Bay East has confirmed with the County Health Department that although Alameda County has moved to the COVID-19 orange tier, there are no changes to the Cal/OSHA rules for real estate transactions at this time.
For REALTORS®, the redesigned RPR® site offers a more intuitive user experience, including eye-catching graphics, improved navigation, and self-guided shortcuts to help you perform tasks with ease. Log in to RPR® and click “Tour Homepage” for an overview of the significant changes.
Buyer interest letters or “buyer love letters” are personal letters written by buyers, often photos attached, in the hopes that a buyer’s offer will stand out among many offers a seller may receive.
However, letters often reveal information about a buyer (such as protected class or characteristic) that may not be considered by the seller. According to the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), Sellers and Agents should discourage the letters to avoid the appearance of impropriety and avoid potential liability associated with unlawful discrimination.
The Seller may provide written instruction not to present buyer letters or offers that are accompanied by buyer letters and may include within MLS remarks. Agents should also check with their broker on their policy in dealing with the letters. Additional resources can be found on C.A.R.’s website (login required).
Nothing will change with the disclosures service you know, but you will notice there is a new name and logo. Learn more here.
When completing your 2020 income tax return, you can easily create a report summarizing your 2020 Bay East dues and fees by following these instructions:
- 1. Log into bayeast.org
- 2. Select “Pay My Bill” at the top
- 3. Click “Payment” menu (on the left)
- 4. Click “Payment History”
- 5. Select Year – use dropdown to select 2020
- 6. Click “Print Payment History” button to download report
View a sample report here.
Bay East has confirmed with the County Health Department that although Alameda County has moved to the COVID-19 red tier, there are no changes to the Cal/OSHA rules for real estate transactions at this time.