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Seller’s Broker’s Duty to Be Factually Accurate

The California Court of Appeals in Saffie v. Scheming (2014) 224 Cal.App. 4th 563, recently held that a seller’s broker has a duty to be factually accurate and not much more.  The Court of Appeals determined that the seller’s broker had fulfilled his duties to the buyer by simply ensuring the accuracy of the information in the MLS listing including providing details of a report the seller had obtained.   The seller’s broker,  in Saffie, did not disclose that the information in the report (about whether a property was buildable) may no longer be accurate given that years had passed since seller’s expert had prepared a fault zone report  and the law had changed.  The Court of Appeals held that it was enough that the seller’s broker

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