PA Consumer Notice
Brokers or salespersons are required by law to provide sellers and buyers with the written Consumer Notice at the initial interview* if the parties meet in person. However, if the initial interview occurs over the telephone or internet, those identified licensees must provide the seller or buyer with the following disclosure verbatim. The written Consumer Notice must then be provided either at the first meeting or at the time the property is shown
*An initial interview is the first substantive discussion between a licensee involving the personal/business needs or motivations of the consumer. A discussion of the objective facts of the property including dimensions, zoning classification, description of the list price/lease amount is not by itself a substantive discussion.
Oral / Internet Disclosure
“The Real Estate Law requires that I provide you with a written Consumer Notice that describes the various business relationship choices that you may have with the real estate licensee. Since we are discussing real estate without you having the benefit of the Consumer Notice, I have the duty to advise you that any information that you give me at this time is not considered to be confidential unless and until you and I enter into a business relationship. At our first meeting, I will provide you with a consumer notice which explains those business relationships and my responding duties.”