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Real Estate Agent Faces License Suspension For Forgery

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Real estate agents work with legal documents and in situations where there is a lot of money at stake. Because of this, they must act with honesty and integrity at all times. When they fail to do so, they could face various forms of punishment, such as license loss and suspension. A real estate… Read More »

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Real Estate Agents, Realtors, And Brokers: What’s The Difference?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

If you’re looking to work in the real estate field, you may have come across several terms that relate to those who sell houses: real estate agents, Realtors, and brokers. But what exactly is the difference? Aren’t they all the same? For the most part, they have similar duties. Plus, all have to abide… Read More »

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Ways Real Estate Agents Can Get Sued

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Accidents happen, but in the real estate field, even a minor incident can ruin one’s career. Whether the mistake was intentional or not, it can lead to lawsuits, license suspensions, and other issues. Real estate agents have to handle a lot of details, so they’re highly vulnerable. An issue can be stressful or costly…. Read More »

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Real Estate Agents Dating Clients: Is It Ethical?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

People tend to meet others through their place of business. While a lot of people don’t want to mix business with pleasure, sometimes it happens. In some cases, especially for licensed professionals, it is illegal and unethical to date clients or patients. In some industries, though, there aren’t any rules prohibiting this behavior. This… Read More »

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NAR Bans Hate Speech Under Large-Scale Prohibition

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Ethics is a huge part of most jobs. When money is involved in a transaction, people need to be on their best behavior. That’s why many industries have laws and regulations regarding how to act appropriately with customers. The real estate industry has especially cracked down on hate speech in recent years. After a… Read More »

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Realtor Loses Job Over Racist Rant

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Unfortunately, racism is still alive in the United States. Individuals and corporations still discriminate against people of different colors and religions. Many are not punished for their actions, but some are. In fact, some licensed professionals even lose their jobs and licenses over racist speech. A recent example of this is a Realtor from… Read More »

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Why Real Estate Brokers Often Work in Their Best Interest

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When Florida residents need to sell a home, they often obtain assistance from a real estate broker. People on average buy and sell homes only a couple times in their lives, so they’re not usually very experienced in the ins and outs of the real estate processes involved. That’s why many turn to real… Read More »

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Top Ethical Issues in Real Estate

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

While licensed professionals must act in an ethical manner in order to retain their licenses and avoid license loss, this does not always happen. When money is on the line, people will often go to great lengths to get as much money as possible. This may mean compromising their ethics and even engaging in… Read More »

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Racism in U.S. Home Ownership Spotlights Ethical Issues

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Racial injustice has been prevalent in the United States forever. Even though we are now in the 21st century, racial tensions continue in this country. In fact, they have become prevalent in the past month, with the killings of black Americans George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery by police. The deaths of these… Read More »

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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 »