Real estate advertising must always be honest and truthful. For example, when advertising real estate, it is essential for the real estate firm to be listed. If you will be advertising your real estate, you will always want to speak to a real estate lawyer who is based in your state.
Real Estate Laws Vary from State to State
Each law has different rules regarding false advertising, but false advertising is illegal in all 50 states.
Social Media Can Lead to False Advertising
You might be accused of false advertising if you take photos of your property and edit out unwanted visuals. You will also want to make sure that your words are accurate. For example, it's a great idea to describe the real estate as having four bedrooms, but you should not state that it is in "perfect condition." If it is later discovered that the home has defects, this statement could be used against you.
Working with Authorized Realtors
If you work with an authorized Realtor, this individual will need to provide the name of the Realtor, the name of the brokerage that the Realtor is associated with, the jurisdiction in which the Realtor holds a license, and the state that the Realtor is located in.
A Realtor can help you avoid false advertising because a Realtor will be punished if they engage in false advertising. For example, a Realtor can lose their license and face fines. Realtors will also often want to work with a real estate attorney to avoid violating advertising laws.
Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney
One of the issues with false advertising is that you might make promises that you might later be unable to keep. The other party might choose to take legal action or might ask for a refund. To avoid these issues and to avoid wasting time and money, it's best to consult with a real estate attorney first.
A real estate attorney can help you through all aspects of selling your home. They can assist you in negotiating so that you can get a better deal. They will assist you in drafting and reviewing contracts. They will help you with interpreting a real estate contract that you have already drafted, the review of home inspection documents and disclosures, the closing, and any other aspect of selling a home. An experienced real estate agent will have closed several types of properties and will have seen every legal obstacle imaginable.
For more information, contact a company like Law Office of Steven Kurlander.