Prior to listing a property on the MLS, get all the information you need that pertains to the homeowners association. Note that it’s not only condominiums that have HOA. A lot of single family residences in PUDs or gated communities have an association as well.
Termite is one of the most common inspections during a real estate transaction. It’s customary, in a standard sale, for the seller to provide a termite report and to pay for section 1 of the work to be completed. Section 2 of report is commonly paid by the buyer.
Ask clients to write you testimonials to promote you. A lot of people rely on the word and experience of others to help make decisions, especially on such large transactions. Think of how much you’ve looked at Yelp or reviews of others when you’re looking into a new restaurant or a new product. This is […]
You may have noticed that the Counter Offer has changed its look a bit from what we’ve been used to seeing. ZipForm has been updated to include the new C.A.R. counter offer. The only major difference is that this counter may not be used for multiple counter offers. ZipForm still has the Multiple Counter Offer […]
As of January 1st, 2014, the regulations for smoke detectors are changing. It is a minor change, but is an important one to pay attention to. Violators may be cited and fined $200! In order to avoid this fine, the California Health & Safety Code requires that at the time of a new tenancy, each […]
The MLS is one of the most important and integral tools when used correctly. It really is your one opportunity to grasp an agent or a buyer with what little information you have about the property without them actually being present in the home. Most people get a certain energy or excitement when they’re in […]
We all know that the MLS has a laundry list of rules and regulations! And a violation of any of them can cost you big $! It’s really important to familiarize yourself with these rules to avoid these unnecessary charges!! Here are a few common mistakes that make it to the top of the violations list: – […]
The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 (Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 13260 et seq.) has been in effect since 2011, yet not everyone is familiar with this law or enforces it. Per the law, it is the seller’s responsibility to install adequate carbon monoxide detectors as well as smoke detectors. As listing […]
It’s very important and helpful for us, as agents/brokers, to continue our education and training even after we’ve obtained a license. There are so many new laws and regulations that come up and change, we must always keep up. Many of the associations that you’re a part of hold classes or training sessions, and even […]
After passing the real estate exam, and entering the world of transactions, it’s not uncommon for agents to find themselves overwhelmed with the intricacies of all the paperwork that goes into a sale; however far more important than the paperwork involved in a real estate transaction are the rules and regulations which govern what we […]