The Legal Matters Podcast is the official podcast of the California Association of REALTORS® Member Legal Services Department. C.A.R.'s Member Legal Services Department provides C.A.R. members with the latest in legal information to give our members a competitive edge and minimize legal exposure.
Newly Released and Revised Forms (Episode 15)
In this episode of the Legal Matters Podcast, brought to you by the California Association of REALTORS®, Jana and Dana discuss the recent Standard Forms updates, including brand new releases and significant revisions.
June 2022 Forms Quick Summary - https://www.car.org/transactions/standard-forms/summary-forms-releases-chart/June-2022-Forms-Release
Trees, Property Lines, and Other Neighbor Disputes (Episode 14)
In this episode, Jana and Dana are joined by C.A.R. Senior Counsel Robert Bloom to discuss some of the most common questions we get from Realtors about trees, fences, and other tricky neighbor issues.
Legal Q&A on Tree Issues: https://www.car.org/en/riskmanagement/qa/real-property-title/trees
Quick Guide on Trees and Neighbors: https://www.car.org/-/media/CAR/Documents/Transaction-Center/PDF/QUICK-GUIDES/Quick-Guide---Trees-and-Neighbors.pdf
Common Ethical Dilemmas for Realtors (Episode 13)
For this episode, Jana and Dana are joined by C.A.R. Counsel Brian Polinsky to discuss some of the most common questions that agents and brokers have about the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
Resources discussed in this episode:
CAR Ombudsman Hotline: https://www.car.org/helplines/ombudsman
CAR Peer to Peer Ethics Hotline: https://www.car.org/en/helplines/Ethics
Standard of Practice 10-5 regarding Hate Speech: https://www.car.org/riskmanagement/qa/fair-housing-folder/codeofethicshatespeech
Most Common New RPA Questions (Episode 12)
Now that the new RPA has been out for a couple of months, C.A.R. attorneys Jana and Dana run down the most frequently asked questions about the new form. Topics include: modifying the appraisal contingency, selling tenant-occupied properties, items included with the sale, and the new option for a designated electronic delivery address.
More Hot Topics and The New RPA (Episode 11)
For the final episode of 2021, Jana and Dana cover more hot topics from the Legal Hotline and let you know how you can get up to date with the new RPA. Stay safe and have a Happy New Year!
All things RPA can be found here - https://www.car.org/en/riskmanagement/rpa2021
The Hottest Topics on the Legal Hotline (Episode 10)
This month, Dana and Jana run down the hottest topics on the C.A.R. Legal Hotline, from the most current showing guidelines to what mistakes agents are making in this competitive market.
Resources discussed on this Episode:
Current Showing Guidelines Q&A https://www.car.org/riskmanagement/qa/advertising-folder/June15Reopening
Appraisal Contingency Quick Guide
Defensible Space Q&A
I really like these podcasts and it’s greatly appreciated all that the attorneys give us with the risk management and hot topics and keep us up-to-date in various formats.
Practical and interesting stories on California real estate issues.
This podcast is extremely informative. They definitely have experience and knowledge. They have great guests and give many great examples of situations that you may encounter. Would love to see you all have a social media I can also follow. Would be great if you can do a podcast on 2020 new laws and also the section 8 law that landlords cannot deny anymore? Need more information on that.