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TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE

Welcome to the Sothebys International Realty web site. Sothebys International Realty ("Broker", or "we") provide the web site (the "Web Site" ) and related services to you ("User" ), subject to the following terms and conditions of use ( "Terms and Conditions" ). Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully before accessing or using the Web Site.

By accessing or using the Web Site, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions, you may not access or otherwise use the web site.

Privacy

Please review our Privacy Policy, which governs the protection and use of any personal information you may provide to us. Our full privacy policy may be viewed here.

Copyright

All content on this Web Site, including sales and rental listings, text, graphics, photographs, logos, images, audio clips, video clips, digital downloads, and data compilations (the "Content") is the property of Broker or its third party content suppliers and licensors and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Broker or its software suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.

Trademarks

The name Sothebys International Realty and its related logos, are registered trademarks. They may not be used in conjunction with any product or service which is not offered by Broker, is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Broker. Any other trademarks not owned by Broker that appear on this Web Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Broker.

Scope Of Use

This Web Site and its Content, including the rental and sales listings on it (the "Listings"), is solely intended to assist individual customers and real estate brokers in contacting Broker and its agents concerning Listings and other services of Broker. You may not contact a Listing's owner directly. You may not sell, copy, distribute, license, transfer, publish, display, link to another website, transmit, download, store, post, enter into a database or in any way exploit the Content, including the Listings, in whole or in part. No person, including without limitation any real estate broker or real estate professional, may market or make commercial use of Broker's Listings or Content in any way, including without limitation, advertising Broker's Listings, copying Broker's Listings for its own commercial use or use on other websites or in marketing materials, or contacting directly Broker's customers or Listings' owners. Any real estate broker who uses an individual Listing for its customer must first enter into Co-Brokerage Agreement or Referral Agreement with Broker. No one may use any Content or Listing in violation of the rules of Real Estate Board of the City of New York, the New York State Department of State, the New York State Department of Banking, or any other federal, state, or local law or regulation. Any such improper action is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in civil and/or criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

No Warranties

All information on the Web Site is provide to Users on an "as is", "as available", and "believed accurate" basis without warranty of any kind either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or availability. All information is subject to errors, or change or withdrawal without notice.

Broker does not warrant or make representations regarding the results that may be obtained by using the Web Site or as to the reliability, accuracy or currency of any information, content or service acquired by use of the Web Site. Listings may be withdrawn from the market at any time and are subject to errors, omissions, and prior sale or rental without notice. Broker does not warrant that the Web Site, its servers, or e-mail transmitted by Broker is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Content may be updated, changed, modified, or withdrawn at any time. Use of the Web Site and the Content is at your sole risk. Neither Broker, the Content providers, or any person involved in the creation, production, distribution of this Web Site warrant that the functions contained in this Web Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the server that makes the Content available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.

Limitation of Liability

Broker, its directors, officers, employees, agents, vendors, and suppliers shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with access to or use of the Web Site or the Listings, even if Broker has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Broker, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, and agents, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Third Party Rights

These Terms and Conditions are for the sole benefit of Broker, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, and agents. No other person, including any user of the Web Site, shall have the right to assert a claim under these Terms and Conditions.

Modifications to Terms of Use and Content

Broker reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms and Conditions at any time. By using this Web Site after Broker has posted notice of such modifications, alterations or updates, you agree to be bound by such revised Terms and Conditions. In addition, Broker reserves the right to make improvements and/or changes in the Content of the Web Site at any time.

Violations of Terms and Conditions of Use

Broker reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the Terms and Conditions set forth in the Web Site, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Web Site. You agree that in the event the damages of a violation of these Terms and Conditions are difficult to determine, Broker shall be entitled to $20,000 as liquidated damages for each violation of these Terms and Conditions, in addition to the right to block your access to the Web Site and to seek injunction relief.

Linked Internet Sites

As a customer service, Broker may offers links to other sites. Broker does not assume any responsibility for those sites or their privacy policies and provides those links solely for convenience of Broker's visitors. If you link to any other sites, you must do so at your own risk and may rely only on their terms and conditions and privacy policies. The inclusion of any link does not imply a recommendation or endorsement by Broker of the linked site.

Arbitration and General Provisions

Any claims relating to the Web Site must be brought in the state or federal courts of the State and County of New York and shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York.

Disclosure

NEW YORK CUSTOMERS:

NEW YORK STATE DISCLOSURE FORM FOR BUYER AND SELLER

THIS IS NOT A CONTRACT

New York State law requires real estate licensees who are acting as agents of buyers or sellers of property to advise the potential buyers or sellers with whom they work of the nature of their agency relationship and the rights and obligations it creates. This disclosure will help you to make informed choices about your relationship with the real estate broker and its sales agents.

