Industry News

Working Inside the Box – Establishing the Box

Real Estate Sales People Need to Understand Their Broker Agreement What is your agreement with your broker? A recurring question to the Hotline is “what is my broker’s obligation to pay me when I have pending transactions at the time I affiliate with a new broker?” There are many similar questions relating to fees after […]

Cyber Security

How Can an Organization Manage the Risk of a Cyberattack?

The threat of a cyberattack is the sort of thing that keeps business owners up at night. Having an appropriate plan in place is critical to managing an organization’s response to a cyberattack. An organization will want to both manage risk before a security incident occurs, and mitigate risk afterward. After a cyberattack, an organization […]

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner and the Statement of Estimated Costs

What happens when a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) freaks out at settlement when she learns for the first time that she is paying seller assist and that the proceeds are less than she anticipated? She goes hunting, that’s what. Who is the likely target? By definition, a FSBO is without an agent and we […]

The Importance Of Safety In Filling Heating Oil Tanks

More than 100,000 homeowners in Pennsylvania heat their homes with oil, meaning that their basements are homes to large, typically 150 gallons or more, heating oil tanks.

Getting Creative

Understanding the Additional Terms Clause in the Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate.
The most dangerous clause in the Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate (ASR) is found in our current Paragraph 32(B), Additional Terms. Here’s where agents can let loose with the most creative use of the pen imaginable!

Fessing Up

Of the common mistakes in residential sales, none occurs more frequently than the failure to abide by timelines, specifically those found in the inspection contingencies.

Does An Employer Have To Pay Hourly Employees For Commuting To Work In A Company Vehicle?

Not necessarily. Two provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), that otherwise appear simple, create confusion.

What’s the Biggest Mistake a Licensed Professional Can Make, When Faced with a State Board Investigation Notice?

Responding on your own to a licensing investigation or meeting with the board investigator, without legal representation, is one of the biggest mistakes a licensed professional can make when faced with an investigation notice from the state board.

How Should an Employer Handle a Repetitive Motion Injury?

In manufacturing jobs many times employees are required to perform the same motion repeatedly or maintain certain body positions or grips, which can result in repetitive motion injuries.

Selling Real Estate in an Era of Modern Surveilling

Real estate licensees and their clients must be aware of the nuances of video and audio surveillance laws to protect themselves from potential invasions of privacy, breaches of confidential information in violations of state and federal video and audio surveillance laws.