Where is the Office?

A proper real estate office is one devoted to conducting real estate transactions, where transactions can be conducted in privacy and the name on the brokerage license is displayed prominently in a permanent fashion outside of the office. It is important to remember that only a broker can establish a real estate office, including branch offices.

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Sold! Or Is It?

The listing agent may want to quickly advertise that the property has “sold” or is now under contract. And in some cases – particularly in today’s hyper-competitive market – the buyer’s agent may want to advertise the same thing to show other potential clients that they’ve successfully gotten a client’s offer accepted. How can agents advertise a “sold” property prior to actually closing the transaction?

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Something Breaks, Floods or Needs Repair Right Before Closing… Now What?

Closing is scheduled for tomorrow morning and everyone is excited to finalize the deal. You suddenly get a frantic call from your seller who explains they were about to leave the house with the last few boxes when a torrential downpour blew through the area and they now have an inch of standing water in the basement. Now what do you do about the closing in the morning?

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Supreme Court Ends CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

The Supreme Court’s decision means landlords are now able to evict tenants based on non-payment of rent, unless there is a local eviction moratorium in place. Landlords should consult with an attorney to determine any local restrictions on evictions.

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