If you want to leave the kind of impression that results in referral business from clients and in other REALTORS® delighting in having you on the opposite side of a transaction, consider adopting NAR’s rules of etiquette. Called Pathways to Professionalism, respect is required divided into three categories: Respect for the Public, Respect for Property, and Respect for Peers.
An example of showing respect for the public is proper immediate communication to the listing agent if a buyer chooses not to view a home after an appointment has been made. Failure to make that notice is a reputation killer!
An example of showing respect for the property is bending over backward to ensure the property is securely locked when you leave. Don’t allow distractions when you are locking up.
An example of showing respect for your peers is making the choice to contact other REALTORS directly to point out a rule violation or inaccuracy in marketing rather than reporting it straight to the authorities. Before you “turn someone in” for a violation, ask yourself: If I had made the mistake of violating the rule, how would I want it brought to my attention?”