Legal Terms of Use

The Terms of Use covers all of the Site and/or Douglas Lagos Real Estate Agent/Realtor  (“DL Site”) and any associated content, including, but not limited to, email and RSS feeds. Please read this statement carefully before proceeding to access any of the DL Site or content. Your use of the DL Site indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms of Use in effect.

1. Use of Content – is pleased to make its original content available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, for non-commercial reproduction with credit to the source site. This license permits anyone to do the following with original content, in any medium:

  • a. To reproduce, remix, or otherwise alter original site material so long as the logo is displayed and credit is given. This includes, specifically, permission:
  • i. to reproduce quotes
  • ii. to reproduce screenshots of any page of a site
  • iii. to include original material in mash-ups, mixes, parodies, caricatures, etc… for movies, TV, print, or online

Important Note: This does not include the right to republish any of the Multiple Listing Service information, owned sites and content, Stanford Raffles Realty images from DL Site, for which may not be the copyright holder, except in the context of a screenshot of the whole site. makes no representations or guarantees about the suitability for third-party use of content that appears on the sites, and licenses herewith only the content of which is the copyright holder.

2. RSS Feeds – None at this time.

3. Web Syndication of Content

  • a. Internal links in the Site content must not be removed.
  • b. The Site logo and/or URL should appear on each page displaying site content.
  • c. The format or branding of the headlines, text and other information provided in the RSS feeds must not be modified.
  • d. “More From…” links back to original Site at the end of each post must be included on content pages and may not be removed.

4. Print Syndication Terms of Use

  • a. Reproduction of screenshots from any Site is permissible, without prior written approval, so long as the site logo and URL is fully visible or otherwise included on the page. See above for general permissions on partial content.
  • b. The Site logo and URL must appear prominently at the top of each section displaying site content.
  • c. Content must be unedited, except for replacement of hyperlinks with full URLs and use of product manufacturer’s site links where appropriate.
  • d. Images from a Site must not be used in print without you obtaining the appropriate copyright clearances yourself.

5. General Terms of Use – provides content “as is” and shall not be held liable for your use of the information, the feeds, or your use of the DL Site. Use of a Site’s content, including text and images, on your site, or in print, is entirely at your discretion. is not responsible for any complaints regarding content or images that you choose to display on your site or in print.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING WARRANTIES FOR MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. By accessing the RSS feeds provided above or the DL Site, you indicate that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions set forth in the Terms of Use.

6. Corresponding with – Any correspondence with the DL Site or with, or submission of content to us, including any documentation or images, is considered property of reserves the right to reproduce such content, in whole or in part, on any of the DL Site or its affiliates, and to use it in any way we choose, including sublicensing the content and allowing third parties to republish the material. In submitting something to us, you are representing that the content is yours to give to us, does not infringe on any third party’s rights – copyright, trademark, privacy rights and the like – and is not libelous or unlawful in any other way.

7. Comments – The comments sections on DL Site are accessible to users by invitation only (such invitations coming either from editors directly or by referral from existing comment users).’s comment user registration system has been designed so that, if the user so chooses, they can remain completely anonymous, even to us. will not accept responsibility for information posted in the Comments. In order to make our comments useful and interesting, the following guidelines have been established for comment users:

  • a. Do not post threatening, harassing, defamatory, or libelous material.
  • b. Do not intentionally make false or misleading statements.
  • c. Do not offer to sell or buy any product or service.
  • d. Do not post material that infringes copyright or any other intellectual property interest.
  • e. Do not post information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law.
  • f. Keep all comments relevant to the particular DL Site where the comment is being posted.

Please note that once you post a comment to one of our sites, it becomes part of the public conversation. Our policy is that we will not remove a user’s comments unless we deem them to be in violation of our Terms of Use. So if you want to say something that you will later regret personally, it is advisable that you use a username that does not identify you. We cannot remove your comments simply because you have a change of heart about making them.

Additionally, it is our policy not to delete comment accounts., however, reserves the right to remove comments and comment accounts entirely at its discretion, including for alleged violations of Terms of Use or legal rights. is not responsible for the content of user comments. If a third party complains that your comment violates our Terms of Use or their rights, we will invite them to respond in the comments themselves. If they pursue the complaint, we will make reasonable efforts to contact you by the means you have provided us, to alert you to the situation. We will protect your contact information as described in our Privacy Policy, but may be compelled to turn it over pursuant to legal process.

