How Real Estate Blogs Can Break the Law

June 1, 2011

Unlike advertisements in print media, real estate listings posted on blogs, Web sites, and portals do not have a shelf life. This means that unless real estate agents remove the information from the Internet, site visitors can see information on homes that have already sold and listings that have expired, been withdrawn from the market, or listed by another agent.

Real estate agents do not have the right to display information once properties have been sold or listings have expired, so leaving this information online is a violation of license law. Brokers must have social media office policies that inform agents of these violations and ensure that expired or sold listings have been removed.

Source:"Is Your Real Estate Blogging in Violation of State Law?"Realty Times (May 30,2011

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