After showing a property, it is prudent, professional practice to leave a business card. However, it is not acceptable to leave behind information that advertises your brokerage services, including, but not limited to business cards that contain information such as commission rates. Actions such as these are included in the list of “What Not to Do” within the GMAR’s Professional Courtesies.
Additionally, by leaving materials that contain an advertisement could result in a complaint based on alleged violation of Article 16 of the Code of Ethics.
Code of Ethics - Article 16
REALTORS® shall not engage in any practice or take any action inconsistent with exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other REALTORS® have with clients.
As an agent, if you would like to include information such as commission rates on your business cards, an inexpensive solution is to maintain two sets of cards. One set of cards to be used for the purpose of business communications and a second set to be used for the purpose of marketing your services to potential clients.