Errors and Omissions Insurance

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Real Estate E&O Coverage for Prior Transactions: What Are My Options?

Never heard of Full Prior Acts or didn’t know there was a difference in Prior Acts coverage? You might wonder if one covers you for transactions that occurred in the past, why doesn’t the other? Are there exclusions? Here are the important differences you need to know between Prior Acts coverage and Full Prior ActsRead More

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Your Real Estate E&O Insurance Q and A

Real estate E&O insurance and claims prevention does not have to be complicated or scary. The first smart move is to get educated, so you know how to buy only what you need; the second is to get insured. We have compiled the most common questions we get asked about real estate E&O insurance andRead More

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Are You Protected from Prior Acts? A Guide to How Far Your Real Estate E&O Protection Extends

There are varying schools of thought within the real estate community about the usefulness of personal Errors and Omissons (E&O) insurance. Many professionals still believe that if the firm they are working for has insurance, then they are covered for all acts. They also believe that should they move firms, the policy of their oldRead More

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Why do you need an individual real estate E&O insurance policy?

Firms typically have basic E&O insurance. However, having individual, personal coverage will not only cover gaps that you might not be aware of, it will give you customized business tools and services that fit your exact needs. But do you know everything you need to know about your firm’s policy? Do you know where theRead More

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Webinar Event Recap for Real Estate Licensees: It’s not too late to learn how to protect yourself

It’s not too late to learn how to protect yourself from real estate Errors and Omissions insurance coverage loopholes that can leave a real estate career in ruins. Each year in the United States, more than 13,000 real estate professionals are faced with a lawsuit. It happens. Mistakes happen. But what may surprise you isRead More

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Webinar Event: Real Estate E&O Loophole Nightmares — how to prevent a career-crushing mistake

What can have the greatest impact on whether you succeed in real estate? Technology? The FED? Commission decreases? Competitors? You might be surprised… It’s being sued. A single claim can immediately ruin everything you worked so hard to build. Unfortunately, a Firm E&O policy is designed to protect the firm’s business, not always yours. Each yearRead More

Glossary of Real Estate E&O Terms and Coverage

A-Rated:   The highest rating classs from A.M. Best, an independent company that rates insurance companies on their financial stability and future claims-paying ability (see www.ambest.com). Admitted:  An insurance company authorized and licensed to transact business in a given state.  An admitted company is monitored by the state for financial stability, covered by the state’s guaranty fund,Read More

Real Estate E&O FAQs

Business Risks What are the risks in transacting real estate sales that a business or individual needs coverage for? Lawsuits are filed every day in every part of the country. With the complexities involved in real estate transactions, there are no guarantees that you will never receive a demand letter or be named in aRead More

Anticipating the “Flood” of Post-Sandy E&O Claims for Insurance Brokers

Guest blog written by John R Gonzo, ESQ. Mr. Gonzo is the Managing Partner of the Gonzo Law Group and specializes in professional lines defense. He can be contacted at jgonzo@gonzolawgroup.com | www.gonzolawgroup.com Superstorm Sandy devastated portions of New Jersey, impacting individuals and companies of all types, including insurance brokers. Stories of insurance brokers, whose offices hadRead More

Minimizing Realtor Liability When Listing Foreclosure Properties

Real estate brokers and agents are often hired by banks to market and sell properties after a foreclosure. When dealing with foreclosure properties, you may be confronted with a former owner who has not vacated the premises and/or removed their belongings from the foreclosed property. This article will discuss how you can minimize your liabilityRead More

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