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Old 04-26-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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MIKE!! YOU are the one who missed the point of the OP. He stated quite clearly "IS a referral fee indicated here?" Question mark implies that he's asking for answers, not just a bunch of people to high five him and tell him what he wants to hear.

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Old 04-26-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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MIKE!! YOU are the one who missed the point of the OP. He stated quite clearly "IS a referral fee indicated here?" Question mark implies that he's asking for answers, not just a bunch of people to high five him and tell him what he wants to hear.
Actually, the agents on this board have been deiscussing this responsibly (this is a discussion board, not a debate hall, by the way), providing documentation, even, in the form of the particular part of the Code of Ethics and providing opinions based on their experience actually practicing real estate.

When I was taking my real estate classes, I thoroughly enjoyed them and thought that I was well-prepared and knew everything I'd need to know. This because I had an excellent instructor who not only told us what we'd need to pass the test, but gave us the benefit of her quarter of a century in practicing real estate as an agent, as a broker, as a homeowner, and as an investor, in residential and commercial real estate, pointing out to us that there were many things that weren't on the test that we would run into and what some of them were.

Then I started practicing real estate and discovered that there is a LOT that isn't on the test and that there is a very good reason for the policies and procedures and Code of Ethics. They don't write those just to kill time, in other words, and they do think them through pretty carefully, and they're mostly, as any contract is, based on somebody doing something unethical at some point in time so what might have seemed obvious to most people has to be put in writing

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Old 04-26-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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There really isn't much left to debate.
The standards call for a Realtor to disclose their status.
The Realtor failed to do so, either out of ineptitude, ignorance, or lack of ethics.
The OP participated further and thanked me in the thread for posting the definitive Standard of Practice regarding Realtor disclosure. He seemed to think it to be relevant to the topic.
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