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Archive for January, 2017

2017 GAR – Stop Using 2016 Forms – Are You Violating the GAR Agreement?

Now that the 2017 GAR Contract Forms are out, are you still using any of the 2016 GAR Forms for signatures now? If so you are violating the GAR Licensing Agreement. This includes using a 2016 Property Disclosure Form & 2016 Community Association Disclosure for a 2017 Binding Contract. What are the potential consequences by GAR? Watch the video!

2017 GAR Contract – Amendment to Sales Price

In 2017, the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) changed the Amendment to Sales Price – F108. Want to know what was changed? Watch the video!

2017 GAR Contract – Why a Closing Attorney Should NOT Hold Earnest Money… Without This NEW Form

2017 GAR Contract Forms – Why a Closing Attorney should NOT hold Earnest Money… without this form! GAR has a new form for 2017 – F84 – Agreement for Escrow Agent to Serve as Holder of Earnest Money. This form is VITAL to have signed BY the Closing Attorney if they are to hold the Trust Funds. Watch the video for an in-depth discussion on this issue!
We host many classes on the 2017 GAR Contract Forms!  These FREE CE classes FILL UP so register now!!  Go to www.eAGENTweb.com, click “Calendar” find a class, click on the class you want then click “Register” to complete the registration process!  Our classes are open to all 40,000+ agents in Metro Atlanta so register now!

2017 GAR Contract – Why It’s Important to Disclose the Age of the HVAC

2017 GAR Contract Forms – Why is it important to disclose the age of the HVAC Systems & why did the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) include this question on the GAR Seller’s Disclosure Form in the 2017 GAR Contract Forms?  Watch the video to find out!
We host many classes on the 2017 GAR Contract Forms!  These FREE CE classes FILL UP so register now!!  Go to www.eAGENTweb.com, click “Calendar” find a class, click on the class you want then click “Register” to complete the registration process!  Our classes are open to all 40,000+ agents in Metro Atlanta so register now!

2017 GAR Contracts: Are You Authorized to Use These Forms?

The 2017 Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) Contract Forms are available on 1/1/17 & the 2016 GAR Forms expire on 12/31/16. Are you authorized to use the 2017 GAR Contract Forms?  
  • Are you a Realtor? 
  • Are your Local Board Dues paid?  
  • Have you fulfilled the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics Course Requirement for the cycle that ends 12/31/16? 
  • Have you paid GAR to become an Authorized User? 
  • Are there any alternatives? 
Watch the video to learn more!   
GAR Website: www.GARealtor.com 
NAR Website: www.Realtor.org

2017 GAR Contract – What’s New?

The 2017 GAR Contract Forms are available to agents through FMLS & GAMLS on January 1, 2017!  The 2016 GAR Forms will expire 12/31/16.  Make sure your Board Membership is current so that you may use your NRDS number to access the 2017 Forms or go to the Georgia Association of Realtors website & purchase the 2017 Forms as an “Authorized User.”
There are many changes to the Purchase & Sale Agreement this year but these changes are mostly for clarification purposes and not necessarily “fill-in-the-blank” changes.
Maximum One Realty is proud to be the FIRST Brokerage to host any classes on the 2017 GAR!  The first two classes were held on 12/14 & 12/15 with two more classes scheduled this month!  We will also have more classes throughout all of the offices in January & February!
These FREE CE classes FILL UP so register now!!  Go to www.eAGENTweb.com, click “Calendar” find a class in December or at the top scroll to January, click on the class you want then click “Register” to complete the registration process!  Our classes are open to all 40,000+ agents in Metro Atlanta so register now!

Can a Seller Terminate a Contract on a Low Appraisal? (GAR Contract)

Can a Seller terminate a contract if the Appraisal comes in low? Is there a difference with a Conventional Loan? FHA Loan? VA Loan? All Cash Sale? Watch the video to find out!

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