State moves closer to minimum-service real estate law

Alabama bill would require certain services from brokers

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The Alabama state Legislature has quickly proposed and passed a law that would require all real estate agents and brokers to perform a minimum set of services for their clients. The state’s governor will now consider whether to pass the measure.

Despite objections by the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission to identical language in an earlier proposed bill, the state House voted 94-1 on July 26 to approve the real estate law, Senate Bill 17.