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REEB 24.07(8)(d)1.1. A listing firm shall provide a disclosure statement to a customer as required in s. 452.135 (1), Stats., to the buyer if negotiations are being conducted directly with the buyer and not through a buyer's firm. This requirement may be waived if the buyer's firm has an exclusive right to locate buyer agency agreement that includes a provision removing the exclusive right to negotiate.
REEB 24.07(8)(d)2. 2. A buyer's firm shall provide a disclosure statement to a customer as required in s. 452.135 (1), Stats., to a seller if negotiations are being conducted directly with the seller and not through a seller's firm, unless the seller has waived the firm's duty to negotiate under s. 452.133(6), Stats.
REEB 24.07(8)(d)3. 3. A subagent shall provide a disclosure statement to a customer as required in s. 452.135 (1), Stats., with whom the subagent is working but not to the principal firm's client.
REEB 24.07(8)(d)4. 4. A principal firm is not required to provide a disclosure statement to a customer as required in s. 452.135 (1), Stats., to a customer of their subagents.
REEB 24.07(8)(e) (e) Agency agreements for lease and property management contracts.
REEB 24.07(8)(e)1.1. A licensee who is entering into agency agreements for lease or property management contracts shall provide to the client the disclosure statement as required in s. 452.135 (2), Stats.
REEB 24.07(8)(e)2. 2. A licensee shall provide to prospective tenants a disclosure statement as required in s. 452.135 (1), Stats., when negotiating the terms of a lease on behalf of the client.
REEB 24.07 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1980, No. 290, eff. 3-1-80; emerg. r. (2), eff. 10-14-80; cr. (3), Register, December, 1980, No. 300, eff. 1-1-81; r. (2), Register, March, 1981, No. 303, eff. 4-1-81; renum. from REB 15.07, Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; cr. (2), Register, January, 1987, No. 373, eff. 2-1-87; am. (1), r. and recr. (2), cr. (4), Register, June, 1988, No. 390, eff. 7-1-88; am. (1), cr. (1) (a) to (c) and (4) (d), r. and recr. (2), Register, September, 1990, No. 417, eff. 10-1-90; r. and recr. (1), renum. (2), (3), (4) to be (5), (6), (7), cr. (2), (3), (4), Register, July, 1993, No. 451, eff. 8-1-93; am. (1) (a), (d), (2), (3), (5), renum. (1) (a), (b) to be (1) (b), (c) and am., (6) to be (7), r. (1) (c), (7), r. and recr. (4), cr. (6), (8), Register, April, 1995, No. 472, eff. 5-1-95; am. (8) (a) 2. (intro.), a. and c., Register, January, 2001, No. 541, eff. 2-1-01; CR-136: r. and recr. (8) (a) 1., cr. (8) (a) 1g., 1r., am. (8) (a) 2. (intro.), 3., r. (8) (a) 4., am. (8) (b) (title), 1., 2., (c), r. and recr. (8) (d), (e) Register April 2012 No. 676, eff. 7-1-12; EmR1620: emerg. am. (1) (b) (title), (c), (3), (8) (a) 1. to 1r., 2. (intro.), a., c., (b), (d), (e), eff. 7-1-16; CR 16-042: am. (1) (b) (title), (c), (3), (8) (a) 1. to 1r., 2. (intro.), a., c., (b), (d), (e) Register February 2017 No. 734, eff. 3-1-17; CR 21-043: am. (1) (a), (c), (3), (5), r. and recr. (8) (a) 1., r. (8) (a) 1g., am. (8) (a) 1r., (d) (title), 1. to 3., (e) 1. Register March 2022 No. 795, eff. 4-1-22; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register March 2022 No. 795.
REEB 24.075 REEB 24.075Tie-in arrangements. Licensees shall not:
REEB 24.075(1) (1)Condition the sale of real estate owned by the licensee or whose sale is effectively controlled by the licensee to a buyer upon the buyer's agreement to purchase another parcel or real estate.
