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Become A Realtor Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(4 days ago) Step 1: Complete your required education and exam prep. Real estate brokers and sales agents must be licensed. You must successfully complete 75 hours of approved real estate education within 5 years of the passing date of both portions of the examination, and be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or an equivalent.. In Pennsylvania, you can complete the required training, become
Continuing Education Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
(8 days ago) Pennsylvania real estate licensees are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education (CE) credits by May 31 of every even-numbered year. New licensees who obtained a salesperson license within 6 months of the renewal date (i.e., after December 1 in any odd-numbered year) are exempt from the CE requirement for that first renewal cycle
Why use a Realtor® Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
(5 days ago) Why Use a Realtor®? Buying or selling real estate can be one of the largest financial decisions you’ll ever make. That’s why you need to work with a Realtor®. How to find a Realtor® Realtors® have unparalleled knowledge of local market conditions and can leverage that expertise to help you reach their real estate goals. Interview at least three Realtors® before deciding.
Fair Housing Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(Just Now) Fair Housing. As Realtors®, your real estate activities are governed by fair housing laws, regulations and ordinances at the federal, state and local levels, as well as by the Realtor® Code of Ethics. It’s important to know the various sets of rules and how to structure your practice to ensure that you’re following the rules at all times.
Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate
(9 days ago) Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate (ASR) Back to Standard Forms. Contract for the sale of residential real estate containing the most commonly used clauses. Download View Guidelines. Revisions Updated 07/2020 (View the redlined version) Updated 01/2020 Updated 07/2019 Updated 07/2018 Updated 06/2018 Updated 09/2016.
Standard Forms Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(2 days ago) Standard Forms View Standard Forms Updates Filter by Category All Miscellaneous Commercial Property Management Rental Disclosure Employment Addenda Employment Agreement Addenda Agreements of Sale Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate (ASR) Back to Standard Forms Contract for the sale of residential real
Best of the Legal Hotline: What Pennsylvania Realtors® Are
(Just Now) “There are different ways real estate agents get themselves in trouble,” said Desiree Brougher, a PAR attorney. “Fair housing laws cover a wide variety of protections. But it can be quite easy to stay out of trouble.” Brougher encouraged Realtors® to examine their own preconceived notions.
I've got your number Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(7 days ago) The license number of all licensed real estate professionals – individuals and companies – can be found on the Department of State’s Verify a License website. When including the brokerage license number, use local the office that had the most contact with the client.
Walk-through issues Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(7 days ago) The merger doctrine provides that in the typical real estate transaction, those obligations between the parties that are set forth in the agreement of sale are no longer enforceable after settlement. The doctrine takes its name from the concept that all prior negotiations and agreements are deemed “merged” into the deed. It is a long
Use the Agreement of Sale, the whole Agreement of Sale
(1 days ago) Important notice, yet the 12th Ed. of Modern Real Estate Practice in Pennsylvania shows the contract, including the reverse side of the pages and does not include the lines for buyer and seller to initial- unlike the actual agreement. (see pages 405-423) Reply to Don Deets
When a Sale Is Terminated, What Happens to That Inspection
(5 days ago) The Pennsylvania Seller Disclosure Law requires sellers to disclose known material defects of a residential property to potential buyers, but it does not matter how a seller learns of that material defect. This includes material defects identified through a buyer’s inspection when the transaction does not ultimately close. In this situation, the seller’s property disclosure must be updated.
Preselecting a title company: Not in Realtors®' best
(6 days ago) Real estate brokerages have been fostering business relationships with other settlement service providers in an effort to provide the full panoply of real estate services under one roof – real estate broker, mortgage lender, title company. When the Realtor®, lender and title agent are all on the same team – the buyers’ team – the whole
Matrimonial strife Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(6 days ago) Matrimonial strife. Matrimonial issues may affect titles to real estate and, therefore, create issues for you. To begin on a happy note, an engaged couple may purchase a home before their big day. The non-married will likely take title as tenants in common or joint tenants with the right of survivorship. The distinction is that, upon the death
Do I Really Need to Disclose That
(1 days ago) The Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law carves out 10 different exceptions, and all 10 are listed on the first page of the form. Apply the facts of this particular transaction to the listed exceptions to see if any of them give a legal reason not to complete the form. If the facts don’t fit, then a …
Licensing law changes will require implementation by
(1 days ago) The state real estate commission currently publishes learning objectives and outlines for the existing 60 hours of pre-license education, so learning objectives and outlines for an additional 15 hours will need to be developed. These outlines would then need to be fleshed out into compliant course instructional materials, before they can be
Coming soon Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(9 days ago) Standard of Practice 12-4 says Realtors® “shall not offer for sale/lease or advertise property without authority.” Section 604(a)(8) of the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act goes further and prohibits “advertising any property without the written consent of the owner, or his authorized agent.” Whatever the strategy is called
Seller Disclosure overhaul Pennsylvania Association of
(4 days ago) The Seller Disclosure Law and the property disclosure statement, also known as PAR Form SPD, generate most of the questions to the legal hotline, and it’s no wonder why!. Disclosure requirements not only come from the Seller Disclosure Law itself, but duties exist in the common law, the State Real Estate Commission regulations and your Realtor® Code of Ethics.
