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At OREF we know the cost of doing business can be high. It can be a struggle to keep up with memberships, dues, and daily expenses while still providing the best service to your clients. We have taken several steps over the last few years to prevent an increase in the cost of the OREF library subscription so that all brokers have access to use the forms ethically and responsibility ensuring that all parties to a transaction are best served. However, we have seen an increase in reports of sharing forms, downloading forms from free publications, and other misuses of the OREF library.
So why is it important for everyone using an OREF form to have a subscription?
- Only subscribers have access to the most up-to-date forms.
Our Forms Committee works diligently each year to ensure the OREF library is accurate, legally up-to-date, and reflective of industry practices and standards. Shared forms or forms downloaded without a subscription may not be the most current version and could put you and your client at risk.
- Transaction details may not be accurate.
With an OREF library subscription, the name of each user prints at the bottom of the form, this identifies the broker responsible for the transaction. Sharing forms may cause confusion or misunderstanding around which broker is responsible.
- Working together to build client trust and elevate the transaction process.
The form version date and name of the responsible broker appears at the bottom of each form for each transaction. This provides reassurance to the other parties that the transaction is completed with the most current requirements and practices.
What if you are not sure if you (or your company) have an active subscription to the current OREF library?
- Check with your principal broker.
We have seen some instances of broker platforms allowing sharing of outdated or incorrect forms with subscribers and non-subscribers of the OREF library. Principle brokers with a multi-user subscription to the OREF library will have renewed the subscription with the total number of users in the agency.
- Check with OREF.
Please give us a call and we will be happy to let you know when your subscription expires or if you have an active subscription.