Website Ownership as distinguished from ARG™ as Leasee and restricted licensed end-user
Askins Realty Group, LLC, a licensed Texas LLC Real Estate Broker, is herein referred to as "ARG™." ARG™ leases and operates this real estate website that offers public access to realtyanna.com through a limited end-user licensing agreement with Agent Fire, who is the owner of this website's software and code. ARG, as a non-owner and restricted end-user, disclaims any liability associated with software code developed and employed by Agent Fire. Additionally, Showcase IDX, under licensing agreements with Agent Fire and Realty Anna, exercises exclusive control involving MLS® integration and data display of all MLS Listings sourced from participating member brokers, including the interfacing MLS® storage servers where proprietary MLS data and photos reside and are managed by MLS. All proprietary MLS® Listing data and public data feed transmission network(s) that supply MLS-affiliated listing data to Realty Anna are owned and operated exclusively by MLS, NTREIS, and fed through an interfacing technology contractor network owned and operated by Showcase IDX.
ARG™, who leases monthly access to this website through a limited end-user agreement, maintains no ownership interest in Agent Fire or MLS® nor exercises any supervisory control over the transitory MLS data that is ported and displayed through user-initiated actions. MLS owns, controls, and exclusively licenses to Agent Fire and ARG™ all MLS data passively transmitted to this website by public user input interactions. Any display of MLS information viewed by user-requested inputs on this website is transitory and temporary (deciduous), as MLS listings are never copied and stored on this website and are always under the control of Agent Fire, Showcase IDX, and MLS®. MLS® proprietary listings are always passively transmitted directly to users' internet-connected devices from third-party MLS-controlled data servers based upon public-initiated search request criteria (ARG™ has no involvement in this leased and licensed automated end-user data requisition or network delivery system of MLS-controlled content). MLS® listings are never published to or stored directly on this real estate website (non-evergreen website), nor do they ever leave the control of MLS® or Agent Fire/ Showcase IDX-owned technologies. All MLS photos displayed in the MLS system are the absolute and complete legal responsibility of the publishing MLS® listing agent and MLS (Multiple Listing Service) of record as named and shown in each published MLS Listing. ARG has no supervisory control over the real-time content published to the MLS system by competing real estate brokerages and their agents that may contain a copyright infringement. ARG has no ability or contractual obligation to supervise or control MLS® content published to MLS® and passively syndicated and transmitted to this website by user search requests. Please be advised that every MLS® listing displayed via this website contains an MLS® number, the MLS® listing agent's name, and the responsible broker. Please address any concerns with any copyright claim directly with the responsible third-party listing agent and or broker of record or with the Multiple Listing Service, who is the MLS® database owner responsible for enforcing policies concerning copyright infringements.
Askins Realty Group, LLC does not make any express or implied representations or warranties as to the accuracy, financial suitability, or completeness of the information found on THIS WEBSITE, nor does the information found on this website bind ARG™ in any way matter or form, unless agreed to in writing by ARG™ via a fully executed representation agreement. By using this website, you acknowledge, agree, and accept that ARG™ provides no user warranty of any kind, implied or otherwise, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information and third-party licensed information you obtain from THIS WEBSITE. You further acknowledge and agree that ARG™ offers no financial advice or guarantee of future home values. You further agree to hold harmless the Askins Realty Group, LLC, from any liabilities associated with your usage of this website and information obtained from THIS WEBSITE.
By your access and use of THIS WEBSITE to view MLS® listings, you agree to indemnify Askins Realty Group, LLC, if you discover any code accessibility issues and or copyrighted infringements uploaded by third-party MLS® members other than licensed Realtor® members of ARG™. ARG™ maintains a DMCA Takedown policy if you discover a third-party infringement on THIS WEBSITE. However, ARG™ gives notice that the responsible DMCA agents for any claims of third-party MLS® photo infringement content that may display on THIS WEBSITE reside with MLS® or NTREIS®, who are the respective technology owners and are the only parties who can access their proprietary systems, and investigate and remove infringing materials. By using THIS WEBSITE, you agree to hold harmless ARG™ from all third-party-originated content containing infringements.
