The auction methodology requires a level of trust between the client, customer and auction professional that often exceeds standard business relationships. Members of the Auctioneers Association of North Carolina recognize this factor and are committed to providing the elements necessary to meet that level of trust.

The AANC’s Code of Ethics exists to encourage the thoughtful consideration of ethical standards for auction professionals in their fostering of those relationships. The Code of Ethics provides AANC Auction Professionals guidelines for their conduct in their business practices.

The Code concludes with a complaint process to be followed should circumstances arise which deem them necessary. A violation of the AANC Code of Ethics shall not form the basis for civil liability nor can such a violation be used as a breech of duty of care in any civil litigation.