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5 Common Pitfalls When Filling Out the Residential Purchase Agreement + Properly Handling Dual Agency

The Residential Purchase Agreement is the most important form in a real estate transaction. But it’s also the cause of most of the litigation that occurs in real estate. In this webinar, attorney Mark Carlson from Carlson Law Group and Dave Miller, who manages the CRES Advantage Home Warranty Program, discuss 5 key issues toRead More

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How to Help Out-of-State Real Estate Buyers During the Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that Americans limit travel at this time, because it can increase the chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. CDC has stated that postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from contracting the virus.  It comes as no surprise then,Read More

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Real Estate Brokers: Here’s What to Know About Mask-Wearing and Sanitation for Apartment and Condo Sales

Apartments and condominiums are of particular risk during this COVID-19 pandemic because there are often hundreds of people living in the same building. That means hundreds of people using the entrance foyer, using the elevator, checking the mail, putting out the garbage, and using condo/apartment facilities (if these are still open).  It’s important that brokersRead More

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How to Use Seller Seminars To Drive Sales During the Pandemic

Selling a home can be overwhelming at the best of times, but being in the midst of a pandemic adds additional challenges for sellers. Understandably, some sellers struggle to keep up with the ever-changing guidelines, and many are reluctant to place their property on the market. This is where seller seminars can help you cutRead More

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The Dangers of Legionella: Assessing Safety Risks for Recently Opened Buildings

The National Association of REALTORS® recently warned real estate agents about the risks of Legionella bacteria in recently-opened buildings. It’s a challenge that many property owners and real estate professionals haven’t had to face until this pandemic. But after being closed for many months as a result of COVID-19, some buildings are particularly vulnerable toRead More

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7 Tips to Keep Your Agents Motivated During Slow Sales Periods

Real estate is a bustling and busy industry, but sometimes slow sales periods happen. How can you keep your team motivated during quieter times? Here are 7 tips to ensure your team doesn’t take their foot off the gas.  Run The Numbers Slower sales periods are the perfect time to review agent performance and lookRead More

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What to Do When Buyers Discover Post-Closing Issues

Everything looked great in the house. You closed. The buyers were happy. And then … they discovered a leaky pipe and a hole in the floor. The buyer did have a home inspection before closing, and the agent advised another one, which the buyer declined. But after closing, the buyers discovered the leaky pipe andRead More

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Fraud Alert – Seller Carry Back Loans

Be aware of this pattern, typically with residential homes priced from $2 million to $3 million. Here’s how the scam works . . . There’s a request from the buyer for the seller to carry back a loan on a residential property. The deal seems straightforward: Full price cash offer Quick close However, there areRead More

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Selling a Home Where There’s an Active Neighbor Dispute

Neighbor disputes are relatively common. From boundary disputes to barking dogs, relationships between neighbors aren’t always on friendly terms. While living with neighbor disputes is problematic for many homeowners, trying to sell their home when there’s an active neighbor dispute can be extremely difficult.  For the real estate agent, selling a home where there’s aRead More

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Foreclosures with Tenants — How to Comply with the Law and Minimize Your Risk of a Lawsuit

The National Multifamily Housing Council estimates that around 43 million households or 109 million people are renters in the United States. So it’s likely that  at some stage as a real estate professional, you will come across foreclosure sales with tenants.  Foreclosure sales with tenants are not as straightforward as regular listings. Real estate agentsRead More

Give your real estate sellers up to $50,000 of Seller's E&O to protect them from a disgruntled buyer after the clos… The Residential Purchase Agreement is the most important form in real estate - and the cause of most real estate la…