A buyers’ and sellers’ guide

Help your clients understand multiple-offer situations Presented by the National Association of REALTORS® and the Chicago Association of Realtors® Copyright 2005 National Association of REALTORS® Information for buyers In some situations, sellers will have several competing purchase offers to consider. Sellers have several ways to deal with multiple offers. Sellers can accept the “best” offer; […]

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Deciphering the NAR drama of public-facing websites

Here’s how NAR’s board passed the original recommendation to revise the categorization of services provided by MLSs By Natalia Russo VP, Marketing and Communications   You may have heard some chatter and read some sensational headlines after the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Midyear Meetings in May about public-facing websites. In fact, so much was […]

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From the home inspector’s mouth

Tips to make the inspection go more smoothly — and to save your buyer time and money By Michele McCaskill Vice President, Risk Management   Home inspections are an important part of the home-buying process. Generally, the home inspection is ordered by the potential buyer of the property. With the help of the buyer’s agent, […]

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Head of the class!

Leadership Academy gets schooled on government, public-speaking By Kim Walker Media Relations and Public Relations Specialist   The association’s Leadership Academy participants met in May for their third session, “Government 101.” On the heels of an exciting Legislative Day Bus Trip, the class quickly found out this was not their ordinary, run-of-the-mill civics class. No, […]

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Legal, ethical risks of pocket listings

Think about all ramifications prior to keeping a listing out of the MLS By Michele McCaskill Vice President, Risk Management A webinar by the California Association (CAR) of Realtors® titled, “The Pressing Issue of Pocket Listings,” prompted our association to identify potential legal and Code of Ethics risks of pocket listings, including breach of fiduciary […]

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New brokerage “Coming Soon”

 The following article is reprinted entirely from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC) Bulletin, May 2013   New brokerage “Coming Soon” By Stephen L. Fussell Senior Consumer Protection Officer The Commission’s Regulatory Affairs Division (formerly Legal Division) has experienced increased call volume recently regarding the use of “Coming Soon” sign riders attached to “For […]

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