Your Use of THIS WEBSITE
You agree that your use of THIS WEBSITE is always at the sole discretion of ARG™ and that your use is for personal, non-commercial residential real estate-specific needs. You certify that you will not use any information obtained from THIS WEBSITE as a basis for providing commercial services or for any other purpose other than your personal real estate-related needs without the Askins Realty Group's express written consent LLC.
You further agree, attest, and certify that your online user account information is true and accurate. User accounts that are not verifiable are subject to being deleted without notice.
Like most sites on the Internet, we also collect anonymous data on how our visitors use THIS WEBSITE. This data reflects site usage patterns gathered during thousands of customer visits each month and does not contain any personally identifying information. We reserve the right to share this anonymous usage data with third parties for analysis to improve our website's effectiveness.
Copyright and Trademark Notice
Content copying is prohibited. You are not authorized to infringe or steal copyrighted content or intellectual property from http://www.realtyanna.com as all content, photos, logos, CTA's, descriptions, blog entries, creative design elements constitute copyrighted intellectual property and are protected by copyright law. ARG™ reserves the right to enforce our copyrighted intellectual property through legal action without notice.
ARG™ is a registered and protected Trademark of the Askins Realty Group, LLC.
No use or duplication of this Trademark is permitted without prior written permission of the Askins Realty Group, LLC.
Other Trademarks that may appear on this website are their respective owners' property and do not represent a business affiliation or endorsement of any kind by ARG™ unless specifically stated.
Third-Party Vendor Information
The Askins Realty Group, LLC, uses several Third-Party Vendors who passively transmit real-time, user-requested content to this website. Askins Realty Group, LLC (ARG™) is not responsible for any infringements transmitted by third-party vendor data feeds, including MLS® andas a result of ARG™ website user requests. All MLS® photos are network transmitted and provided courtesy of NTREIS/MLS®, who maintain and exercise absolute proprietary control of MLS® data and photos. No MLS® photos are ever copied or stored, nor are they under the control of ARG™ or this website. ARG™ offers third-party content for informational purposes only. ARG™ does not guarantee the accuracy of any third-party information. Visitors and registered users agree to accept complete responsibility for their reliance upon any third-party information found on THIS WEBSITE and agree to hold harmless the Askins Realty Group, LLC, for any inaccuracies, mistakes, or passively networked infringements that may accompany third-party derived information found herein.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")
ARG™ respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects you to do the same. Per the DMCA, ARG™ will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement discovered on THIS WEBSITE if submitted to ARG's™' Copyright Agent as described below. Upon receipt of a notice alleging copyright infringement, ARG™ will take whatever action it deems appropriate within its sole discretion, including removing the allegedly infringing materials.
If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated by ARG™ or by a third party who has uploaded materials to the Site, please provide the following information to ARG's™ designated Copyright Agent listed below:
a. A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
b. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
c. An address, telephone number, and e-mail address where ARG™ can contact you and, if different, an e-mail address where the alleged infringing party, if not ARG™, can contact you;
d. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use is not authorized by the copyright owner or other intellectual property rights owner, by its agent, or by law;
e. A statement by you under penalty of perjury that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or are authorized to act on the owner's behalf;
f. Your electronic or physical signature.
ARG™ may request additional information before removing any allegedly infringing material. In the event
ARG™ removes the allegedly infringing materials, ARG™ will immediately notify the person responsible for posting such materials that ARG™ removed or disabled access to the materials. ARG™ may also provide the responsible person with your e-mail address so that the person may respond to your allegations.
Askins Realty Group, LLC Designated Agent:
630 Brook Dr.
Anna, TX 75409
Repeat Infringer Policy
ARG™ reserves the right to terminate, limit or suspend any user's access to the site in the event of repeated infringing activity. If you believe that a user of this site constitutes a repeat infringer, please access our DMCA Policy and follow the instructions to contact ARG's™ Copyright Agent. Please include sufficient information to assist ARG™ in determining that the user repeatedly engaged in infringing activity.
Notice About Online CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) or What's My Home Worth
ARG™ offers users a convenient "CMA" Tool (Comparative Market Analysis Tool) so users may determine an approximate market value of their respective homes. ARG™ does not guarantee, warrant, or certify the accuracy of this information offered by the CMA tool itself. Actual CMA reports where a price opinion is rendered are preliminary and will involve visiting your home before advising on a realistic market price. ARG™ does not guarantee or warranty any final CMA numbers that may be indicated by using our online CMA tool, which selects COMPS automatically. Users of this website agree to hold harmless ARG™ of any liability associated with their reliance upon automated CMA results.
