Real Estate E&O Insurance Blog

Fight Data Breaches at Your Real Estate Firm

Posted on 4/2/2018 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors real estate cybersecurity

Stand tall against cybercrime.

Prospective buyers take virtual tours of listings from the comfort of their homes. When you're working a deal, you likely use a digital app to collect e-signatures on a mobile device.

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Case Studies: Make Sure the Licenses Line Up

Posted on 3/8/2018 by Pearl Insurance in real estate case study errors and omissions

Don’t let history repeat itself.

You check your paperwork 10 times to make sure it's accurate. You clear room in your schedule to answer clients' questions. You're thorough, and you work too hard to let a lawsuit threaten your real estate career. After all, there's no such thing as taking too many precautions.

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GOP Tax Bill: Total Sum Gain or Loss?

Posted on 2/14/2018 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors real estate Trump tax

Depends on who you ask.

The last time the U.S. tax code was changed, Magnum, P.I. and The A-Team were the hottest television shows, and our kids were playing some new device called the Nintendo Entertainment System. A lot has changed since 1986, except for Tom Selleck's mustache, so perhaps it was time to update the tax code.

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How Real Estate Professionals Can Prevent Cyberattacks

Posted on 1/11/2018 by Pearl Insurance in real estate errors and omissions cybersecurity cyberattacks identity theft

What you need to know about data security.

The numbers are staggering–143 million, 1.9 billion, 211,000. And yet, they seem almost too large to fully understand the impact on an individual or a business. Or perhaps, so insurmountable that you might as well leave it up to luck.

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Our Top 4 Real Estate Blogs of 2017

Posted on 11/30/2017 by Pearl Insurance

Looking back and moving forward.

2017 brought a fair share of tragedy and triumph. Whether you experienced ups, downs, or a little bit of both, your year in real estate is drawing to a close.

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Real Estate Risk Management Roundup

Posted on 11/7/2017 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors Real Estate Agents real estate case study errors and omissions

Don't make these same mistakes.

You can never have too much safety. When you work a real estate deal, you might even check the fine details ten times to make sure everything aligns.

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Witness the Total Eclipse of Real Estate

Posted on 10/11/2017 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors Real Estate Agents real estate errors and omissions a world without

A world without real estate agents.

This article is part of our October "World Without" series, in which we imagine parallel dimensions where business professionals disappear. And we're glad you're here to celebrate Halloween with us!

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How to Sell Historic Homes

Posted on 9/6/2017 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors real estate selling homes tips

Let the years tell a story.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "We are not makers of history. We are made by history." Perhaps this is why historic homes hold a special place in many hearts. The genuine character and stories that form a home can’t easily be recreated, and they helped to form the very basis of our lives today.

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Turn Smart Homes into a Real Estate Goldmine

Posted on 8/1/2017 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors real estate smart homes technology

As homes become smarter, so can you.

By 2020, the global home automation market will be worth over $121.73 billion.1 The reality is, technology is here to stay. But as homes get smarter with time, so can you.

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Case Study: A Violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act

Posted on 6/30/2017 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors real estate Errors & Omissions Insurance case study legal

Always practice within the law.

A mortgage brokerage firm had an arrangement with a lender who paid the firm based on the number of referrals received. The brokerage firm was requiring clients to obtain a mortgage pre-approval from this specific lender, even if the client had already received pre-approval from another lender.

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