From Heaven to Hell: Air, Surface, & Subsurface Rights (001)
In NC, it's assumed that when you own property, you have all the air, surface, and subsurface rights associated with your lot. But that's not always true. Real estate ownership can be split and sold, leased, assigned and purchased. Sometimes air...
I'll Be Watching You: Privacy Issues for Real Estate Professionals (002)
Privacy has become a significant issue in American life. Technology has made it possible for others to obtain, legally and illegal, highly private information. Real estate agents face significant risk since they regularly receive highly...
Secret Agent: Confidentiality and Disclosure (003)
Are you an agent with secrets? Does your listed property have a nasty narrative--a suicide? ghost? grave in the back yard? Is there a zoning change in the future? or a hurricane in the property's past? Do you have disclose that a nuclear facility...
What's Love Got to Do With It? Real Estate and Relationships (004)
As with many of my elective courses, this program was inspired by a student. It’s not unusual that real estate students and brokers have questions when we get to issues of joint ownership of property. Many of are clients are in second...
Is Your House Killing You? Maybe Yes. Maybe No. Here's Why. (005)
Multiple Offers: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (006)
Hot seller's markets pose a lot of challenges to NC brokers, especially in working with each. In this course, we discuss those ethical and legal challenges and deal with the appropriate handling of multiple offers. Escalation clauses, buyer love...
For Your Own Good: The Realtor Code of Ethics (007)
Awarded "Education Program of the Year," this course meets the National Association of Realtor membership requirement that must be met every three years by NAR members by Dec. 2024. This course also provides four hours of real estate elective...
Easements: Right Up Your Alley…and Other Unexpected Places (008)
Like many of my courses, this course on easements was suggested and inspired by one of my students. As I looked into the possibility of writing such a course, my first thoughts were “Will my students be interested in this subject?” and “How...
Can I Get a Referral Fee on That? and Other Money Matters (009)
I receive a lot of email and phone inquiries from brokers asking about how they can legally receive referral fees (or rebates or discounts) when they want to purchase or sell properties in markets outside their jurisdiction. Brokers also ask,...
The Devil's in the Details: A Review of the Offer to Purchase Form (010)
Almost all of the problems a broker can face before, during, and after negotiations on a residential sale have been anticipated by the Offer to Purchase and Contract (also known as the 2T) created by the NC Association of Realtors. If it's been a...