NAR Adds SOP 10-5 Fair Housing Hate/Harass Speech/Post Ban

2020-12-01T09:03:35-05:00December 1st, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Duties to the Public Article 10 (Case Interpretations for Article 10) REALTORS® shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. REALTORS® shall not be parties to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons [...]


2020-11-28T11:12:03-05:00November 28th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Reports to the hotline are that the courts are pandemic backed up for weeks/months so foreclosures, evictions, and ejectments can be delayed even beyond the CDC eviction moratorium due to be lifted/extended in 2021. Due to these reports of delays, owners needing to provide early/late/occupancy or evict/eject/foreclose may want to be recommended to obtain legal [...]

#1 Broker Risk per NAR Legal = WIRE FRAUD

2020-11-25T10:14:24-05:00November 25th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Regarding the current NAR Legal #1 Broker Risk "WIRE FRAUD" please watch the SCR video on this issue and review the SCR610 WIRE FRAUD form (consider providing this SCR610 form like candy in addition to your email signature too perhaps). Pass the word on WIRE FRAUD to consumers, lenders, contractors, media, lawyers, brokerage, [...]

Broker Risks – Top 8 per NAR Legal

2020-11-25T10:08:20-05:00November 25th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs| 1. Wire Fraud 2. Cold Calling and Texting Leads/Consumers 3. Your websites are not ADA compliant for sight impaired users 4. Fair Housing - including new ban on harassing/hate speech, slurs, epithets 5. Multiple Offers - seller controls - SCR312 highest and best 6. COVID-19 issues 7. MLS Clear Cooperation Policy cure to Off [...]

Multiple Buyers Form SCR140

2020-11-24T10:27:52-05:00November 24th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Hot markets, low inventory...good time to remind your brokerage buyers that you may be working with multiple buyers who desire the same real estate and you will maintain all these buyers' confidential information. Document this discussion with SCR140 Multiple Buyer form. SCR buyer side agreements mention this and this form reinforces. Posted by: Byron [...]

Trainings on NAR Ban Hate/Harassing Speech & Epithets/Slurs

2020-11-24T09:54:46-05:00November 24th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

NAR will broadcast different training sessions on the NAR ban of hate/harassing speech and epithets/slurs. Please register and tune in live or the recording on all of these training sessions. Trainings Scheduled for Ethics Changes NAR will be hosting monthly trainings to provide guidance on the changes to the Code of Ethics that were approved [...]

NAR Article 10 harassing/hate speech, epithets, slurs ban – NAR online training dates, sign up! Watch! Learn! Spread the word!

2020-11-23T14:01:06-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs| November 20, 2020 NAR will host monthly trainings to provide guidance on the changes to the Code of Ethics that were approved by the NAR Board of Directors on November 13, 2020, and to provide an opportunity to ask questions of our policy experts. An event reminder from Zoom will be emailed prior to [...]

If You Can’t Say Something Nice…

2020-11-19T09:23:41-05:00November 19th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

REALTORS® now have an ethical duty to not make any statements or writings that might be considered harassing or hate speech against the fair housing protected classes. Also, REALTORS® cannot use epithets or slurs. Discipline includes all professionalism membership discipline: permanent record, referral, posting, fines, education, probation, and suspension. Below links to the NAR Professional [...]

NAR Professional Standards Committee Forum Recording

2020-11-12T13:37:08-05:00November 12th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs| Posted by: Byron King on 11/12/20 (This information is only accurate as of 11/12/20. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 11/12/20 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email Byron)

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