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How to Avoid Real Estate E&O Claims Responsibly and Eliminate Finger-Pointing

As a real estate professional, you always want to come across as knowledgeable and helpful to your clients. However, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit if you…

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Selling Real Estate in ‘Qualified Opportunity Zones’ — Tips and Risks

The Qualified Opportunity Zones Program was introduced with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The program aims to boost economic growth to disadvantaged and ‘economically distressed’ communities.…

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8 Ways Your Real Estate Agents Can Improve the Customer Service Experience for Home Sales

As a real estate broker, it’s important to keep your team motivated to provide exceptional customer service to your clients. COVID-19 has brought some unexpected challenges this year,…

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Know the Risks of Selling Real Estate Property in an Unfamiliar Area

Clients choose a real estate agent based on a number of factors, but one is their knowledge of the area. If you're selling property in an unfamiliar area,…

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How to Avoid Misinterpretations When Working Remotely With Real Estate Clients

The current pandemic has increased the physical distance between all of us to ensure public safety. There are also various state orders that govern social distancing, stay-at-home orders…

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Why You Shouldn’t Exceed Your Scope of Work — A Guide for Real Estate Professionals

When you’re running your own real estate business, you provide great customer service as part of your business-building strategy. But doing so makes it easy for “scope creep”…

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How to Avoid a Lawsuit When a Real Estate Agent is Injured and Unable To Work

As a real estate agent, being fit and healthy is very much a requirement to keep up with the competition. What happens when an unexpected injury or illness…

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Providing Information And Data To Your Clients: 6 Top Tips To Avoid A Lawsuit

In our litigious society today, real estate agents like you need to protect yourself against potential risks and lawsuits. One scenario where you face a high degree of…

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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…

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Can You Avoid Real Estate Lawsuits with Good Customer Service?

Your excellent customer service is essential in real estate. Satisfied clients stick with you, become repeat customers, and refer others to you. Dissatisfied clients, on the other hand,…

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Why Real Estate Agents Shouldn’t Answer Tax Questions from Clients

It’s important for real estate professionals to go the extra mile for clients. But where do you draw the line? While you (of course) want to be a…

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How to “Fire” a Difficult Real Estate Client

Over the last several years I have seen more and more of my real estate agent clients become frustrated in their representation of sellers or buyers. Sometimes it’s…

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Real Estate Electronic Client Communication: Best Practices to Avoid E&O Claim Situations

Did you know that even a text message between you and a client can be used as defense a should a real estate E&O claim be filed against…

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What To Do When Your Words Cause a Real Estate Lawsuit Risk

Misunderstandings happen. Like the time Lisa, a mortgage broker, told a buyer they were “good to go.” Lisa meant that the buyer had submitted everything she needed to…

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Emails versus Texts in a Real Estate Transaction

The best way to prevent a claim or lawsuit against yourself as a licensed professional is to memorialize what was discussed in writing with your client starting with…

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The Realtor’s Need to Confirm in Writing the Material Aspects of a Transaction

How well does a typical real estate agent know his or her client? Good question. In the vast majority of the situations when a real estate agent transacts…

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Brownfield Redevelopment Offers Liability Protection and Grant Opportunities

Guest blog written by Robert G. Westfall  www.barrettlaw.com   The federal “Superfund” law, formally known as the Comprehensive Environmental Recovery, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), imposes harsh liability…

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