Showings and Open Houses

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6 Pitfalls When Selling Homes That Need to be Demolished

Selling homes that need to be demolished can be challenging for real estate agents. There are safety issues and other potential risks to consider. If you want to minimize your chance of facing a lawsuit, here are 6 pitfalls real estate professionals should watch out for when selling homes that need to be demolished.  1.Read 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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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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Dealing with Clients with Allergies and Illnesses During the Pandemic

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the USA and more than 50 million Americans experience allergies each year. It is widely known that people who have allergies or illnesses are particularly vulnerable during this pandemic as they are more prone to experiencingRead More

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Ways Your Agents Can Use Home Staging to Boost Sales

Did you know that 83% of buyer’s agents said staging a home made it easier for the buyer to visualize the property as their future home, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2019 Profile of Home Staging?  Furthermore, a quarter of buyer’s agents said that staging increases offers on properties by 1%-5% compared toRead 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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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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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 never existed before inRead More

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Selling Homes During Extreme Heat Conditions

The summer home-selling season is only months away — and with it comes risks to your business when selling homes during extreme heat conditions.  2019 saw the United States grapple with significant heatwaves across the country. As temperatures soared, major events such as the New York City triathlon were canceled.  Record temperatures caused disruption toRead More

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Selling Properties with a Pool or Spa

With the summer months coming, properties with pools and spas can be attractive f to buyers. In some states, like California and Florida, they’re almost as standard as bathrooms and kitchens. The National Association of REALTORS® suggests that homes with pools are valued more than 50% higher than those without one. Selling homes with poolsRead More

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