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512rebates.com takes your privacy seriously and recognizes the need for privacy as a major concern for our wonderful website visitors. We recognize that entrusting us with your contact information to begin searching real estate is a privacy concern for many people. 512rebates.com will not share any personal information about you with any person or organization except: as authorized by you via your voluntary completion of our provided website contact form or a direct email from you, which will be provided to our licensed, professional real estate agent partners to assist you in your real estate transaction, or as may be required by law or court order.
By voluntarily emailing us, or completing and submitting any form within our website, you are authorizing a member of our preferred agent network to contact you via phone and/or e-mail, regardless of any Do Not Call lists that your number may be registered under at the National or State levels.
If you are a potential real estate buyer, please keep in mind that in almost all cases, having an agent represent you as a buyer is 100% free. All costs are typically paid for by the real estate seller and are assumed to be normal seller closing costs. The benefit of having buyer representation is tremendous, and at no cost, working with a buyer’s agent is the best way to go. Sellers will pay a commission to sell their real estate, as usual, but the good news is we discount our commissions.
Real Estate Disclosures (Broker’s Disclosures)
* Information about Brokerage services
* Equal Housing Opportunity
Information about Brokerage services
Before working with a real estate broker, you should know that the duties of a broker depend on whom the broker represents. If you are a prospective seller or landlord (owner) or a prospective buyer or tenant (buyer), you should know that the broker who lists the property for sale or lease is the owner’s agent. A broker who acts as a subagent represents the owner in cooperation with the listing broker. A broker who acts as a buyer’s agent represents the buyer. A broker may act as an intermediary between the parties if the parties consent in writing. A broker can assist you in locating a property, preparing a contract or lease, or obtaining financing without representing you. A broker is obligated by law to treat you honestly.
IF THE BROKER REPRESENTS THE OWNER: The broker becomes the owner’s agent by entering into an agreement with the owner, usually through a written listing agreement, or by agreeing to act as a subagent by accepting an offer of subagency from the listing broker. A subagent may work in a different real estate office. A listing broker or subagent can assist the buyer but does not represent the buyer and must place the interests of the owner first. The buyer should not tell the owner’s agent anything the buyer would not want the owner to know because an owner’s agent must disclose to the owner any material information known to the agent.
IF THE BROKER REPRESENTS THE BUYER: The broker becomes the buyer’s agent by entering into an agreement to represent the buyer, usually through a written buyer representation agreement. A buyer’s agent can assist the owner but does not represent the owner and must place the interests of the buyer first. The owner should not tell a buyer’s agent anything the owner would not want the buyer to know because a buyer’s agent must disclose to the buyer any material information known to the agent.
IF THE BROKER ACTS AS AN INTERMEDIARY: A broker may act as an intermediary between the parties if the broker complies with The Texas Real Estate License Act. The broker must obtain the written consent of each party to the transaction to act as an intermediary. The written consent must state who will pay the broker and, in conspicuous bold or underlined print, set forth the broker’s obligations as an intermediary. The broker is required to treat each party honestly and fairly and to comply with The Texas Real Estate License Act. A broker who acts as an intermediary in a transaction: shall treat all parties honestly; may not disclose that the owner will accept a price less than the asking price unless authorized in writing to do so by the owner; may not disclose that the buyer will pay a price greater than the price submitted in a written offer unless authorized in writing to do so by the buyer; and may not disclose any confidential information or any information that a party specifically instructs the broker in writing not to disclose unless authorized in writing to disclose the information or required to do so by The Texas Real Estate License Act or a court order or if the information materially relates to the condition of the property.
With the parties’ consent, a broker acting as an intermediary between the parties may appoint a person who is licensed under The Texas Real Estate License Act and associated with the broker to communicate with and carry out instructions of one party and another person who is licensed under that Act and associated with the broker to communicate with and carry out instructions of the other party.
If you choose to have a broker represent you, you should enter into a written agreement with the broker that clearly establishes the broker’s obligations and your obligations. The agreement should state how and by whom the broker will be paid. You have the right to choose the type of representation, if any, you wish to receive. Your payment of a fee to a broker does not necessarily establish that the broker represents you. If you have any questions regarding the duties and responsibilities of the broker, you should resolve those questions before proceeding.
Texas Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons are licensed and regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).
Our use of the term “REALTOR®” or “REALTORS®”
The term “REALTOR®” is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and abides by its strict Code of Ethics. All references to this term herein, whether singular or plural, refers only to licensed real estate brokers and salespersons who are also members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Our Equal Housing Opportunity Policy
All real estate advertised herein is subject to the federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination.”
We will not knowingly accept or permit any advertisement for real estate that is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.
below outlines our guidelines and professionalism for handling your information received online.
We want you to be aware of:
* Our website’s purpose
* Information we may collect
* How your information is used
* Links to other sites
* Cookie Technology
Our website’s purpose:
Information We Collect:
512rebates.com websites serve the purpose of assisting online real estate seekers with their research, as well as ensuring that an experienced agent is available to bring professionalism as well as assist with any real estate buying transactions. In order to properly accomplish our purpose, we must collect several items of contact information and real estate criteria.
Contact Information: If we are to accurately assist in your real estate transaction, we must know who you are. We cannot assist in your real estate transaction without proper contact information.
How your information is used:
512rebates.com uses the information you provide to match you up with our preferred agents who will assist you in your real estate search. We do not provide your personal information to any third parties outside of our company. Your information is private and will remain private as long as it is in our hands.
Limitations on Sharing: We are sharing your information with a limited number of agents. Typically our management will intake your information to help us understand which agent will best suit your real estate search request. These agents will likely be contacting you to assist in your real estate search. This agent will be well suited to provide more in depth searches and statistics on real estate according to your specific areas and property type. and should be viewed as a valuable resource that is available at no cost.
Links to Other Sites
Simply put we want to make sure you do not find yourself at a dead end in our websites. We use savvy web development that links our information to other related information on the web through links. So if you click on a link and follow through to another website that offends you and is not part of our website network, then you should direct your concerns to that other site’s webmaster.
Cookie technology may be employed on our websites. Cookies assist us by letting us know which pages you view while on our websites. “Cookies” are tiny text files sent by Web servers to be stored on the computers of website users. Cookies often contain personalized settings or unique identifiers that will help us determine what material is popular for our readers and real estate researchers.
Thank you for educating yourself! 🙂