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Technology Traps: Lessons Learned from Real Estate Litigation

Unfortunately, there are many painful lessons learned about “technology traps” from the litigation home front. Real estate agents rely on technology to do business. But that reliance can sometimes cause problems. Real Estate Litigation and the Cut and Paste Trap Do you rely on eContracts or digital real estate contracts? Something driving a lot ofRead More

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Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Guide to Buying a Home As Is

Not every house is a dream home.   Properties offered for sale “as is”  indicate the seller plans to sell the home in its current condition, without any further repairs or renovations. Buying a home “as is” can be an attractive option for: investors who plan to renovate and “flip”  the home for profit, buyers whoRead More

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Realtors® and Identity Fraud – When Someone Impersonates You or Your Business

When you’re a real estate agent, it’s natural to have your name, face and contact details widely publicized to attract business. However, having your details available in the public domain can leave you vulnerable to identity fraud. Identity fraud (or identity theft) occurs when someone assumes your identity using your personal details with the purposeRead More

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What to Do with a Tenant’s Abandoned Property

Landlords and property managers know that when tenants leave, they don’t always take all their things with them. Recently a client asked our risk management legal advisory team whether they could get rid of personal property a tenant left behind when they moved out. 3 Steps to Dealing with a Tenant’s Abandoned Property Whether theRead More

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Septic System E&O Claims Are Climbing: Here’s How to Prevent Them

From a presentation by Diana Mendez and Jim Meseck, White and Steele Septic systems (or as they’re often called in Colorado, onsite waste treatment systems) are a huge source of litigation. We’re seeing a lot of septic claims, and it appears that 100% of these claims are preventable. If you haven’t sold a property withRead More

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What to Know About Selling A Seasonal Property

What is A Seasonal Property Typically a seasonal home is a holiday property — for which there’s a specific season where it’s popular. Beach homes, mountain cabins, cottages in high tourist areas all fit into this category. But, this discussion is equally applicable to other permanent homes in coastal, mountain or tourist areas. Understanding theRead More

Risks to Avoid When Selling a Vacant Home

You might need to sell a vacant home for any number of reasons — perhaps it’s a newly built home, the seller has already relocated, or maybe it’s a rental and the tenants have just moved out. Of course, vacant homes can take longer to sell. Empty homes can make it difficult for prospective buyersRead More

Representing Divorcing Sellers: What You Need to Know

When a couple decides to divorce, one thing they need to do is make a decision about their home. One option of course is to sell. If you haven’t found yourself in the position of  representing divorcing sellers, there’s a good chance you might. It pays to be clear on what you need to knowRead More

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REALTOR® Safety Month – Tips to Keep You and Your Business Safe This September

September is REALTOR® Safety Month — an ideal time to reflect on the safety of your real estate business.  Whether it’s just you — or you have a team, it’s a good idea to put protective measures in place to ensure your own security, as well as that of your team and clients The largestRead More

How to Protect Yourself from the Most Common E&O Claims with Better Coverage

Hopefully, you’ve never been sued, had to go to trial, or had a real estate E&O claim. It’s not fun. What can make an already stressful situation even more stressful is if you don’t have Errors and Omissions insurance coverage — or enough coverage, or even the right coverage. You buy insurance thinking it’s goingRead More

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