What Federal Laws Apply to Real Estate Agents?

Answer Real estate is, by its very nature, an industry that focuses on local matters. Real estate agents are licensed and regulated by state agencies in the U.S., but laws exist at the federal level that ... Read More »

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Tax Strategies for Real Estate Agents?

If a real estate agent works under a broker and receives payment in the form of a commission, he is considered self-employed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS regulations treat him as ... Read More »

What Questions Should I Ask Prospective Real Estate Agents Before Hiring Them?

When choosing a real estate agent, "If you pick up the phone book and choose from the Yellow Pages, you won't make a better decision than if you picked up the telephone book to choose a brain surge... Read More »

Real Estate Agents' Tools for an Office in the Car?

Real Estate agents spend a large portion of their work day in their cars. A busy day of driving to listing appointments, meeting with clients and taking prospective home buyers to see houses can pr... Read More »

Federal Laws for Estate Tax Returns?

Estate tax returns are tax returns filed on a person's estate after death. The "gross estate" includes all the deceased's property and assets, as well as any investments he had an interest in when ... Read More »