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Ethics in Real Estate Photos

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

If you are looking to buy a new home, you are probably starting the process online. You have probably done internet searches to see what is available in your desired area. Maybe you have seen photos of gorgeous homes with creative descriptions. The homes probably look too good to be true. In some cases,… Read More »

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Property Rental Ethics

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A house is the most expensive asset that most people will own. With homes costing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, there’s a lot that goes into the home buying process. Real estate professionals must be licensed and abide by ethical guidelines. But is the process different when a person is using… Read More »

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2 Real Estate Professionals Lose Licenses Over Financial Issues

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Brokers are in the real estate field to make money, and with people buying and selling houses every day, there is a lot of money to be made. However, some people make bad financial decisions, and these choices can affect not only themselves, but employees and other companies as well. Two real estate professionals,… Read More »

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Florida Real Estate Appraiser Faces Administrative Complaint for Dishonest Appraisal

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Real estate professionals are obligated to act in an ethical manner at all times. After all, there is a lot on the line. They work with properties worth six or even seven figures. Lying or being dishonest can cost a professional their license. It can also ruin a sale and cost the client time… Read More »

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Breach of Contract in the Real Estate Industry

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Real estate agents are hired by homeowners to sell their homes. Selling a home is not an easy task. There are inspections involved, as well as mountains of paperwork. Each step of the process requires the real estate broker to act in an ethical manner. If they are dishonest to the home seller or… Read More »

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Realtor’s License Suspended After Stealing Money From Customers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When people buy and sell houses, they often rely on real estate professionals to guide them through the process. After all, real estate laws can be quite complex. While real estate brokers and associates have to abide by a code of ethics, some do not. They may take advantage of customers and engage in… Read More »

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Developing Trust in the Real Estate Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Buying or selling a home can be an expensive transaction. Home buyers and sellers rely on real estate agents to guide them through the process. They look to the agent’s knowledge and integrity to help them make the right decisions. However, given that real estate agents work on commission—meaning that they only earn money… Read More »

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2019 Changes to Code of Ethics for Realtors

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

With the new year comes new laws. Many changes to laws come about at the beginning of each year, and the code of ethics for real estate associates, brokers. Realtors and other professionals is no exception. While acting is an ethical manner is not specifically a law, there are guidelines you must follow as… Read More »