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Top 10 Mistakes Real Estate Agents Make That Leave Them Vulnerable to a Lawsuit

As a real estate professional, you want to do everything you can to  minimize your risk and protect yourself from potential lawsuits. Here are the Top 10 mistakes real estate agents make that leave them vulnerable to a lawsuit. Check out our tips to  avoid them.  Failure to get everything in writing  It’s essential toRead More

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Working Closely with Your Real Estate Clients While Apart

The way we work has changed as a result of the pandemic. People who work in industries that have traditionally had a lot of personal contact now must adapt. In the real estate industry, we all know that building a successful career and business is based on building a great rapport with clients, maintaining excellentRead More

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How to Help Your Buyers Avoid Post-Winter Water Damaged Homes

There have been some harsh weather conditions across several states in America this winter, especially in places like Colorado. This not only takes its toll on residents, but it can also leave a long-lasting impact on properties.  If you’re a real estate agent working with buyers, you’ll need to be aware of the potential issuesRead More

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CRES Risk Management Webinar: Understanding Obligations and E&O Issues for Real Estate Brokers

In this webinar, Mark Carlson, Attorney from Carlson Law Group and Dave Miller, Regional Vice-President with Fidelity National Home Warranty, discuss real estate broker obligations. They provide valuable insight into what brokers can do to help manage your business risk while supporting your team, especially your new agents. And they also cover the ramifications ofRead More

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Understanding COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Directives and How to Minimize Your Risk as a Property Manager

It’s a challenging time for all real estate professionals with rapidly changing directives due to COVID-19. One of these directives is the moratorium on evictions.  For Property Managers that need to  stay up to speed on the latest updates,here’s what you need to know…  What is the COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Directive? In September 2020, theRead More

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Real Estate Brokers: How to Communicate With Your Agents About Seller’s E&O

As a real estate professional, you know the importance of errors and omissions (E&O) insurance. It’s professional liability insurance that protects you and your team against potential lawsuits.  Seller’s E&O is being offered by innovative real estate E&O companies as part of your firm’s real estate E&O package. It helps your agents win more listings,Read More

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Disclaimers, Waivers and COVID-Related Clauses in Real Estate Contracts — How to Minimize Your Risk as a Broker

As COVID-19 continues to impact the world, it also continues to make its mark on the real estate industry across our nation. Many “business as usual” activities, such as open houses and home inspections, are increasingly risky in a COVID environment. Brokers now need to not only be great leaders in a challenging sales environmentRead More

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How to Handle a Real Estate Buyer with a Criminal Background

You’re the listing agent, and your seller gets a cash offer $2000 over asking price. Nobody has signed anything yet, but your client is pretty happy! And then the seller does a search on the buyer and discovers what appears to be a criminal background in another state. The seller has concerns for their neighborsRead More

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Selling Real Estate in ‘Qualified Opportunity Zones’ — Tips and Risks

The Qualified Opportunity Zones Program was introduced with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The program aims to boost economic growth to disadvantaged and ‘economically distressed’ communities. It does this through providing valuable opportunities for real estate investment, development and tax incentives for investments in specific areas designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs).  WhatRead More

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Managing Foreign Investment Sales

Although foreign buyers only account for a small portion of all home sales in the United States, $74 billion worth of property was sold to foreign buyers from March 2019 – March 2020. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the sales  included 154,000 properties, and 61% of these were resident foreign buyers*. OnRead More

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