When NOT to Refer to the Best Attorneys in Town 1/26/2015: When Clients of Brokers have legal trouble, the natural instinct is for the Broker to refer to their own lawyer. After all, you know your lawyer is great at solving problems. However, there are times you want to be cautious of contaminating our ability … Continue Reading
Ensuring Cooperating Commission Webcast 11/24/2014: Ensuring a Cooperating Commission. Sometimes you will help buyers pursue property where neither the seller or the listing broker is offering to pay you a cooperating commission, or the commission offered is otherwise less than the buyer is obligated to pay you. Learn how to negotiate and document someone’s obligation … Continue Reading
Section 8(a) of RESPA Webcast 10/27/2014: Section 8(a) of RESPA in Two Minutes or Less. Develop an instinct for what kind of joint ventures, MSAs and other kinds of affiliated business arrangements (AfBAs) might withstand scrutiny by the CFPB.
Escrowing Over Mechanic’s and Other Liens To Get Deals Closed Webcast 9/22/2014: Escrowing Over Mechanic’s and Other Liens to Get Deals Closed. Just because someone records a mechanic’s lien, doesn’t mean that the claim is valid. Mechanic’s liens (and some other liens) don’t always need to be paid at closing. Learn how to use escrows … Continue Reading
Dangers of E-Signing in a Fast Paced World Webcast 5/19/14: Dangers of E-Signing in a Fast Paced World. E-signing systems are often set up so that when your client executes a document, it automatically gets sent to the other side without first going through you. You don’t have a chance to filter out mistakes. In … Continue Reading
Buyers Who Refuse to Acknowledge Death of Real Estate Contract Webcast 4/30/2014: In markets with shortages of inventory, some buyers are reluctant to acknowledge the death of their contract, causing problems for sellers who want to move on to other buyers.