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Out of the Ordinary Transactions:

Agents must obtain broker approval for all real estate transactions that are out of the ordinary CA real estate buy/sell agreements. These out of the ordinary transactions include, but are not limited to transactions that involve the following:  

  • Buyer to possess property before close of escrow
  • Seller to remain in possession of property after close of escrow
  • Repairs to be made after close of escrow
  • Any rent back
  • For Sale by Owner
  • Double Ended Transactions
  • Representatives of relatives
  • Modifications of standard CA real estate contracts
  • Any and all repairs that must be completed after close of escrow
  • Any seller financing or private financing outside of standard financing terms/institutions
  • Escrow holdbacks
  • Unusual terms that require seller or buyer approval before final agreement/signing
  • Any out of the ordinary scenarios which fall outside of the ordinary or do not follow company policies, guidelines and procedures

All of the above scenario or anything outside of this that does not constitute a normal CA real estate transaction and agreement must be approved by broker before agent enters into negotiations, listings, or representing a party with any of the aforementioned scenarios. Broker approval must especially be obtained before any agreements or signings between any of the parties occur.

-To obtain broker approval, please email your request with pertaining documents via email for faster response to [email protected] with subject line "URGENT - Broker Approval Needed"

-Or you can follow this link for fastest response time: https://form.jotform.com/90627109939163
Rev: 03/04/2019 @ 5:35pm

NEW COMMISSION MAILING POLICY:

Real Estate Source, Inc. broker will send email communication to agent before commission check is mailed to confirm mailing address of agent. The agent must send a response via email, text, or phone to broker to confirm mailing address before any commission checks are sent via united states postal service.  ​​
Please note:
Real Estate Source, Inc. It's Owner(s), Brokers, CEO, Office Managers, or any employees or independent contractors employed by Real Estate Source, Inc. are NOT RESPONSIBLE for:

1. Delivery of Mail by postal service
2. Delays in delivery of your commission through postal service(s)
3. Holiday Delays
4. Post office worker's scheduling
5. "Lost" in mail
6. Stolen mail
7. Absent minded employees of any postal service(s)

Please enquire with your local post office if you believe your checks have been lost in the mail, missplaced, or if any of these above circumstances apply to your situation.

Rev: 01/11/2019 @ 11:02am

General:

  • ALL MARKETING MATERIALS MUST BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY BROKER AT ALL TIMES NO EXEPTIONS

  • ABSOLUTELY NO GIVING OF ANY REFERRAL MONIES, COMMISSION CREDITS, GIFT CARDS, OR ANY OTHER FORM OF COMPENSATION TO ANY UNLICENSED PERSON AT ANY TIME

  • EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: ALL TRANSACTIONS MUST INCLUDE A SIGNED COPY OF THE REAL ESTATE SOURCE, INC/CALIFORNIA LENDING SOURCE AFFILIATED BUSINESS DISCLOSURE  [DOWNLOAD HERE]

  • When Opening an escrow on a new transaction, please fill out the escrow tracking form here: [ESCROW TRACKING FORM]

  • If a commission needs to be adjusted for closing cost credits, price changes, etc. please lease fill out the [Commission Change Request] for faster response time. 

  • For residential transactions, please keep all Earnest Money Deposits/EMD under $10,000 to avoid complications

  • All completed files must be submitted to the broker within 48 hours of the close of Escrow. 
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  • If representing self, family member, or other person in the employ of Real Estate Source, Inc. this information/relationship must be disclosed in the contract, counter offer, or addendum/disclosure and signed by all parties. [RES Inc Representative Capacity Disclosure]

  • Your Mailing Address with the DRE cannot be registered to another business. If you are running another business from your personal address you must use Real Estate Source, Inc. Corporate Address for your mailing address with the DRE:
    1024 Iron Point Rd. #1017 Folsom, CA 95630

  
​NOTE: Please do not convey ANYTHING about property condition or features of property to your client without it being disclosed IN WRITING and signed by seller of the property. 


Rev: 09/24/2018 @ 12:13pm

Broker Demands & Escrow Tracking Forms:

All broker demands must be sent to escrow directly from broker. Agents are ti fill out the online escrow tracking form when escrow is opened on a transaction so that broker can issue a commission demand in a timely manner. Link: ONLINE ESCROW TRACKING FORM
Rev: 03/04/2019 @ 04:24pm

Client Privacy and Privilaged Financial Information: 

Real estate agents who do not have NMLS Licenses/Endorsements are not privy to personal financial information of clients regarding loans, Loan terms, rates, lender credits, or other personal information of the Borrower regarding financing.
Rev: 03/04/2019 @ 04:27pm

CalBRE/CalDRE License Numbers:

  • All marketing materials, including email marketing, for sale signs, business cards, flyers, and any and all forms of marketing must have your California License number displayed on it.

  • All license numbers must be displayed in the following way:
         Cal BRE# 01869619 (before July 1st 2018)
         Cal DRE# 01869619 (after July 1st 2018)

  • Example of how to display on card

  • Example of postcard/other marketing material​
 -  AFTER JULY 1ST 2018, ALL “BRE” MUST BE CHANGED      TO “DRE” ON ALL LICENSES DISPLAYED
Rev: 09/24/2018 @ 12:13pm

Names & DRE#s in Email Signatures:

​​All emails must have a signature which includes:

  • Agent’s name as it appears on DRE website 
  • DRE license number
  • Brokerage name: Real Estate Source, Inc.

Below are a few examples of a signature that you can use (you can also add the company logo if you would like)

​​-John Doe
Cal DRE# 01234567
Real Estate Source, Inc. 






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-John Doe
Realtor
“Your local real estate specialist”
Cal DRE# 01234567

Real Estate Source, Inc.
Realestatesourceinc.com

  
​​-John Doe
Realtor
Cal DRE# 01234567
Real Estate Source, Inc.




-John Doe
Realtor
Cal DRE# 01234567

(916)555-5555

Real Estate Source, Inc.
1024 Iron Point Rd.
Folsom, CA 95630
CalDRE# 01869619
  
Rev: 09/24/2018 @ 12:13pm

Email Procedures:

  • When emailing communications with escrow, clients, broker, other agents, lenders, or anyone involved in your transaction, you must keep record of all of these communications. Whenever an email for a transaction goes out, cc or bcc the following email [email protected] so that broker has a copy of everything. Alternatively, a copy of all of these communications can be included in the final transaction file. THESE MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ORDER TO COMPLETE A TRANSACTION FILE TO RECEIVE YOUR COMMISSION
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  • All communication with escrow, clients, broker, other agents, lenders, must include the property address in the subject line. For example:
 -  AFTER JULY 1ST 2018, ALL “BRE” MUST BE CHANGED TO “DRE” ON              ALL LICENSES DISPLAYED
  
Rev: 09/24/2018 @ 12:13pm

Transaction File Submissions -LABELS

  • All files must be labelled and submitted with the street address of the associated property in the name of the document/file. For example: 

Rev: 09/24/2018 @ 12:13pm

Team Name Compliance:

Rev: 09/24/2018 @ 12:13pm