Consult an attorney-broker to “avoid risky business."
A recent article titled “Avoiding Risky Business” in the California Association of Realtors magazine, California Real Estate, warns real estate agents against custom drafting of contracts and contractual provisions, which is the unauthorized practice of law. Many real estate agents use form contracts and disclosures, which are generally helpful but cannot possibly address every unique situation or each particular transaction. The article, written by Linda A. Kirios, Esq., senior counsel to the California Association of Realtors, does not go so far as to suggest that real estate agents consult an attorney for every transaction, but the implication is present throughout the article that consulting an attorney for each transaction would be helpful and perhaps, advisable.
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And the text only of the article here: http://www.onlinedigitalpubs.com/
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