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Past EventJanuary 01, 1970 12:00 am

3 Far/Bar Hacks To Closing With Less Effort – Masterclass with RealTrade

Free Virtual Masterclass presented by New Path Title and RealTrade.io.

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Masterclass Description

Each Masterclasss gives YOU an in-depth breakdown of time relevant topics, ideas and discussion of trends affecting Florida’s real estate scene.

Recording of January 10th, 2023 Masterclass “3 Far/Bar Hacks To Closing With Less Effort”

In this Masterclass, learn three tips you can use the Florida FAR/BAR contract to protect your Buyers and Sellers.

Hack #1:

Mandatory Escrow Clause – If during an inspection or re-inspection, the buyer notices that personal property is missing or the property was not maintained as required, the seller must put money into escrow.

For example, if the seller replaced a light fixture with a cheaper version and the buyer notices, the seller will need to escrow 125% of the value of the original light fixture.

Hack #2:

Loan Approval Period – Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you can use the loan approval period to get out of a FAR/BAR As-Is contract. This is because a loan approval that requires the buyer to sell another property will not be considered a loan approval unless Rider V is attached. The buyer’s agent should not convey the loan approval letter but instead should email the seller whether the buyer was approved or not.

For buyers, if your loan is approved conditionally on selling your house, you can get out of the contract by informing the seller of this condition. See: FAR/BAR Financing Contingency Explained.

For sellers, the reverse is true: if your buyer has the prerequisite that they sell their other home, you can cancel the contract within 3 days.

Hack #3:

Condominium Rider Provision – The seller must deliver five items to keep the buyer in the deal, which most agents do not deliver:

  1. Declaration of condominium
  2. Articles of Incorporation of the association
  3. Bylaws and rules of the association
  4. Copy of most recent year-end financial information
  5. Frequently Asked Questions and Answers document

These documents must be delivered no more than 3 days prior to the execution of the contract. Failure to deliver these documents to the buyer will give them an opportunity to cancel up to the day of closing.

Bonus Hack:

Make sure to fill out the addresses for the buyer and seller notices correctly. Failure to do so may allow the buyer to claim they did not receive all the required notices.

Presented by:

James Brown, ESQ. of New Path Title/James Brown Law

Ryan Poole of RealTrade.io and The REDA Pocast.


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Date/ Time

January 01, 1970 12:00 am


This is a LIVE and VIRTUAL session, there will be NO replays.

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Event Speakers

Jim and Ryan are always seeking perspectives to share with you. We look forward to having expert Guest Speakers soon. Join the show by participating in our Q&A session at the end.

James N. Brown, Esq.

Attorney, James N. Brown is a real estate industry veteran with over 7,000 transactions under his belt.

In the past 30 years, Jim has helped 1,000’s of realtors, buyers and sellers win and close deals. From land development, construction, commercial and residential; Jim has seen the good, bad and the ugly of real estate transaction.

Ryan Poole

Ryan Poole has been helping buyers and sellers for over 23 years by leveraging technology and relationships.

Ryan is the Founder & CEO of RealTrade.io, where Real Estate is Made Social. He is also a co-host of The REDA Podcast.

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