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Selling a ‘Stigmatized’ Property

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, a ‘stigmatized’ property is a place that has been ‘psychologically impacted by an event which occurred or was suspected to have…

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CRES Risk Management Webinar: Possible Pitfalls of Real Estate Whisper Listings

Given the current Seller’s market and scarcity of homes for sale, office- exclusive listings (also called whisper listings) have become a more common occurrence.  In this situation, a…

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How to Sell Property Where Squatters Have Lived and Reduce Your Risks

Squatting is the unauthorized use of a property. It’s trespassing without the permission of the landowner, and usually over a significant period of time.  If you’re a real…

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Selling a Home with an Above-Ground Pool

Swimming pools are becoming more popular as families look for recreational activities in their own backyard. Since the pandemic, orders for pools have skyrocketed in the United States,…

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Selling Estates Where Multiple Parties Are Involved: A Guide for Real Estate Agents

Selling estates where multiple parties are involved is very common. The multiple parties involved in real estate transactions vary from couples and families, to trusts or deceased estates…

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When Your Seller is Reluctant to Do Repairs…

As a real estate professional, you will often come across sellers who are reluctant to do repairs on their home -- either before listing the property, or after…

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Real Estate Broker Beware — Most Common Complaints That Lead to Litigation

If you’re a real estate professional, it’s important you know how to detect and eliminate the most common errors and omissions. In a recent webinar, James M. Meseck,…

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Can You List a Bedroom Without a Closet

Have you ever been at odds with a client about how many bedrooms there are in a house? How many bedrooms you include in a listing matters. More…

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Can Real Estate E&O Save You from Misrepresentation?

Misrepresentation is among the most common claims made against real estate agents. It seems pretty obvious that you shouldn’t misrepresent the property you want to sell, but it…

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How to Avoid a Real Estate Lawsuit When MLS Gets Things Wrong

Using a multiple listing service (MLS) has benefits for agents, but what if your MLS gets information wrong? Let’s look at how you can protect yourself from a…

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Real Estate Listing Marketing — What to Watch for to Avoid a Real Estate Lawsuit

It can’t be stressed enough -- getting real estate transaction details in writing is so critical when it comes to documenting a client’s home sale or purchase. Emails,…

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The Purpose of a MLS Listing of Real Property in California

The purpose of a MLS listing of a parcel for sale Throughout California there are many local real estate associations that provide an electronic service used by real…

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How to Prevent a California Civil Code Section 1088 Violation

California Civil Code section 1088 Many real estate agents are not familiar with the provisions of California Civil Code section 1088. I am quite familiar with this provision…

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