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Know the Risks of Selling Real Estate Property in an Unfamiliar Area

Clients choose a real estate agent based on a number of factors, but one is their knowledge of the area. If you’re selling property in an unfamiliar area, you may miss critical information that could have an impact on a sale or even lead to a lawsuit. If you’re called to sell in an unfamiliarRead More

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CRES Risk Management Webinar: How to Reduce Property Management Risks in a COVID World

Like many other industries, real estate has been significantly affected by COVID-19. Property management is one area in particular, which is experiencing much pandemic-related change. There’s no doubt the risks are much greater in this current environment, and lawsuits are on the rise.  For many property managers, keeping on top of COVID-related laws and restrictionsRead More

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Covid-19 Precautions Real Estate Agents Need to Take Now

We’d all love the pandemic to be over and business to get back to usual, but we’re not there yet. While many states are phasing in reopening and removing business restrictions, there are still state guidelines and covid-19 precautions to follow.  First, remember that state and local guidelines can change quickly, and you need toRead More

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How to Avoid Problems with Leased Solar Panels When Selling a Home

Solar panels can be a great selling point. Studies show they can increase the value of a home as much as $15,000, and may be appealing to home buyers who want to save on energy costs or who are particularly concerned with the environment. While solar doesn’t appeal to all buyers, solar panels are aRead More

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CRES Risk Management Webinar: COVID-19 Forms and Best Practice for California Real Estate Professionals

COVID-19 has brought a great deal of challenges to the real estate industry. Keeping up with exactly what forms should be used in transactions is one of those challenges. Keeping up-to-date with changes to the forms and guidelines as they evolve during the pandemic is another.  There are risks today that didn’t exist ever beforeRead More

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Managing the Risks of Remote or Drive-Thru Real Estate Closings

Many people have been severely affected by the coronavirus through illness, job losses, and business closures. As a result, some clients, understandably, will want to cancel transactions because their circumstances have changed as a result of the pandemic.  Most contracts include a ‘Force Majeure’ or ‘Acts of God’ clause which offers an out to partiesRead More

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Reducing the Risks Of Managing a Remote Real Estate Team

Did you know that approximately 42% of the labor force in the United States is working from home right now? There were many benefits of having your team work remotely from home before the COVID-19 pandemic. But, in today’s circumstances, reducing the number of people gathered at the office helps reduce the risk of spreadingRead More

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How to Avoid Misinterpretations When Working Remotely With Real Estate Clients

The current pandemic has increased the physical distance between all of us to ensure public safety. There are also various state orders that govern social distancing, stay-at-home orders and other restrictions which businesses need to comply with. For real estate professionals, depending on your state, this means you may not be physically meeting with yourRead More

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Insurance Checklist for Real Estate Professionals: What you need and how to get the most out of your insurance

As a real estate professional, you face risks every day. The best plan of action is to take a proactive approach and manage that risk, rather than being reactive to liability issues that arise. Wouldn’t you rather prevent lawsuits before they happen?  What can you do to protect yourself from liability in your real estateRead More

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Taking Your Virtual Property Tours to the Next Level

Virtual property tours have been around for a while — but are now more important than ever. Although many real estate professionals (and prospective buyers) may favor in-person showings, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the industry — and the home-buying process.  How can you take your virtual property tours to the next level, so youRead More

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