Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)

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


Whether or not we are required, our motto is disclose or be deposed...A

Jul 25, 2016 06:01 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

COE talks about us always making our REALTOR status known to all

Jul 25, 2016 05:26 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Depends on your state law.  Here in PA a licensed agent must disclose on sales contract or lease.  Do not need to disclose status to see property.  If selling by owner must disclose in advertising. 

Jul 25, 2016 04:23 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Jan I thought it was in the Code of Ethics to disclosure your status as an agent. Or am I dreaming that up?  I always disclose...why would I not? 

Jul 25, 2016 07:00 AM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Since they are NOT licensed in the state in which they are purchasing, I would ask your local R.E. Board, if is it a requirement.  May have to note licenses in "x" state?

Jul 25, 2016 05:45 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I don't know if any state requires disclosure for showings. I've always disclosed whenever I contact another agent, including any out-of-state agents. It helps if they know I'm in the business and understand much more than the average buyer.

Disclosure is required if he makes an offer and if he requests a referral fee.

Jul 25, 2016 05:19 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

In Tennessee you only have to disclose if you are licensed in Tennessee.

Jul 25, 2016 01:12 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I can't answer this for sure, but I surely would disclose my status...even out of state. 

Jul 25, 2016 01:04 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Ron and Alexandra Seigel ..only the right thing to do.

Jul 25, 2016 11:45 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Seems a pretty big violation to me.  In our state you must inform someone if you are licensed, no matter what state it is in.  

Jul 25, 2016 09:31 AM
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You should always disclose. 

Jul 25, 2016 09:08 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Jan, I was contacted by a buyer in May, showed him four homes, he did have a pre-approval letter, he never disclosed he was licensed in NY, like you, I found out through Social Media. He refused to sign a BBA when I did confront him, then stopped communicating with me.

Jul 25, 2016 08:40 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think it's addressed in the COE. Why would you not disclose this? I'd be kinda leary

Jul 25, 2016 07:56 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Here they just have to disclose it to the seller.  What, does he want a referral or something?

Jul 25, 2016 07:24 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     A discovery like that would make for an uncomfortable relationship.  What is he hiding, and why?

Jul 25, 2016 06:53 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I disclose and tell whether I should or not because I support transparency, dialog and intimacy. It just so happens all that compliments the rules/law...Tell it all until you have nothing to tell

Jul 25, 2016 06:48 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I would as common courtesy.

Jul 25, 2016 05:14 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

This is an interesting scenario - I'm going to say no if you are out of your state where the rule applies.


Jul 25, 2016 04:33 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Only if he expects a referral. I am always more comfortable with transparency in my working relationships

Jul 25, 2016 04:31 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Mary knows Pa laws.

Jul 29, 2016 09:35 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Reading through the Code of Ethics and in Article 3, Standard of Practice 3-7, not supposed to conceal that you're a licensed agent.  Bingo!

Jul 26, 2016 06:58 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Violation of what laws or code of ethics?

Jul 26, 2016 12:02 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think it would depend on state law.

Jul 25, 2016 10:22 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jan Green - as a buyer, it should be fine - as long as they don't ask for referral...

Jul 25, 2016 03:54 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I think that is an ethical obligation to disclose it.

Jul 25, 2016 01:42 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It does not mean they are going to use their license. I had a showing yesterday to an agent/realtor. She introduced herself as a buyer over the phone and a a very private person, since she is buying for herself. 

Having a license does not really mean a lot, since so many people take the test and maybe even work a bit as a realtor. 


Jul 25, 2016 12:24 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I have read your responses after other comments, you know what your doing, a BBA is a must for any investor types, many flakes and users in that group. I do a BBA before anything with investors. IMO

Jul 25, 2016 11:24 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Agents here are required to disclose it. Although, at one time they were onlt required to disclose it to people that were'nt represented by an agent. We didn't have to discose it to other agents, but it seems most agents disclosed it anyway as professional courtesy.

Jul 25, 2016 08:08 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

In Hawaii, a "licensee" is someone licensed in that state.

Jul 25, 2016 07:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good question, on the one hand he is not allowed to practice in your state so why disclose, on the other hand he may ask you to split your commission based on his license.

Check with the laws in his state since those are the laws he is likely following.

Jul 25, 2016 04:49 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've never looked into this.  You have to if you are from within the state.  I'd say it probably depends on your state laws.

Jul 25, 2016 04:42 AM