Claim Prevention & Risk Management

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ClaimPrevent® Risk Management Legal Advice to the Rescue

Have you ever overlooked something small that could have big repercussions? Most real estate professionals have. But this is just one case where some Risk Management, aka ‘claim prevention services’ can save the day. One Friday the CRES ClaimPrevent® Risk Management Hotline (available to CRES E&O policyholders as part of your E&O insurance) received aRead More

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How to Avoid a Real Estate Lawsuit

Real estate professionals are vulnerable when it comes to a lawsuit. Real estate is a big business, with multiple parties, lots of moving parts, and ever-shifting market regulations and laws. It is no wonder that things can slip through the cracks, paperwork errors happen, and people get injured. So how can you arm yourself toRead More

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How to Advise Foreign Language or Visually Impaired Real Estate Clients

Advising a client who is sight impaired or who cannot read or write in the English language Over the years as a real estate attorney in litigated and risk management inquiries, I have had to deal with situations where a licensed real estate agent in the State of California is representing a client who isRead More

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Top Seven Real Estate Lawsuit Risks for Agents

You can do everything within your power to prevent a claim, but you cannot guarantee a career free of claims or litigation. There are many moving parts and pieces involved in real estate transactions, with some variables out of your control. You can, however, be aware of the most common claims and take steps toRead More

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Is Your Website ADA Compliant? —A New Cyber Risk

The purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted in 1992, is to assure equal access and services to disabled individuals. The ADA makes it unlawful to discriminate against people with disabilities. Title III of the Act prohibits entities that own, lease, or operate a place of public accommodation from discriminating against the disabled.Read More

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Americans with Disabilities Act Website Lawsuits

The 1990 “Americans with Disabilities Act” (hereinafter “ADA”) is a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination based upon one’s disability. Disabilities covered, but not limited to those of hearing, mobility, and sight. Discrimination based upon one’s “disability” is illegal in all fifty (50) states and United States territories. The covered disabilities under theRead More

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Be Your Buyer’s Hero With Building Permit History Reports

One in five claims against real estate professionals is the result of a permit issue. One. In. Five. While not all of these claims can be prevented, a massive portion can be avoided by simply running a CRES Building Permit History Report. So what is stopping the client–or you–from doing so? A Building Permit HistoryRead More

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Risk Management: Your ticket to fewer claims and lower premiums

You are regularly helping in the purchase and sale of the largest investment most Americans will make in their lives. Since each home and its buyer/seller are unique, so are the risks. You need to make sure that you properly represent your client in case of buyer’s remorse after the excitement fades. You would haveRead More

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Don’t Be CLUE-less!

Most real estate agents probably don’t give much thought to insurance claims on the homes they are trying to sell or the ones their clients may be interested in buying. But they should.  Failure to inform the seller or buyer of the availability of a free and easily-obtained report of insurance claims could expose bothRead More

Avoid Violation of the Fair Housing Act By Staying Up-to-Date on Discrimination Issues

The call may seem very innocent. A person calls about the availability of an 800-square-foot apartment advertised by your company in the local newspaper. When the caller asks about whether her companion Labrador retriever is allowed in the unit, you let her know that the owner does not allow pets, but that you have aRead More

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