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When Real Estate Professionals Buy a Home Warranty for a Listing to Seal the Deal

Have a listing that just isn’t moving? Is it an older property? Might it attract first-time buyers? More Realtors® Purchasing a Home Warranty Plans It’s becoming increasingly common…

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How to Help Your Buyers Avoid Post-Winter Water Damaged Homes

There have been some harsh weather conditions across several states in America this winter, especially in places like Colorado. This not only takes its toll on residents, but…

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Home Inspections—Do Real Estate Agents Need to Be There?

Home inspections can add peace of mind for buyers. What is your role as a real estate agent, beyond recommending an inspection? First, don’t oversell the home inspection.…

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Plumbing Problems? How to Avoid a Real Estate E&O Claim

Have you ever been in this situation? The inspection looked good, but it turned out there were major problems that went unnoticed. When the buyers found out, they…

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A Realtor®’s and Seller’s Duty to Disclose All Prior Inspection Reports on a Listed Property

The duty to disclose all that is material affecting price paid or desirability Over the years, I frequently come across risk management inquiries involving whether a seller and…

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Home Inspections: Don’t Oversell One to Your Real Estate Clients

Recommending a home inspection company is a helpful and valuable service a real estate agent can perform, however, it can also lead to a real estate lawsuit. And…

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Important Home Warranty Information: Why Homeowners Need It

People insure many things that are important to them. For instance, most people insure their lives with Life Insurance, their cars with Car Insurance, and their health with Medical…

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Agent Obligations to Visually Inspect Property

On February 23, 2012, the Second District Court of Appeal (in California) announced its decision in Glen Oaks Estates Homeowners Association v. Re/Max Premier Properties, Inc. Factual Background…

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Agent’s Provision of Visual Inspection Documentation

Concern: Some REO Sellers and their Listing Agents seem to adopt a pretty stern approach to the sale, calling the shots and trying to control the entire process.…

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Chinese Dry Wall

Signs of Possible Chinese Drywall Presence Residence was built after 2004 Mild to strong sulphur or “rotten egg” smell in the residence Rapid corrosion and blackening of metal…

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