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Real Estate Licensees: How You Can Prevent an Unauthorized Practice of Law Claim Against You

California Civil Code section 2079.16 states that buyers and sellers of real estate are advised that California licensed real estate agents and brokers are not qualified to give…

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CRES Risk Management Webinar: What real estate professionals should do if served with a subpoena in Nevada

Attorney Kathryn Holbert has been defending real estate professionals for more than 15 years. In this webinar, Kathryn provides insight into what you should do in Nevada if…

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8 Most Common Ways for Real Estate Licensees to Avoid Litigation (a CRES Risk Management Webinar)

Learn 8 key ways to avoid the most common areas of litigation in this webinar with lots of examples (complete transcript appears below). Some details are specific to…

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When Omissions Get Real Estate Licensees In Hot Water

Usually, when you say ‘omissions’ in real estate, people think immediately about disclosures. Failure to disclose defects or major issues with a property is a major reason that…

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How to Cultivate a Culture of Equity and Inclusion Among Your Real Estate Team

In your role as a real estate broker, you and your team will deal with people from different backgrounds, races, cultures, ages, genders and occupations. To run a…

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How to Handle Negative Online Reviews For Your Brokerage

According to the Pew Research Center, 85% of Americans go online daily. That percentage includes 31% of people who report they’re online almost constantly and 48% who say…

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5 Tips to Create an Effective Risk Management Framework for Your Brokerage

Every small business can benefit from having a risk management framework in place to minimize risk, liability and lawsuits. But for real estate brokers, it’s truly essential to…

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How to Avoid a Real Estate Breach of Duty Claim

As a real estate professional, you face many risks every day in the course of business. Claims for “breach of duty” are just one of those risks. Here’s…

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How to Avoid Client Injuries at Your Office

Client visits are an everyday occurrence for a real estate broker’s office. But what if a client trips or falls at your premises? What happens if something accidentally…

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How Good Real Estate Professionals Can Get Mixed Up in Negligence Claims

As a real estate professional, there are risks in your business which make you vulnerable to lawsuits. When you’re balancing multiple listings, contracts, clients, prospects, open houses, marketing…

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How Do You Manage the Lawsuit Risk in Your Real Estate Business? Could You Do it Better?

Managing the risk of E&O claims and lawsuits is especially important in real estate. One serious lawsuit could destroy your business -- or your reputation. So you want…

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Don’t Try to Resolve Real Estate Issues that Could Become E&O Claims on Your Own

Have you ever received a call from unhappy buyers because of misinformation in an MLS listing? Trying to deal with issues like these can be a big headache—and…

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ClaimPrevent® Risk Management Legal Advice to the Rescue

Have you ever overlooked something small that could have big repercussions? Most real estate professionals have. But this is just one case where some Risk Management, aka 'claim…

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How to Avoid a Real Estate Lawsuit

Real estate professionals are vulnerable when it comes to a lawsuit. Real estate is a big business, with multiple parties, lots of moving parts, and ever-shifting market regulations…

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How to Advise Foreign Language or Visually Impaired Real Estate Clients

Advising a client who is sight impaired or who cannot read or write in the English language Over the years as a real estate attorney in litigated and…

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Top Seven Real Estate Lawsuit Risks for Agents

You can do everything within your power to prevent a claim, but you cannot guarantee a career free of claims or litigation. There are many moving parts and…

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When Should a Real Estate Agent Be Communicating With a Seller’s or Buyer’s Attorney?

When problems arise after close of an escrow for a particular real property, the listing and selling agent are typically contacted by an attorney for either the seller…

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“Stress Less” Hotline

What makes CRES different from other Real Estate E&O providers?  Other E&O providers ask you to contact them when you actually have a claim, while CRES wants to…

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