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The Santa Cruz County Board of REALTORS® (SCCBR) provides this blog as a place for members, leaders, and staff to share information on real-estate-related and community topics. By accessing, posting and/or commenting on SCCBR’s blog, you agree to the following terms of use. SCCBR reserves the right to modify the terms of use at any time. SCCBR may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this service at any time without notice or liability.

DISCLAIMER – SCCBR assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from use of the information contained herein or obtained at linked sites, and expressly disclaims all liability for damages arising out of use, reference to, reliance on or performance of such information. The information should not be construed as a recommendation by SCCBR for any course of action regarding financial, legal, accounting and real estate matters. It is not meant as a substitute for professional advice from a qualified legal, accounting, financial or real estate professionals. Reference to any commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by SCCBR.

BLOG POSTS & COMMENTS – The opinions expressed on this blog are the opinions of the individual authors and should not be construed as reflecting the opinions of SCCBR, its staff or its members. While SCCBR makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this blog, SCCBR does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness.

If you upload content, including text, images, video and other media, you warrant and represent either that: 1) you own or otherwise control all of the rights to that material, including without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input, or submit the material; or 2) your use of the material is fair use. (Fair use is a legal concept that allows the reproduction of copyrighted material for certain purposes without obtaining permission and without paying a fee or royalty.) You agree to indemnify and hold SCCBR harmless from any and all liability, damages or expenses whatsoever due, directly or indirectly, to any cause of action arising out of the content posted by you.

RESERVES THE RIGHT – SCCBR reserves the right, but not the obligation, to edit, remove or deny access to individuals or content that it determines to be unacceptable, including, but not limited to, any illegal, obscene, rude, defamatory or otherwise objectionable content. You agree not to post any advertising, promotion or other type of solicitation. Remember, posts and comments should contribute to the conversation and are not a place to promote your products or services.

LINKS – This blog contains links to third-party websites. Such external sites contain information created, published, maintained or otherwise posted by organizations independent of SCCBR. SCCBR does not endorse, approve, certify or control these external sites, nor any commercial product or service referenced therein, and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of information located on these sites. SCCBR disclaims liability for any damages that may result from use or reliance on information contained therein.

– SCCBR retains the rights to past blog posts and comments even if a contributor ends the relationship with the blog. SCCBR reserves the right to reproduce blog posts and comments in other communication media. Comments or blog posts may be edited for space and clarity to fit the other media.

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– REALTORS® subscribe to a strict CODE OF ETHICS. Please consider the code before posting. Be honest. Strive for accuracy. Acknowledge and correct mistakes. Think before posting or commenting. Foster community. Disagree respectfully. Provide sources to back up your statements, when appropriate. Disclose conflicts of interest. Remember that your posts and comments reflect on you.

– Topics that may give an appearance of an agreement to violate the antitrust laws may not be discussed on the SCCBR blog. Members shall not discuss with any competitor their individual company policies relating to prices or related types of sensitive information, including:
(a) commission levels, fees, business expenses or other business information or policies which would allow or encourage price fixing or maintenance;
(b) bids on contracts for particular properties or any information which would allow or encourage bid rigging;
(c) a firm’s competitive business decisions;
(d) duration or types of listing agreements the firm will enter into or the form of compensation the firm will accept or negotiate;
(e) the compensation offered or paid to a firm’s agents or employees;
(f) plans concerning any proposed or existing customers, clients or territories;
(g) any other actions that might be construed as concerted attempts to restrain competition, including joint attempts to control or affect prices, market conditions, marketing practices, customer choice, or the like. It is the responsibility of each member to avoid raising improper subjects for discussion. However, if discussion of any inappropriate topics occurs on the SCCBR blog, all members participating in the discussion should openly disassociate themselves from such discussions, and inform SCCBR staff immediately.

– If you have questions about the terms of use, please contact SCCBR at sccazrealtor@gmail.com


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