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Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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


Only those that pertain to us.

Oct 01, 2017 04:12 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Our broker is an attorney, you bet we do!

Oct 01, 2017 05:04 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      The Florida Legistlature meets once per year, after they adjourn I look for new laws signed by the Governor.  Also, whenever there is an election in Florida, we may have new Constitutional amendments.

Oct 01, 2017 03:35 PM
J.R. Schloemer
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I wish more agents in my market understood and kept up with the RE laws. I see infringements everyday. That is quite the law you used as an example 

Oct 01, 2017 07:41 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is an interesting law and poses an issue that can happen at amy open house in America where a buyer asks about something else. 

Oct 01, 2017 05:01 PM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I usually get an email from the Real Estate Commission or from Texas Assoc of Realtors about the new change.  My broker does the same with email blasts to all agents.

Oct 01, 2017 04:12 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Our Governmental Affiars committees and lobbyist do a fantastic job letting us know about the issues.

Oct 01, 2017 03:51 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I only pay attention to laws that impact my real estate practice. Beyond that, who has time?

Oct 02, 2017 12:58 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

WRA generally keeps us up to speed on these as well as our broker.

Oct 01, 2017 10:23 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Yes, I do - I have to...I believe we all do!

Oct 01, 2017 09:46 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do keep up not only with real estate.

Oct 01, 2017 04:26 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

My office, our brokerage, our local association and state association are good at communicating the appropriate information.   The volume can be a bit overwhelming.

Oct 02, 2017 03:38 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I try to keep up with the laws that impact me. We get alerts from the state association and our local board.

Oct 01, 2017 10:06 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to your question Jeff even though common sense was there first

Oct 01, 2017 06:30 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

That regulation about talking to buyers about other houses during an open house without the seller's permission is quite an eyebrow raiser. 

If the seller refuses to let their agent discuss other properties, should the hundreds of agents in town holding other houses open be notified not to discuss the house of sellers who want to silence their Realtor?

If the uncooperative sellers disallow discussion of other houses during their open house, I suggest a reciprocal rule that requires that the seller's house be put in withdrawn status during the open house so that hundreds of Realtors holding other open houses will not have a reason to discuss the uncooperative seller's house either.

Also, a new MLS field can be created warning thousands of Realtors that the uncooperative seller's Realtor is not allowed to suggest any other listings during the hours of the open house. And, to be fair, all other Realtors are prohibited from trying to sell the uncooperative seller's home during the hours of the open house. Any third party Realtor's attempt to discuss, promote or sell the uncooperative seller's home will be unlawful.


At the open house, it will be mandatory to hire a bouncer who will check if the potential buyers are represented by other Realtors. Buyers with representation will be barred from entry to the house to prevent the uncooperative sellers from benefiting from the illegal discussion of their home by non-compliant Realtors. 


Oct 01, 2017 05:38 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Try to keep up with Florida and lllinois!

Oct 01, 2017 05:18 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Jeff, for sharing this information.

Oct 01, 2017 04:40 PM
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes I do, it's my job.

Oct 02, 2017 04:03 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes as it pertains to my business.

Oct 02, 2017 04:48 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

You bet!

Oct 02, 2017 04:47 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Just the ones related to our business. 

Oct 02, 2017 04:18 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, only those related to real estate.  We receive emails from our local and state Associations.

Oct 05, 2017 07:09 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Reads like Capitol Hill Congresspeeps need to take a page out of the MD Legislators' Rule Book?

Oct 04, 2017 02:17 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, I guess I need to take a new class again.


Oct 04, 2017 10:21 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes, we have meetings regarding new ones that affect us

Oct 03, 2017 09:51 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

real estate law or laws in general?  More attention is paid to new real estate law and rules and regulations, but I do watch the news and generally keep up with legislation in general.

Oct 03, 2017 08:21 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl - I don't have the patience to go over this...

Oct 02, 2017 11:03 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Oct 02, 2017 06:34 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Gotta love the state of Maryland! At least they give us an out from the absolute ban of past years

Oct 02, 2017 04:57 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Our broker updates us on a changes once/month, here in CA they change forms and RE laws all the time, I can not catch up with all of them but make affords to attend legal webinars CAR provides us. 

Oct 02, 2017 02:57 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

We have a state convention for REALTORS next week and new laws, ones that did not make it and why, it is an afternoon discussion. I don't know why local agents don't attend their state Realtor meeting. The networking, the hospitality suites, the education with all the continuing credits for real estate license renewal is huge, a good value of time and money ROI. We don't do open houses and video has taken over the open house on demand on the buyer's time.

Oct 02, 2017 12:44 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The state does a good job of sending out emails with the new laws.

Oct 02, 2017 11:13 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do.  I review the legal updates when they are published.  I may from time to time participate in a legal update Webinar sponsored by CAR - California Association of Realtors. I believe we are negligent in our duties is we do not keep up with the laws ... and follow them!

Oct 02, 2017 08:17 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I keep up with those that pertain to real estate.

Oct 02, 2017 07:14 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Pearl I've know a couple of agents who lost their real estate license because they neglected to know and follow the law. If you don't pay any attention during CE, at least pay close attention to the legal updates and case studies.

Oct 02, 2017 07:05 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

our broker/owner is very aware and keeps up with all changing laws....he filters them through the ranks of our firm....  we are all aware...

Oct 02, 2017 06:01 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Florida Realtors does a great job of informing us about these.

Oct 02, 2017 05:37 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Oh, they keep adding new steps to the choreography of the real estate transaction as managed by the real estate professional.

The consumer will say, "Stop of the BS and give me a simple solution."

And the role of the agent gets further diminished and the documents requiring signatures piles higher.

In the case you copied for us to read it appears agents at an open house CAN share with buyers others real estate currently available. Such action is important to reveal the subject real estate is competitively positioned. How this became an issue suggest other forces at work.

Those forces are normally identified in the joke, "What is 19 attorneys up to their neck in cement? A: Not enough to miss.

Oct 02, 2017 05:29 AM