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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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GDPR and the Impact on Your Real Estate Business

General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter GDPR) is one of the biggest changes to data security and privacy in Europe in decades. One has probably seen some of the effects of the GDPR in the United States in your own email. For example, companies you opted into long ago asking you to re-subscribe. This begs theRead More

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When There’s Mold in Real Estate

Mold litigation has expanded, and is now being brought by property owners/buyers, employees, tenants, or merely building occupants dealing with mold in real estate. These claims gained a lot of publicity (for example, the Ed McMahon lawsuit). Yet, the science regarding mold and whether it can cause significant or permanent health effects is not established.Read More

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Real Estate Cybersecurity Risks and How to Recover

Cyber and wire transfer fraud are not normally covered on an E&O policy. But we can get you covered! Click here for an application. From a presentation by Rachel Ryckman, White and Steele There is so much exchange of data between our mobile devices and our computers, on the Internet and in the cloud. TheRead More

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Can You List a Bedroom Without a Closet

Have you ever been at odds with a client about how many bedrooms there are in a house? How many bedrooms you include in a listing matters. More bedrooms can attract buyers and raise the price of the house. They could also get you into hot water for false representation if you over state them.Read More

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How to Protect Yourself When Dealing with Close Friends and Family in Your Real Estate Business

It may seem natural as a real estate agent to want to help a close family member or friend buy or sell a house.  But you should know the potential consequences if you decide to act as a buyer’s or seller’s agent for someone close to you. There are three main risks you should beRead More

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