1031 EXCHANGE  (Asset Preservation) https://apiexchange.com/what-is-a-1031-exchange/    https://apiexchange.com/45-180-day-exchange-calculator/

Here is a link to a 1031 exchange company that you can consider.      https://apiexchange.com/what-is-a-1031-exchange/

Please direct your specific questions to them, or the exchange company of your choosing.

1099, Agent Complaint: 

Hello YYYY, 

Looking at the settlement statement we are unable to revise your 1099.  HomeSmart reports Gross Commission Earned. This is the amount that will be reported on your Form 1099.  (not your net checks)

The HomeSmart Agent first earns the Gross Commission Amount that is reported on the Settlement Statement and then certain amounts are deducted/paid from those Gross Commissions, such as Transaction Fees, E&O and Credits given to the Buyer or Seller. 


Therefore, when reporting your Earnings for the year on your Tax Return, you will first report the Gross Commission Amount and then Record the other items paid as expenses or Costs of doing Business.


Please Consult your Tax Accountant on the proper way to report these expenses on your tax return.


Please contact Trudy Moore Designated Broker at 602-889-2110 or tmoore@hsmove.com with any other questions or concerns. 

Thank you,  Ashley Gomez


AAR, REAL ESTATE LETTER TEMPLATES:     https://www.nar.realtor/library/real-estate-business-letter-templates

AAR, RESOLVE DISPUTES, ETHICS:  https://www.aaronline.com/resolve-disputes/ethics/

AAR, BROKER SELLING OWN PROPERTY OR OWNER/FSBO        https://www.aaronline.com/tag/owneragent/

AAR 2017 New Forms Redline Version    https://www.aaronline.com/2017/01/2017-revisions-to-ancillary-forms/

https://www.aaronline.com/2016/12/ancillary-forms-roll-out-in-february-2017/   AAR HELPLINE:  https://www.aaronline.com/2015/12/tech-helpline/

AAR 2017 NEW PURCHASE CONTRACT ARTICLE/OVERVIEW                                                                                                         


AAR, REALTORS VOICE:     https://www.aaronline.com/stay-informed/arizona-realtor-voice/

ADRE, SUBSTANTIVE POLICY STATEMENTS:   http://www.re.state.az.us/LawBook/SubstantivePolicyStatements.aspx

ADRE, UNLICENSED ACTIVITY, TRANSACTION COORDINATORS:  1) See ADRE Substantive Policy Statement, 2) See ADRE Bulletin regarding transacton coordinators and unlicensed activity.

ADRE, TOPICS TO REVIEW BEFORE PURCHASING REAL ESTATE:  http://www.azre.gov/PublicInfo/RealEstateResearchTopics.aspx

Airport Disclosure, Arizona Sex Offender Information, Beneficiary Deed, Environmental Hazards, Expansive Soil Survey, Flood Insurance, Freeways, Geologic Hazards, Homeowners Association (HOA) Information, Lead-Based Paint, Mold In The Home, Mortages, Sellers Property Disclosure Statement (SPDS), Buyer Advisory, Termites, Title Insurance, Water Availability


Michele Lind, Every Buyer is Entitled to an SPDS:   http://www.azre.gov/PublicInfo/Documents/Every_Buyer_Is_Entitled_To_A_SPDS.pdf

ADRE LICENSE RENEWAL FAQ’S     http://www.re.state.az.us/edu/studentfaqs.aspx#FAQ48

ADRE, LICENSING FAQ’S:  http://www.azre.gov/Lic/LicFaqs.aspx#FAQ27

ADRE Broker or Sales License, How to qualify     http://www.re.state.az.us/Lic/Documents/Original_Licensing_Brochure.pdf

ADRE FEE SCHEDULE, Pllc towards the bottom of page 1.    http://www.azre.gov/PublicInfo/Documents/Fee_Schedule.pdf

ADRE Form Ll-231 for PLLC     http://www.re.state.az.us/Lic/Forms/Form_LI-231_App_for_Lic_as_Pro_Corp_or_Pro_LLC.pdf

ADRE, how do I form a PLLC?     http://www.re.state.az.us/Lic/LicFaqs.aspx#FAQ34             ADRE:  602-771-7799

ADRE LI-231 Worksheet     http://www.re.state.az.us/Lic/Forms/Form_LI-231_App_for_Lic_as_Pro_Corp_or_Pro_LLC-Instructions.pdf

ADRE, Broker Audit, Who May A Broker Pay, and more.  http://www.azre.gov/Aud/documents/Auditing_faqs.pdf

ADRE, COMMON VIOLATIONS, PAGE 5     http://www.re.state.az.us/Bulletins/Bulletin_11.14.pdf

ADRE, APOLOGY, SELF REPORT & SELF CORRECT ISSUES:  Our Accounting department  was notified that a referral was owed to you (Homesmart Agent Kevin McFarlin) on June 20, 2017.  Accounting promptly cut the check and mailed it out on June 21 or 22.  The U.S. Mail is apparently taking longer than it used to, but I would not have expected the check to get there any faster than 5-6 days in any case.  

