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6 Pitfalls When Selling Homes That Need to be Demolished

Selling homes that need to be demolished can be challenging for real estate agents. There are safety issues and other potential risks to consider. If you want to…

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Property Showings on Rainy Days — How to Minimize the Risks

Real estate professionals face risks every day, especially from property showings and open houses. And when you’re trying to conduct showings or open houses  on rainy days, that…

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Selling Homes During Extreme Heat Conditions

The summer home-selling season is only months away -- and with it comes risks to your business when selling homes during extreme heat conditions.  2019 saw the United…

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Selling Properties with a Pool or Spa

With the summer months coming, properties with pools and spas can be attractive f to buyers. In some states, like California and Florida, they’re almost as standard as…

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Selling a Home Where Drug Activity Has Occurred

Selling a home where there’s been drug activity can be problematic for any real estate agent. There are potential safety issues for you, your team, and prospective buyers…

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Unescorted Access for Prospective Tenants and Buyers — Is It Just Too Risky?

Real estate is a busy profession and you can’t be everywhere at once. Sometimes it might be tempting to consider unescorted access to prospective tenants and buyers. But,…

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Managing Alcohol-Related Liabilities in Your Real Estate Business

Do you provide hospitality to sellers, buyers, or even your own team of real estate agents? Where do you stand with alcohol? What happens, for example, if you…

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Dealing with Real Estate Clients with Physical Disabilities

As a real estate agent, you deal with different types of people every day. In fact, being able to communicate with a myriad of people is one of…

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How to Reduce Open House Risks When Someone Else Hosts

Have you ever received a request from another brokerage -- or another agent within your firm -- to host an open house at a property you have listed?…

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How to Avoid a Lawsuit When You’re Selling a House With Pets

Selling a property that is home to pets can be a challenge for a real estate agent. But, with around 60% of households owning a pet, it’s a…

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Your Real Estate Signage — Could it Cause a Lawsuit?

Signage is an important part of a real estate agent’s marketing toolkit. Professional signage, whether it’s posted outside of the property or elsewhere in the neighborhood to promote…

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Risks to Avoid When Selling a Vacant Home

You might need to sell a vacant home for any number of reasons -- perhaps it’s a newly built home, the seller has already relocated, or maybe it’s…

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REALTOR® Safety Month – Tips to Keep You and Your Business Safe This September

September is REALTOR® Safety Month -- an ideal time to reflect on the safety of your real estate business.  Whether it’s just you -- or you have a…

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How to Avoid a Personal Injury Claim When Selling a Property

As a real estate agent, you already know that open houses are a great way to sell a property. But, what about protecting yourself from issues regarding liability?…

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Real Estate Crime is on the Rise: How to protect yourself and your clients

“Stranger danger” is not just for kids anymore. It applies to you, your coworkers, and your clients. The real estate industry has seen a lot of crime through…

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Slips, Bites and Crashes: Are you covered for mishaps at your open houses and showings?

Open houses are great. You can reach a wide audience of potential buyers in a short amount of time, hopefully leading to a sale. But did you know…

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10 Open House Red Flags You Must Address

Open houses are a great way to show off a home’s excellent selling points to a large audience in a short amount of time.  But what if potential…

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