About Smith & Smith Realtors
Jim Smith Broker for Smith & Smith, Realtors
Jim Smith would like to welcome you and take this opportunity to share a little about himself. Jim has over 35 years experience in guiding home sellers and home buyers and investors. Jim is a native Tulsans. He has lived, attended school and worked in the community for over 75 years. His love for Tulsa is apparent with their vast collection of Tulsa memorabilia displayed at their office. Having raised his family in Tulsa he knows the importance of home and the role the community makes in your everyday life. Using this knowledge is a key to his success in helping fellow Tulsans with their Real Estate needs.
Jim attended Webster High School and the University of Tulsa, graduating with a degree in accounting. After working for Skelly Oil Co. for twenty years, Jim made a career change to Real Estate in 1988. His clientele has ranged from first time home buyers to multi-unit investors. Jim is a unique Realtor with diverse experience. He looks forward to working with you.
Brokerage Disclosure Services
Working with a Real Estate Broker (For the purpose of this section the term “Broker” includes all real estate licensees affiliated with the broker.) Under the Oklahoma Real Estate License Law, a real estate licensee provides services to buyers and sellers as either a “transaction broker” or a “single-party broker”.
Unless there is a written agreement to the contrary, a real estate broker is a “transaction broker”.
Duties & Responsibilities
The transaction broker’s duties and responsibilities are defined in the License Law as follows:
- To perform the terms of written brokerage agreement, if applicable.
- To treat all parties with honesty.
- To comply with all requirements of the Oklahoma Real Estate License Code and all applicable statutes and rules.
- To exercise reasonable skill and care including:
- Timely presentation of all written offers and counter-offers.
- Keeping you fully informed regarding the transaction.
- Timely accounting for all money and property received by the broker.
- Unless required by law, the broker shall not without the express permission of the respective party, disclose the following confidential information to the other party:
- That a party is willing to pay more or accept less than what is being offered,
- That a party is willing to agree to financing terms that are different than those offered: and
- The motivation of either party in selling or purchasing the property.
However, the broker must disclose pertinent facts relating to property which have not been disclosed by the Seller, or are otherwise known by the broker.
The broker must enter into a written brokerage agreement with Buyer or Seller prior to providing services as a single party broker.
Duties and Responsibilities
The single -party broker performs all of the duties performed by the transaction broker and has the following additional duties:
- Perform all brokerage activities for the benefit of the party for whom the single-party broker is performing services unless prohibited by law.
- Obey the specific directions of the party for whom the single-party broker is performing services unless the directions are contrary to applicable statutes and rules or to the terms of the contract between the Buyer and Seller.
(Brokerage Service Disclosure is an excerpt of the GTAR Contract Guide.)