I certainly apologize for the error on the part of our staff.  Apparently the referral form was misplaced by back office staff, but we corrected it as soon as we knew about it.  I am very sorry for the delay.

ARMLS Bedroom Definition     http://www.armlsblog.com/define-bedroom/          ARMLS   http://www.armls.com/home


ARMLS Grid Map     http://www.armls.com/docs/website-documents/armls-grid-map-foldout.pdf

ARMLS:  (5/2017) NEW ER/EA FAQ’S:     http://armls.com/faq-new-er-ea-forms

MLS, TUCSON     https://www.tucsonrealtors.org/docs/default-source/Documents/risk_archive-021015.pdf?sfvrsn=8

ARMLS:  IF PAST 7 DAYS FOR CORRECTION, EMAIL TO:  DI@ARMLS, in subject line include MLS#, explain the change wanted in the body of the email.  No fine for self reporting.




ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS     http://www.azdfi.gov/Licensing/Licensing-FinInst/Licensing-FinInst.html

AZ Dept of Financial Institutions     http://www.azdfi.gov/

AZ Mortgage Loan Originators License                                                                                                                                            


MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATORS:  Can Realtors originate Mortgage Loans?  





ADDENDUM:  Can any party draft an addendum if seller agrees to credit buyer X amount of dollars at COE?    Sure, either party can draft an addendum. Typically though, the party who is proposing or asking for something would take the initiative and create the addendum.  Either way works.

ADDENDUM, USE TO CHANGE/CLARIFY:  “This Addendum is for clarification purposes only:  Contrary to page 10 of the Purchase Contract, there was not a Counter-Offer from the Seller.”  OR   “Line #181 of the Purchase Contract was initialed in error.  The parties acknowledge and agree that the Buyers initials on line #182 is the correct choice as the home was built in xxxx.”

ADDENDUM:  How to use properly in a contract:     https://www.aaronline.com/2015/05/dont-add-confusion-to-an-addendum/

ADDENDUM, UNKNOWN, SEND (ANY) ADDENDUM WITH COUNTER OFFER LANGUAGE                                                                                      Buyer agrees to execute the attached (BLANK) Addendum simultaneously along with this Counter Offer.”  FOR EXAMPLE:  “Buyer agrees to execute the attached BACK-UP OFFER Addendum simultaneously along with this Counter Offer.”

I just wrote an offer on a property I'm buying myself.  The seller signed the contract without a counter but sent an "as is" addendum to be signed with it.  Do I need to sign it to have a contract?

No.  If the AS-IS Addendum (or any other addendum) is not referenced in the purchase contract, then it is simply unenforceable.  JT

ADDENDUM:  “This Addendum #1 Replaces the previous Addendum #1 dated xx/xx/xxxx which was rejected by the buyer and is hereby considered NULL and VOID.”   or, write “VOID” on the unused/unsigned Addendum or Counter Offer.

ADDENDUM:  If an addendum is not agreed to, write that This addendum is hereby considered null and void (or on next addendum or missing pw form).

ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  This page left intentionally blank.

ADVERTISING, GENERAL MAILING, GENERAL TELEPHONE CANVASS:  Bulk mailing is allowed, Article 16, SOP 16-2, solicitation disclaimer recommended but not required.

ADVERTISING SOLD PROPERTIES:     http://realtormag.realtor.org/law-and-ethics/ethics/article/2004/08/advertise-ethically

ADVERTISING:  “Blind Ads”: A licensee must not advertise property in a manner that implies that no salesperson or broker is taking part in the offer for sale, lease, or exchange. A.A.C. R4-28-502(A). In other words, “blind ads”, including advertising a property for sale or lease without the (broker and agent’s names), in newspapers, on Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia, or otherwise is prohibited.

Per department rules, HomeSmart and the logo need to be prominent, at least as large or larger than your info.  Please revise and resend for approval.

ADVERTISING OTHER AGENTS & BROKERS LISTINGS:  You can only market other brokers listings with their express, written permission and authorization.  You may advertise HomeSmart listings, but if the listing agent requests that you stop, you must comply immediately and cease and desist the advertising.  That being said, you can do all of these items in your email, however, please remember that we must approve of the final product.  Please forward any videos or print adverting to this email address for broker approval prior to publication.

AFFILIATED BUSINESS DISCLOSURE:   I've been seeing Affiliated Business disclosures from other brokerages a lot lately.  I'm not entirely sure we need to present these to our clients because, in part, our clients aren't their clients.  What is HomeSmart's position on this?  Should I recommend to my client that he sign their ABD?

Hi Larry, My thought on this is that there's really no harm in your client signing it if the other side is asking for it.  You're right, our clients are not their clients so it's pretty much an exercise in futility, but just to be helpful I'd at least present it to my clients.  If your clients read it and don't want to sign it though, then I'd let the other agent know that.  KF.

AFFIDAVIT OF DISCLOSURE:  DUE WITHIN 5 DAYS OF CONTRACT ACCEPTANCE (PC, SECTION 4e)  Affidavit of Disclosure, un-subdivided lands or unincorporated area of county.

