2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 33 - Professions and Occupations
Chapter 28 - Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
Article 3 - Broker Relationships
Section 33-28-306 - Relationship Disclosures.
33-28-306. Relationship disclosures.
(a) For purposes of this section, open house showings, preliminary conversations and requests for factual information do not constitute discussions or arrangements incidental to a sale, purchase, exchange or lease of real estate. Prior to engaging in any discussion or arrangement incidental to a sale, purchase, exchange or lease of real estate, and, prior to entering into any written agreement with a buyer or seller, a licensee shall make a written disclosure of applicable agency, intermediary or customer relationships which shall contain at a minimum the following:
(i) A description of all the different agency, intermediary and customer relationships allowed by this article and a statement that the compensation for different relationships is negotiable;
(ii) An explanation of the duties and obligations owed under each such relationship;
(iii) A conspicuous statement of duties and obligations owed by an agent but which are not owed by an intermediary;
(iv) A statement that any established relationship cannot be modified without the written consent of the buyer or seller and that the buyer or seller may, but is not required to, negotiate different compensation as a condition of consenting to a change in relationship;
(v) A statement that an intermediary is not an agent or advocate for any party and has only the obligations set forth in W.S. 33-28-305;
(vi) A statement that the seller or buyer may be vicariously liable for acts of the agent, subagent or intermediary if the seller or buyer approves, directs or ratifies the acts; and
(vii) A statement that a customer shall not be afforded any confidentiality in any communication to or with the licensee.
(b) The written disclosure shall contain a signature line for the buyer or seller to acknowledge receipt of the disclosure. The disclosure and acknowledgment, by itself, shall not constitute a contract or agreement with the licensee. Until the buyer or seller executes such acknowledgment, no representation agreement shall be executed or valid except, provided if a buyer or seller refuses to sign the disclosure after presentation by the licensee:
(i) The licensee may document the refusal with a signed acknowledgement by the licensee and continue with the transaction; and
(ii) The disclosure and acknowledgement shall be attached to and may become incorporated into any written agreements with the buyer or seller as prescribed in W.S. 33-28-302(b) and (c).
(c) A licensee who has established an agency relationship, a subagency relationship or an intermediary relationship with a seller or buyer shall provide notice of that relationship to any other party to the transaction at the earliest reasonable opportunity.
(d) Disclosures made in accordance with this article shall be sufficient to disclose agency, intermediary and customer relationships to the parties to the transaction and to the public.