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Webinar: Master Class for Real Estate Agents: Session 5

Is your customer considering an association-managed property? Make sure you can prepare them for the unique aspects of joining such a community and eliminate any future surprises. Becker co-hosts Scott Marcus and Elana Friedman Polashuk welcome special guest Bill Worrall of FirstService Residential to this week’s Master Class. Bill outlines the variety of association types […]

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Webinar: Master Class for Real Estate Agents: Session 4

Congratulations, you’ve matched your client with the perfect property! Do you know how to encourage them to be proactive during the financing segment of the purchasing process? Becker co-hosts Scott Marcus and Elana Friedman Polashuk welcome special guest HighTech Landing’s Kenneth Chong to this Master Class. Kenneth discusses the necessary documentation required to underwrite a […]

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Webinar: Master Class for Real Estate Agents – Session 3

Do you know how to keep your funnel filled with seller leads? Becker co-hosts Scott Marcus and Elana Friedman Polashuk welcome special guest Jason Smith of Keller Williams to this week’s Master Class. Jason, one of the most successful listing agents in South Florida, offers insight into his powerfully effective system, and explains how you […]

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Webinar: Master Class for Real Estate Agents – Session 2

Becker co-hosts Scott Marcus and Elana Friedman Polashuk welcome special guest Denise Gobin of Coldwell Banker to this week’s Master Class. Denise explains how you can eliminate pain points as you guide buyers through the entire home purchasing process. After contract, your work has just begun. Becker’s “Master Class for Real Estate Agents” is open […]

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Webinar: Master Class for Real Estate Agents

The real estate industry has certainly shifted amidst new times, but the rules still apply. Watch the replay of the master class for real estate agents where session one explores FIRPTA and how it affects certain transactions. MODERATORS: Scott A. Marcus, ESQ. Shareholder Becker Elana Friedman Polashuk, ESQ., LL.M. RPD Shareholder Becker GUEST SPEAKER: Isaac […]

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Closings During COVID-19: How RON Has Forever Changed The Real Estate Industry

Just months prior to the pandemic, the title and legal industry made some tremendous strides toward virtual closings. Florida’s remote online notarization (“RON”) law, passed in July 2019, went into effect January 1, 2020. Normally, new technology takes time to implement; however,  lockdown/quarantine requirements allowed Becker and Becker Title to accelerate adoption and implementation of […]

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Association Title Services is Now Becker Title

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of Becker Title! About Becker Title: Becker Title is the in-house title company of Becker & Poliakoff, a Florida-based law firm focusing on residential real estate closings, title, and escrow services. While we have modernized the look and feel of our logo and website to better […]

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Executive Order: Broward County Realtors

On Monday, March 30, Broward County issued Executive Order 20-04 (effective Tuesday, March 31) to clarify the types of real estate sales and real property title services that are allowed to occur in-person as opposed to remotely or electronically. Per Executive Order 20-04, in-person appraisals, inspections, surveys, or other in person required activities (as expressly required […]

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How COVID-19 Affects Residential Sales or Purchases Under the FAR BAR Contract

It’s still business as usual, albeit remotely, here at Becker and Association Title Services.  Our team is diligently working to close each transaction in a timely manner utilizing the latest technology and our vast resources. Interest rates are lower than ever and it is a great time to buy or refinance (side note: ATS also […]

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Do the Deadlines on the FAR BAR “AS-IS” Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase expire at 5:00pm or 11:59pm?

Answer: It depends! Section 18F-Time is a commonly misinterpreted section of the FAR BAR Contract. Calendar dates are used to compute the critical dates of the contract. If a deadline falls on a calendar date that is not a weekend or national holiday, the deadline expires at the end of that calendar date, which is […]

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Will the Government Shutdown Affect Your Ability to Secure a Home Mortgage?

Thinking about buying a home or condo and wondering whether the government shutdown will hinder your ability to obtain financing and close on your property? South Florida has seen a tremendous surge in residential real estate sales in recent months and the momentum has continued through the start of the New Year. If you are […]

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