Throughout the transaction you may receive more than one disclosure form. The law may require each agent assisting in the transaction to present you with this disclosure form. A real estate agent is a person qualified to advise about real estate.

If you need legal, tax or other advice, consult with a professional in that field.

DISCLOSURE REGARDING REAL ESTATE AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

SELLER'S AGENT

A seller's agent is an agent who is engaged by a seller to represent the seller's interests. The seller's agent does this by securing a buyer for the seller's home at a price and on terms acceptable to the seller. A seller's agent has, without limitation, the following fiduciary duties to the seller: reasonable care, undivided loyalty, confidentiality, full disclosure, obedience and duty to account. A seller's agent does not represent the interests of the buyer. The obligations of a seller's agent are also subject to any specific provisions set forth in an agreement between the agent and the seller. In dealings with the buyer, a seller's agent should (a) exercise reasonable skill and care in performance of the agent's duties; (b) deal honestly, fairly and in good faith; and (c) disclose all facts known to the agent materially affecting the value or desirability of property, except as otherwise provided by law.

BUYER'S AGENT

A buyer's agent is an agent who is engaged by a buyer to represent the buyer's interests. The buyer's agent does this by negotiating the purchase of a home at a price and on terms acceptable to the buyer. A buyer's agent has, without limitation, the following fiduciary duties to the buyer: reasonable care, undivided loyalty, confidentiality, full disclosure, obedience and duty to account. A buyer's agent does not represent the interest of the seller. The obligations of a buyer's agent are also subject to any specific provisions set forth in an agreement between the agent and the buyer. In dealings with the seller, a buyer's agent should (a) exercise reasonable skill and care in performance of the agent's duties; (b) deal honestly, fairly and in good faith; and (c) disclose all facts known to the agent materially affecting the buyer's ability and/or willingness to perform a contract to acquire seller's property that are not inconsistent with the agent's fiduciary duties to the buyer.

BROKER'S AGENT

A broker's agent is an agent that cooperates or is engaged by a listing agent or a buyer's agent (but does not work for the same firm as the listing agent or buyer's agent) to assist the listing agent or buyer's agent in locating a property to sell or buy, respectively, for the listing agent's seller or the buyer agent's buyer. The broker's agent does not have a direct relationship with the buyer or seller and the buyer or seller can not provide instructions or direction directly to the broker's agent. The buyer and the seller therefore do not have vicarious liability for the acts of the broker's agent. The listing agent or buyer's agent do provide direction and instruction to the broker's agent and therefore the listing agent or buyer's agent will have liability for the acts of the broker's agent.

DUAL AGENT

A real estate broker may represent both the buyer and seller if both the buyer and seller give their informed consent in writing. In such a dual agency situation, the agent will not be able to provide the full range of fiduciary duties to the buyer and seller. The obligations of an agent are also subject to any specific provisions set forth in an agreement between the agent, and the buyer and seller. An agent acting as a dual agent must explain carefully to both the buyer and seller that the agent is acting for the other party as well. The agent should also explain the possible effects of dual representation, including that by consenting to the dual agency relationship the buyer and seller are giving up their right to undivided loyalty. A buyer or seller should carefully consider the possible consequences of a dual agency relationship before agreeing to such representation. A seller or buyer may provide advance informed consent to dual agency by indicating the same on this form.

DUAL AGENT WITH DESIGNATED SALES AGENTS

If the buyer and seller provide their informed consent in writing, the principals and the real estate broker who represents both parties as a dual agent may designate a sales agent to represent the buyer and another sales agent to represent the seller to negotiate the purchase and sale of real estate. A sales agent works under the supervision of the real estate broker. With the informed consent of the buyer and the seller in writing, the designated sales agent for the buyer will function as the buyer's agent representing the interests of and advocating on behalf of the buyer and the designated sales agent for the seller will function as the seller's agent representing the interests of and advocating on behalf of the seller in the negotiations between the buyer and seller. A designated sales agent cannot provide the full range of fiduciary duties to the buyer or seller. The designated sales agent must explain that like the dual agent under whose supervision they function, they cannot provide undivided loyalty. A buyer or seller should carefully consider the possible consequences of a dual agency relationship with designated sales agents before agreeing to such representation. A seller or buyer may provide advance informed consent to dual agency with designated sales agents by indicating the same on this form.

