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The Pitfalls of Failing to Disclose in Real Estate: a CRES Risk Management Video Webinar

The majority of real estate E&O lawsuits are a result of failures to disclose. In this webinar, attorney Mark Carlson from Carlson Law Group and Dave Miller, Regional Vice President with Fidelity National Home Warranty, discuss the pitfalls of failing to disclose.  Whether it’s a simple mistake or an intentional failure to disclose, you canRead More

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Property Managers: Rental Scams and How To Avoid Them

Fraudsters are unfortunately taking full advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a real estate professional, you need to keep on top of rental scams and take action to protect your listings. Failure to do so can result in serious consequences for your real estate business and your clients. Common Rental Scams When Your Listings GetRead More

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What Precautions Are Real Estate Agents Responsible For When Selling Property in a COVID Environment?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the world, and the laws and best practices to deal with it seem to be changing almost every day. Keeping up can be a challenge, especially in an industry like real estate, where you’re used to dealing with multiple people and properties every day. From new open house and cleaningRead More

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8 Ways Your Real Estate Agents Can Improve the Customer Service Experience for Home Sales

As a real estate broker, it’s important to keep your team motivated to provide exceptional customer service to your clients. COVID-19 has brought some unexpected challenges this year, so it’s essential now more than ever to ensure your team has the support they need to do their job effectively.  Here are 8 ways your agentsRead More

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Covid-19 Safety Tips All Real Estate Brokers Should Share with Agents

The Covid-19 crisis continues to impact health and the economy throughout our country, but for many real estate agents, business is booming. With favorable interest rates, there are clients looking to get out of the city, others seeking more space or outdoor amenities in case they need to shelter in place again, and those whoRead More

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Property Managers: How to Handle Broken Solar on Rental Property

Many homeowners are seeing benefits from installing solar, but does it make sense to add solar panels to a rental unit? Property owners need to consider different options for solar (leased, purchased, community). If they buy, they need to factor in maintenance and upgrades. They also need to think about the upfront cost compared toRead More

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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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