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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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A simple google search brings up this: Statute of frauds

Sep 27, 2018 12:51 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Study hard. Take lots of practice tests. Good luck on your state exam.

Sep 27, 2018 01:02 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Something you wont need to worry about if you focus on how to do this right rather than on those 21 ways to get it wrong.

Sep 27, 2018 01:14 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I believe every state is different as to which Contracts have to be reduced to writing but, every state requires at least one form of Contract which does...I'm not 100% sure.

In NC & SC, the sale of anything over $500 has to be in writing based on this Statute. I don't know about your state though...

Sep 27, 2018 07:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Fred Griffin gave you a good answer Daniel Lloyd .

Sep 27, 2018 05:38 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This is a legal question, which I as a real estate broker, will not answer. Consult and attorney. Or google the term and learn about that way. 

Sep 27, 2018 03:19 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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 Are you seriously considering a real estate career?

Sep 27, 2018 01:49 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The statute of frauds refers to the requirement that certain kinds of contracts be memorialized in a writing, signed by the party to be charged, with sufficient content to evidence the contract. Wikipedia

 

Sep 27, 2018 12:36 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

You have a bunch of good answers.

Sep 27, 2018 06:04 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Ask an attorney.

Sep 27, 2018 04:38 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Alan May and Roy Kelley have this....

Sep 27, 2018 02:42 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Thanks Fred, Alan and Roy for your input. 

Sep 27, 2018 01:56 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   

          Statute of Frauds

 

    

Sep 27, 2018 01:21 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Alan May and Roy Kelley 

Sep 27, 2018 12:55 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Great answers. Chose you like 

Sep 28, 2018 05:08 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I am with Alan May 

A google search brings up this: Statute of frauds

Sep 28, 2018 05:07 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fraud is fraud.

Sep 27, 2018 07:27 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I'd go with Roy Kelley & his JD. I really like Mary Yonkers' answer but not sure she has the JD to go with the response. Follow Alan May's advice in the future...for yourself and everyone in ActiveRain.

Sep 27, 2018 06:09 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Alan May and Roy Kelley are all over this one

Sep 27, 2018 05:33 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Daniel Lloyd according to wikipedia here is the low down

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statute_of_frauds

Oct 03, 2018 07:49 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Alan May you have this one!

 

Sep 28, 2018 04:26 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

You've asked a legal question.  Seek advice from an attorney or ask Mr. Google.  One result for California is linked below. Enjoy your reading and studying. 

https://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/the-statute-of-frauds-is/

 

Sep 28, 2018 08:35 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

It's a statute that is legal and the same in all states.

Sep 28, 2018 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Varies state by state.

Sep 28, 2018 04:38 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I don’t commit fraud so never concerned Me to know.

Sep 27, 2018 07:39 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Alan has the answer 

Sep 28, 2018 03:41 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Pre - Licensing Instructors can answer this 

Sep 28, 2018 11:58 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Dunno, ask your teacher.

Sep 28, 2018 11:28 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There are some good answers here. I'm not an attorney and don't know the legal definitions from region to region as they may vary from any US standard.

Sep 27, 2018 10:11 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

good question.

Oct 02, 2018 09:03 PM
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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

Good luck on your exam.

Oct 02, 2018 12:26 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Different state to state

Oct 01, 2018 06:41 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Contract law. It is not regional.

Sep 29, 2018 05:57 PM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Determines what legal things must be in writing to be enfforceable in a court of law.

Sep 28, 2018 07:15 PM