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NEW: June 2018 | Seller Disclosure Act

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NEW: June 2018 | From The Mailbag

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Michigan Realtors® presents the “Letter of the Law” video series, a monthly legal analysis generated by input from you, the viewer. Please send your ideas for future installments to bwestrin@mirealtors.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Past Editions (2017-2018)

May 2018 | Commission Claims

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April 2018 | "Coming Soon" Revisited

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March 2018 | Fair Housing: You're Always Being Tested

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February 2018 | Landlords & Medical Marihuana

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January 2018 | Medical Marihuana Trends For The Michigan Real Estate Professional

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December 2017 | Dueling Buyers, Multiple Offers and Back-Up Offers

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Primer on Multiple Offers


November 2017 | Working with FSBO's

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October 2017 | Personal Assistants - Employees or Independent Contractors?

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September 2017 | Escalation Clauses

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Special Edition | Real Estate Advertising

As many Realtors® have heard by now, effective January 1, 2018, in any advertising that includes the name of an associate broker, salesperson or team, the individual licensee’s name (or team name) cannot be in larger type size than the name of the firm. This change has caused many brokers to reexamine both existing law and their current advertising.

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Signage Examples

Advertising Rules Reference Guide (Featured in November 2017 Magazine)


August 2017 | Unlicensed Assistants

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July 2017 | Coming Soon Marketing Method

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June 2017 | Wire Fraud

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White Paper - Email Scams Target Real Estate Industry


May 2017 | Buyer's Agency

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Form K (Agency Disclosure)
Form J (Exclusive Buyer Agency Contract)
Form JJ (Exclusive Buyer Agency Contract - Designated)
Form N - One Party Agreement
Form U (Exclusive Buyer Agency Contract - Short Form - Traditional)
Form UU (Exclusive Buyer Agency Contract - Short Form - Designated)


April 2017 | Fair Housing Law & Advertising

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NAR Fair Housing Month Resources


March 2017 | Earnest Money Deposits

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February 2017 | Promotional Incentives

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January 2017 | Traditional Agency v. Designated Agency


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