How to stop ‘he said, she said’ client disputes

As real estate agents, we often deal with volatile situations where emotions run high and disputes are common. These four steps will protect you in the case of arbitration, litigation and mixed-up memories.

Transactions involving an HOA: what every Realtor should know

Ask two homeowners their thoughts on living in a community with a homeowners’ association (HOA), and you may find one kicking and screaming for vindication and the other perfectly content …

Supreme Court’s Spokeo decision may have implications for real estate industry

A case that — on its surface — has nothing to do with RESPA (the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) may impact those subject to RESPA nonetheless. The Supreme Court issued a decision Monday in a case involving consumer privacy law that may ultim…

Inman Educational Webinar: How NOT to get sued

n this webinar, landlord-tenant law expert Puneet Singh covers what property managers can do to safeguard against tenant and employee litigation …

How agents can protect their assets from lawsuits and litigation

Lawsuits are a real part of the job that agents must be aware of to protect themselves and their businesses. According to a prominent law firm, there has been a recent increase in lawsuits against real estate agents and brokers that spans the entire co…

Why a formal process for incident investigations can mitigate lawsuits

Each day, thousands of insurance claims are filed by property owners and managers without proper investigation. There are numerous examples of property owners being held legally responsible for incidents that might not be their responsibility …

Opinion: Are false narratives the industry’s third rail?

Other than politics, it’s hard to imagine another industry that relies so heavily on false narratives. If something is said often enough, it must be true. Repeated often enough without rebut, and it becomes fact …

Upstream denies Zillow suggestion it’s building a national MLS

The legal battle between bitter rivals Zillow and Move Inc. rages on and is now entangling one of the real estate industry’s newest potentially game-changing initiatives: Upstream. According to its backers, Upstream will be a non-consumer-facing data e…

Help clients buy condos with federal home loans

Due to community living and maintenance, plus the promise of homeownership and equity, condos are more popular than ever. This is especially so because federal home loans can be used to obtain them …

Help clients buy condos with federal home loans

Due to community living and maintenance, plus the promise of homeownership and equity, condos are more popular than ever. This is especially so because federal home loans can be used to obtain them …