Pre-Settlement Walkthrough with Real Estate Agent

Using a Pre-Settlement Walkthrough Report is Recommended

To avoid real estate transaction problems, a copy of the Pre-Settlement Walkthrough Report, signed by the buyers and sellers, should be included in all settlement files.

Realtors Should Guard Against Discriminatory Practices

Realtors Should Guard Against Discriminatory Practices

A recent study revealed that housing discrimination by real estate licensees is still happening. Tips on how Realtors can recognize and eliminate illegal practices.

Housing Discrimination - Fair Housing Act

Addressing Housing Discrimination With Your Real Estate Clients

Addressing housing discrimination with your real estate clients. Realtors need to uphold the principals of fair housing, when dealing with clients.

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Residential Property Claims – Seller Fails To Disclose Material Defects

As the buyer’s agent, what should you do if your buyer finds a material defect after purchasing the property. What to be aware of.

Real Estate Contract

Timely Ordering Of Real Estate Title Report Is A Requirement

The last major change to the Standard Agreement of Sale for Real Estate (ASR) added the requirement that the buyer order a title report within so many days of execution of the agreement.

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Real Estate Transaction Dual Agency and the Escalation Clause

Real estate attorney, Jim Goldsmith reviews the challenges of dual agency representation in a real estate transaction.

Thank You Note

Is It Legal For Real Estate Brokers To Give Gifts For Referrals?

“It depends” is the right answer to most questions. Here the question is whether it is legal to give thank you gifts to people who refer buyers and sellers to real estate licensees. The reason I can’t give a straight answer to this simple question is because it lacks the details that accompany real life situations.