Offering of Inducements in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements

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Offering of Inducements in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements


Does the advertisement offer inducements to buyers or sellers other than inducements involving a contest; element of chance; lottery; drawing; or other such mechanism by which a prize or anything of value is to be awarded based upon the luck of the draw or other such limited criteria?

The offering of compensation or anything of value by way of a contest; element of chance; lottery; drawing; or other mechanism by which a prize or anything of value is to be awarded is PROHIBITED by law in Maryland.

This information was provided by the Maryland Real Estate Commission.


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Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Your making known the Maryland laws surrounding real estate is valuable, Roy.

May 26, 2019 04:56 AM #1
Dave Rosenmarkle
Highland Realty - Arlington, VA
32 years of providing fully satisfying service!

There are a lot of newbies who think they have invented a can't miss marketing strategy - we'll read about them in the Board adjudications.

May 26, 2019 05:33 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Just when one thinks of a gimic, it is time to learn the law. Enjoy your day!

May 26, 2019 06:18 AM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

You would think...but we know better...that there would be some Broker supervision to prevent this from happening..but...

May 26, 2019 06:46 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

If laws are not enforced, they can certainly get out of hand, so it is important to know the laws and adhere to them.

May 26, 2019 07:03 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It is prohibited in many states including California.  Wishing you a great Monday.  A

May 26, 2019 07:42 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - knowing, understanding and following the laws in your state help protect the practioniers and consumers alike.  Good news to share as the reminders can't be said enough.  

May 26, 2019 11:22 AM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback and your continued support are very much appreciated.

May 27, 2019 05:08 AM #12
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