Category Archives: RESPA

Real Estate Brokers & Referral Fees under RESPA

Special Considerations for Commercial Real Estate Brokers and Referral Fees under RESPA and Colorado law. Paying for referrals is a common practice in various competitive industries where the struggle to attract customers determines which participants will flourish and which will flounder.  However, the business of real estate is subject to various restrictions that limit industry-participants’… Continue Reading

RESPA: The Buzz about Busby Part II

Co-Author: Jeremy S. Durham The Buzz about Busby Part II- Busby v. JRHBW Realty, Inc. d/b/a Realty South This article is Part II of a two part series. Part I is available here: The Buzz about Busby (Part I). In January 2008, the 11th Circuit Court’s decision in Busby v. JRHBW Realty, Inc. d/b/a RealtySouthgranted class… Continue Reading

RESPA: The Buzz about Buzzby

Co-Author: Jeremy S. Durham The Buzz about Busby – Busby v. JRHBW Realty, Inc. d/b/a Realty South  (Read Part II of this article.) In January 2008, the 11th Circuit Court’s decision in Busby v. JRHBW Realty, Inc. d/b/a Realty Southgranted class action status to a group of homebuyers who had paid administrative fees to Realty South,… Continue Reading

RESPA: Affiliated Business Arrangements

Co-Author: Amanda S.P. Howe More on Affiliated Business Arrangements Some service businesses try to operate as simply as they can and out-source all services but their core competencies. Other businesses seek to provide one-stop shopping for customers. One stop shopping can enhance the quality of the services to the customer and help the business amortize its… Continue Reading

RESPA Exception: Payment for Services Actually Rendered

Co-Author:  David A. Farus, Esq. This article explains the exception for Payment for Services Actually Rendered.   Another article on our site explains the Affiliated Business Arrangements (ABA’s) exception. Question: I own a real estate brokerage firm. Mortgage companies and others profit from the business I refer to them. Does RESPA prohibit me from receiving referral… Continue Reading

RESPA Exception: Affiliated Business Arrangements (ABA’s)

Co-Author: David A. Farus, Esq. This article explains the RESPA exception for Affiliated Business Arrangements (ABA’s). Another article on our site explains the exception for Payment for Services Actually Rendered. Question:     I own a real estate brokerage firm. Mortgage companies and others profit from the business I refer to them. Does RESPA prohibit me from… Continue Reading