Calif. Civil Code §1624; Calif. Business and Professions Code §10148
Amended by A.B. 2136
Effective date: January 1, 2015
Electronic messages of an ephemeral nature, such as text messages or instant messages, are not sufficient writings to constitute an agreement to convey real estate in the absence of a written agreement. A real estate broker is not required to retain copies of text messages or instant messages related to a real estate transaction.