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Advertising, including all forms of identification, representation, promotion and solicitation (signage, business cards, websites, television/radio advertising, and social media), disseminated in any manner and by any means of communication to the public for any purpose related to brokerage activities listed in A.C.A. §17-42-103(10) must be under the supervision of the Principal Broker or the Branch …

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By Andrea S. Alford, Deputy Executive Director, Arkansas Real Estate Commission The day has finally come. You’ve signed every last closing document and you’re standing in the living room of your new house. You get a little misty-eyed as you picture a brightly-lit Christmas tree in front of the window. You make your way to …

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by Andrea S. Alford, Deputy Executive Director, Arkansas Real Estate Commission Webster defines the term “bona fide” as “genuine; authentic; neither specious nor counterfeit”. In one of my favorite scenes from “O Brother Where Art Thou”, Ulysses Everett McGill has escaped from prison and returned to his wife, Penny, only to learn she is engaged …

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TIMESHARE OWNERS OFTEN TARGET OF SCAMS By: Gary Isom, Executive Director of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission  For the twenty-five years that I’ve worked for the Arkansas Real Estate Commission, a consumer group that has consistently been a target of unethical activity is timeshare owners who wish to sell their timeshares. Many persons who purchase timeshares …

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CLOSING EARLY So often AREC staff are asked whether licensed agents must secure a written agreement signed by all parties every time a buyer and seller decide to close earlier than the date specified in the sales contract. AREC will not routinely consider it a violation if a licensee does not secure a signed statement by both …

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RETENTION RATES FOR NEW LICENSEES by Gary Isom, Executive Director, Arkansas Real Estate CommissionDecember 2014 A broker once said to me that real estate was one of the last professions whereby a person of limited means with no specialized training or college degree could establish a highly successful career through intelligence and hard work. There …

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A NEW ERA FOR ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE EDUCATION by Gary Isom, AREC Executive DirectorApril 8, 2014 This article originally appeared on www.arkansasrealtors.com. With the support of the Arkansas REALTORS Association® (ARA), the 2013 Legislative Session brought changes that will improve real estate education for years to come. The Commission expresses its appreciation once again to the ARA …

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FRANCHISE NAMES NOT SUFFICIENT FOR YARD SIGNS By Gary Isom, Executive Director of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission Commission Regulation 10.5 states :(a) A licensee may not advertise any property, including the licensee’s own property, for sale or rent, or display a real estate sign without including in that advertisement or sign the name of the …

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BROKERS DISAGREE OVER BROKER FEE DISCLOSURE By Gary Isom, Executive Director of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission So, the day before closing, the seller’s broker discovered that his seller would be paying a fee to the buyer’s broker for professional services rendered. The buyer had agreed to pay this fee to his buyer broker through …

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Arkansas Real Estate Commission
612 South Summit Street, Little Rock, AR 72201-4740

Main Phone: 501-683-8010
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