The ownership and management of Real Estate is a highly regulated segment of the free enterprise system of the United States. As such, the members of the Orange County Real Estate Investors Association (OCREIA or Orange County REIA) must treat this enterprise with the utmost professionalism.
REIA membership means that each member is part of an organization of people intent on expanding his or her knowledge of real estate investing and management.
We, the members of the Orange County REIA:
In order to pursue these ends in a legal and ethical manner, all “members of OCREIA” will be held to a high standard of ethical behavior, which includes, but is not limited to the following enumerated list of behaviors:
I, as a OCREIA member:
Those who want the Association to take action against a member for what they perceive to be unethical behavior as defined in this document must present their case and evidence of unethical behavior to the OCREIA President, in writing, for review. The President, the Executive Committee, and two volunteers from the general membership, will serve on an Ethics Committee, which the President will chair unless he is directly involved. The Ethics Committee will investigate and review the allegations. The Ethics Committee will submit their findings and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors in a timely manner. The OCREIA Board of Directors may then impose whatever sanctions it deems appropriate. Such action may include, but not be limited to, suspension or permanent disbarment from the organization.