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Corporate and Social Responsibility

We recognize the impact that the Real Estate Industry has on many different stakeholders and make every attempt to satisfy each of their diverse needs.

First and foremost, our responsibility is to make ethical and legal decisions each step of the way. Compliance with all local, state and federal regulatory boards is paramount. Ethical decision making and education of our peers and clients is a minimum standard.

As REALTORS, we strictly adhere to the rules of the National Association of REALTORS and use these as a basis for our ethics training. This code protects buyers and sellers and other public clients. “Living by the code” results in higher professionalism and reduced legal liability.

Click here to view the National Association of REALTOR code of ethics

As Appraisers, we strictly adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice by observing the highest standards of professional ethics, certifying compliance with USPAP, communicating in a manner that is not misleading, and by not misrepresenting our role when providing valuation services that are outside of appraisal practice. Our appraisers perform with objectivity and independence and without accommodation to personal interests.

Click here to view the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

We also adhere to Codes of Ethics of industry trade groups.

Click here to view the American Society of Appraisers Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics 

Click here to view the Appraisal Institute Code of Professional Ethics

Our staff cares for our environment and society. We are engaged in continuing education in the development, valuation, and sales of green “sustainable” buildings. By recycling paper and other products, contributing to charitable causes and taking other socially responsible measures, the Higgins & Welch Group of Companies are playing their part for a cleaner and better world. Please inquire about TEAM Higgins & Welch, and participating in our annual walk benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.