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Risk Management

Find out about how risk management and legal liability issues can affect real estate professionals.

Risk Management Forms and Documents for Brokerages

Fiduciary Duty

A real estate broker who becomes an agent of a seller or buyer, either intentionally through the execution of a written agreement, or unintentionally by a course of conduct, will be deemed to be a fiduciary. Read and download NAR's handout on the subject of fiduciary duty.

Social Media Risk Management

With well-crafted policies, regular training, and consultation with counsel, associations and members can minimize exposure to liability concerning key risk areas. Read an article from an association attorney about the issues to consider when using social media.

War Stories: When E&O Insurance Can Work for You

Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc., has compiled stories from the real estate trenches that illustrate how errors and omissions insurance can protect a real estate professional who might be "caught in the crossfire."

Risk Management Reporter

These articles are not the product of the National Association of REALTORS®, and may not reflect NAR's viewpoint or position on these topics and NAR does not verify the accuracy of the content.

Information and risk management ideas for real estate professionals.

 

Latest Updates
May 18, 2015
Beware of scammers posing as title company representatives. Fraudulent communications may appear authentic due to info collected from hacked emails.
April 15, 2015
With well-crafted policies, regular training, and consultation with counsel, associations and members can minimize exposure to liability concerning key risk areas.
January 14, 2015
This three-part report prepared by NAR's Information Services recommends a number of security practices to help keep you and your business safe online.
June 5, 2014
Members who utilize marketing-related emails, texts, and other electronic communication tools in their Canadian business should familiarize themselves with this Anti-Spam legislation.
July 30, 2013
In this video, NAR's Risk Management Committee shows you how to protect property listings from being used in rental scams by using Google Alerts, an "If This, Then That" (IFTTT) recipe, and Google Images.

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