8. Image and Video Terms of Use – sites may typically display images, audio, and video (the “Material”) as part of blog posts written by our editors. The types of Material editors are authorized to use on sites include:

  • a. Material licensed from photographic archive and video vendors;
  • b. Material supplied to our editors or released into the public domain by public relations and marketing companies for press purposes;
  • c. Reader-submitted Material, with the implied representation that the person submitting the material owns the copyright in the material and the right to give it to us for use on DL Site(s);
  • d. Material published on Flickr or other public photo / video sites with licenses granted under Creative Commons, with attribution in accordance with the Creative Commons license granted in each case;
  • e. Material commissioned by
  • f. Material that we believe to be covered by the Fair Use Doctrine, taking into account factors such as:
    1. The purpose and character of the use (i.e. transformation from the original, use for criticism, satire or parody
    2. The nature of the copyrighted work (i.e. factual or newsworthy versus creative works)
    3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the whole (i.e. use of cropped, reduced, low-resolution Material used for no more than to convey the point made)
    4. The effect on the potential market for the copyrighted work (e.g. use that is not substitutive for the original, or would never be licensed in any event)

9. Notices – If receives notice that Material posted is not in keeping with the Terms of Use or the intended use of the Comments section where it is posted, we reserve to right to remove the material. If you think we have published Material that infringes your copyright, we will address your concerns; however, if the material falls into one of the categories listed above, we believe that our use is legitimate and we will not remove it from the site.

Please note that we will respond only to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The text of the Act can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site.

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by email with an attached and signed PDF or by fax) that sets forth the items specified below.

To enable us to address your concerns, please provide the following information:

  • I. For each allegedly infringing image, video or piece of text that you wish to have removed from one of our sites, provide the exact permanent URL for the page containing the material.
  • II. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you: an email address is preferred, as well as a telephone contact number.
  • III. For images, provide the following information detailing your claim to ownership of the copyright in the allegedly infringing image:
  • IV. Proof of copyright in the image concerned, namely proof of registration of the Image under the DMCA; OR, absent such registration, a detailed description of where the photograph was taken, by whom, who or what the subject of the image is, and evidence to support your claim that you own the copyright in the image. We will not comply with requests to remove an image where the complainant cannot prove that they own the copyright in the image in question.
  • V. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
  • VI. Sign the document and email it to: douglas (AT) douglaslagos (DOT) com

Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that any material on our sites is infringing your copyrights.

Indeed, in a recent case a company that sent an infringement notification seeking removal of online materials that were protected by the Fair Use doctrine was ordered to pay such costs and attorneys` fees. The company agreed to pay over $100,000. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive will be sent (with your personal information removed) to Chilling Effects for publication. You can see an example of such a publication here.

We also reserve the right to publish your letter on the DL Site(s).

10. External Links Disclaimer – DL Site routinely contain links to external, third party websites. By providing links to other sites, does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to the DL Site in question. does not operate or control and has no responsibility for the information, products and/or services found on any external sites. Nor do such links represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information, products and/or services provided on or through any external sites, including, without limitation, warranties of any kind, either express or implied, warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Visitors to DL Site assume complete responsibility and risk in their use of any external sites. Visitors should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

11. General Disclaimer – The information, services, products, claims, and materials on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. We disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied effectiveness of the ideas or success strategies listed on this site as well as those that are provided in our services. The only exception is the services and/or products listed under “17. * Eligibility Restrictions Apply”. Links to content on and quotation of material from other sites are not the responsibility of

Email sent to any of the sites is considered our property. We will respect and protect anonymous sources as tipsters, but all correspondence is considered available for publication.

All DL Site are in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For more information on the legality of thumbnail usage of photographs, please download the 9th Circuit Court’s ruling in Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp (July 7th 2003).

12. Information Security – has technical, administrative and physical safeguards with third parties in place to help protect against unauthorized access to, use or disclosure of user information we maintain. Under our security practices and policies, access to personally identifiable information is authorized only for those who have a business need for such access, and sensitive records are to be retained only as long as necessary for business or legal needs and destroyed before disposal.

Although we work hard to protect personal information that we collect and store, no program is one hundred percent secure and we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use or disclose personal information.

If you become aware of a security issue, please email us at douglas (at) douglaslagos (dot) com. We will work with you to address any problems.

13. Notification of Changes – Whenever changes its Terms of Use, we will post those changes to this Terms of Use page, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

14. Stanford Raffles Realty – © 2013 Stanford Raffles Realty. All Rights Reserved. Stanford Raffles Realty fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. The Stanford Raffles Realty Logo are registered service marks owned by Stanford Raffles Realty.

©2013 Stanford Raffles Realty® is a registered trademark licensed to Stanford Raffles Realty. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.

