Getting Ready for the 2018 Advertising Standards

Although it is only February 2017, it is time to start thinking about the new advertising standards taking effect January 1, 2018. AB 1650 makes significant changes to Business and Professions Code § 10140.6 expanding what must be included in advertising materials,...

All Sellers Must Sign Listing Agreement

To collect a commission for selling real estate, the statute of frauds requires the agreement to be in writing and signed by the party to be charged.  This means that any seller who has not signed the listing would not be liable to pay a commission. But what if...

New Laws Affecting California REALTORS®

This summary provides only a sampling of the more significant laws affecting REALTORS®. For a more complete list, please see our “2017 New Laws” posted at car.org. Laws Effective Immediately Team Name Advertising,  Broker’s License Number is Optional: As of August 30,...

Court Rules CFPB Structure Unconstitutional

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has ruled that the “concentration of enormous power” in the hands of a “single, unaccountable, unchecked director” is unconstitutional and has, among other things, struck from the Dodd-Frank Act a clause that...
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