As the real estate landscape evolves, so do the challenges faced by licensees. At CRES, we try to keep you informed about issues that could lead to a lawsuit and put your business at risk. But we go beyond that. We help you before you have a claim.
See our list below of the Top 10 Risk Management posts real estate licensees found most helpful this year:
This webinar covers how to avoid the most common complaints that lead to claims and lawsuits, from septic and solar systems, to failure to disclose on seller’s disclosures, agent-owned property, multiple offers, unpermitted work and more.
How to handle “finder’s fees” to unlicensed individuals, referral fees to licensees, and splitting commissions.
What constitutes a bedroom that can be mentioned in a listing? There may be 6 requirements or more, depending on your zoning.
The seller often does not generally get a copy of the appraisal, but they can request one. How can you avoid a low appraisal, and what happens if there is a low appraisal?
If you decide to act as a buyer’s or seller’s agent for someone close to you, there are three main risks you should be aware of.
Here’s how disclaimers can be used to avoid a lawsuit — and how to get your disclaimer wording correct to protect your real estate business.
Failure to define clear independent contractor relationships can result in you facing a lawsuit from an agent who misunderstands their role within your company.
When dealing with clients with reduced mental capacity, you need to be aware of your obligations as a real estate professional, particularly in relation to contracts and transactions.
Real estate agents have a fiduciary obligation to each client, so there’s an expectation that client interests will be served as first priority. A conflict of interest occurs when an agent has competing interests or loyalties which conflict with the interests of the client.
Selling a home where there’s been drug activity can cause potential safety issues for you, your team, and prospective buyers when you’re showing the home. There’s also the possibility of a lawsuit if a buyer is unaware of the drug activity and finds out after purchasing.