1. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES:
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT: (A) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. (B) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE. (C) THE RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE. (D) THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR QUALITY OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
2. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL FLAT FEE REALTY LLC, IT’S AFFILIATES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES WERE ADVISED OF, KNEW OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES).
3. REFUND OF PURCHASE:
If you wish to cancel your order after it’s been placed, but BEFORE the listing is entered on the MLS by our listing broker, please Contact Us and you will receive a refund of the listing fee, however we will deduct a $20 fee for administration and credit card processing. There are NO Refunds for any reason after 60 days OR after your listing has been listed/completed on the MLS by our broker.
4. TERMINATION OF LISTING:
You agree and acknowledge that we may immediately terminate your listing upon expiration of the listing term, at your request to terminate, if you list with another broker without advising us, or if your contact information becomes invalid and we are unable to reach you. FURTHER, YOU AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR TERMINATION OF YOUR LISTING. You may terminate your CONNECTICUT MLS listing by visiting our Client Support Center. For listings in any other state, please contact your assigned listing broker.
5. CHANGES TO YOUR LISTING:
You should contact your assigned broker for all changes to your MLS listing. Changes to your CONNECTICUT MLS Listing must be completed online using our Client Support Center. For listings in any other state, please contact your assigned listing broker.
6. COVERAGE AREAS:
Flat Fee Realty Coverage Areas vary from state to state, and if state counties are listed, they are for informational purposes only. From time to time coverage areas change so we may not have service in all counties listed.
7. WEBSITE CONTENT:
All content on this website was created by Flat Fee Realty LLC and is copyright protected. All images displayed on our website have either been created for us, are free for commercial use, or have been purchased in accordance with federal copyright laws and are licensed for commercial use. If you believe an image of yours was used on our website without permission, please Contact Us with the details and we’ll promptly resolve it.
8. LISTING DATA & THIRD PARTY WEBSITES:
The Multiple Listing Service (referred to as the MLS) is an online database of property listings only available to licensed real estate persons. Our broker will create and maintain your property listing on the MLS (the source of the listing data) based on information you submit, however certain data from public records that is automatically populated when creating a listing will take priority over any seller submitted data. The MLS makes property listing data available to third party syndication services (ex. Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia) for the purpose of marketing homes online to the general public. Neither the MLS nor our brokers can guarantee the performance or accuracy of any third party website. Because third party websites operate independently and may change, be added, or be removed from time to time, we can not guarantee any property will be listed on any third party website.
9. SERVICE GUARANTEE:
Purchasing a listing package on this website does NOT guarantee service. All real estate brokers associated with Flat Fee Realty are independently licensed and they reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason or no reason at all. Due to frequent changes in the economy and business needs, our coverage areas are subject to change without notice. If you have purchased a listing package and are not able to be serviced, we will issue a prompt full refund and notify you though email. Most listing broker partners require a minimum of 2% commission offered to buyers agents through the MLS. In some states our listing broker partner will retain 0.1% to 0.25% of the buyers broker commission.
We are not responsible for your actions or omissions, and you will defend, indemnify and hold us and our affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages and actions arising from any of your acts or omissions, whether in connection with this agreement or otherwise. This agreement is the entire agreement between us and merges all prior and contemporaneous communications. If any provision of this agreement shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. You agree that you are not relying on any representations not expressly contained in this Agreement. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the state of Florida, with venue for any disputes or claims being exclusively in Florida, United States. If we employ attorneys to enforce any rights arising out of or relating to this agreement, we shall be entitled to recover attorney fees and costs. This agreement is binding on you when you have typed your name as indicated and submitted your order to us. The listing contract may only be amended by a writing signed by both parties. No waiver of any provision of this agreement constitutes a waiver of any prior, concurrent or subsequent provision hereof. For purposes of this agreement, the term “affiliates” includes Our Broker Partners or any entities that control, are controlled by or are under common control with our website.
Registration & Purchases:
We do not require You to register to use the Services, however during the purchase process We request certain personally identifiable information from You on Our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name and billing address), however payment information (such as credit card number, expiration date) is not kept on file, instead it is processed securely and privately through a 3rd party credit card vendor. We may use Your contact information in the future to offer updates or services to You, and You agree to give Us permission to do so.
Do Not Call List:
Your personal information is strictly confidential. By submitting any of your contact information through our website, you are consenting that we, and authorized representatives, may contact you even if your name is on the Local or Federal “Do not call” List. You authorize us to use your contact information, in any way deemed reasonable, to allow the public to contact you.
Uses of Information:
Any information shared with us during the purchase of your listing is owned solely by you. We will never share any personal or confidential information you provided to us with any 3rd parties except our broker partners and affiliates, who will need to contact you to setup your listing. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
FAIR HOUSING 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.
Laws That Protect You
444 Civil Rights Act of 1866. The federal Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.
Civil Rights Act of 1968 and 1988 Amendment. In leasing or selling residential property, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 expands the definition of discrimination to include not only race, but also national origin, color, and religion. The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 further broadens the definition to include age, sex, and handicapped status.
Fair Housing Act. The federal Fair Housing Act of 1988 and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 constitute the Fair Housing Act. The Act makes fair housing a national policy throughout the U.S. It prohibits discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
Americans with Disabilities Act. Title III of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in commercial facilities and places of public accommodation.
Equal Credit Opportunity Act. The federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone on a credit application due to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of an applicant’s income comes from any public assistance program.
Home Sellers Responsibilities
As a home seller or landlord, you are obligated not to discriminate in the sale, rental or financing of your property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. Also, you cannot do so through your licensed broker or salesperson, who is also bound by anti-discrimination laws. You may not set any discriminatory terms or conditions in a purchase contract or a lease. Additionally, you may not deny that housing is available or advertise a property’s availability only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
Real Estate Professionals Responsibilities
Real Estate agents, mortgage brokers and loan officers in a real estate transaction may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. Equally as important, they may not follow such instructions from a home seller or landlord.
Home Buyers Responsibilities
As a home buyer, you have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Discrimination complaints about housing may be filed with the nearest office of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or by calling HUD’s telephone numbers, (202)708-1112 (Voice) or (202)708-1455 (TTY). Or contact HUD on the Internet at http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/index.cfm.