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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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4 Blogs to Boost Your Real Estate Career

Posted on 6/5/2017 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors real estate Errors & Omissions Insurance blogs

Take your firm to the next level.

Searching the internet isn’t the same it was ten, or even five, years ago. There’s a lot of content out there, and not all of it is credible. But you don’t have to drown in a sea of information from a heap of authors and sources. We’ve done the research for you.

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A Trio of Top-Notch Apps for Next-Level Realtors

Posted on 5/1/2017 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors Real Estate Agents real estate Errors & Omissions Insurance professional liability mobile apps

Organize and manage with ease.

For real estate professionals, managing your client list and properties can be a daunting task. Check out our infographic for information on how to simplify the process with just three mobile apps.

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Looking Through Frosted Glass: How Trump Affects the Housing Market

Posted on 4/10/2017 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors real estate Errors & Omissions Insurance housing market Trump

Find clarity in an uncertain future.

Whether you like him or not, Donald Trump delivered on his promise to shake up America's political landscape. As we all wonder what will come next, real estate agents must consider how the new president will affect the housing market.

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Avoid Wire Transfer Scams in 8 Steps

Posted on 3/1/2017 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors Real Estate Agents real estate Errors & Omissions Insurance wire transfer scams hacking

Stop cyber thieves in their tracks.

During real estate transactions, hackers attempt to divert closing proceedings from attorneys, banks, title companies, and REALTORS®. These thieves compromise the email accounts of buyers, sellers, and agents. When a wire transfer is about to happen, they intervene and steal thousands of dollars.

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4 Steps to Selling an "Unlovable" Property

Posted on 1/31/2017 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors real estate Errors & Omissions Insurance E&O property housing market

The struggle is real.

Despite an improving housing market, it’s no secret that the majority of real estate agents have had—at one time or another—a long-standing face-off with a stubborn property that just won’t sell.

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The Perks and Pitfalls of Selling Vacation Properties

Posted on 1/4/2017 by Pearl Insurance in Realtors real estate Errors & Omissions Insurance E&O rental vacation

If paradise calls, should you answer?

Vacation homes carry an undeniable allure for clients, but there are plenty of reasons for real estate agents to get in on the action, too. 16% of all homes sold in 2015 were leisure properties, equaling about 920,000 transactions. With that slice of the market share up for grabs, it can be tempting to charge headfirst into the second-home business.

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