Jim, more respect in the industry from your piers and some bragging rights when you are trying to get a listing, you can tell sellers how you uphold to higher standards than someone who is not part of NAR.... more
Indeed. RESPA. If you are a member of the BBB you should not it's again the law for us CA Realtors to partake in any dealings that would provide for a referral or kickback fee.
It was created because various companies associated with the buying and selling of real estate, such as lenders, realtors, and title insurance companies were often engaging in providing undisclosed kickbacks to each other, inflating the costs of real estate transactions and obscuring price competition by facilitating bait and switch tactics. Do like we do. Provide good service and solicit referrals! Good Luck. Cindy Vedder... more