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Archive for August, 2019

When is a Move-In Form Required Before a Tenant Gives a Landlord a Security Deposit?

When a Landlord & Tenant come to an agreement about a lease, is it legally required for the parties to execute a Move-In Inspection form prior to the Landlord accepting the Security Deposit? What happens to the Security Deposit if the Landlord sells the property? What does the Georgia Landlord-Tenant Law say? What should you do as the real estate agent working with the Landlord or Tenant? Watch the video to find out!

Running Your Business as an LLC

If you are a real estate agent, I imagine that you have heard from a class, your CPA, your attorney, your Broker, other agents, etc. that you may want to consider running your business as an “LLC” or some other type of corporation for financial or legal reasons. If you DO that, you must STILL adhere to the Georgia License Laws that govern your real estate license – what does that mean for you in practice? Watch the video!

How to Fill Out the “DA Request” Form to get Paid at Closing

At Maximum One Realty, you have the option of getting paid your commission directly by the closing attorney at the Closing Table! All we need is a completely filled-out Disbursement Authorization “DA” Request Form & a complete & compliant file. Then you may go right from closing to the bank! Please watch this video by Dawn Southern, Director of Compliance for Maximum One Greater Atlanta, on how to properly complete the DA Request form. (

GAR & RE Forms Contract forms may be found in rDocs in FMLS and Transaction Desk in GAMLS.

Contact your Compliance Broker with any Questions:

MX1 Greater Atlanta Compliance Brokers:
* Dawn Southern – – MXGR
* Kim Murray – – MXGA

0 Days Due Diligence???

As a Buyer’s Agent are you putting on “0” days for Due Diligence? Does the Buyer understand what this means? Watch the video for more information!

Strategies to Increase Showings

Not getting showings on your listing? Watch the video for some strategies to increase activity!

Referral Fees & Required Forms per License Law

If you are sending a referral for real estate services in Georgia what must you do to stay in compliance with License Law? Watch the video to find out!

Should You Price a Listing With the “Retail 9’s?”

What should you list a property for to get the most exposure? Watch the video to find out!

Are You Free to Work with a Buyer Who Has “Fired” Their Last Agent?

When a Buyer or Seller wants to work with you & tells you they have “fired” their previous agent/Broker, are you allowed to work with them? Watch the video to find out what License Law says!

Broker Requires W9 from Seller Before Disbursing Earnest Money?

If a Broker is going to disburse Earnest Money to a Seller on a terminated contract, can the Broker require the Seller’s W9 ? Watch the video to find out!

2019 GAR Midyear Change: Closing Atty Acting as Holder of EM (F510)

The Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) has revised the contract forms as of 6/1/19. Please watch this video for the changes (one MAJOR one) they made to the Exhibit – Closing Attorney Acting as Holder of Earnest Money.

Also watch: “How Closing Attorneys Create a Contract Issue that Must Be Resolved”

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