Window to the Law is a monthly video series focusing on a legal topic of interest. Not just for legal professionals, Window to the Law covers topics applicable to legal compliance for real estate professionals, brokerages, and REALTOR® associations.
This month, Lesley Muchow discusses FinCEN’s recent extension of its Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) through May 19, 2019, and how FinCEN’s most recent efforts to curb money laundering in residential real estate transactions not only expanded the geographic coverage of the orders, but also extended the GTO’s reach beyond just high-end real estate.
Charlie Lee discusses best practices for working with appraisers and the kind of communications that real estate professionals can have with appraisers.
Learn best practices for helping your clients avoid becoming victims of wire fraud, including a re-enactment of the hackers who perpetrate wire fraud.
Charlie Lee discusses tips to consider when crafting a social media policy for your brokerage.
Learn the issues when an individual makes a request for an accommodation for an assistance animal.
Learn about copyright best practices for listing photographs, obtaining the necessary rights, and understanding the rights granted to third parties.
Learn how to steer clear of violating the Fair Housing Act’s prohibition on discriminatory marketing practices in your social media posts.
Learn about the legal considerations that you should take into account when choosing a vendor.
Learn how the D.C. Circuit’s decision in the PHH case has removed the cloud of uncertainty surrounding advertising arrangements between settlement service providers, rejecting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s novel interpretation of RESPA.
Brokerages can learn about the steps to follow when implementing a cybersecurity plan to help to protect the firm’s assets from outside threats.