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Agent

Represents a principal in dealing with a third person

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Agency

The act of representing someone else

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Special agent

Is one appointed to carry out a single act or transaction.

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Principal

Can be anyone who has the ability to enter into a contract.

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Cooperating broker

Are agents who try to sell a property that is currently listed for sale by a broker but who work for someone other than the listing broker.

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Subagent

Any agent appointed by the previous agent to act on their behalf due to their absence.

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Cooperating split

The cooperating broker’s share of the commission.

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Multiple listing service (MLS)

Is an organization of real estate agents that receives information from individual members on their property listings and makes that information available to participating members.

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Single agency

An agent represents only one principal.

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Dual agency

The same agent represents two principals in the same transaction.

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Before entering into dual agency you must what?

Inform both parties and obtain their written consent to the dual representation.

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Attorney at law

Is someone licensed by the state to practice law.

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Attorney-in-fact

Is an agent who has been granted a power of attorney by a principal.

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Power of attorney

Authorizes an agent to act in the capacity of the principal.

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Express agreement

Is established by an act of the parties that both parties acknowledge.

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Commingling

-Occurs if the agent places client or customer funds in the agent’s personal account.
-placing funds in inappropriate account instead of a trust account

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Escrow

The deposit instruments, funds (with instructions), or both with a neutral third party to carry out the provisions of an agreement or a contract

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Open listing

-Also called a nonexclusive listing, provides for a commission to the broker if the broker is the procuring cause of a sale.
-only the first person to get a willing buyer gets the commission

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Exclusive agency listing

Property owner cannot list the property with another broker at the same time. If another broker finds a buyer the seller’s broker can still get a share of the commission.

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Exclusive authorization and right-to-sell listing

The broker is entitled to a commission no matter who sells the property, even if the owner appears to find a buyer without the broker’s assistance.

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Multiple listing clause

Part of the exclusive authorization and right-to-sell listing allows the property to be made available to other brokers participating in the MLS.

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Net listing

A listing agreement providing that the agent may retain as compensation for her services all sums received over and above a net price to the owner.

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Option listing

- gives the broker the right to purchase the property.
-if the option is exercised the principal should be informed of the broker’s profit in the transaction and agree to it in writing.

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Material Facts

Can be anything that would affect the value or desirability of the subject property.

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Recovery account

-established to help compensate victims of fraud, misrepresentation, deceit, or conversion of trust funds when they cannot collect a court-ordered judgement against a real estate licensee.

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Ways to terminate an agency

-Fulfillment of the agency agreement
-Expiration of the term of the agreement
-Destruction of the property
-Death of either the principal or agent
-Incapacity of the agent to act as an agent, or incapacity of the principal to enter into a contract
-agreement of the principal and agent
-by operation of law, as in a bankruptcy