This form was provided to me by Stephen Mcrae of Sothebys International Realty, a licensed real estate broker acting in the interest of the:

( ) Seller as a (check relationship below) (X) Buyer as a (check relationship below)
( ) Seller's agent (X) Buyer's agent
( ) Broker's agent ( ) Broker's agent
( ) Dual agent
( ) Dual agent with designated sales agent

For advance informed consent to either dual agency or dual agency with designated sales agents complete section below:

( ) Advance informed consent dual agency
( ) Advance informed consent to dual agency with designated sales agents

If dual agent with designated sales agents is indicated above: is appointed to represent the buyer; and is appointed to represent the seller in this transaction.

I/We acknowledge receipt of a copy of this disclosure form:

Electronic signature of {X} Buyer(s) and/or { } Seller(s)

PDF: NY State Disclosure Form for Buyer and Seller


NEW YORK STATE DISCLOSURE FORM FOR LANDLORD AND TENANT

THIS IS NOT A CONTRACT

New York State law requires real estate licensees who are acting as agents of landlords and tenants of real property to advise the potential landlords and tenants with whom they work of the nature of their agency relationship and the rights and obligations it creates. This disclosure will help you to make informed choices about your relationship with the real estate broker and its sales agents.

Throughout the transaction you may receive more than one disclosure form. The law may require each agent assisting in the transaction to present you with this disclosure form. A real estate agent is a person qualified to advise about real estate.

If you need legal, tax or other advice, consult with a professional in that field.

DISCLOSURE REGARDING REAL ESTATE AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

LANDLORD'S AGENT

A landlord's agent is an agent who is engaged by a landlord to represent the landlord's interest. The landlord's agent does this by securing a tenant for the landlord's apartment or house at a rent and on terms acceptable to the landlord. A landlord's agent has, without limitation, the following fiduciary duties to the landlord: reasonable care, undivided loyalty, confidentiality, full disclosure, obedience and duty to account. A landlord's agent does not represent the interests of the tenant. The obligations of a landlord's agent are also subject to any specific provisions set forth in an agreement between the agent and the landlord. In dealings with the tenant, a landlord's agent should (a) exercise reasonable skill and care in performance of the agent's duties; (b) deal honestly, fairly and in good faith; and (c) disclose all facts known to the agent materially affecting the value or desirability of property, except as otherwise provided by law.

TENANT'S AGENT

A tenant's agent is an agent who is engaged by a tenant to represent the tenant's interest. The tenant's agent does this by negotiating the rental or lease of an apartment or house at a rent and on terms acceptable to the tenant. A tenant's agent has, without limitation, the following fidu-ciary duties to the tenant: reasonable care, undivided loyalty, confidentiality, full disclosure, obedience and duty to account. A tenant's agent does not represent the interest of the landlord. The obligations of a tenant's agent are also subject to any specific provisions set forth in an agreement between the agent and the tenant. In dealings with the landlord, a tenant's agent should (a) ex-ercise reasonable skill and care in performance of the agent's duties; (b) deal honestly, fairly and in good faith; and (c) disclose all facts known to the tenant's ability and/or willingness to perform a contract to rent or lease landlord's property that are not consistent with the agent's fiduciary duties to the buyer.

BROKER'S AGENTS

A broker's agent is an agent that cooperates or is engaged by a listing agent or a tenant's agent (but does not work for the same firm as the listing agent or tenant's agent) to assist the listing agent or tenant's agent in locating a property to rent or lease for the listing agent's landlord or the tenant agent's tenant. The broker's agent does not have a direct relationship with the tenant or landlord and the tenant or landlord can not provide instructions or direction directly to the broker's agent. The tenant and the landlord therefore do not have vicarious liability for the acts of the broker's agent. The listing agent or tenant's agent do provide direction and instruction to the broker's agent and therefore the listing agent or tenant's agent will have liability for the acts of the broker's agent.

DUAL AGENT

A real estate broker may represent both the tenant and the landlord if both the tenant and landlord give their informed consent in writing. In such a dual agency situation, the agent will not be able to provide the full range of fiduciary duties to the landlord and the tenant. The obligations of an agent are also subject to any specific provisions set forth in an agreement between the agent, and the tenant and landlord. An agent acting as a dual agent must explain carefully to both the landlord and tenant that the agent is acting for the other party as well. The agent should also explain the possible effects of dual representation, including that by consenting to the dual agency relationship the landlord and tenant are giving up their right to undivided loyalty. A landlord and tenant should carefully consider the possible consequences of a dual agency relationship before agreeing to such representation. A landlord or tenant may provide advance informed consent to dual agency by indicating the same on this form.

