Think about it: if you`re shopping in a store and a sales agent really took the time to help you find exactly what you were looking for, they deserved the commission on your sale. Well, let`s say, after all the work of the salesman, another who fights directly at the end, calls you and takes the order of the first employee. I don`t agree, do you? This is the kind of amusing deal that a brokerage contract protects a real estate agent against. While it is proactive for you to provide the form on your site, Section 1101.558 (c) of the Real Estate Licensing Act requires a licensee to provide a party with the written statement contained in the form to a party to a real estate transaction at the time of the first substantive dialogue with the Party. The Real Estate Licensing Act defines “substantial dialogue” as a meeting or written communication involving a discussion of the contents of certain properties. The duration does not include a meeting at an open house, meeting or written notification after the signing of a contract or lease by the parties to a transaction. In the situation you have described, the Real Estate Licensing Act would require you to provide the form to the potential buyer when you first meet in the listed home. Note: a licensee is not required to provide the written statement (the form) if the proposed transaction for a residential lease is not worth more than one year and if no sale is contemplated, or if the taker meets with a party represented by another licensee. Personally, I would say just with a few weeks in length, or better yet, the deadline only applies to a certain property (one that obviously would make you an offer, so that if you don`t get it, the period will be part of the zero agreement).
Southeastern United States here. We bought three houses. The last transaction was 12 years or more ago. There were no bras at the time. We recently started looking again and we were confident in our past business and experiences. A known agent was certain that she could find what we wanted. We found something. We, not the agent, but we asked him to make an offer. She made the offer with an AR AND told us that we had to hurry up and sign everything to get the offer. My husband rushed and signed and didn`t look enough at the bra papers (our fault). The agreement, the termination clause, etc., were not explained.