Frequently asked questions regarding worker classification of real estate agents by brokerages, compiled by NAR's Legal Affairs department.
This video gives an overview of the legal distinction between an “independent contractor” and an “employee” and discusses various state and federal laws concerning this distinction that pertain to real estate professionals.
Large broker with affiliated title company fined $500K for failing to comply with RESPA.
As of July 1st, 2014, Canada has new requirements for senders of commercial emails sent to or within Canada that differ from the U.S. requirements.
A broker’s decision to market a seller’s property as “coming soon” must always be made based on the client’s informed determination of what best serves the client’s interests. NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson further explores the topic.
Where listing salesperson and buyer’s rep are licensed under the same broker, both have the same fiduciary duties to all parties to the transaction.
NAR's Legal Affairs staff explains the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and how it affects REALTORS®.
Members who utilize marketing-related emails, texts, and other electronic communication tools in their Canadian business should familiarize themselves with this Anti-Spam legislation.
NAR has compiled below a list of questions that we commonly receive about the Real Estate Settlement Act, or “RESPA”, for both real estate professionals and REALTOR® associations.
The relationship between brokers and real estate salespeople is unique. Read NAR's guide for managing your relationships with independent contractors.