Legal Essentials: AdvertisingContains 2 Component(s)
This six-minute video shares advertising requirements under the Virginia Real Estate Board Regulations and the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. Learn about the various forms of advertising and what YOU as a REALTOR® need to keep in mind when publicizing your business.
Legal Essentials: AgencyContains 2 Component(s)
What is agency? Learn important terms and concepts to know surrounding this highly important topic that impacts your business daily. This 13-minute video session will cover the basics of agency law in Virginia.
Legal Essentials: AntitrustContains 2 Component(s)
A simple conversation can turn into an antitrust violation quickly if you aren't careful. Learn what you need to know to avoid antitrust violations, which can result in fines or even jail time. This eight-minute video provides a summary of federal and state laws regarding antitrust.
Legal Essentials: Code of Ethics - An OverviewContains 2 Component(s)
As a REALTOR®, you need to have a firm grasp of the Code of Ethics. It is updated frequently and multifaceted. Virginia REALTORS® has put together this comprehensive video to help make your learning easier. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics was first adopted in 1913 and was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients’ best interests. This six-minute video provides an overview of the Code of Ethics and the enforcement process.
Legal Essentials: Code of Ethics - Article 1 OverviewContains 2 Component(s)
Article 1 of the Code of Ethics receives the most alleged violation complaints by the association. This nine-minute video session covers the basics of Article 1 to help you learn more and avoid making a violation yourself.
Legal Essentials: Code of Ethics - Article 9 OverviewContains 2 Component(s)
This five-minute video covers Article 9 of the Code of Ethics, which seems rather unassuming at first; it is one that trips up many REALTORS® because of its requirements.
Legal Essentials: Code of Ethics - Article 10 OverviewContains 2 Component(s)
As a REALTOR®, you must abide by the Code of Ethics. Take an in-depth look at Article 10. of the Code of Ethics. This six-minute session focuses on changes made to Article 10 in November 2020.
Legal Essentials: Code of Ethics - Article 16 OverviewContains 2 Component(s)
As a REALTOR®, you must abide by the Code of Ethics. Take an in-depth look at Article 16 of the Code of Ethics in this ten-minute video, which governs how REALTORS® interact with individuals who are represented by other agents. This is often referred to as the article that prohibits “going behind the sign.”
Legal Essentials: ContractsContains 2 Component(s)
Contracts—one of the most important aspects of your day-to-day business routine. Make sure you are up-to-speed on what you need to know about this staple of your career. This 12-minute video provides a look at the components that make up a contract and the steps required to ensure the process adheres to the law.
Legal Essentials: DisclosuresContains 2 Component(s)
Who needs to report what and how? The many, many levels of disclosures are covered in this easy-to-follow eight-minute video created by the Virginia REALTORS® legal team. This video provides a review of who is required to disclose certain information about the physical condition of a residential property for sale, and how to disclose that information.
Legal Essentials: Earnest Money DepositsContains 2 Component(s)
One of the most common violations seen by the Virginia Real Estate Board (VREB) surrounds earnest money deposits (EMDs). Gain a greater understanding of how EMDs work and how you can avoid getting into trouble. This seven-minute video will talk about what is required under the law and the VREB regulations.
Legal Essentials: Fair HousingContains 2 Component(s)
This 19-minute video summarizes federal and state law regarding fair housing. Quickly take in a great amount of information about Federal Fair Housing laws and how you might encounter fair housing situations in your day-to-day business.
Legal Essentials: LicensingContains 2 Component(s)
In this five-minute video session, we will discuss the difference between licensed and unlicensed activity. Without a license, you won't be doing much of anything! Learn the basics of what you need to know about licensing from this short video from the Virginia REALTORS® legal team.
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