This Agreement (hereinafter the "Agreement") is made this
15th day of December, 2018 (Effective Date)
by and between
Full Name and (if married) Spouse Full Name of City, State (hereinafter "Buyer/Seller") and Realty Rewards, LLC of Paradise Valley, Arizona (hereinafter "Referring Broker"). DEFINITIONS
Affiliate Broker. A licensed broker under contract with Client’s Broker to represent Client in areas where Client’s Broker does not have representation.
Client’s Broker. An independent licensed broker who has agreed with Realty Rewards to represent Client in the purchase of a Resale Property or in the sale of Client’s Property and pay to Realty Rewards a Referral Fee.
Assigned Agent. A licensed real estate agent who is affiliated with Client's Broker or Affiliate Broker and is specifically assigned to Client by Client's Broker or Affiliate Broker at the time of closing.
Resale Property. Any residential real property offered for sale by a licensed broker through the MLS listing service.
New Home Property. A new home constructed or to be constructed by Designated New Home Builder.
Designated New Home Builder. A New Home Builder who has agreed to pay Realty Rewards a Referral Fee upon the purchase of New Home Property by Client.
Client’s Property. Residential real property that is currently owned by Client.
Referral Fee. The amount of money due to Realty Rewards for referring Client to Client’s Broker or a Designated New Homebuilder for the purchase by Client of Resale Property, or New Home Property, and/or the sale of Client’s Property.
Rebate. The consideration paid to Client by Realty Rewards for agreeing to the terms and conditions of this Agreement including complying with the registration and mortgage qualifying process outlined on Realty Reward’s Website. Such consideration will be rebated in the form of a prepaid, reloadable American Express® Reward Card (in the name of Client) (“Card”). The total value of the Card is limited to $20,000.00 or the maximum amount permitted by American Express® at the time of the issuance of the Card. Any Rebate in excess of $20,000 or the maximum amount permitted by American Express® at the time of issuance of the Card will be paid by check to Client by Realty Rewards. The Terms and Conditions of the Card are fully explained on Website http://realty-rewards.com/supporting-partner-network/amex/
Website. www.realty-rewards.com, including all supporting pages.
WHEREAS, Client desires to purchase either a Resale Property or New Home
Property and\or sell Client’s Property and receive a Rebate from Realty Rewards;
WHEREAS, Client understands that Realty Rewards will not be representing Client in any purchase and/or sale of Property;
WHEREAS, Realty Rewards will be referring Client to Designated New Home Builder(s) and/or Client’s Broker who have agreed to pay a Referral Fee to Realty Rewards and assist Client in the purchase of New Home Property or Resale Property, and/or sale of Client’s Property;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows: 1. LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Realty Rewards is a Designated Broker licensed by the State of Arizona. Information regarding the Designated Broker, including the Broker’s license, can be found at www.realty-rewards.com. Realty Rewards will comply with applicable Arizona Real Estate Statutes, Arizona Department of Real Estate Guidelines and other laws applicable to maintaining its license as a Designated Broker.
2. TERM AND TERMINATION
The term of this Agreement will begin on the Effective Date and continue for six months (the “Term”), unless earlier terminated by either party upon at least fifteen days (15)
prior written notice. If neither party has cancelled this Agreement before the end of the initial six (6) month term, then the Agreement will automatically renew for an additional six (6) month Term with the same Terms and Conditions. Should either Party terminate this Agreement, Client will forgo any and all Rebates earned and not paid under this Agreement.
For the Term of this Agreement, and for Client to receive any Rebate, Realty Rewards will have the right to refer Client to Client’s Broker who will appoint an Assigned Agent to show Client Resale Properties. Also, for the Term of this Agreement, and for Client to receive any Rebate, Realty Rewards will have the right to refer Client to Client’s Broker for the sale of Client’s Property should Client desire to sell such Property. Realty Rewards will also have the right to refer Client to Designated New Home Builders listed on the Realty Rewards Website.
The Rebate due to Client will be calculated as follows:
a. For the purchase of New Home Property, the Rebate will be eighty percent (80%) of the Referral Fee paid to Realty Rewards by the Designated New Home Builder. Client understands that to be eligible for this Rebate, the Client must not involve any real estate agent and or broker in the transaction and must deal directly with the Designated New Home Builder. If Client involves or has involved an agent or broker not referred by Realty Rewards, the Client will not be entitled to any Rebate. If the Client involves the Assigned Agent in the purchase of a New Home Property, the Rebate will be calculated as in the case of a Resale Property. b. In the case of Resale Property purchased through the services of Client's Broker, the Rebate will be limited to eighty percent (80%) of the Referral Fee paid to Realty Rewards by Client’s Broker. Client understands that to receive any Rebate Client must use only the services of the Assigned Agent.