Real Estate Investment Broker Core Class Pennsylvania
(8 days ago) The six-day, broker-level course, Real Estate Investment course will cover the fundamentals of real estate value, forms of ownership, taxation, financing and cash flows and projections as they apply to real estate investment. The mathematical concepts of ‘time value of money’ and ‘six functions of a dollar’ will be introduced.Real Estate Investment satisfies 2 of the core credits
2021 Leadership Team Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(8 days ago) Meet Your Leaders Pennsylvania Realtors® make up our leadership team. They know what you need to get the job done. They serve in volunteer roles to move the real estate industry forward in the commonwealth. Leadership Staff Leadership Staff Leadership 2020 Line Officers William Festa, CRS President Chris Raad President-elect Chris Beadling First Vice President Al Perry Treasurer William
Tragedy reminds Realtors® of open house dangers
(4 days ago) Tragedy reminds Realtors® of open house dangers. By: McQuilkin, Kathleen on August 15th, 2014 in Industry News. Unfortunately, like many jobs that require interacting with the public, selling real estate has its risks. The kidnapping and assault of a Philadelphia Realtor® last month serves as a reminder to all real estate professionals that
BuyER’s FInanCIal InFORmatIOn
(1 days ago) 4. do you need to sell any other real estate in order to purchase this property? yes No If yes, explain _____ 5. Have you at any time on or since January 1, 1998, been obligated to pay support under an order that is on record in any Pennsylvania county?
Membership Savings Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
(6 days ago) Member Savings Your membership with the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® comes with perks. Take a look through your money saving discounts and deals. PAR Preferred PARtners Many of our Preferred PARtners offer exclusive educational webinars on issues ranging from mobile marketing and tax-reduction to enhancing your personal security.
Closing Disclosure Statement: Time is of the essence
(9 days ago) Many real estate professionals know that buyers are supposed to get the HUD-1 Settlement Statement a few (three?) days before settlement, but that rarely happens. Whether the title company is waiting for the lender to provide its fees, the real estate licensees are waiting for confirmation of homeowners’ association dues, or last-minute seller credits need to be accounted, something …
House Passes HB 2412; PAR Urges Wolf to Sign the Bill
(Just Now) House Bill 2412 would allow real estate transactions to occur with real estate professionals following CDC guidelines. The association has continuously urged Gov. Wolf to follow the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Advisory Memorandum to designate real estate as a life-sustaining business. “Housing is essential.
CEO Corner: Commissioner Anne Rubin Pennsylvania
(2 days ago) Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission Chair Anne Rubin stopped by the PAR office to discuss a variety of industry issues. Rubin has been a Realtor® for more than 30 years and is managing partner of Century 21 Advantage Gold in Elkins Park. The top of our conversation was the approaching license renewal process and how agents can prepare for that.
Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
(9 days ago) , when acting as principals in a real estate transaction, remain obligated by the duties imposed by the Code of Ethics. (Amended 1/93) • Standard of Practice 1-2 . The duties imposed by the Code of Ethics encompass all real estaterelated activities and transactions whether - conducted in person, electronically, or through any other means.
Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate
(7 days ago) The Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (RELRA) requ ires that Brokers identify: (1) the capacity in which they are engaged in a transaction; and (2) whether the Broker or any licensee affiliated with the Broker has provided services to any other party in the transaction.
Two Pennsylvania Realtors® Named as 30 Under 30 Finalists
(4 days ago) Kristyn Martin, a Realtor® with RE/MAX Associates Realty Group in Waynesboro and Helen Cestra, a Realtor® with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Pittsburgh, were both named finalists in REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30. “While I will never be the person who sold the most or made the most money, I think being a 30 under 30 honoree would show that business success does …
Legislative Priorities Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(Just Now) Legislative Priorities PAR monitors hundreds of bills impacting real estate and property owners each legislative session, advocating for policies that positively impact the real estate industry and consumers. Legislative Priorities Advocacy RPAC Current Key Legislative Priorities The Pennsylvania General Assembly opened the 2021-2022 session on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.
Legal hotline calls now answered by PAR staff attorneys
(3 days ago) PAR’s staff attorneys will be solely focused on real estate issues and the Realtor® organization so they will become even more knowledgeable about the issues. With the in-house hotline, PAR will be able to analyze calls to determine trends, to allow us to provide better service to members. The attorneys will write more articles for the Just
Inspection Contingency Review Pennsylvania Association
(7 days ago) The inspection contingency in the Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate (PAR Form ASR) is one of the most frequent topics for the PAR legal hotline. The election, performance and ensuing negotiations make up a procedure that – it seems – has become so commonplace that many licensees don’t know what to do when something out-of-the-ordinary occurs.
