National Association of Realtors® Warns Real Estate Agents about Following RESPA Rules

Re-written with Permission: National Association of Realtors®

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RESPA Dos and Don’ts For Real Estate Brokers and Agents

1. Entities Subject to RESPA

Services that occur at or prior to the purchase of a home are typically considered settlement services. These services include title insurance, mortgage loans, appraisals, abstracts, and home inspections. Services that occur after closing generally are not considered settlement services.

  • RESPA covers, among others:
    • Real Estate Brokers and Agents
    • Mortgage Bankers and Mortgage Brokers
    • Title Companies and Title Agents
    • Home Warranty Companies
    • Hazard Insurance Agents
    • Appraisers
    • Flood and Tax Service Providers
    • Home and Pest Inspectors
    • RESPA, however, does not apply to:
    • Moving Companies
    • Gardeners
    • Painters
    • Decorating Companies
    • Home Improvement Contractors

2. RESPA Prohibitions

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