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Inaccurate property description reduces commission

The Supreme Court of Vermont partially reversed a trial court's ruling in favor of a brokerage's commission on the sale of a farm, a business operated on the property, and various equipment and machinery. The original verdict had stated that the brokerage was owed additional commission for the sale of the entire farm, including farming equipment, and so should receive payment for that as well. However, because the description contained in the listing agreement only set forth the property's street address, the state's high court partially reversed the earlier decision.

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Still Need CE or CORE in 2011? Get it here.

Licensees need the mandated CORE course at least once every four years as required by KREC. In addition to CORE hours, the course counts as 6 hours law CE. The course must be completed by December 31, 2011 to count as hours for this year.

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December 21 - The Savvy Agent - 3 hrs law CE
December 22 - KY Advertising Laws - 3 hrs law CE
December 29 - CORE - 6 hrs law CE
December 30 - CORE - 6 hrs law CE
December 31 - CORE - 6 hrs law CE
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KREEF has online course options available to help satisfy your annual CE requirements. These courses are affordable, can be accessed 24/7 from any computer and completed on your schedule. To count as credit for 2011, course must be completed by midnight on December 31, 2011 - no exceptions.
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KAR Office Closed

KAR will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2011 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

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February 7-9
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Right now, the real estate industry is facing some major hurdles. This meeting is a great way to influence what issues are addressed and which ones become priority.

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> Increase the influence & clout of REALTORS® across the state 

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3 things to consider when representing a buyer or seller

1. Always advise buyers to purchase an owner's title insurance policy.
2. When dealing with short sales or foreclosures, ask a professional to help you in negotiating with the lenders and/or drafting the contracts.
3. Ask the lender to use the title company that best suits the buyer in terms of price, convenience, location, services, etc.

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