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Risk Management Tips
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Risk Management - Lockbox Assumptions »
Do not assume that the presence of a lockbox means a property is available for showing. Always check the official sh...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Risk Management - Non-emergency Numbers »
Do not hesitate to call 911! Program local law enforcement non-emergency numbers (for less-than-dire situations) int...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Risk Management - Safety In Numbers »
Arrange for a colleague to join you at an open house. Always have another person in the home during an open house. T...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Risk Management - Parking Safety »
Don't allow your vehicle to be trapped. When showing a home or hosting an open house, park your car on the street ra...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Risk Management - Unfamiliar Client »
Meet all new clients in a public place. If you receive a sign call or a blind buyer lead, arrange to meet the potent...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Risk Management - Showing Safety »
Map out an escape route. When showing a home, scan the property for exits and for areas in which you could become tr...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Risk Management - Cell Safety »
Your phone is your lifeline. Make certain that your cell phone is always fully charged and that you have a strong si...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Risk Management - Showing Safety »
Call a friend. Let a colleague, a friend, or a relative know the property address and time of any showings (and open...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Risk Management - Surroundings »
Be aware of your surroundings. REALTOR ® safety is about awareness. Avoid distractions such as talking on the phone...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Risk Management - Approved Contracts »
Avoid using your own verbiage on contracts. Always use broker approved, preprinted contracts, riders, and addenda wh...
Friday, October 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Risk Management - Brokerage Records »
Copies of brokerage documents are the personal property of the broker. Brokerage records must be meticulously mainta...
Monday, September 8, 2014
Risk Management - Safety Steps »
Take steps to increase office safety. Program office telephones with the phone numbers for local authorities, plus e...
Monday, September 1, 2014
Risk Management Tip - Broker Responsibility »
Keep an eye on your agents. A Florida broker is responsible for the conduct of each agent. Risk Management Tips...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Risk Management - Equal Housing Opportunity »
Put your Equal Housing Opportunity poster in a high traffic location. Real estate brokerages must prominently displa...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Risk Management - Rejected Offers »
Rejected offers need attention, too. Whenever possible, encourage sellers to sign off on rejected offers in accordan...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Risk Management - "Blockbusting" »
Do not violate the Fair Housing Act by "blockbusting." It is illegal to attempt to sell or list real property based...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Risk Management - Contractors »
Make certain that contractors are on the up-and-up . Make sure all contractors are licensed, bonded, and insured befo...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Risk Management - Showing Etiquette »
Always get showing instructions . Even if there is an electronic lock box on the door, you must always get the proper...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Risk Management - Advertising »
Always include the name of your brokerage on all advertising . The Florida Statutes mandate that all real estate adve...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Risk Management - HOA Documents »
Present buyers with the most up-to-date HOA documents available . When you are representing a buyer, make sure you pr...
Monday, July 7, 2014
Risk Management - Itinerary »
Always let someone know where you are going. Give someone (friend, family, or colleague) your detailed itinerary for...
Monday, June 30, 2014
Risk Management - Secure Showing »
Advise sellers to secure their valuables prior to showings and open houses. Provide written instructions for sellers...
Monday, June 23, 2014
Risk Management - Something Amiss »
If something is amiss during a showing, report it immediately. Notify the listing agent by phone right away, and fol...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Risk Management - Negotiations »
Do not negotiate publicly on social media . Negotiations should be handled privately and in writing. Risk Manage...
Monday, June 9, 2014
Risk Management - Social Media Security »
Keep your social media accounts safe . Change your passwords on social media networking sites on a regular basis....
Monday, June 2, 2014
Risk Management - Social Media Golden Rule »
Remember the Golden Rule when using social media . You and your brand should model the behavior you want to see from...
Monday, May 26, 2014
Risk Management - Personal Viewpoint »
Do not share your personal views on your social media websites. If your customers, peers, and business partners are...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Risk Management - Transaction Privacy »
Transaction details should never be discussed on social media Advise your customers not to discuss matters regarding...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Risk Management - Affiliated Business Disclosures »
Make certain to disclose your affiliated business arrangements . Use the Affiliated Business Disclosures forms, and...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Risk Management - Pinterest »
Take care using Pinterest in your social media . Pinning another REALTORS '® photos to your own P...
Monday, May 5, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Risk Management - Rejection Box »
Remember page 10 of the Florida Realtors ® /Florida Bar Contract . Make sure your sellers check the rejection-of-of...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Risk Management - Days and Dates »
Contracts are time sensitive . Know your days and dates and how they are defined within the contract. Risk Manag...
Monday, April 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Risk Management - In Writing »
Get everything in writing . Never act based on a verbal conversation. Risk Management Tips of the Week are provided...
Monday, April 7, 2014
Risk Management - Inspections »
Don't take inspections, reports, and contingencies lightly . REALTORS ® should give buyers the names two to three in...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Risk Management - Squatters »
Take the safe and appropriate action if you come upon squatters . REALTORS ® who encounter squatters when showing a...

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