KAR 11:121 Submission of Written Offers

Section 2. Submission of Written Offers.

(1) If a principal broker has entered into a written listing agreement, or any other written agreement, under the terms of which the principal broker agrees to provide real estate brokerage services for a fee, compensation, or other valuable consideration for the client, the principal broker shall provide, unless specifically waived or modified by the client in writing, for real estate that is the subject of the written agreement, the following services:
(a) Accept delivery and submit to the client, without delay, all written offers to lease or purchase;
(b) Accept all earnest money deposits that are presented to the principal broker or an affiliated licensee of the principal broker;
(c) Until the completion of the transaction, assist the client in developing, communicating, negotiating, and presenting offers, counteroffers, and notices that relate to offers and counter-offers; and
(d) Answer the client’s questions relating to offers, counteroffers, notices, and contingencies involved in the lease or purchase.

(2)(a) Each principal broker, or an affiliated licensee of the principal broker, who represents a client shall, without delay, submit all written offers to lease or purchase real estate from the principal broker’s client to the person or legal entity authorized to sell or lease the property or to the principal broker, or an affiliated licensee of the principal broker, who has entered into a written agreement according to subsection (1) of this section.

A licensee representing a seller shall submit a notice in writing through electronic, text, or other media to the licensee representing a buyer of the date and time when the offer was presented to the seller.
(b) If the principal broker is acting as a transactional broker, the principal broker shall follow the lawful instructions of the parties and provide the brokerage services as outlined in the transactional brokerage agreement.

(3) Failure to comply with this section shall constitute gross negligence in violation of KRS 324.160(4)(v)

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