Advice from an Appraiser

Posted on July 1, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

The sultry combination of low inventory and low interest rates are causing bidding wars for homes at all prices in Arizona. While this could be an exciting time for REALTORS®, that excitement can be quickly subdued when an appraisal comes back significantly below the bid price. And who looks like the bad guy? The appraiser. […]

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A Real Estate Agent May Not Record A Lien For The Collection Of A Residential Commission

Posted on June 1, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

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Commission Agreement Must Be In Writing

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Broker Can Deduct from Agent’s Commissions for Payments Made by Broker

Posted on July 1, 2011 by

ISSUE: The buyer claims that the agent lost the buyer’s $1,000 money order to be used as earnest money.  The agent denies that the agent lost the $1,000 money order.  The buyer got a judgment against the agent and the broker in small claims court for $1,000.  The broker has now paid $1,000 to the […]

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Broker Can Assign Commission Directly to the Agent

Posted on May 1, 2011 by

ISSUE: The broker has instructed the escrow company to pay the commission directly to the broker’s agent. A.R.S. §32-2155(A) requires a licensee to receive commissions only from their broker and also requires a broker to pay commissions only to licensees. Does this payment by the escrow company of the commission directly to the agent violate […]

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Buyer and Seller Cannot Agree to Pay the Broker’s Commission Outside of Escrow in Order to Fraudulently Reduce the Purchase Price

Posted on July 1, 2008 by

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