Final market value determination can only occur based upon an analysis of "Comps" and market conditions.
CLOSED (SOLD) Listing Information
NTREIS (North Texas Real Estate Information System) provides "Sold" listing information to this website. Users acknowledge and understand that access to this information requires user registration by the rule of NTREIS and that final CLOSED (SOLD) prices indicated on "CLOSED (Sold) Listings" may not reflect actual sold prices. It is a policy of NTREIS and the MLS® boards that make up NTREIS to withhold final sold prices purposely. The ACTUAL SOLD PRICES shown on CLOSED (SOLD) LISTINGS is the last known price said MLS® listings displayed before being marked as SOLD. To obtain actual final SOLD pricing, you must contact a Realtor who can supply a CLOSED (SOLD) report.
Disclaimer: Property Taxes Are Estimations Only and Subject to Verification
ARG™ recommends that all users of this website familiarize themselves with the various taxing jurisdictions in and around the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and research these public access websites and use them to verify property tax amounts that may apply to specific property addresses of interest.
Cash Rebate Terms and Conditions
Commission rebates discussed on this website are not guaranteed and are always deemed negotiable on a per-client basis and subject to an executed contractual agreement with ARG™. Agents working under the license of ARG™ are independent contractors and may not be bound by rebates discussed on this website. Cash rebate amounts shown on this website are strictly limited-service rebates. Any rebate amounts that may be shown are not guaranteed unless agreed to in writing and made part of an executed buyer agreement with Askins Realty Group, LLC.
Any rebate percentage paid is always calculated based on the actual commissions paid by a new home builder. For example, if ARG™ has committed to a 2.5% cash rebate based upon the commission sales price of $400,000, then your rebate would be $10,000, if the commission is based on $400,000. When in doubt refer to your Buyer Representation agreement. ARG™ does not deduct business expenses before determining your cash rebate. Additionally, your builder's new home contract will provide that specific realtor compensation information.
To obtain a cash rebate from ARG™, a new home buyer cannot be represented by another licensed real estate professional and must ensure at the time of their contract that Realtor Mike Askins, of "Askins Realty Group, LLC" is added to your contract as your buyer agent. An ARG™ client must agree to execute a brokerage rebate protection agreement for the rebate they are to receive.
In the event of non-payment to ARG™ of their buyer's broker commission, as provided for in your new home purchase contract, the client agrees to hold ARG harmless for non-credit, non-payment of an agreed-upon cash rebate. Clients acknowledge that ALL client cash rebates depend upon FULL payment of the buyer's broker commission as determined at the time of contract and as shown in your written buyer agreement.
With some DFW area builders and per their company's specific contract language and terms, your rebate may be forced to be used towards closing costs or further price reductions. These restrictive conditions are never imposed by ARG™, are outside our control, and may be contrary to Federal Public Policy efforts aimed at preventing any anti-competitive efforts that result in a restraint of trade.
In the unlikely event, our Realtor commission paid to ARG™ is less than the amount shown in your agreement, the commission rebate will also be commensurately less. Rebates are always based on a percent of the actual dollars paid by the home builder versus your new home's final sales price.
Per the regulations of the Texas Real Estate Commission in Austin (TREC), All cash rebates are subject to the consent of the Principals (Clients) we (ARG™) represent. Meaning if ARG™ is representing a specific party in a real estate transaction, we need that party's consent before providing that party a cash rebate. Usually, this is accomplished via a buyer representation agreement where the rebate amounts and terms of our services are mutually agreed upon.
Cash rebates may be used towards a buyer's closing costs and prepaids, but never towards a buyer's down payment (if financed) unless allowed by your lender. Other uses of ARG's™ buyer cash rebate may involve a reduction of your home's final price or increasing your new home design center allowance by the amount of your rebate without increasing your home's final sales price.
It is the responsibility of all clients to contact us before signing a new home contract with any builder to understand the actual rebate amounts ARG™ will commit to and get that rebate amount from us in writing. At that time, we will confirm your rebate and bring to your attention any contingent issues that may cause your rebate amount to change. Rebates will not change after your representation agreement with ARG™ is executed unless upon the consent of all parties or in the event of partial or non-payment of full commission by your home builder.
