I have been asked to list a 10-acre parcel that includes an abandoned house.

Legal Q&A | Selling property with an abandoned house

QUESTION: I have been asked to list a 10-acre parcel that includes an abandoned house. There are no working utilities, there are holes in the roof, floors and walls, and most of the windows are broken. In short, the house appears to be beyond repair. I have two questions. First, which listing agreement should I use, the one for vacant land (Standard Form 103) or the one for residential property (Form 101)? Second, does my client need to fill out a Residential Property and Owners Association Disclosure Statement (“RPOADS”), a Mineral and Oil and Gas Disclosure Statement (“MOG”), and a Lead-Based Paint disclosure (Form 2A9-T)?


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So, when can I talk to the appraiser?

The short answer is any time before the appraiser submits the report to their client. This is a great question and quite a common one that Brokers ask, or just don’t understand. More specifically, “What can I say when I communicate with the appraiser?” We have the answers and clear up all the misconceptions in our recent “Ask The Appraiser” webinar, now available on-demand! Watch now >>

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NC REALTORS® Global Network Receives 2021 NAR Platinum Achievement Award

For the fourth year in a row, NC REALTORS® Global Network has been awarded the NAR Platinum Achievement Award! The Platinum Achievement Award is presented to REALTOR® associations that provide the highest level of global services to its members by consistently providing them with the tools they need to handle international real estate and connect with the global community in the area. We thank everyone who participated in our programming so far and look forward to a great 2022! Learn more >>

Visit Fairhaven Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to our Visit Fairhaven Challenge Winners! BICs and local associations were encouraged to complete NAR’s fair housing simulation training, Fairhaven, between April 1 through September 30, 2021. Local association winners received $500 to support future Fair Housing or Diversity & Inclusion Training for their membership. Three $1,000 cash prizes were awarded to the winning firms. There is still time to visit Fairhaven and receive some free fair housing swag. Challenge ends December 30. Learn more about the Visit Fairhaven Challenge >>

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