New Agency Toolkit
by Kim McClellan on June 26, 2012
The new agency law changes go into effect on July 1, 2012 and while there are many resources available to help with this transition, they can be hard to find. FAAR has compiled all of the documents, videos, and new forms you may need into one simple resource. (Please note: some of the links are in the members-only section of VAR and require you to log-in.)
“Your Realtors’s Role” piece is great to use with clients to explain what you can offer and why they have to sign a written brokerage agreement.
VAR Form 450: Use this form after July 1, 2012 as your written brokerage agreement. It is NOT enough to have your clients just read the flier above, they MUST sign something if you are performing ANY licensed duties for them.
Frequently Asked Questions: Jay and Blake with VAR have put together a great FAQ list on the new law.
Talking Points: VAR has also put together talking points for your use with agents, the media, or consumers. If you get calls from the media, you can also refer them to FAAR or VAR.
VAR’s Agency Center: There are several videos on VAR’s Agency Center, including this one featuring Jay DeBoer. You will need to log into VAR’s website to access this information.
Joint VAR/NVAR/RAR webinar: This hour-long webinar provides detailed discussion about the new agency changes and features the author of the new Residential Standard Agency course, Michael Lafayette.