A Florida real estate agent recently said that a client had fired him, in part, because he hadn’t disclosed that the property the client was interested in was next to the home of a sex offender.
The agent said he regularly advises buyers to visit neighborhoods in person, to check in with police departments and to review websites. He said he told the buyer, however, that he wasn’t legally able to reveal that a sex offender lived near the property.
But as of June, that appears to only have been true in New Jersey and Delaware, an investigation by Inman has found. Buyer’s agents at that time could have legally shared information on sex offenders with buyers in all other states, according to a review of fair housing laws, interviews with real estate attorneys and research conducted for the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Full Article