George Arteaga (NA)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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If the listing agency is sharing a commission only with a buyer's agent, you must have an agency agreement with your mother. And you must disclose the fact that there is a relationship. Beyond that, why couldn't you act as a buyer's agent for her?

Jul 01, 2017 05:19 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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This is topic covered in prelicense class and new agent training classes.  Check with your broker who will be able to advise you on SC laws as they apply to your question.  Good luck, Mom

Jul 01, 2017 04:50 AM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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In Maryland, we have a form disclosing buyer's agent is related to purchaser. 

 acting on behalf of or representing the Buyer/Tenant who is a member of the real estate licensee’s immediate family*;

 

Jul 01, 2017 04:37 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I'm also licensed in SC and would definitely represent my mother. She is legally treated like every other buyer with the exception that you have to disclose that you are related to the buyer. I do that on the BA AND the Offer as all parties have to know, "Buyer's agent is related to the buyer." 

Jul 01, 2017 06:10 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I always think full disclosures the right way to go. You have the same last names? 

Jul 01, 2017 05:13 AM
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Bob Crane
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I agree with Sally, ask your broker for both local laws and office policy.

Jul 01, 2017 02:11 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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    Yes, and Yes.

It may be required by your State's law.

It is good business practice.

It is good legal CYA.

It is addressed in NAR COE SOP 4-1

 

NAR COE SOP 4-1

 

Jul 01, 2017 06:49 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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I believe Nina Hollander from Charlotte, NC has your answer.

Jul 01, 2017 06:22 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

You might not have to in your state. Here in IL you just write it below your name on the contract. 'buyer related to agent'

Jul 01, 2017 05:22 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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State laws vary about disclosure.

Jul 01, 2017 04:46 AM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

Check with your broker! 

Jul 01, 2017 02:38 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

I would start by asking your Broker as laws vary from one state to another.

Jul 01, 2017 12:51 AM
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Carol Williams
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This forum comprises members from all over the U.S. and beyond.  This is the type of question only your broker should advise you on based on state law and office policy.  

Jul 01, 2017 05:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Follow the rules in your state.

Jul 01, 2017 05:47 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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I think you know what to do by now-good luck!

Jul 01, 2017 05:33 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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AZ, you must disclose that you have a familial relationship with the principal. Mother father sister brother spouse.

Jul 01, 2017 01:20 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Yes, you can, and you may have to disclose your relationship to your mother. When we sold our home, we disclosed that we were both licensed as agent and broker.  A

Jul 01, 2017 07:55 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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This is a great question for your broker to ensure your practice and paperwork are done appropriately for your office and state laws. -Kasey

Jul 01, 2017 07:40 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I don't see why not but there would need to be an agency agreement, and yes, you would have to disclose your relationship with her

Jul 01, 2017 07:11 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

State laws vary, but disclosure can't hurt. Check you state licensing law!

Jul 01, 2017 07:05 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
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IN CA I represented two grandparents and my Dad over the years...we can do so here.

Jul 01, 2017 07:02 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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yes-disclose the relationship

Jul 01, 2017 06:56 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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No clue since I'm in Florida -  but I don't see why not - check with your broker

Jul 01, 2017 06:53 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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George Arteaga Debe Maxwell, CRS who is licensed in SC has your answer.

Jul 01, 2017 06:34 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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In Florida, yes. SC? No idea.

Jul 01, 2017 06:12 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Mary Yonkers nailed this one!

Jul 01, 2017 05:43 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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I don't know the real estate laws in South Carolina, but in Oregon you can definately represent your mother; you do need to disclose your relationship in your offer.

Jul 01, 2017 04:32 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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in my state, MA, we would disclose the relationship and continue to act as an agent...

Jul 01, 2017 01:21 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Looks like Nina Hollander has your answer.  Seems to me that with full disclosure it would not be an issue. 

Jul 01, 2017 08:37 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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It all depends on what your SC rules and regs are. In MA we simply disclose the relationship George Arteaga 

Jul 01, 2017 08:12 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In Texas you could.  I don't know your state law.

Jul 01, 2017 07:43 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I would talk to your Broker and brush up on your license law. It may be different in your state than it is for others.

Jul 01, 2017 06:45 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Go to it and make mom proud

Jul 01, 2017 06:14 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In Colorado you can, but language must be in the contract to state you are related to the buyer.

Jul 04, 2017 08:29 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Stat that you are realtion to her.

 

Jul 03, 2017 08:47 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't know how it works out there, but in California you can represent your mom on any property in the MLS, no need for any special contracts.  You just need to disclose that you're related to the buyer.  If buying an REO though, you won't see a dime of commission, because of that relationship.

Jul 02, 2017 11:16 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I never heard any restrictions for any states on that. Not just you can, but you should. Who else will protect her interests better than you? 

Jul 02, 2017 10:18 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

You should know the answer to this question.

Jul 02, 2017 05:51 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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George Arteaga - to best of my knowledge, yes, you can. As long as you disclose the relationship in this case.

Jul 01, 2017 11:27 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Have you asked your broker? You know that is one reason the broker is there, to guide you.

Jul 01, 2017 07:18 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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If you really don't know ask your Broker

Jul 01, 2017 02:40 PM