DUAL AGENT WITH DESIGNATED SALES AGENTS

If the tenant and the landlord provide their informed consent in writing, the principals and the real estate broker who represents both parties as a dual agent may designate a sales agent to represent the tenant and another sales agent to represent the landlord. A sales agent works under the supervision of the real estate broker. With the informed consent in writing of the tenant and the landlord, the designated sales agent for the tenant will function as the tenant's agent representing the interests of and advocating on behalf of the tenant and the designated sales agent for the landlord will function as the landlord's agent representing the interests of and advocating on behalf of the landlord in the negotiations between the tenant and the landlord. A designated sales agent cannot provide the full range of fiduciary duties to the landlord or tenant. The designated sales agent must explain that like the dual agent under whose supervision they function, they cannot provide undivided loyalty. A landlord or tenant should carefully consider the possible consequences of a dual agency relationship with designated sales agents before agreeing to such representation. A landlord or tenant may provide advance informed consent to dual agency with designated sales agents by indicating the same on this form.

This form was provided to me by Stephen Mcrae of Sothebys International Realty, a licensed real estate broker acting in the interest of the:

( ) Landlord as a (check relationship below) (X) Tenant as a (check relationship below)
( ) Landlord's agent (X) Tenant's agent
( ) Broker's agent ( ) Broker's agent
( ) Dual agent
( ) Dual agent with designated sales agent

For advance informed consent to either dual agency or dual agency with designated sales agents complete section below:

( ) Advance informed consent dual agency
( ) Advance informed consent to dual agency with designated sales agents

If dual agent with designated sales agents is indicated above: is appointed to represent the tenant; and is appointed to represent the seller in this transaction.

I/We acknowledge receipt of a copy of this disclosure form:

Electronic signature of { } Landlord(s) and/or {X} Tenant(s):

PDF: NY State Disclosure Form for Landlord and Tenant


NEW JERSEY CUSTOMERS:

CONSUMER INFORMATION STATEMENT ON NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE RELATIONSHIPS

In New Jersey, real estate licensees are required to disclose how they intend to work with buyers and sellers in a real estate transaction. (In rental transactions, the terms "buyers" and "sellers" should be read as "tenants" and "landlords," respectively.)

1. AS A SELLER'S AGENT OR SUBAGENT, I, AS A LICENSEE, REPRESENT THE SELLER AND ALL MATERIAL INFORMATION SUPPLIED TO ME BY THE BUYER WILL BE TOLD TO THE SELLER.

2. AS A BUYER'S AGENT, I, AS A LICENSEE, REPRESENT THE BUYER AND ALL MATERIAL INFORMATION SUPPLIED TO ME BY THE SELLER WILL BE TOLD TO THE BUYER.

3. AS A DISCLOSED DUAL AGENT, I, AS A LICENSEE, REPRESENT BOTH PARTIES. HOWEVER, I MAY NOT, WITHOUT EXPRESS PERMISSION, DISCLOSE THAT THE SELLER WILL ACCEPT A PRICE LESS THAN THE LISTING PRICE OR THAT THE BUYER WILL PAY A PRICE GREATER THAN THE OFFERED PRICE.

4. AS A TRANSACTION BROKER, I, AS A LICENSEE, DO NOT REPRESENT EITHER THE BUYER OR THE SELLER. ALL INFORMATION I ACQUIRE FROM ONE PARTY MAY BE TOLD TO THE OTHER PARTY.

Before you disclose confidential information to a real estate licensee regarding a real estate transaction, you should understand what type of business relationship you have with that licensee.

There are four business relationships: (1) seller's agent; (2) buyer's agent; (3) disclosed dual agent; and (4) transaction broker. Each of these relationships imposes certain legal duties and responsibilities on the licensee as well as on the seller or buyer represented. These four relationships are defined in greater detail below. Please read carefully before making your choice.

SELLER'S AGENT

A seller's agent WORKS ONLY FOR THE SELLER and has legal obligations, called fiduciary duties, to the seller. These include reasonable care, undivided loyalty, confidentiality and full disclosure. Seller's agents often work with buyers, but do not represent the buyers. However, in working with buyers a seller's agent must act honestly. In dealing with both parties, a seller's agent may not make any misrepresentation to either party on matters material to the transaction, such as the buyer's financial ability to pay, and must disclose defects of a material nature affecting the physical condition of the property which a reasonable inspection by the licensee would disclose.

Seller's agents include all persons licensed with the brokerage firm which has been authorized through a listing agreement to work as the seller's agent. In addition, other brokerage firms may accept an offer to work with the listing broker's firm as the seller's agents. In such cases, those firms and all persons licensed with such firms are called "sub-agents." Sellers who do not desire to have their property marketed through sub-agents should so inform the seller's agent.

