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Are You Sending Illegal Robotexts?

Are You Sending Illegal Robotexts?

If you're "robotexting," or using an auto-dialer, to contact clients and prospects from your database via their cell phones, you could be breaking the law.

Lawsuits Over Telecommunication Law

Lawsuits Over Telecommunication Law

Calling or texting someone might seem like a minor infraction, but an increasing number of Florida brokers are facing lawsuits from disgruntled consumers thanks, in part, to certain law firms, including one that considers itself “text message lawyers.”

Post Hurricane: Helping Customers Move Forward

Post Hurricane: Helping Customers Move Forward

How does the “force majeure” provision in the Florida Realtors/Florida Bar “As Is” contract work now that Hurricane Dorian has interrupted some transactions? Meaning “superior force” in Latin, it outlines how a buyer and seller will move forward.

Finally, New FHA Condo Rules Coming

Finally, New FHA Condo Rules Coming

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to release updated guidance tomorrow on FHA-insured condominium financing.

Legal Challenges that Brokers Face

Legal Challenges that Brokers Face

Legal issues permeate all aspects of the real estate industry, and the business of brokerages is no exception. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) is committed to helping brokers negotiate the complex and ever-evolving legal landscape. Here are several common legal challenges that brokers face, along with some of the many resources NAR offers to guide them.

Lawsuits for Refusing ‘Prior Felony’ Tenants

Lawsuits for Refusing ‘Prior Felony’ Tenants

There are a large number of lawsuits being filed regarding policies against renting to tenants with criminal convictions. Florida Realtors® wants you to know the law and what to consider when developing your in-house rental policy. A single law firm in Orlando has filed 48 lawsuits this year alone against Florida property managers who allegedly refused to rent to applicants base on previous criminal convictions.

Be Aware of Copyright Photo Infringement!

Be Aware of Copyright Photo Infringement!

How do you protect yourself and your business to ensure that you’re not violating someone’s copyright? First, audit your website and identify all the images you’re displaying. Where did they come from, and how do you know you have permission to use them? If you cannot confidently answer these questions, remove them until you receive confirmation of permission.