License Reciprocity FAQs
(2 days ago) In 2004, legislation authorized the State Real Estate Commission to enter into reciprocal licensing agreements with other states. In states with reciprocity, licensees will generally be able to obtain a reciprocal license without additional education or testing, and are not subject to additional continuing education requirements.
Masks Are Required Throughout the State Pennsylvania
(7 days ago) For any counties currently in, or that are returned to, the red or yellow reopening phases, this also includes the May 19, 2020, guidance specific to the real estate industry. Additionally, an immediate expansion of the requirement to wear a face covering was announced on July 1.
Governance Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(9 days ago) Governance A member organization of the National Association of Realtors®, the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® is comprised of more than 35,000 residential and commercial Realtors® who subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Bylaws Download Our Bylaws Member Policy Manual Download Our Member Policy Manual Committees, Councils & Feedback Panels …
A BROKER’S GUIDE TO CONSUMER DATA SECURITY AND …
(3 days ago) The Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (RELRA) and the Code The RELRA and the Code contain nearly identical provisions regarding the confidentiality of client information. Although the type of information that must be kept confidential is not clearly
PAR Update on State's Phased Reopen Plan for PA
(4 days ago) Hank and I discussed the confusing sets of rules that are now allowing some in-person activities in certain transactions. Beginning on May 8, certain in-person real estate activities such as showings, appraisals, inspection, final walk throughs and closings will be allowed for transactions where the property is located in a yellow-phase county. Until May 8, and for properties in red-phase
Wire Fraud Notice Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(Just Now) Wire Fraud Notice. Back to Standard Forms. Scammers are hacking the email accounts of title companies, real estate agents, settlement attorneys and others resulting in fraudulent wire instructions being used to divert funds to the account of the hacker. Use this form to educate your clients about wire fraud. Download. Revisions Updated 03/2020.
RELRA bill moving to Senate for vote Pennsylvania
(4 days ago) This is a far cry from the requirments to actually get qualified as an Appraiser. i.e. Liability Insurance, Continuing Ed requirements are double that for Real Estate agents, soon to be 1500 hours of supervision by an Appraiser (pending being lessed from 2500 hrs & minimum of 2 years to accumulate hours) 300 hours of real estate related education.
Diversity, Fair Housing and Inclusion Pennsylvania
(Just Now) This course satisfies the Pennsylvania real estate licensee continuing education requirement for 2020-2022. Specifically, the requirement is that a minimum of 3.5 (three and one-half) hours of the required 14 hours of continuing education must be taken on the topics of Redlining, Steering, Implicit Bias, Diversity, and the Fair Housing Act.
SAMPLE JOB DESCRIPTION Real Estate Intern
(2 days ago) Real Estate Intern Job Title REAL ESTATE INTERN Reports to: Realtor® Location Philadelphia, PA Status: Full Time Job Description We are currently seeking an intern to join our team in Philadelphia. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter possessing strong sales skills, business acumen, and leadership poten-tial.
Three Pennsylvania Realtors® honored at Fall Business
(9 days ago) “To be successful for 43 years of real estate, you can’t do that yourself,” said Romanik. “You need the help and support from a lot of people.” Croushore has been a Realtor® for more than 30 years. He served as PAR’s president in 2015, and received PAR’s Realtor® Active in …
Realtors® honored in Harrisburg Pennsylvania Association
(8 days ago) In 2011, Croushore was the first recipient of RISMedia’s Real Estate Leadership Award, an award given to a member of the national real estate community who pursues innovation and exercises resilience. That same year, his national real estate franchisor network of 65,000 members named him Broker of the Year. “Politics is a team effort,” he
CRS 206 Technologies to Advance Your Business
(3 days ago) Today’s Internet-enabled real estate market requires sales agents to work faster and be more responsive than ever before. The ability to quickly access and exchange information—anywhere, anytime—can be the difference between making and breaking a transaction. The Technologies to Advance Your Business 2-Day course guides students through a process for analyzing the technology …
Legal Issues Archives Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(Just Now) As COVID-19 vaccines are approved and distributed across the country, many employers – including real estate brokers – are considering whether they can and/or should require vaccinations for their workers. Read More . Notes on Terminating an Agreement of Sale December 4, 2020 | …
At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) Certification Course
(4 days ago) Course will help real estate licensees to develop an increased awareness of cultural and personal biases that they may inhibit you from embracing diversity and creating a successful multicultural real estate business. Students will learn inclusive, multi-cultural marketing and advertising strategies to broaden their client base; how to formulate an inclusive business plan to them create an
Kenneth Enochs Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
(3 days ago) Consumers Optimistic About 2021 Housing Market District 2 Vice President Ken Enochs Jr.is serving as PAR’s District 2 Vice President. Ken started his real estate career at a Philadelphia-based national relocation company, before obtaining his real estate license in 1998. Ken opened his own brokerage in 2011 and then established and launched a new brokerage model the Philadelphia MSA …