Legal News Archive

Florida Realtors’ legal team will discuss the proposed NAR settlement of the antitrust litigation during a live online video meeting on Thursday. Realtors are encouraged to submit questions in advance. 

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NAR issued a statement following inaccurate media coverage that included the false representation or suggestion the association requires a 6% commission.

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New and updated forms are available in Form Simplicity, a Florida Realtors member benefit.

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Florida Realtors President Gia Arvin said the state association “looks forward to continued opportunities for our members to provide their expertise and valued services.”

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Your exhausted seller received five offers in one day. Four are over asking price, but the last one offers $50,000 less, possibly making it a waste of time for an already overwhelmed seller. Must you still present it? Perhaps not – but only under very specific conditions.

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While U.S. tax law supports the current definition of an “independent contractor,” recent changes to U.S. labor law call it into question, and that could potentially impact Realtors.

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Before leaving a real estate brokerage firm, associates should thoroughly review their independent contractor agreement to find out what portion of commission, if any, the associate will be entitled to after leaving.

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Real estate branding helps you create and grow a recognizable identity. Protect your brand from infringement by registering it as a federal trademark.

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A listing broker didn’t tell their seller they received a finder’s fee from the buyer – but the fee didn’t impact the Realtor’s honest and ethical advice. Why is it an issue under the Code of Ethics if the finder’s fee was negotiated before taking the listing?

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If an associate or broker representing a seller says over the phone that a seller accepts an offer, but the seller changes their mind before signing, is there a contract?

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