As stated if you are in an office where the Broker is a member of an Association then you must be a member also of the Local, State and National Association of REALTORS. If you have an office which is a non-member then you do not have to be a member. You may also be an MLS-only office where you belong to the MLS but not the REALTOR Association. Main thing is it starts with how your Broker is set up!... more
Thanks for those who've answered. I will continue to accept refs to architects. I appreciate the enthusiasm of your replies. Some of you misunderstood the question, though. When I wrote that I need someone to "legalize" it, I was referring to the fact that it ALREADY is set up as a 2 fam (hence the "in-law apt"). What is required is for an archt to do the paperwork-boogie, and the 3 tradesman to give it their blessings after inspecting it, they of course will be subcontracted by the archt. Donâ€™t need contractors (to do any construction) and yes I know itâ€™s going to cost several thousand (just how much is the brunt of my question... 5, 10, 20k?), and no I canâ€™t do it myself. Must be by a licensed archt or eng. And no, it does not have to be metered, if the app to the city w/ the sign-offs state that any rent collected for the apt below will include utilities. I spent several hours at DOB yesterday procuring info from the sources in person. Yes there are penalties, as stated in my answer: $100 for each trade for the work that exists there that was done back in the day.
I guess I merely should have asked for refs to contractors and engineers.
Thanks, please keep architect or engineer refs coming!
Have a great day, and list sell list sell!
Geez, that's easy and impossible to answer. You can visit my web site and click on the "1 Minute Housing Report" and get all sorts of NAR-generated statistics for every major market in the Republic, even some minor markets. But as expressed in previous answers, all real estate is local, usually down to the neighborhood. Even in "good times", there are neighborhoods in decline in terms of demand and price. It's a great business!... more