This is a primary value of being a member of a Realtor Association.
One thing that have been approached on many times over 2012 was licensed professionals like yourselves wanting access to my MLS and have had to turn them down. That would be a violation and fine. My only question and the would be for MRED is how to we give a non-member credit for the sale?
Happy New Years and Best of Luck,
Manuel Brown, Broker
I am unsure about the 5.0 contract. I woud assume no, since its made for a Realtor practicing in the NAR, IAR, and practicing on a board. Since you dont participate in the NAR or IRA, or a member of a board, I would think you cant use the contract. I would double check with your attorney though.
Many brokers will cooperate with non-members of the MLS, but usually they offer a lower co-operative commission than they do to those who are members, since you are not supporting the MLS network. Regarding the 5.0 Multi-board contract, I imagine you are free to use whatever contract your client allows you to use, but I would ask first.
If you're only representing yourself, then you can use whatever you like. The REALTOR logo just indicates that a Board-paid attorney created the form.
BTW, where are you obtaining a Board contract form if you are a non-member? Also, why not join the Board even if you don't wish to be an MLS member? There's no MLS membership obligation, but you will have access to many resources that you wouldn't otherwise have, not to mention networking opportunities.
Don Pasek, CIPS, TRC, ADPR
Omniterra Real Properties
Now would I mind if you brought a viable buyer to the table on one of my listings? Probably not. But I wonder if you might not enjoy the same co-op my fellow MLS/CAR members would. Every case would be different.
Good luck with whatever route you take in this biz.
You should be entitled to a commission as long the listing broker is willing to "cooperate".
With your lack of real estate practice, I would first and foremost your attorney and also beware of non copy-wright contracts that are on the market to defraud potential clients.
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