical Issues According to National Association of Realtors, the 2012 Code of Ethics Article 16 states REALTORS® shall not engage in any practice or take any action inconsistent with exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other REALTORS® have with clients. (Amended 1/04) Article 16, Standard of Practice 16-4 states REALTORS®