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CRES Risk Management Webinar: Risks to Real Estate Agents/Brokers if Representing Sellers When Low Inventory

There are extremely low inventory levels for housing across multiple states right now. A significant portion of the real estate market are individuals who are simultaneously selling a home they live in and buying another they intend to live in. It’s very common to include buyer contingencies in the purchase agreement, which makes the purchaseRead More

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Selling Deceased Estates — 4 Reasons Agents Can Be Sued

If you’re used to working with sellers, selling deceased estates has some risks you may not be aware of. While some parts of the process are the same, there are some key differences you need to know about. Here are 4 top reasons agents get sued when selling deceased estates or in probate sales.  1.Read More

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Reimagining Your Real Estate Brokerage in a Post-Pandemic World

Things are opening up. Emergency orders have been lifted in many places. Rules about masking, social distancing, and group gatherings are changing. If the pandemic taught us anything, it was, perhaps, how to adapt and pivot. Things are changing again as the United States reopens, but COVID-19 has changed the world. Some things aren’t likelyRead More

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CRES Risk Management Webinar: Possible Pitfalls of Real Estate Whisper Listings

Given the current Seller’s market and scarcity of homes for sale, office- exclusive listings (also called whisper listings) have become a more common occurrence.  In this situation, a broker/agent takes a listing with a buyer in mind, so the property is never advertised to the general public via the MLS and/or other public sources.   ThisRead More

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6 Tips to Deal With Cluttered Properties and Minimize Your Risks

Clutter is a problem for 50% of Americans who say they’re overwhelmed with it. Clutter can mean a garage you can’t use for a car, money wasted on a storage space, or a less enjoyable (or even dangerous) living space. Selling cluttered properties or hoarder’s homes can be quite difficult for real estate agents — andRead More

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Safer Practices for Rejecting Real Estate Offers

If you’re buried in offers (usually a good problem to have), this webinar covers some key points to know to stay out of trouble. (We talk with an attorney in Nevada, but her suggestions may apply to your state as well. Be sure to review your own state regulations.) Nevada Revised Statutes  645.254(4) states that, “ARead More

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Property Showings on Rainy Days — How to Minimize the Risks

Real estate professionals face risks every day, especially from property showings and open houses. And when you’re trying to conduct showings or open houses  on rainy days, that adds yet another layer of risk that real estate agents need to be aware of.  What happens if a client accidentally slips on a slippery driveway orRead More

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CRES Risk Management Webinar: Escalation Clauses, Appraisal Addendums, and More (Nevada)

In a hot seller’s market, there are increased risks for real estate professionals. And we’ve uncovered more of them in looking specifically at Nevada. In this webinar, attorney Kathryn Holbert, from Farmer Case & Fedor, and Dave Miller, who manages the CRES Advantage Home Warranty Plan, discuss how real estate professionals can prevent claims inRead More

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CRES Risk Management Webinar: Owner Licensing for Long-Term Rentals – Denver County

Denver City Council recently passed a new bill that imposes licensing restrictions on long-term rental property owners. In this webinar, attorney Anthony Lally from White & Steele, and Dave Miller, Regional Vice President of Fidelity National Home Warranty, discuss what these changes mean for property owners and real estate professionals.  This informative webinar covers: WhatRead More

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How to Sell Property Where Squatters Have Lived and Reduce Your Risks

Squatting is the unauthorized use of a property. It’s trespassing without the permission of the landowner, and usually over a significant period of time.  If you’re a real estate professional, you may at some point need to sell a property that’s been inhabited by squatters. But, there are risks to consider.  Here are some tipsRead More

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