Keeping up-to-date on rules and regulations relating to our industry indirectly or directly is an important part of your job as a real estate agent or loan officer working for Excel. We want to make sure our clients, agents, and company are in the best position to help solve problems before they lead to lawsuits. For more assistance with possible legal problems click here.
California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) Code of Ethics
National Association of REALTORS® (N.A.R.) Code of Ethics
Association and MLS Rules
SCCAOR: Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®
C.A.R. Legal Hotline
The C.A.R. Legal Hotline is a free service for members seeking confidential legal advice about real estate issues. Use this anytime you need legal type advice. Members may use the hotline if they have questions about contract interpretation, arbitration, litigation, tax issues, commission disputes, disclosure requirements, fair housing issues, HOA laws, and more. If you are involved in a transaction with another REALTOR® and there are problems, it is always better to be the first to call C.A.R. Legal. The other agent involved in the transaction cannot call them after you have registered your call.
Attorneys are available Monday-Friday, 9:00AM – 6:00PM PST; Saturday, 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Due to limited staffing on Saturdays, the hotline is restricted for only those questions relating to active transactions.
MON-FRI: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
SAT: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
City Local Ordinances and Disclosures
It is every agent’s responsibility to know the laws in the cities they work in. Please confirm the required local disclosures for your transaction, if any, and ensure the continued ability to post signs by adhering to whatever guidelines are in place in every city.
The events surrounding the coronavirus has led to many questions about the continued enforceability of real estate contracts under the circumstances. Rather than risk an uncertain outcome in court or arbitration over such disputes, Buyers and Sellers may elect to address the unanswered issues contractually. The following materials will assist with potential issues in contracts and other issues related to best practices under conditions related to coronavirus.