With so many federal laws and regulations governing real estate activities, it’s all too easy to forget one or two in the heat of a sale. Here’s an easy-to-use cheat sheet for some major laws affecting real estate.
As a rule of thumb, property ads and promotions should focus on describing the property, not the sellers or potential buyers. Here are some fair housing guidelines from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development on acceptable and unacceptable advertising phrases.
A growing number of federal and state laws make it imperative that you adhere to a disclosed policy on how you gather customer information and what you do with it. Here are some policy building blocks.