Claim Prevention & Risk Management

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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

Risk Management Guidelines

Risk Management is the first line of defense against claims. We want to hear from you as soon as you think you might have an issue… not just when you actually have a claim. Our Program is pro-active and helps you prevent many claims in the first place and reduce the cost of others. ReviewRead More

“Stress Less” Hotline

What makes CRES different from other Real Estate E&O providers?  Other E&O providers ask you to contact them when you actually have a claim, while CRES wants to hear from you the moment you think you have an issue that might become a claim. Our risk management attorneys are here to assist you in resolvingRead 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

Are you afraid of Flopping? If not, you should be.

By James R. Myers, The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP, Ft Myers, FL Beware of Flopping As if our national real estate crisis has not been bad enough, a new problem is emerging, as record numbers of short sales continue – a phenomenon known as ―flopping. It is essentially a fraudulent quick flip, involving a re-saleRead More

The Legal Forum: How Can Real Estate Agents Fight Claims Before They Happen?

The Legal Forum is a CRES Current exclusive. Want free legal advice from legitimate lawyers? If so, stay tuned to the CRES Current for the new LF column every month! How can I prepare for potential claims? Keep a Transaction Log and Document Everything in the File Keeping a transaction log of what occurs whenRead More

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