BUYER'S AGENT

A buyer's agent WORKS ONLY FOR THE BUYER. A buyer's agent has fiduciary duties to the buyer which include reasonable care, undivided loyalty, confidentiality and full disclosure. However, in dealing with sellers a buyer's agent must act honestly. In dealing with both parties, a buyer's agent may not make any misrepresentations on matters material to the transaction, such as the buyer's financial ability to pay, and must disclose defects of a material nature affecting the physical condition of the property which a reasonable inspection by the licensee would disclose.

A buyer wishing to be represented by a buyer's agent is advised to enter into a separate written buyer agency contract with the brokerage firm which is to work as their agent.

DISCLOSED DUAL AGENT

A disclosed dual agent WORKS FOR BOTH THE BUYER AND THE SELLER. To work as a dual agent, a firm must first obtain the informed written consent of the buyer and the seller. Therefore, before acting as a disclosed dual agent, brokerage firms must make written disclosure to both parties. Disclosed dual agency is most likely to occur when a licensee with a real estate firm working as a buyer's agent shows the buyer properties owned by sellers for whom that firm is also working as a seller's agent or subagent.

A real estate licensee working as a disclosed dual agent must carefully explain to each party that, in addition to working as their agent, their firm will also work as the agent for the other party. They must also explain what effect their working as a disclosed dual agent will have on the fiduciary duties their firm owes to the buyer and to the seller. When working as a disclosed dual agent, a brokerage firm must have the express permission of a party prior to disclosing confidential information to the other party. Such information includes the highest price a buyer can afford to pay and the lowest price a seller will accept and the parties' motivation to buy or sell. Remember, a brokerage firm acting as a disclosed dual agent will not be able to put one party's interests ahead of those of the other party and cannot advise or counsel either party on how to gain an advantage at the expense of the other party on the basis of confidential information obtained from or about the other party.

If you decide to enter into an agency relationship with a firm which is to work as a disclosed dual agent, you are advised to sign a written agreement with that firm.

TRANSACTION BROKER

The New Jersey Real Estate Licensing Law does not require licensees to work in the capacity of an "agent" when providing brokerage services. A transaction broker works with a buyer or a seller or both in the sales transaction without representing anyone. A TRANSACTION BROKER DOES NOT PROMOTE THE INTERESTS OF ONE PARTY OVER THOSE OF THE OTHER PARTY TO THE TRANSACTION. Licensees with such a firm would be required to treat all parties honestly and to act in a competent manner, but they would not be required to keep confidential any information.

A transaction broker can locate qualified buyers for a seller or suitable properties for a buyer. They can then work with both parties in an effort to arrive at an agreement on the sale or rental of real estate and perform tasks to facilitate the closing of a transaction. A transaction broker primarily serves as a manager of the transaction, communicating information between the parties to assist them in arriving at a mutually acceptable agreement and in closing the transaction, but cannot advise or counsel either party on how to gain an advantage at the expense of the other party. Owners considering working with transaction brokers are advised to sign a written agreement with that firm which clearly states what services that firm will perform and how it will be paid. In addition, any transaction brokerage agreement with a seller or landlord should specifically state whether a notice on the property to be rented or sold will or will not be circulated in any or all Multiple Listing System(s) of which that firm is a member.

YOU MAY OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ABOUT THESE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS FROM YOUR OWN LAWYER.

THIS STATEMENT IS NOT A CONTRACT AND IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

PDF: NJ State Real Estate Relationships Consumer Information Statement

Broker will allow access to the website by others for purposes of VOW auditing as required by any agreement or regulation governing VOW operations.

All information is from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice. No representation is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate and all information should be confirmed by customer. All rights to content, photographs and graphics reserved to Sothebys International Realty. Customer should consult with its counsel regarding all closing costs, including without limitation the New York State 1% tax paid by buyers on residential properties over $1 million. Sothebys International Realty represents the seller/owner on Sothebys International Realty's own exclusives, except if another agent of Sothebys International Realty represents the buyer/tenant, in which case Sothebys International Realty will be a dual agent with designated agents representing seller/owner and buyer/tenant. Sothebys International Realty represents the buyer/tenant when showing the exclusives of other real estate firms. In all instances Sothebys International Realty treats all parties fairly and honestly. Sothebys International Realty actively supports equal housing opportunities. Listings from other companies are provided solely as a convenience to customers and Broker has not reviewed or confirmed any information from sources other than Broker.