ASSEMBLY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY, No. 4454

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED: †JUNE 7, 2024

 

††††† The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 4454.

††††† This bill incorporates certain protections for consumers regarding residential real estate transactions and certain aspects of commercial real estate transactions.† Specifically, the bill incorporates into current law the responsibilities to a consumer of a brokerage firm; a buyerís agent; a sellerís agent; a dual agent; a designated agent; and a transaction broker.† Additionally, the bill establishes the circumstances under which an individual is a buyerís agent and under which an individual is a sellerís agent and delineates the terms of the broker agreement between the agent and a consumer.†

††††† The bill also stipulates that a sellerís agent is not required to submit any notice to a Multiple Listing Service stating that a seller has authorized the sharing of the compensation for the sellerís agent with cooperating subagents, transaction brokers or a buyerís agent, or the amount of compensation to any Multiple Listing Service.† Under the bill, a statement regarding a property is required for prospective buyers to see and is to be posted at open houses for the property.† Lastly, the continuing education requirements of licensees to the Real Estate Commission are to include at least one hour on agency per biennial renewal period.

††††† As reported by the committee, Assembly Bill No. 4454 is identical to Senate Bill No. 3192, which was also reported by the committee on this date.