Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, we disclose or you get deposed.  A

Jul 10, 2016 01:08 AM
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1,840,036
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes they must disclose their license in all transactions.

Jul 10, 2016 01:54 AM
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1,446,719
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I cannot think of any good reason to not disclose, legal or otherwise.

Jul 10, 2016 01:14 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, in California you have to disclose that the client has a real estate license.  Technically, you should also disclose even if their license is not valid any longer (expired) since it technically still exists and can be renewed.

Jul 10, 2016 03:53 AM
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637,434
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

If you are licensed in the state you are buying, yes. In Hawaii, if the buyer is licensed in another state, represented by an agent licensed in the state, then no. In California, I would disclose whether I need to or not. And "licensed" includes if it is on an "inactive" status.

Jul 10, 2016 03:19 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes.

Jul 10, 2016 02:31 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes. We must disclose it.  I recently wrote an offer listed by the father of the owner.  Daddy did not disclose that listing agent and seller/son are related. I discovered the relationship while completing my due diligence ... my first clue was their last names were the same.  

Jul 10, 2016 02:26 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if the agent is an active licensed agent, yes, they should disclose that they have a license,...

Jul 10, 2016 02:13 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Yes! When in doubt, disclose.

Jul 10, 2016 02:06 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes it must be disclosed. I love Ron and Alexandra Seigel 's comment!

Jul 10, 2016 02:00 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have found that when you have to ask, you should just do... in most cases

Jul 10, 2016 01:28 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes, 100% of the time we must disclose.

Jul 10, 2016 01:18 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Yes.  John Doe is a real estate licensee in California acting as a principal in this transaction.   

Jul 10, 2016 01:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, this must be disclosed, since most licensees are looking to share in the commission, even if the buyer.

Jul 10, 2016 11:01 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There has to be disclosure or the Real Estate Commission in TN thinks the seller may be at a disadvantage.

Jul 10, 2016 07:07 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, anytime a licensed individual is involved in a transaction it must be disclosed.

Jul 10, 2016 06:30 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, we do here Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers.  'Disclose' is our middle name - HA! 

Jul 10, 2016 05:08 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Yes,... it would fall under the code of ethics which covers every state.

Eve

Jul 10, 2016 03:33 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I started to comment and saw Ron and Alexandra Seigel's comment directly below. No need to add anything more here.

Jul 10, 2016 02:56 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Yes it is a must here as well!

Jul 10, 2016 01:17 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Is there a state where a licensed agent does NOT have to disclose?

Jul 11, 2016 12:25 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes they must make that disclosure.

Jul 10, 2016 11:18 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES and always whether represented or not

Jul 10, 2016 10:56 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Jul 10, 2016 09:27 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Disclosure is a good business practice regardless of the state requirements.

Jul 10, 2016 09:09 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - in MA, we need to disclose that seller is a real estate licensee/agent/broker.

Jul 10, 2016 04:43 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Absolutely!

Jul 10, 2016 02:38 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Absolutely!

Jul 10, 2016 02:19 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is the law in my province.

Jul 10, 2016 01:49 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Yes, it must be disclosed.

Jul 10, 2016 01:47 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

On our Purchase and Sale.  Last page by sellers name.  Very clear disclosure as to the buyer or seller being an agent.  Mark

Jul 10, 2016 01:42 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes we disclose everything in Virginia.

Jul 10, 2016 12:17 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Any time the Buyer has a Real Estate license, no matter who is representing them, it must be disclosed.

Jul 10, 2016 12:05 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

YES!

Jul 10, 2016 11:36 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Disclose, disclose, disclose.  No secret agents in Pennsylvania.

Jul 10, 2016 10:18 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

YES!

Jul 10, 2016 08:58 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes. Florida.

Jul 10, 2016 08:21 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I believe that they do.

Jul 10, 2016 08:15 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Best to disclose that the buyer is licensed and the buyer's rep is not related! Your state may require it and in the event of an E&O claim, the attorney will want to know!

Jul 10, 2016 07:48 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I believe in our state yes.

Jul 10, 2016 06:22 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

yes

Jul 10, 2016 05:46 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I believe it is valid.

Jul 10, 2016 04:02 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers The buyer licensee should be disclosed in a purchase contract in California.

Jul 10, 2016 02:55 AM
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Tom Burris
NMLS# 335055 - Baton Rouge, LA
Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience

see it a lot on texas contracts

 

Jul 11, 2016 10:42 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Congratulations to all responders - 100% correct!

Jul 11, 2016 12:14 AM