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What Real Estate Brokers Need to Know About Cyber Liability Coverage

Cyber security is a growing issue globally, and the real estate industry is particularly vulnerable because the transactions you’re dealing with are of such high value. This, unfortunately, provides sufficient incentive for criminals to try and make a quick dollar.  According to the Forbes Real Estate Council, real estate wire fraud is one of theRead More

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Selling and Buying Property in a Noisy Area

The real estate market is all about trade-offs and compromise — particularly in a tight housing market, which California and a number of other states are experiencing today. When demand far outweighs supply, prospective buyers will go to great lengths to secure a property before prices again skyrocket — and shatter their dreams of homeRead More

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What real estate brokers should remind their agents about this month: Disaster Preparedness

As a busy real estate broker, managing risk is a critical part of your business. This means you need to provide guidance to your real estate agents about potential risks and how to minimize them. This month’s topic to discuss with your agents is Disaster Preparedness. Disaster preparedness is one of those issues that’s oftenRead More

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The Best Way for Property Managers to Reject Applicants

Part of your job as a property manager is screening potential new tenants. The screening process you use and the way you reject applicants can get you in trouble if you aren’t careful. It’s important to understand the Fair Housing Act and other federal and state laws related to renting and discrimination. Under the Act,Read More

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The Top 3 Reasons for E&O Claims Against Real Estate Agents

As a real estate professional, you face risks every day in the course of your business. These risks can lead to costly mistakes — with financial implications as well as potential damage to your hard-earned reputation. So it’s a good idea to be aware of the major reasons for E&O claims against real estate agents,Read More

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The Most Useful Apps & Resources for Real Estate Agents in 2019

With around 2.1 million apps in the App Store, it’s not easy to navigate which apps and resources you should download as a real estate professional. To save you time and effort, we’ve researched and reviewed some apps for you. Trust Stamp Trust Stamp, championed by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), uses a combinationRead More

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What Real Estate Brokers Need to Know About Fidelity and Crime Bonds

Are you a real estate broker managing multiple real estate agents, either as employees or contractors? As the number of people within your team increases, so does your risk. And, as a real estate broker, it’s important to mitigate these risks and ensure your business is adequately protected. Fidelity and Crime Bonds are one wayRead More

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What You Need to Do About Post-Closing Problems

You’ve closed a transaction in which you were the selling agent for the buyer. Everything went well … until the buyer discovered leaks and drainage issues that weren’t disclosed. Leaks, mold, termites, low water pressure, septic problems … any number of things can go wrong with a house that leaves buyers with large bills andRead More

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Building Permit History Reports Reduce Liability for You & Your Clients

In real estate, it’s important to reduce your liability wherever possible, so you don’t find yourself facing a lawsuit sometime in the future. Building Permit History Reports from CRES are just one way you can reduce your liability. About  20% of real estate errors and omissions claims relate to permit issues. Whether you’re the buyer’sRead More

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When Your Seller is Reluctant to Do Repairs…

As a real estate professional, you will often come across sellers who are reluctant to do repairs on their home — either before listing the property, or after a buyer-requested home inspection. Your sellers may simply want to sell and move on. They may not want (or be able to) invest any additional money inRead More

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