Create Your Own Code of Ethics Banner

2013 marks the centennial of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®. To celebrate, thousands of your peers have followed Brian Copeland‘s lead (pictured above) and have placed a banner image highlighting their commitment to the Code as their Facebook cover photo. To get your own, visit this page at and choose whichever quote and design you prefer.  (There are also instructions on that page to help you Photoshop your own image into the banner.)

Once your image is ready, here’s how to change your Facebook cover photo:

  • Log in to Facebook and then click on your name in the upper left hand corner (next to the tiny avatar photo)
  • Move your mouse to the area just over “Activity log” in the upper right side of the page. Click on “ Change Cover”
  • From the dropdown menu that appears, select “upload photo”.
  • A window will open up, and you can navigate to and select the image we sent you.
  • A “Drag to reposition cover” message will pop up,  so you can move the photo around if you like.
  • Just click the blue “save changes” button and you are all set!

If you want to see some other fantastic examples, visit the Flickr photo gallery for inspiration.


Heather Elias

Heather Elias, Director of Social Business Practice, National Association of REALTORS® Heather is responsible for overseeing the association’s social media policies and guidelines and serving as an internal consultant to each department’s social media efforts with the goal of working toward a more collaborative and coordinated social business. Prior to her role at NAR, Heather was a successful REALTOR® and the training director at Century 21 Redwood Realty in Ashburn, Virginia. Her blog about Loudoun County,, garnered her national acclaim and generated 75% of her business. Heather is a sought-after presenter and has spoken at numerous conferences across the country. She was recently named one of LinkedIn’s 150 Thought Leaders, along with President Obama, Governor Romney, Richard Branson and others.

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