Public Resources

The term REALTOR® signifies competency, fairness, and integrity resulting from an adherence to an ideal of moral conduct in business relations. No inducement of profit and no instruction from clients can ever justify a departure from this ideal. These standards are set forth in the Code of Ethics.  The Code of Ethics holds REALTORS® to an even higher standard than state license law.

Aspire North REALTORS® is responsible for enforcing the REALTOR® Code of Ethics involving its Members. The Code of Ethics imposes duties above and in addition to those imposed by law or regulation which apply only to REALTOR® members of the Association.

Many difficulties involving REALTORS® result from misunderstanding or miscommunication. If you have a problem with a REALTOR®, you may want to speak with him/her or with a supervising broker in the firm. Open, constructive discussion often resolves questions or differences, eliminating the need for further action.


Useful Dispute Resolution Resources:

Aspire North Classes
We offer a wide variety of classes. Some are available only to TAAR Members. If you are a member, log in and check out our member's event calendar. Interested in learning how to join Aspire North REALTORS®?

REALTOR® University
The National Association of REALTORS® offers a resource called REALTOR® University for designations, certifications, and continuing education.

Check Continuing Education Credits
Need to check how many CE credits you've completed this year? Check the status of your continuing education credits at CE Marketplace (

REALTOR® Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics (pdf)

Traverse City Tax Parcel Viewer
This publicly available interactive Tax Parcel Viewer for Traverse City integrates GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping and BS&A Assessor database information to show sales and tax information for all Traverse City parcels. This interactive map is available courtesy of the City of Traverse City.  View it HERE!

Traverse City Zoning Interactive Map
This interactive map of Traverse City shows all city parcels and their corresponding zoning. You can select a specific property to see the associated zoning, and a hyperlink is provided to review the zoning ordinance for that particular zone. The application also designates properties that have SLUP (Special Land Use Permit) or PUDs (Planned Unit Development) located on them. This interactive map is available courtesy of the City of Traverse City. View it HERE!

Managing Your Septic System
This brochure explains how a septic system is designed, how it works, and how to take care of it. There is a preventive maintenance record that you can use to keep a record of how often you have it pumped or worked on. It also contains tips for prolonging the life of the system.  Download PDF

Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home
Are you planning to buy, rent, or renovate a home built before 1978?  Read this EPA Pamphlet on how to protect your family from lead in your home.  Download PDF

Condominium Buyers Handbook
Intended as a guide for people who are considering buying a condominium. Provides a summary of portions of the Condominium Act (MCL 559.101 et seq.)  Download PDF

Homes For Our Future Resources
This webpage provides information for understanding the need for housing across Northwest Lower Michigan, as well as the problems of providing for the housing need, pathways to solutions, and ways that citizens and communities can get involved in supporting greater housing options in their communities.  View the information

Landlord/Tenant Manual
This booklet is designed to inform tenants and landlords about their rights and responsibilities in rental relationships. It serves as a useful reference.  Download PDF