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Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Like with all things "Free", I do like a second opinion.  We had an attorney available to our firm so that we could double check a "free" service.  

We buy Apple Care for the same reason.  Call me crazy, but I like to deal with someone in any field who is a pro and advises other pros.   

This expense goes under our Peace of Mind Account, and that is worth it to us.  A

Feb 08, 2016 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,046,334
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Legal hears from me so much that she knows my freakin' number on CID. ;)
That is free via our State Association.
As of this year, we now also have a tech hotline, which is great.
I have been free tech help for a lot of people over the years . . . LOL

Feb 08, 2016 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,166
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

We can call the North Carolina Association of Realtors for free legal advice. I've never done so. As for free technical advice, I have no clue.

Feb 08, 2016 08:47 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes to both questions, and yes, my answers were always addressed to my satisfaction.

Feb 08, 2016 11:41 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

We have a free legal hotline but not a free tech hotline unless it pertains to our online forms and system.

Feb 08, 2016 09:23 AM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes to all!

Feb 08, 2016 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Our state association offers a legal hotline. I've used it once pertaining to an EMD release and was very satisfied with the results.

Feb 08, 2016 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,091
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I always call a legal hot line( we have legal, tech, financial). They do not always give you an advice what to do in your specific situation( they just quote the law), but it is very helpful to have their support since sometimes you are not sure what are the latest updates on that specific issue. 

Feb 08, 2016 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I don't know. I'll have to see

Feb 08, 2016 05:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin I think we have at least Legal Hotline - though never needed to use it so far.

Feb 08, 2016 03:36 PM
Ambassador
6,352,545
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We do have a legal hotline, but I have not used it.

Feb 08, 2016 02:17 PM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes I have used and the outcome was fine.

Feb 08, 2016 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,134,302
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Fred Griffin In California Realtors association offer free legal advice.

Feb 08, 2016 12:46 PM
Ambassador
2,157,678
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Florida Realtos offers both to its members. We also have a local board attorney whom we can call with questions. 

Feb 08, 2016 12:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes we do have a Free legal hotline and free technical advice in Indiana.

Feb 08, 2016 11:56 AM
Rainmaker
897,818
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Our MLS has great tech support; they've been helpful. We can also reach out to the attorneys with any questions. I have called and they answered my questions. 

Feb 08, 2016 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,973,088
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Legal hot line no..tech hotline yes!!

Feb 08, 2016 10:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My state association offers a free legal hotline. 

Feb 08, 2016 10:07 AM
Rainer
150,416
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Yes, we have a legal hotline, but only managing brokers. Tech is available to us for MLS system.

Feb 08, 2016 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
908,508
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes. I called our legal hotline a week or so ago. They called back within a day or so and answered my questions. Not sure about tech support? Happy with the service.They also have a youtube channel with answers to FAQ's. It's not reallt free, it's included in our dues.

Feb 08, 2016 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
760,353
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Yes, and they are absolutely incredible.  They cut to the chase and give an answer without being wishy washy.

Feb 08, 2016 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

PA has free legal hotline that any Realtor can use.  Many larger companies have their own attorney either on staff or retainer.

Feb 08, 2016 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,786
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes & I haven't used them for quite some years. We just had a Legal Hotline Webinar last week where they discuss contract problems in IL.

I think it's a great service & I felt they were competant.

Feb 08, 2016 05:53 AM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

We have one in Wisconsin and I love it.  I don't call it much, but they give good advice.  I don't know about tech services, however, that one might be difficult to provide with all the soft and hard ware out there.

Feb 08, 2016 05:31 AM
Ambassador
3,339,049
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

California Association of Realtors has a legal hotline.  Have used ... not impressed. I call my risk management attorney if I need legal help.

Feb 08, 2016 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes for legal.

Yes for technical.

Yes for statisfied.

9 to 4 hours is sometimes a challenge.

Feb 08, 2016 04:44 AM
Rainer
216,904
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Our Realtor offers it and I have called numerous times.  Very helpful!

Feb 08, 2016 04:34 AM
Rainer
223,831
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Yes and I was satisfied with services and advice 

Feb 08, 2016 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes. I ahve been satisfied with the answer.

Feb 08, 2016 04:22 AM
Rainmaker
652,740
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

we have a legal hotline for brokers only not salespeople in AZ

Feb 08, 2016 04:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,452
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Happy July 4, Fred. We miss you.

Jul 04, 2019 10:55 AM
Rainmaker
979,396
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Fred - In Arizona Ken Jones has it correct. Managing Brokers get the free legal hotline, but not sales agents.

Feb 10, 2016 03:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,498,148
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Legal yes.  Tech no.

I have not, but my broker has with good results.  The lawyers even didn't like what our board is doing with selling our listings to Realtor/etc., but no one pursued it.

Feb 09, 2016 02:46 AM
Rainmaker
5,190,916
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

They can offer some great advice and some not so great advice. It depends on the person on the other end of the line!

Feb 08, 2016 11:00 PM
Rainmaker
4,552,928
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

CAR - California Association of REALTORS® 

has a legal hotline.

No sure about any tech hotlines.   

Feb 08, 2016 10:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,850,663
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Our state association does provide that benefit.  I use them very often and always satisfied with the level of service they provide.

Feb 08, 2016 09:29 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

Yes and yes and yes...and yes

Feb 08, 2016 09:17 PM