Hi, I have a listing in Rio Verde.  Address is 28511 N. 148th St. Scottsdale AZ 85262  MLS #5536236

My seller says his property is in an unincorporated area. The SPDS states that an affidavit of disclosure is required if five or fewer parcels, other than subdivided land are being transferred.  Would this come in to affect? I feel like this is subdivided land but I could be interpreting the statement wrong.  Your help and insight would be great.  Thank you!

Is it in a subdivision?  What does the legal description say?  

Legal description is:  W2 NW4 SW4 SE4 SEC 29 EX S 414.97F TH/OF (Local jurisdiction shows no city/town, + County Services),

28511 N 148th St, Scottsdale, AZ, 219-39-097C, this is a metes and bounds property description, plus I checked the county assessor website, no city or town is listed, so it appears the Affidavit of Disclosure will be required here.  Jeff.

 Maricopa County Tax Assessor "UNINCORPORATED AREA" Sample    Another Sample?  503-02-029-B?  

http://mcassessor.maricopa.gov/mcs.php?q=21939097C&mod=pd        https://mcassessor.maricopa.gov/mcs.php?q=30279176







All transactions must be run through HomeSmart.  They can not put on and take off their HomeSmart hat.  ADRE requires a broker to review all transactions that a licensee is involved in.  It being in the MLS or where he advertises it - has nothing to do with our policy.  If he doesn't want to run his transactions through us - we probably are not the company for him.   TM


AGENT DECIDES TO PURCHASE LISTING:  4/3/17, Andy McDonald Tucson (Plus talked with Kyle)

1)          Resign Listing (Mutual Cancellation)

2)          Advise seller to get their own representation and to seek out a professional BPO. 

“Seller acknowledges that Listing Agent has resigned the listing for Sellers property located at 123 Main Street, dated xx/xx/xxxx.  Seller further acknowledges that Listing Agent intends to enter into a contract to purchase Sellers property and will represent himself/herself exclusively in this transaction.  Seller acknowledges and Agrees that he/she has been strongly advised to seek out their own exclusive representation along with a Brokers Price Opinion (BPO) and any legal, tax or other professional advice regarding this transaction.”

3)          Seller can then be represented or unrepresented (Declination of Representation).


AGENT MUST DISCLOSE FINANCIAL INTEREST (SELL AT A PROFIT)                                                                                          “Buyer(Agent) intends to acquire legal, equitable title in order to Sell at a Profit.”


“Seller agrees to allow xyz LLC to advertise the property and enter into a resale agreement during the escrow period.  Seller acknowledges that a member of xyz LLC is licensed in the state of Arizona.  Buyer waives SPDS and CLUE Report.  Buyer agrees to pay all Seller’s escrow closing costs except any cost incurred to provide marketable title.  Seller shall be responsible tor all unpaid taxes, utilities, liens, judgements or fines attached to the property.  Close of Escrow shall be on the date stated on line #x, or earlier with written mutual agreement between the parties.  Seller agrees to release Earnest Money back to the Buyer at any time that the contract is cancelled within the inspection period or if the Title Report reflects undisclosed clouds on title that inhibit the transfer of good title.”


AGENCY relationships, consumer guide     http://krec.ky.gov/legal/Alternate%20Agency%20Forms/A110.pdf

AGENCY, DUAL:  Do not disclose confidential information, emphasize disclosure by seller, cannot act for the benefit of one to the detriment of the other, facilitate the transaction, ASK, “What do you want me to tell them?  What do you want me to ask them?


Buyer’s Broker: A broker other than the Seller’s broker can agree with the Buyer to act as the broker for the Buyer. In these situations, the Buyer’s broker is not representing the Seller, even if the Buyer’s broker is receiving compensation for services rendered, either in full or in part, from the Seller or through the Seller’s broker:

A Buyer’s broker has the fiduciary duties of loyalty, obedience, disclosure, confidentiality, and accounting in dealings with the Buyer.                                 Other potential Buyers represented by broker may consider, make offers on, or acquire an interest in the same or similar properties as Buyer is seeking.

Seller’s Broker: A broker under a listing agreement with the Seller acts as the broker for the Seller only:

A Seller’s broker has the fiduciary duties of loyalty, obedience, disclosure, confidentiality, and accounting in dealings with the Seller.            Other potential Sellers represented by broker may list properties that are similar to the property that Seller is selling.

Regardless of who the Broker represents in the transaction, the Broker shall exercise reasonable skill and care in the performance of the Broker’s duties and shall be truthful and honest to both the Buyer and Seller and shall disclose all known facts which materially and adversely affect the consideration to be paid by any party. Pursuant to A.R.S. §32‐2156, Sellers, Lessors and Brokers are not obligated to disclose that a property is or has been: (1) the site of a natural death, suicide, homicide, or any crime classified as a felony; (2) owned or occupied by a person exposed to HIV, or diagnosed as having AIDS or any other disease not known to be transmitted through common occupancy of real estate; or (3) located in the vicinity of a sex offender. Sellers or Sellers’ representatives may not treat the existence, terms, or conditions of offers as confidential unless there is a confidentiality agreement between the parties.