New York State Standard Operating Procedures

All StayBettr Realty brokers and sales agents are required by New York State Law to uniformly apply their Brokerage’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) when qualifying Buyers, Renters, and Customers.

The StayBettr Realty SOPs are as follows:

Prospective Client’s and Customer's IDs:

Prospective Clients and Customers are not required to provide identification to work with a broker or agent of StayBettr Realty. However, clients and customers may be required to show identification to enter certain facilities or properties if required by the property owner, attend an open house or showing at the direction of a homeowner, listing agent, or in any other circumstance as directed by a third party--including  but not limited to, a seller, landlord, listing agent, managing agent, or property/building security.

Our short-term rental properties are distributed across multiple listing channels, some of which require government issued identification to be verified prior to renting a property. 

Exclusive Broker Agreement: 

No exclusive brokerage agreements are required for buyers or customers to work with licensees of StayBettr. However, licensees may require you to sign a exclusive brokerage or compensation agreement to continue to represent you beyond an initial consultation. Exclusive brokerage agreements are required for all seller or landlord clients. 

Pre-Approval/Proof of Funds: 

Proof of funds (excluding source of income), including mortgage pre-approval when an offer includes financing, is required before making an offer to purchase or rent. A seller may require that that a buyer provide evidence of proof of funds or mortgage financing prior to allowing a property to be shown. Buyer and tenant clients are encouraged to obtain proper documentation of proof of funds and mortgage financing as soon as possible.

As StayBettr is primarily engaged in the business of short-term rental of property, payment of balances due prior to taking occupancy of a property shall constitute sufficient proof of funds to enter into a short-term license agreement for the use of our properties.

Hard copies of these Standardized Operating Procedures are available upon request.

License Information:

In the State of New York StayBettr is a licensed Limited Liability Real Estate Broker. Our Managing Broker is licensed as Ricky Lee Sartain, NY License Number 10491209470.