REEB 24.075(2) (2)Condition the sale of real estate owned by the licensee or whose sale is effectively controlled by the licensee upon the buyer's agreement to list the real estate or other real estate owned by the buyer with the licensee.
REEB 24.075 Note Note: The following are 2 common examples of activities which would violate this subsection: (1) requiring a builder to list a speculation home with the licensee; and (2) requiring a buyer to list a present home with the licensee.
REEB 24.075(3) (3)Condition the sale of vacant real estate owned by the licensee or whose sale is effectively controlled by the licensee upon the buyer's agreement to employ one or more specific builders to make improvements on the real estate unless:
REEB 24.075(3)(a) (a) The builder owns a bona fide interest in the real estate; and there is full disclosure as specified under s. 452.133 (3) (c), Stats.
REEB 24.075(3)(b) (b) The builder and the licensee or the builder and the owner of the real estate are the same person or are commonly controlled corporations and whose business is selling improved property and not vacant land; and there is full disclosure as specified in s. 452.133 (3) (c), Stats.
REEB 24.075(3)(c) (c) The agreement is a bona fide effort to maintain development quality or architectural uniformity and no consideration passes from a builder to a licensee for soliciting this agreement.
REEB 24.075 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1980, No. 300, eff. 1-1-81; renum. from REB 15.075 and am. (3) (a) and (b), Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; correction in (3) (a), (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671; correction in (3) (a), (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7. Stats., Register April 2012 No. 676; CR 21-043: am. (3) (a) to (c) Register March 2022 No. 795, eff. 4-1-22.
REEB 24.08 REEB 24.08 Agreements to be in writing. A licensee shall put in writing all listing contracts, guaranteed sales agreements, buyer agency agreements, offers to purchase, property management agreements, options, financial obligations and any other written proposals regarding transactions, expressing the exact agreement of the parties. This section does not apply if the writing is completed by the parties or their attorneys or the writing is outside the scope of the licensee's authority under ch. REEB 16.
REEB 24.08 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1980, No. 290, eff. 3-1-80; renum. from REB 15.08, Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; am. Register, January, 1987, No. 373, eff. 2-1-87; am. Register, June, 1988, No. 390, eff. 7-1-88; am. 24.08, Register, July, 1993, No. 451, eff. 8-1-93; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671; CR 21-043: am. Register March 2022 No. 795, eff. 4-1-22.
REEB 24.085 REEB 24.085False portrayal of interest, prohibited. No licensee shall draft or use any document that the licensee knows falsely portrays an interest in real estate.
REEB 24.085 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1980, No. 300, eff. 1-1-81; renum. from REB 15.085, Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; CR 21-043: am. Register March 2022 No. 795, eff. 4-1-22.
REEB 24.09 REEB 24.09 Securing agency agreements. A licensee may not mislead a potential client regarding the benefits that might be realized by using the licensee's services. A licensee also may not mislead a potential client regarding the market value of real estate or a business opportunity to be leased, rented, purchased, optioned, or sold under an agency agreement.
REEB 24.09 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1980, No. 290, eff. 3-1-80; renum. from REB 15.09, Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; r. and recr. Register, April, 1995, No. 472, eff. 5-1-95; CR 10-136: am. Register April 2012 No. 676, eff. 7-1-12; CR 21-043: am. Register March 2022 No. 795, eff. 4-1-22.
REEB 24.10 REEB 24.10 Net listing prohibited. Licensees shall not obtain, negotiate or attempt to obtain or negotiate any listing contract providing for a stipulated net price to the owner with the excess over the stipulated net price to be received by the firm as commission.
REEB 24.10 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1980, No. 290, eff. 3-1-80; renum. from REB 15.10, Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; EmR1620: emerg. am., eff. 7-1-16; CR 16-042: am. Register February 2017 No. 734, eff. 3-1-17.
REEB 24.12 REEB 24.12 Confidentiality of offers.
