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NAR Wins Domain Name Disputes

November 19, 2014: 

Administrative law panels determine that registrants registered domains containing the term “REALTOR®” in bad faith.

National Association of REALTORS® Policy Statement: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

November 13, 2014: 

NAR has recommended that members not use drones in their brokerage business while NAR works with the FAA in creating rules for their commercial use.

Legalization of Marijuana has Numerous Real Estate Implications

November 8, 2014: 

State laws that allow for medical or recreational use of marijuana have varying implications for real estate transactions, from residential and commercial brokerage to property management and leasing.

Reliance on Broker’s Tax Advice Deemed Reasonable

October 29, 2014: 

Court holds that broker could be liable to client for bad tax advice, despite agreement stating that broker was not a tax advisor.

Window to the Law: Implementing Office Safety Measures: Legal Considerations

October 29, 2014: 

In this month’s Window to the Law video, Associate Counsel Jessica Edgerton presents legal tips and best practices for brokerages to take into consideration when implementing safety programs and policies to help agents stay safe.

Buyer Sues Over Misidentified Property

October 22, 2014: 

Georgia court allows buyer’s lawsuit against the seller to proceed after she made improvements to the wrong property based on photos in the listing.

Legal Seminar Program Information

October 15, 2014: 

Information, including session slides and the notebook, for the 2014 Legal Seminar Program, October 16-17 in Chicago.

Court Resolves Team Commission Dispute

October 15, 2014: 

New York Court enforces team commission split agreement and awards plaintiff team member full commission amounts owed pursuant to its terms.

Broker Entitled to Forfeited Earnest Money

October 1, 2014: 

Maine court rules broker could retain half of the forfeited buyers' deposit, even when the broker received a subsequent commission from a sale.