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"Coming Soon” – Is it in the Seller’s Best Interest?

June 16, 2014: 

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.

Listing Salesperson Held to Owe Duty to Buyer

June 11, 2014: 

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.

Window to the Law: RESPA

June 5, 2014: 

NAR's Legal Affairs staff explains the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and how it affects REALTORS®.

Guidance on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

June 5, 2014: 

Members who utilize marketing-related emails, texts, and other electronic communication tools in their Canadian business should familiarize themselves with this Anti-Spam legislation.


June 2, 2014: 

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.

Ten Ways to Successfully Manage Your Independent Contractor Relationships

May 29, 2014: 

The relationship between brokers and real estate salespeople is unique. Read NAR's guide for managing your relationships with independent contractors.

Buyer’s Rep Not Liable for Erroneous Measurements

May 28, 2014: 

Texas court finds that buyer’s representative had no knowledge that property’s square footage was smaller than the size listed in the public records.

Court Finds No Duty to Disclose Competing Offer

May 21, 2014: 

Supreme Court of South Carolina affirms that seller’s broker had no duty to disclose competing offer to prospective purchaser.

Legal Action Funding Case Report - RPCTE 2014

May 21, 2014: 

Read a summary of the seven cases where NAR agreed to provide financial support during the recent REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo.

Counterclaim Against MLS Dismissed

May 15, 2014: 

Maryland federal court rules that MRIS qualifies for an antitrust immunity doctrine and so rules against the operator of Neighborcity.com.