15. Multiple Listing Service – Based on information from the Association of REALTORS®/Multiple Listing as of December 20, 2012. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.

16. Registration Information – The Personal Information you provide when you become a registered user or customer of the Site is used primarily to help us customize or enhance your or others’ online experience, increase the convenience of accessing new or existing tools, products and services, and, if applicable, provide the information, features, products and/or services you purchase or request. This Personal Information may also be shared among the Site to make use of the Site more convenient by, for example, limiting the number of times you have to register with us. Your email address serves as a unique identifier in our record system, and together with your password is designed to help us prevent unauthorized access to information you choose to store on the Site. The data you give us about your personal preferences and demographics (e.g., your age, ZIP code, occupation or the like) may be used to help us offer content, advertisements, products, and services that we believe will be of interest to you. In addition, we may share this information, in aggregate or other protected form or under confidentiality terms, with our current and potential advertisers and service providers so that they, or we, can present and deliver advertisements more effectively. If you forget your password for any registered area of the Site, we have an automated password recovery system, which can be accessed by clicking on the “Forgot Password?” link on the login page.

  • Consumers: Unless you specify that you’d prefer not to hear from us, we may use the email address you provide at the time of registration to contact you for promotional or other purposes. You may have these communications terminated at any time by opting out through your member profile on the applicable Site, or by clicking on any “unsubscribe” link contained in a promotional email. Please be aware that opting out on one of our Sites, does not opt you out from any of our other Sites unless that option is specifically provided.  If you would like to request to opt out with respect to all of the Sites please email each Site, (email address provided by each Site on their own promotional email), with your requests.
  • Professionals: We may offer a newsletter, electronic flyer or similar material to keep you abreast of the products and services on the Site or other professional products and services. Information such as your license number or personal financial information will not be shared with third parties except to complete a transaction or as outlined in this Privacy Policy. Additionally, information provided by you for the purposes of offering your products and services to others via one or more of the Sites will be shared with others, including consumers accessing one or more of the Sites. To the extent such information is necessary to offer such products and services it typically will be posted on the applicable Site(s). This may include, without limitation, your full name, email address, license number, state of license, address, phone number, graphic images and any other data intended to help consumers identify or contact you or related to your products or services.

When sharing Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, we may also share your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

17. *Eligibility Restrictions Apply – Available for properties listed between $300,000-$1,499,999  and property owners that sign a one (1) year C.A.R. Residential Listing Agreement – Exclusive Authorization and Right to Sell – (C.A.R. Form RLA) with Douglas Lagos (Short Sale homes are subject to prior bank approval and may not qualify):

  • Free 1-year Home Protection Plan is with American Home Shield FlexPlan Combo package with a value of up to $475. View plan coverage, options, coverage, trade service call fee, and contract at
  • Free Home Staging Professional consultation is limited to a two (2) hour tour of your home and provide a written room-by-room Home Staging Report with recommendations of what you can do – using what you already have in the home. Value of up to $350. Home Staging (providing furniture, accessories, paintings, etc.) is not included, and may be contracted directly with the professional staging company.
  • Free Home Inspection is for a general home inspection provided by a licensed professional. Homeowner’s written agreement is required before inspection is done.

*Eligibility Restrictions Apply – For properties listed at $1,500,000+, and property owners that sign a one (1) year C.A.R. Residential Listing Agreement – Exclusive Authorization and Right to Sell – (C.A.R. Form RLA) with Douglas Lagos, (Short Sale homes are subject to prior bank approval and may not qualify) the following apply:

  • Free 1-year AHS Home Warranty Plan value of up to $900
  • Free Home Staging Professional consultation up to three (3) hours
  • Free Home Inspection is ofr a General Home, Central Heating & Air, Roof, Mold, and Sewer Line inspections provided by licensed professionals.

18. Listings – DL Site does not guarantee the availability of the listings. DL Site does not make guarantees as to the time it takes for a listing to sell, the likelihood, or duration for a listing to sell.

19. Market Volatility – DL Site is not liable for changes in the market that change conditions for buyers, sellers, or renters.

20. Governing Law, Arbitration and Jurisdiction – The laws of the United States and California (without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions) will govern the interpretation and resolution of any disputes involving this site. If any portion of this site is deemed unenforceable or illegal, that portion shall be deemed deleted and the rest of the site shall be deemed to survive. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts sitting in Los Angeles County, California in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the DL Site.

21. Douglas Lagos, REALTOR®, CA DRE# 01921046, Stanford Raffles Realty. 123 S Figueroa Street, Suite 108, Los Angeles CA 90012.  Tel. (310) 463-8088.