REEB 24.12(1)(1)Except as provided in sub.(2), a licensee acting as a principal or an agent in a real estate or business opportunity transaction shall not disclose any of the terms of one prospective buyer's offer to purchase, exchange agreement, or option to any other prospective buyer or to any person with the intent that this information be disclosed to any other prospective buyer. Licensees shall encourage all prospective buyers to submit their best offers. A licensee may, but is not required to, disclose information known by the licensee regarding the existence of other offers on the property, that a seller has accepted an offer, that the offer is subject to contingencies, and that the offer is subject to a clause requiring removal of certain contingencies upon the occurrence of an event such as receipt, acceptance, or conditional acceptance of another offer.
REEB 24.12(2) (2)If a licensee is providing brokerage services in a transaction and the licensee has knowledge that the property is subject to a right of first refusal, the licensee shall disclose the right of first refusal, in writing and in a timely manner, to all persons seeking to acquire an interest subject to the right of first refusal. After disclosure of the right of first refusal to a party seeking to acquire an interest in the property, the licensee may deliver a copy of that party's offer to purchase, exchange agreement, option, or lease to the party holding the right of first refusal.
REEB 24.12 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1980, No. 290, eff. 3-1-80; am. Register, March, 1981, No. 303, eff. 4-1-81; renum. from REB 15.12, Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; am. Register, July, 1993, No. 451, eff. 8-1-93; renum. RL 24.12 to be (1), cr. (2), Register, January, 2001, No. 541, eff. 2-1-01; CR 21-043: am. Register March 2022 No. 795, eff. 4-1-22.
REEB 24.13 REEB 24.13 Drafting and submission of written proposals.
REEB 24.13(1)(1)Refusal prohibited. Licensees shall not refuse to draft or submit any written proposal unless the terms of the written proposal would be contrary to specific written instructions of the other party.
REEB 24.13(2) (2) Access to property for showings. Listing firms shall permit access to listed property for showing purposes, to all buyers and persons assisting or advising buyers, without unreasonable delay, unless the buyer's or other person's access is contrary to specific written instructions of the seller.
REEB 24.13(3) (3) Fair presentation of written proposals.
REEB 24.13(3)(a) (a) Licensees shall present all written proposals in an objective and unbiased manner to their clients and customers. Licensees shall inform their clients and customers of the advantages and disadvantages of all submitted written proposals.
REEB 24.13(3)(b) (b) If a firm has a property listed, no licensee associated with the listing firm, including a licensed individual broker acting as a sole proprietor and licensed broker business entity, or listing firm, may submit a personal written proposal or offer to purchase a property, if the licensee has knowledge of the terms of any pending offer, except that a firm may arrange for a guaranteed sale at the time of listing.
REEB 24.13(3)(c) (c) A licensee shall promptly present all written proposals received to the licensee's client or customer unless the presentation would be contrary to specific written instructions from the licensee's client or customer. A licensee shall not withhold any written proposal from presentation pending the party's action on a written proposal previously presented unless the presentation would be contrary to specific written instructions from the licensee's client or customer.
REEB 24.13(4) (4) Notification of action on written proposal. Licensees shall promptly inform their clients and customers whether the other party has accepted, rejected, or countered their written proposal. A licensee shall immediately provide a written statement to the other party's firm that includes the date and time when the written proposal was presented when such a statement is requested by the other party or the other party's firm. A licensee shall immediately provide a written statement to the other party's firm that includes the date and time when the written proposal was rejected or had expired without acceptance when such a statement is requested by the other party or the other party's firm.
REEB 24.13(5) (5) Negotiation through firm. A licensee may not negotiate a sale or lease of real estate directly with a party if the licensee knows that the party has an unexpired written contract in connection with the real estate that grants to another licensee an exclusive right to sell, lease, or negotiate. All negotiations shall be conducted with the firm holding the exclusive right to sell, lease, or negotiate, and not with the party, except with the consent of the firm or where the absence of the firm, or other similar circumstances, reasonably compels direct negotiation with the party. A listing firm has no duty to investigate whether a buyer has granted a buyer's agent an exclusive right to negotiate.
REEB 24.13 Note Note: The Department of Safety and Professional Services' approved form, WB-36, does not grant the buyer's agent an exclusive right to negotiate.
