In cooperation with The Florida Realtors, The Fund now offers the NEW Florida Realtors/Florida Bar Contract Preparation Manual complete with the recently revised 2010 Florida Realtors/Florida Bar contracts and riders!
Considered the ultimate guide to contracts in Florida, the Florida Realtors/Florida BAR Contract Preparation Manual gives you line-by-line definitions of each paragraph, along with standards of the uniform contracts, with clarifications.
The manual, updated frequently with supplements and revisions, also contains examples, checklists, and references to a host of subjects, such as:
- Financing contingencies
- Interest rates
- Survey requirements
- Property inspections
- Sample contracts, standard, addenda, and riders
The Florida Realtors/Florida Bar-Contract (“Contract”) forms represent a major revision of prior editions. Starting in 2008, the Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee undertook an effort to merge the FAR/BAR forms of contract with the FAR Residential form of contract, the objective being to produce a single form of standardized contract that could be used throughout the state.
After hundreds of hours of meetings the effort was unsuccessful. However, the current forms, in large part, evolved out of those efforts. The revisions represented by the Contracts involve both form and substance. Real estate brokers, agents and attorneys who are familiar with prior editions of the Contract forms will need to undertake the effort to become as familiar with the current edition as they were with prior editions. This manual is intended to assist in that effort.