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[5 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,530 views]
Senate committee to take up BPO legislation next week

The Arkansas Senate Committee on Insurance and Commerce will take up SB720 — a bill that has sparked some controversy — on Tuesday morning.
What is SB720? A measure that would essentially regulate broker price opinions (BPOs)– estimates of home values given by real estate agents when a full appraisal is not required. The law allows agents to write BPOs — and accept fees for them — to sellers considering listing real estate, people considering purchasing real estate or third parties related to the potential listing, offering, sale, exchange, option, lease, …