Wednesday
July 26, 2017

Law & Ethics: Law Articles

  • Thu, 09/01/2005

    Protecting yourself from potential lawsuits arising from your transactions is probably not even on your radar. Yet in an increasingly litigious real estate industry, you can’t turn your back on legal considerations if you want to prosper.

  • Mon, 08/01/2005

    Although reverse exchanges are complicated and require financial strength, real estate practitioners and their investor clients would be well served to add this powerful financial tool to their portfolio.

  • Fri, 07/01/2005

    License portability allows you to offer and perform real estate–licensed services as long as you work in cooperation and according to a written agreement with a local licensee.

  • Wed, 06/01/2005

    All companies or individuals who deal with sensitive consumer information must change the way they do business under a provision of the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act that went into effect June 1.

  • Wed, 06/01/2005

    It’s never been more important to take reasonable precautions to protect sensitive customer information. Your failure to do so can have devastating effects, including liability for breach of privacy laws or negligence, especially if your client became a victim of identity theft.

  • Sun, 05/01/2005

    If an opportunity sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Make sure your activities can withstand scrutiny.

  • Fri, 04/01/2005

    How can you create an effective marketing plan that focuses on one or more parts of the population without running afoul of the Fair Housing Act?

  • Tue, 03/01/2005

    Real estate professionals who send commercial e-mails to clients, prospects, or other professionals will need to check the Federal Communications Commission’s list of wireless domain names to ensure that they are not sending commercial e-mails to a prohibited domain.

  • Tue, 02/01/2005

    Many serious injuries, health problems, and deaths from accidents occur at homes and businesses every year. Your best insurance is to plan ahead and know what to do when an injury occurs.

  • Sat, 01/01/2005

    Although most real estate salespeople work as independent contractors, there are many others in this business who are considered employees under federal and state employment laws. Whether you’re a broker who hires management and support staff or a salesperson with one or more assistants, you need to know how employment laws governing wages, overtime, and record-keeping pertain to you.