To be clear, a real estate broker is under no obligation to request any of these three items. The real estate broker's only responsibility is to inform buyers if they will need one, two, or all three of these items.
A real estate broker, for example, could write a policy (the "Broker's Procedures") that states: "Please be informed that prior to showing a purchaser a property:
- We do not ask a prospective buyer to provide identification.
- We do not demand a buyer to sign an exclusive brokerage agreement.
- To show buyers properties, we do not demand a pre-approval for mortgage financing.