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ORRA BrokerWise
Friday, June 14, 2013
Broker responsibilities for the non-member salesperson »
Designated REALTORS® (brokers) hold dues-related responsibilities for the non-member agents who are licensed with thei...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Brokers to receive office verficiation forms on July 1 »
All brokers should expect to receive their annual ORRA Office Verification Forms via regular mail on or around July 1. Ple...
Friday, June 14, 2013
FREC Case Study: Unauthorized tenants »
By Christina Arzillo Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation A complaint was filed with the Flo...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Independent contractor versus employee »
By Charles S. Bonamer ORRA class instructor, "Brokerage Management" Most real estate brokers associate with salesp...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Section 475.22, Florida Statutes: Brokerage signage requirements »
(1) Each active broker shall maintain an office, which shall consist of at least one enclosed room in a building of statio...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
COE Case Study: Broker responsibility for associate error »
REALTOR® A, a REALTOR® principal, was asked to list a neglected house that obviously needed a wide range of repair...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
FREC Case Study: Security deposit »
By Joshua Kendrick Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation In 2008, a licensed real estate broker en...
Thursday, February 07, 2013
FREC Case Study: Unlicensed real estate corporation »
By Leigh Matchett Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation In 2008, a licensed real estate broker was...
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Facilitating joint ventures among associates »
By Charles S. Bonamer ORRA class instructor, "Brokerage Management" Associates within the same office frequently choose...
Thursday, February 07, 2013
COE Case Study: Disclose relationship prior to recommending services »
Case #6-6 REALTOR® Z, a broker and sole proprietor, had invested considerable time, money, and energy into developin...
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Section 475.278 (2), Florida Statutes: transaction brokerage relationships »
A transaction broker provides a limited form of representation to a buyer, a seller, or both in a real estate transaction...
Friday, February 01, 2013
Brokers to be billed February 1 for non-paying agents »
Updated 2/1/2013 Your agents who have not paid their 2013 REALTOR® dues are about to cost you $461 each....
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Considerations for closing a brokerage office »
By Charles S. Bonamer ORRA class instructor, "Brokerage Management" One of the most difficult decisions for any brokerag...
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Brokers must disclose property contamination »
A Michigan court has considered whether a listing broker had a duty to disclose to buyers that a property had a chemical c...
Thursday, December 06, 2012
COE Case Study: Obligation to submit to arbitration »
Article 17, Case 17-1 REALTOR® A and REALTOR® B had been engaged in a cooperative transaction that resulted in a...
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Section 475.5015, Florida Statutes: Brokerage business records »
Each broker shall keep and make available to the department such books, accounts, and records as will enable the departmen...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Common options for structuring commissions »
Offering a competitive commission is a key to hiring and keeping top performers, but how do you determine which struc...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Broker found not liable for agent's alleged fraud »
A California appellate court has considered whether a corporation's designated broker could be personally liable for the a...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A $100 brokerage phone bill can be yours! »
Can you imagine a brokerage-wide monthly phone bill for only $100? For Joe Adkins, chairman of the ORRA Technology Task Fo...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Section 475.22, Florida Statutes: Brokerage signage requirements »
(1) Each active broker shall maintain an office, which shall consist of at least one enclosed room in a building of statio...
Monday, September 24, 2012
COE case study: presentation of subsequent offers »
REALTOR® A, the listing broker, presented an offer to purchase to his client, Seller X, which was $20,000 less than th...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Beware the unscrupulous title conveyance »
By Dana Ward Unfortunately, there is no shortage of real estate scams in this challenging market. In greater Orlando a...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Market impact of seller-pricing decisions »
The University of Central Florida Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate produces appropriately scholarly working papers on...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
ORRA Office Verification forms are now past due »
All brokers should by now have received and returned their ORRA Office Verification forms. If you have not done so already...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Broker Profile - Sherry McMurtrie »
Get To Know.... Sherry McMurtrie RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc. Professionally I chose a career in real estate be...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
COE case study: acceptance of compensation from buyer and seller »
REALTOR® Code Of Ethics - Case Study Case #7-1: Acceptance of Compensation from Buyer and Seller (Adopted as Case #8-3...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Anonymous advisories notify brokers of minor agent transgressions »
ORRA’s REALTOR® Misconduct Advisory program is an informal means of transmitting — anonymously, from one broker to ano...
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Section 475.215, Florida Statutes: multiple licenses »
Section 475.215 - multiple licenses 1. A licensed broker may be issued upon request additional licenses as a brok...
Thursday, June 07, 2012
No deal: escrow rules to help ease the pain »
Make sure no one is left holding the case by following FREC's advice for requesting an escrow disbusement order Remem...
Thursday, May 31, 2012
COE case study: obligation to recommend legal counsel »
REALTOR® Code Of Ethics - Case Study Case #13-3: REALTOR®’s Obligation to Recommend Counsel When Needed (Reaffir...
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Five tips for improving agent retention »
Retaining your best sales associates may be your most important job. If agents feel your office is stagnant, they may look...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Section 475.255, Florida Statutes: relationship determination »
Section 475.255 - Determination of agency or transactional brokerage relationship Without consideration of the related...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Brokerages may be safe from flat-fee lawsuits »
The U.S. Supreme Court may have slammed the door on consumer lawsuits alleging that the flat fees brokerages charged clien...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Section 475.278 (1), Florida Statutes: brokerage relationships »
Section 475.278 (1) Brokerage Relationships  (a) Authorized brokerage relationships A real estate li...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Appraising and the appraisal process »
 By Charles S. Bonamer ORRA class instructor, Brokerage Management Generally accepted appraisal concepts should b...

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