REEB 24.13 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1980, No. 290, eff. 3-1-80; cr. (5), Register, March, 1981, No. 303, eff. 4-1-81; renum. from REB 15.13, Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; renum. (3) to be (3) (a), cr. (3) (b), am. (4), Register, January, 1987, No. 373, eff. 2-1-87; am. (3) (a), Register, June, 1988, No. 390, eff. 7-1-88; am. (3) (b), r. and recr. (2), Register, July, 1993, No. 451, eff. 8-1-93; am. (3) (b) and (5), Register, January, 2001, No. 541, eff. 2-1-01; CR 10-136: am. (title), (1), (2) (title), (b), (3) (title), (a), (4), (5) Register April 2012 No. 676, eff. 7-1-12; EmR1620: emerg. am. (2) (a), (3) (b), (4), (5), eff. 7-1-16; CR 16-042: am. (2) (a), (3) (b), (4), (5) Register February 2017 No. 734, eff. 3-1-17; CR 21-043: am. (1), (2) (title), renum. (2) (a) to (2), r. (2) (b), am. (3) (b), cr. (3) (c), am. (5) Register March 2022 No. 795, eff. 4-1-22.
REEB 24.15 REEB 24.15 Adequate funds required. Licensees may not issue checks upon business or trust accounts that contain insufficient funds.
REEB 24.15 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1980, No. 290, eff. 3-1-80; renum. from REB 15.15, Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; CR 21-043: am. Register March 2022 No. 795, eff. 4-1-22.
REEB 24.17 REEB 24.17 Miscellaneous requirements.
REEB 24.17(1)(1)Violations of law. Licensees may not violate, or aid or abet the violation of, any law the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practices of a real estate licensee. A licensee, who has been convicted of a crime, shall send to the board, within 48 hours after the judgment of conviction, a copy of the complaint or other information that describes the nature of the crime and the judgment of conviction in order that the board determine whether the circumstances of the crime of which the licensee was convicted are substantially related to the practice of a real estate licensee, pursuant to s. 111.335 (3) (a), Stats.
REEB 24.17(2) (2) Conviction. The board may discipline a licensee on the basis of a conviction of any crime, the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of real estate. A certified copy of a judgment of a court of record showing such conviction, within this state or without, shall be presumptive evidence of conviction.
REEB 24.17(2m) (2m) Felony conviction. The board may revoke a license based on a conviction of a felony that is a bar to licensure under s. 452.25 (1) (a), Stats.
REEB 24.17(3) (3) Violation of statutes, administrative code and board orders. Licensees may not violate any provisions or terms or conditions of, or aid or abet the violation of ch. 452, Stats., chs. REEB 11 to 25 or any order of, the board.
REEB 24.17(4) (4) Impaired practice. Licensees shall not render services while the ability of the licensee to competently perform duties is impaired by mental or emotional disorder, drugs or alcohol.
REEB 24.17(5) (5) Duty to cooperate with the board and the department. Licensees and applicants shall respond to the department and the board regarding any request for information within 30 days of the date of the request.
REEB 24.17 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1980, No. 290, eff. 3-1-80; am. (2), Register, December, 1980, No. 300, eff. 1-1-81; renum. from REB 15.17 and am. (2), Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; am. (1), Register, January, 1986, No. 373, eff. 2-1-87; renum. (2) and (3) to be (3) and (4), cr. (2), Register, June, 1988, No. 390, eff. 7-1-88; am. (3), Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98; correction in (1), (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671; CR 10-136: am. (1), cr. (5) Register April 2012 No. 676, eff. 7-1-12; CR 15-051: cr. (2m) Register January 2016 No. 721, eff. 2-1-16; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2014 No. 721; EmR1620: emerg. am. (1), eff. 7-1-16; CR 16-042: am. (1) Register February 2017 No. 734, eff. 3-1-17; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2018 No. 756; CR 18-051: am. (3) Register July 2019 No. 763, eff. 8-1-19; CR 21-043: am. (1), (2m), (3) Register March 2022 No. 795, eff. 4-1-22.
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