In an ideal world, posts concerning ethics would not be necessary. In such a world, everyone would operate by the Golden Rule, treating everyone else the way they wish to be treated. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen, and people sometimes fail to act ethically. And here's the thing: Not all people who behave unethically are moustache-twirling villains. Sometimes unethical behavior happens when people get too focused on the bottom line or get a little (or a lot) sloppy, forgetting that at the end of the day, real estate investors are in the people business.