Ethics, injuries, disclosures and more: 8 ways not to get sued

Agents should train for these eight common missteps that can get them in trouble and even land them in court.

Lawsuit accuses realtor.com of defrauding agents

In an emailed statement, realtor.com spokesperson Janice McDill told Inman: “The allegations are without merit, and we will defend the case vigorously…” …

Illinois broker fined $14,000 after listing property without owner’s consent

“When you’re in their system you’re at the mercy of their system,” said Davis, who called the agency a “Kangaroo Court…” …

Real estate industry reacts to Senate tax reform plan

The Senate tax reform plan has only been out for a few hours, but already, the reactions from prominent orgs and individuals in real estate are rolling in …

Here’s the Soho condo Manafort allegedly used to launder money

The indicted and arrested former Trump campaign manager reportedly purchased the swank property at 29 Howard Street, Unit 4, in 2012, and Airbnb-ed it out …

Upstream or MLS? The essential brokerage utility for the 21st century

The MLS has served the industry well. For decades, it has provided a basis for all broker participants and their agents — large or small franchise or indie — to share listings while simultaneously competing for business under a common set of local ru…

3 scenarios where it’s crucial to possess an owner’s title insurance policy

In many instances when a homebuyer comes to the closing table to sign what seems to be a mountain of paperwork legally binding them to a property, they don’t always understand the extra cost for title insurance. What many people don’t understand — or …

5 easy steps to getting a mortgage broker license

If you’re currently beginning your journey to becoming a mortgage broker, you might be a bit confused as to where to start. So, read on to get a better idea with the following five steps …

5 tips to win a multiple-offer bidding war

Are you tired of working hard to make an offer on a property only to be outbid by someone else? Unless you come in first, you don’t get paid, and your client does not get a home. Here are five ways to help you win the multiple-offer bidding war …

Smile! You’re on nanny camera

Many Realtors believe that maintaining privacy is no big deal. Who cares if a security camera captures your picture or if Google can read your transaction documents that you stored in Google Docs? After all, you have absolutely nothing to hide …