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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Is this a serious question? They are important because they exist. They are important because if you act in violation of them you might have a bit of a problem and then some.

Jan 13, 2017 04:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

If you need to ask this question, real estate may not be the best field for you.

Jan 13, 2017 02:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

jail time may not be as bad now as it was decades ago.... three balanced meals; a library and a gym.... what more do you need...

Jan 13, 2017 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
3,680,052
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

All laws are important.  

Jan 13, 2017 05:09 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Because they are.

Jan 13, 2017 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

Jan 13, 2017 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Because you need to follow both!

Jan 13, 2017 01:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Nina Hollander on this.  

Jan 13, 2017 11:45 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Because local laws say no asking of student questions via anonymous.  You have been reported.

Jan 13, 2017 09:40 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Britannica says:

Tenth Amendment, amendment (1791) to the Constitution of the United States, part of the Bill of Rights, providing the powers “reserved” to the states.

The full text of the Amendment is:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

 

Jan 13, 2017 08:06 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

What Nina Hollander said!  And, Here is a link to the many asnwers given one of the other times this question was asked.

Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA answer may be closest to what you are looking for:
"State laws and county/city laws define practices at a regional level.  Federal laws need to be broad as they apply to all 50 states and the terriories and the district of columbia.  Fair housing is a federal law example, having to install low flow toilets & showers and earthquake safety shutoffs on the gas meter is an example of a Los Angeles CITY law/code."

Jan 13, 2017 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Roy Kelley nailed this one!

Jan 13, 2017 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

To stay out of jail.

Jan 13, 2017 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Where is the law against anonymous questions?

Jan 13, 2017 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It gives the citizen the option to choose the free public housing that may be in their future.

Jan 13, 2017 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No idea. 

Jun 14, 2019 09:33 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I'm sorry but this sounds like a filler question so I guess that's why you posted anonymously? Cause this sounds like something you should have learned in elementary school.

Dec 04, 2017 10:57 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Well, all the laws are important. If we do not abide by......

Jan 15, 2017 09:32 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Mr Goulet, my jr high civics teacher may be able to help with this one.

Jan 15, 2017 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Because he state has different laws.

Jan 15, 2017 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Laws are important, you have to follow them or suffer the consequences.

Jan 14, 2017 08:46 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Really?  Laws are iportnat all over the world

Jan 13, 2017 10:12 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Just know that they are important. The law is there for a reason. Do you really want to break any laws. 

Jan 13, 2017 08:55 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Because if you intend to stay of of court and jail you will follow the law, state, local or federal.

Jan 13, 2017 06:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The state is hands on while the feds just blanket the area

Jan 13, 2017 01:08 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

to protect the public

Jan 13, 2017 10:20 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered

Jan 13, 2017 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

We don't have any states in our great nation so we don't have any state laws.

Jan 13, 2017 08:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Real estate is local. States issue RE licenses not the federal government. Federal laws, state laws and local city and municiple laws must all be adhered to.

Fair Housing and Lead paint disclosure are federal laws. Most everything else is state and local.

Jan 13, 2017 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

State laws augment Federal laws as they may apply on a State level. Since they are passed into law by the State Legislature, they can be just as important.

Jan 13, 2017 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

It is more specific to the needs of the local region.

Jan 13, 2017 05:33 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Because they dictate how I operate my business.

Jan 13, 2017 05:32 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

I Like ROYs answer

Jan 13, 2017 05:21 AM