In no case shall any cash rebate offer be more than the actual commission paid to ARG™.
Pre-owned MLS® Listings
Pre-owned rebates of 1% generally apply to preowned MLS listings. Below $250K, we are currently not offering a cash rebate. Always check with us, as percentages are never fixed and are negotiable.
Exclusive Low Cost to Commission FREE New Home Move-up Offer
ARG™ offers a leading low-cost to completely commission-free "NEW home move-up" that will vary depending upon the home builder involved, the price of your new home versus the selling price of your preowned home. (Visit our Free-Move-up offer and move-up calculator). Actual client cost for ARG's™ "Free" move-up is based upon the new home builder. Please contact Realtor Mike Askins for an estimate of costs and MLS Listing Commission savings we can offer you. It is your responsibility to obtain a listing commission quote from ARG™ for each new home builder you consider as your cost for MLS® Listing Services depends upon the buyer agent commission being paid by your chosen home builder. TIME SENSITIVE QUOTES: Quotes are also time-sensitive as builder sales promotions regarding special commission offerings can often change without notice, and may affect your listing cost to sell your home. ARG™ will only guarantee your MLS® Listing Cost of Services in a fully signed Listing Agreement when you hire us to represent you in the sale of your home.
PLEASE NOTE: Our money-saving low-cost to FREE move-up offer is always in lieu of our advertised New Homebuyer cash rebate offer.
ARG™ money-saving New home move-up offer applies to most DFW area new home builders in the Dallas/ Fort Worth/ North Texas New Home Market Area. When in doubt, call or text Mike @ 214-727-3686.
Advertised Home Builder Promotions
All new home promotionals advertised in our BLOG concerning various builders or communities are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed. Although ARG™ deems such ads valid, we do not guarantee them. Although ARG™ responsibly advertises, based upon builder sales promotions, you agree to hold ARG™ harmless if any terms of a sale that may be advertised on this website are no longer in effect or as advertised.
New Home Builder Information
ARG™ provides an abundance of new home information, ARG™ does not represent any new home builders in any manner and never acts as a new home listing agent unless specifically indicated otherwise. ARG™ is NOT compensated by any New Home Builders for advertising or marketing their homes on this website. ARG's™ new home advertisements and information are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice.
New Home Builder Coverage Area
ARG™ works with most, but not all, North Texas new home builders. ARG™ does not offer services for mobile home or prefab home purchases. While the NTREIS MLS® coverage area includes a large section of land and towns, ARG™ reserves the right to provide or deny new home services based upon the location and builder involved.
Denial of Services, Limitation of Services
ARG™ reserves the right, based upon per-individual circumstances, to deny services and or terminate service agreements when the scope of services required is outside our core business of new home buyer representation and Free Move-up/ Reduced Cost Listing Services for new home buyers who have homes to sell. Denial of services may apply when the scope of service needed changes from the original language of an executed representation agreement. Denial of service may also apply to special bond financing programs, purchases based upon seller financing, changes in lender program requirements that disqualify home buyers, switching buying needs from a new home to a preowned purchase, or transactions involving small builders or individual contractor-built homes, regardless of location.
Unsubscribing Your Account with ARG™
Once we receive a notification to stop all email correspondence from a website account holder, ARG™ will delete that user account to fully prevent the possibility of any further communications of any kind. It is your responsibility to notify us in advance if you want to retain your online account. Once accounts are deleted, they can not be reactivated.
No Financial Advice
This website is not intended to replace professional financial, investment, or legal advice. Though we have endeavored to provide the most accurate and timely advice, some of this information is complex and subject to rapid change. As a visitor to our website, you acknowledge and agree that any reliance on or using any information available on this website shall be entirely at your own risk.
Real Estate listings and public MLS® is the key aspect of this website. Blog posts differ, in which opinions are offered that discuss the real estate market, home builders, and trends affecting real estate. The information expressed in blogs found on this website is the blogger's opinion and should not be relied upon as advice of any kind. Blogs are deemed accurate to the best of our knowledge but not guaranteed and may contain omissions, errors, and mistakes. Readers who rely on information found in any blog post do so at their own risk and agree to hold ARG™, its owner, and members harmless. You further acknowledge that ARG™ and its members reserve the right to change blog content at any time.