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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

My first thought is YES!  Your Aunt probably falls into the category of 'other descendants'.  I do not know what your state says on the topic, though I see you are in MD.  Disclosure is always the best and safest way to go.

Feb 17, 2018 10:14 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes, absolutely! Why not? 

Feb 17, 2018 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

There's no reason not to. An aunt is a pretty close relative, even if it's not specifically included. I'm an aunt to a couple of people I might as well be a mother to. There's definitely a bias.

Feb 18, 2018 06:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I would, even if it's not specifically required. Why not?

Feb 18, 2018 03:16 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

YES and it is done in writing!!!!!!!

Feb 17, 2018 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
768,063
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When things go wrong folks ALWAYS look for someone else to blame. ANY appearance of covert activity will put this agent in the cross-hairs.

Best to be Overt in who you represent, how and any relationship.

Otherwise you need to hear 'Clintwood's' words, "Are you feeling lucky today?"

Feb 18, 2018 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
576,879
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Disclosure, Disclorue, Disclosure.  I would do it anyway, because it is still a relative, although not immediate.  It's call CYA!!

Feb 18, 2018 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Cover yourself and disclose!

Feb 18, 2018 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Kat Palmiotti nailed this one!

Feb 18, 2018 04:50 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Disclosure is alway best, but every state is different as to the requirements, what state are you in?

 

Feb 17, 2018 09:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

when I was actively listing property, I disclosed everything that could cause a potential buyer to change his/her mind about buying.... and I've never been to court or had any issues... I like to sleep at night.

Feb 18, 2018 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Depends on your state laws.  But, it doesn't hurt to always disclose.

Feb 18, 2018 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

When in doubt, disclose. You can not go wrong

Feb 18, 2018 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Yes, why not?

This is not a state requirement.  It is a NAR requirement of the code of ethics...for ALL states.

Eve

Feb 18, 2018 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Always disclose. Why not disclose? What is there to hide?

Feb 18, 2018 03:20 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

You should.

Feb 17, 2018 10:40 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Maybe. 

Feb 17, 2018 09:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Always disclose...

Feb 18, 2018 12:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Why are you asking when you've defined immediate already?

Feb 18, 2018 07:17 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Maybe you are not required to but if in doubt, disclose. 

Feb 18, 2018 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
820,674
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

When in doubt, disclose. "Other descendants" covers a lot of territory and is not the same as "immediate family". Better safe than sorry.

Feb 18, 2018 10:04 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

We are not required to disclose beyond immediate family but since i know most fo the agents in the area I will mention if there is a familial relationship even an extended one.

Feb 18, 2018 07:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Real Estate Group- Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

Always Disclose, better to over disclose than under

Feb 18, 2018 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
408,717
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

When in doubt, disclose.  We always disclose a familial relationship - even with an Aunt.

Feb 18, 2018 02:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Be sure to comply with the regulations in your state.

Feb 18, 2018 01:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I have disclosed down through cousins twice removed.  I would probably disclose any level of blood relation and blood relation of a spouse. 

Feb 18, 2018 01:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,247,452
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In California the "rule of thumb" is: Disclose, disclose, disclose!  When I bought my homes I had to disclose that I had an expired license.

Feb 18, 2018 12:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I would ... most definitely indicate that I am related the the seller.  There is no reason not to.  

Feb 18, 2018 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

I would disclose it on any family member close or distance, even if it is not required.

Feb 18, 2018 10:14 AM
Rainer
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I always disclose if there is any relation, just to be safe. Better to disclose and stay out of trouble than realize you are in the thick of it before you know it.

Feb 18, 2018 10:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Disclose or be deposed is our motto.  It is so much easier and cheaper that way regardless of what state you live in.  A

Feb 18, 2018 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I listed a house for my wife's cousin and disclosed a licensee relationship with the seller. Why not?

Feb 18, 2018 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I would. No one is going to sue you because you did not disclose. It is however, not professional.

 

Feb 18, 2018 07:39 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There's no reason not to, even if not specifically named.

Feb 18, 2018 07:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Think of disclosure as revelation not a should or should not. Just do it

Feb 18, 2018 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

When in doubt - disclose!

Feb 18, 2018 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Check state laws.

Feb 18, 2018 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

You got here great answers. Good luck.

Oct 11, 2018 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Great answers are here. 

I hope your question was answered.

Oct 11, 2018 12:39 PM
Rainmaker
445,704
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

not licensed in Maryland, and not an attorney but it seems that the language you included of "the REALTORS®'s spouse and their siblings, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, and other descendants." would include an Aunt as an "other descendant" of a parent or grandparent.

Mar 19, 2018 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
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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

I would, still a blood relative.

Feb 20, 2018 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Our state law requires we must disclose "first degree of consanguinity" (parents, spouse, or child); however, I don't know of anyone getting into trouble for over dislcosing.

Feb 20, 2018 05:34 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

verbally yes, in the contract or MLS no.

Feb 19, 2018 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I would disclose, but check your local rules.

Feb 19, 2018 06:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I would disclose it.

Feb 18, 2018 07:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

yes

Feb 18, 2018 05:58 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Better safe than sorry.

Feb 18, 2018 04:58 AM