Extensive Insurance Coverage + Legal Services Protecting Real Estate Pros for 25 Years
The CRES difference: the best claim prevention 7 days a week
Our focus is helping real estate pros avoid the horror of a real estate claim.
No other company takes the DAILY protection of real estate professionals so seriously.
Resources most insurance brokers can’t access — to find you the best protection at the right price
CRES is part of one of the largest insurance brokers in the world, Arthur J. Gallagher. That means unequaled resources to find the best protection for a wider variety of real estate-related companies. Plus, we underwrite directly for our in-house programs.
Whether you sell, appraise, manage, or finance real estate (individually or with a firm) – or work in escrow or as a transaction coordinator, we’ve got you covered.
Continuous innovation in insurance protection since 1996
In 1996, we launched our firm with one goal: to protect real estate professionals with pre-claim legal advice, quality insurance solutions and outstanding customer service. And we continue to proactively improve the solutions we recommend.
Our flagship service – customized real estate errors and omissions insurance – leads the industry in innovations, with:
- Per-Transaction payment plans for firms
- Comprehensive ClaimPrevent® Legal Services staffed by expert real estate litigation attorneys 7 days a week
- Seller’s E&O Protection Plan to give your sellers protection after the sale, and reduce your out-of-pocket claims costs
- CRES exclusive Building Permit History Reports to show buyers the permits on a property, right on your phone!
- Qualified Home Warranty programs that reduce your out-of-pocket claims cost*
CRES now serves hundreds of thousands of real estate-related firms and professionals nationwide. We’ve expanded and evolved to offer Business Owner’s Policies, comprehensive Cyber Liability plans, Workers’ Compensation insurance, and Surety Bonds — all tailored to the specific needs of the real estate industry.
We got our start when two entrepreneurs had a better idea
What does CRES mean? Comprehensive Real Estate Services (CRES) was started by Real Estate attorney, Jim Allison, as a Legal Services program for real estate agents and brokers. His vision was to provide industry professionals with the education, resources, and legal representation to prevent small issues from becoming big problems.
The program’s quick success caught the attention of entrepreneur Doug Campbell, who was running a real estate E&O insurance program at the time. He and Jim joined forces to provide better value E&O to real estate agents and brokers throughout the country. They raised the bar by including Legal Services with every policy.
Celebrating 25+ years of innovative real estate Errors and Omissions insurance
Why CRES . . .
More Ways We Reduce Your Risk DAILY
We minimize your risks so that you can have peace of mind knowing you, your business, and your clients are protected.
Experts in Insurance for the Real Estate Industry
Protecting real estate professionals is our passion (and our only passion). We have in-depth knowledge of the rules, the laws and the risks.
Safety of A-Rated Carriers
Our policies are all backed by top-ranked, “A” rated carriers so you’re always well protected.
Quick & Simple Errors and Omissions
Get a quote to include the exact coverage you need, and purchase your E&O policy online.
We Give You Competitive Advantages
Our Seller’s E&O Protection Plan helps you stand out to potential sellers and win more listings! Use our unique Building Permit History Reports to show the presence of permits and dazzle your buyers!
More Ways to Reduce Your Out-of-Pocket Claims Costs
Give a CRES Qualified Home Warranty to your seller and reduce your out-of-pocket claims cost up to $2,500. Give a Permit History Report to a buyer and reduce your out-of-pocket claims costs up to $2,500. Do both, and reduce retention up to $5,000*.
Seller’s E&O coverage and other benefits are feature-based and warranty specific. The E&O Retention (Out-of-Pocket Claims Expense) Reduction applies to any real estate licensed Real Estate Services Council Risk Purchasing Group, LLC. (“RESCRPG”) member who personally pays for the Home Warranty Plan. These benefits are offered by, and intended for, the members of RESCRPG. RESCRPG membership is part of your CRES E&O policy. Other warranties may also qualify for an E&O Retention Reduction, but only those warranties listed here are guaranteed to qualify. Not available in all states. Certain restrictions apply. Read each policy for a full comparison of coverage and benefits. All coverage is subject to Underwriting and other qualifications.