c. In the case of the sale of Client’s Property, the Rebate will be eighty percent (80%) of the Referral Fee paid to Realty Rewards by Client’s Broker. Client understands that to receive any rebate Client must use only the services of the Assigned Agent.
d. The Rebate will be paid to the Client in the form of a prepaid, reloadable American Express® Reward Card within 30 days from close of escrow on the purchased
Property or on the sale of Client’s Property in the amount described above. Any Rebate in excess of $20,000 or the maximum amount permitted by American Express® at the time of issuance of the Card will be paid by check to Client by Realty Rewards.
e. The Client acknowledges that it is illegal to use a Rebate for the down payment on any Property for which a Rebate is paid under this Agreement and agrees not to use any Rebate for the down payment on any such Property.
f. IF FOR ANY REASON REALTY REWARDS DOES NOT RECEIVE A REFERRAL FEE ON THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF PROPERTY, CLIENT IS NOT ENTITLED TO ANY REBATE.
g. Client acknowledges and agrees that the Referral Fee, including the Client’s Rebate portion to be paid to Client, will be initially received by Realty Rewards and deposited into its operating account. From this operating account, the Rebate amount will be transferred to American Express® or directly to Client by check.
During the Term of this Agreement, in order to receive the Rebate, Client will not engage any outside broker or agent to represent Client in the purchase of Property or the sale of Client’s Property; nor will Client contact Designated New Home Builder(s) directly for the purchase of a New Home prior to the referral of Client to such Designated New Home Builder. For Client to receive the Rebate from Realty Rewards, Realty Rewards must have received a Referral Fee from either the Client’s Broker or the Designated New Home Builder.
6. PRIVACY AND INFORMATION SHARING
The only information of Client to be shared with Realty Rewards by the qualifying mortgage institution listed on Website will be that the Client has qualified for mortgage financing and the amount of the approved mortgage financing. Realty Rewards may share such information with Client’s Broker and/or Designated New Home Builder(s). In addition, Realty Rewards may share Client registration information with Realty Rewards advertisers on Website.
7. CLIENTS NON-DISCLOSURE OF USE OF OTHER BROKER
On the registration page of the Website, Client must indicate whether or not Client is currently represented by any broker or agent. If Client has falsely represented that Client is not represented by a broker or agent, then any Client Rebate may be reduced or eliminated entirely to the extent the Referral Fee paid to Realty Rewards has been reduced or eliminated.
8. LEGAL ADVICE
Client acknowledges that Realty Rewards, it’s employees, advertisers, or licensees offer no legal advice to Client and Client is advised to consult outside legal counsel before signing this Agreement.
Realty Rewards is not acting as Client’s selling or buying broker and Client will hold Realty Rewards, American Express®, and Realty Rewards advertisers harmless and will indemnify Realty Rewards, American Express®, and Realty Rewards advertisers for and from any disputes, claims, causes of action arising out of the purchase and/or sale of any Property, including any damages and costs of defense incurred therein unless proximately caused by Realty Rewards’ gross or sole negligence or willful misconduct. Moreover, Client agrees to forgo any and all Rebates in case of any dispute, claim or cause of action.
10. FINAL AGREEMENT
This Agreement represents the entire agreement with respect to the subject matters herein and this Agreement terminates and supersedes all prior understandings and agreements with respect to such matters. In the case of any conflicts in this Agreement and information on Website, this Agreement will prevail. This Agreement may be amended only in writing and signed, or electronically signed, by both parties.
11. STATE RESTRICTIONS
Client acknowledges that Realty Rewards is not authorized to operate and offer Rebates in the following states where the Property is located: Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, and Iowa. Therefore, no Rebates for purchases or sales of Property in these states are offered or paid.
12. LEGAL CONSTRUCTION
In the event any provision contained in this Agreement is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other provisions. In that event, this Agreement will be construed as if any such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision was never a part of this Agreement.
13. GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State where Property is located without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law.
Each party agrees that any demands, disputes or claims arising out of this Agreement shall be first mediated and then arbitrated by the American Arbitration Association located in the state where Property is located. In mediation, each party shall bear their own attorney fees. In arbitration, the prevailing party shall be entitled to their attorney fees.
Client and Spouse (if any) indicate approval of this Agreement by electronically signing (typing in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS)in the form of /FULL NAME/ (Forward Backslashes must be placed before and after the full name) and clicking “SUBMIT” on the Registration Page.
Full Name DATE 12-15-2018 (Electronic Signature)
Full Name DATE 12-15-2018 (Electronic Signature) REALTY REWARDS:
Realty Rewards, LLC, Designated Broker, License #: BR012921000
By clicking Submit, I agree that my typed name will be the electronic representation of my signature and initials for all purposes when I (or my agent) use it on documents, including legally binding contracts - just the same as a pen-and-paper signature.