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Rainmaker
1,088,237
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Unlicensed practice of law is taken very seriously in Florida so I recommend that all my clients ask their own real estate attorney. I do not ask my attorney and give them answers for liability reasons.

 

Jun 09, 2016 03:52 AM
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6,353,602
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Even my attny clients ask me legal questions, best to be ready to point them in the right direction, but dont try to be a lawyer.

Jun 09, 2016 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
4,851,571
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do not give legal advise; however many agents do call me with questions about filling out contracts and addendum.

Jun 09, 2016 04:27 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Cody,

Living in one of the most litigious states, we usually refer questions to a real estate attorney.  If we have something in writing that is generated by a third party such as the BRE, I would be happy to hand it to them.  A

Jun 09, 2016 03:25 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,621
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have law savvy & I invite them to inquire. Sometimes I offer it within scope

Jun 09, 2016 03:22 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If I have an article I will share it or research it for them. I do not want to be the quotable source and prefer they talk with an attorney.

Jun 09, 2016 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Cody - They certainly do, and we're qualified to provide limited informaton on some questions, while we have to refer others to legal counsel. We use our client newsletter to inform them about what's happening.

Jun 09, 2016 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No and I'm not licensed to practise law... I suggest they speak with their attorney regarding law.

Jun 09, 2016 06:07 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I refer them on if it actually happens. If there is something in writing I might share it but let them know they should chat with an attorney

Jun 09, 2016 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If they do, I refer them to a source of accurate information.

Jun 09, 2016 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we make sure all of our clients have an attorney....and they direct all of those questions to them by email....

Jun 09, 2016 02:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,726
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I refer them to an attorney. This is a different agency even for me that few real estate agents are qualified to handle.

Jun 09, 2016 02:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes actually more often the you would think - I always recommend they contact an attorney

Jun 09, 2016 10:16 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I direct them to good local real estate attorneys.

Jun 09, 2016 11:42 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

First, the agents need to stay abreast of changes and updates either via CE, or better via current trade "rags".  I  inform customers of facts as they are known to me. If the matter is subject to legal interpretation or advice, I suggest reaching out to an attorney. In CT, attorneys close deals, so might as well engage one early in the process and start using him for advice, as needed.

Jun 09, 2016 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,973,999
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I have a list of great real estate attorneys. I am not an attorney and never pretend to be one..I refer them to the proper professionals.

Jun 09, 2016 09:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No, they don't. 

Jun 09, 2016 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I provide a general explanation and leave the details to a practicing Attorney if more information is desired.

Jun 09, 2016 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hell! Clients even ask me what to cook for diner Cody Carmen 

Jun 09, 2016 07:03 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV.

Jun 09, 2016 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

All the time and most often i can tell them i can not practice law, but can read to them what the law is. 

Jun 09, 2016 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I have a great Real Estate attorney I use to answer these questions.

Jun 09, 2016 03:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Not usually. 

Jun 09, 2016 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not a chance...they need to talk to an attorney for legal advice

Jun 09, 2016 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Cody Carmen - happens once in a while  -and if possible, I send them to right professionals.

Jun 09, 2016 04:53 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Beyond answering questions about the actual blanks in the contract and what they mean I advise clients to seek the advice of attorney if they have legal questions.  As I am not an attorney and it's not legal for me to practice law. 

Jun 09, 2016 02:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't provide legal advice.  Lawyers provide legal advice.

Jun 09, 2016 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Some do but I refer them to an atty.

Jun 09, 2016 12:53 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, that type of conversation never comes up. It's not a normal conversation for a buyer or seller in my market.

Jun 09, 2016 12:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,899,734
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I pass them on to a lawyer.

Jun 09, 2016 08:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Cody, it is outside my scope of practice (and can get me in serious trouble) if I give legal advice without a law license.  Now with that said, I have no problem forwarding on an email from the state or the local association on a topic. 

 

For example the HUD "Thou shall rent to crooks" ruling.  If asked, I'll forward the link to the HUD page or an email from an official source describing the changes.  I will NOT help them interpret the regs.  I have two real estate attorneys I can refer out if they need an interpreation or have any "well what about X?" questions.

Jun 09, 2016 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,395
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They know realtors are not the right place to ask. We place for sale signs. Fill in the blank spaces, order the reports, go to place.  

Any legal question I send them to our legal, CPA groups.

Jun 09, 2016 05:15 AM