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Top Challenges Facing Real Estate Professionals

Posted on: June 3, 2015 by Newmark Insurance

One of the most common misconceptions about the real estate industry, according to Veterans United Real Estate, is that working in it is easy. Whether it’s an unstable market, being faced with unmarketable properties, or managing a large client database, this commission-based position can actually be far from easy. Throw in managing Real Estate Business […] Read More

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Reducing the Risk of Real Estate Fraud Claims

Posted on: May 18, 2015 by Newmark Insurance

Reducing the Risk of Real Estate Fraud Claims A New Jersey title agent was recently sentenced to five and a half years in prison and was ordered to pay more than $2 million in restitution after she was convicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. While this is an extreme case, where […] Read More

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Homeownership Declines in 2015: What’s Causing the Shift?

Posted on: May 4, 2015 by Newmark Insurance

In addition to financially protecting yourself with the right Insurance Policies for Real Estate Agents, it’s vital to keep up-to-date on the trends going on within the real estate industry, in order to best market your services. According to an article published last Friday by Realtor.com, for example, a report from the U.S. Census Bureau […] Read More

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Debunking the Most Common Real Estate Myths

Posted on: April 24, 2015 by Newmark Insurance

As a Realtor or real estate agent, you’ve likely heard many different types of questions, and naturally, many misconceptions. By understanding what these misconceptions are, you may be able to clear them up before they even come to light, helping you to communicate more efficiently with both buyers and sellers. Honest and accurate communication is […] Read More

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MO Home Buyers Affected by Recent Real Estate Scam

Posted on: March 25, 2015 by Newmark Insurance

A recent real estate story making headlines is that of the scam that took place earlier this year involving a Kansas City homebuilder and his son. The builder, F. Jeffrey Miller, formed a company called Tri-State Holdings, LLC with his son Brandon. Miller controlled the operations of the company and said he was only a […] Read More

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What Insurance Coverages do Real Estate Agents Need?

Posted on: March 20, 2015 by Newmark Insurance

Every time a Realtor takes on a new client, their risks increase. We’ve spoken before in previous posts about how important it is for you to obtain the right Real Estate Errors and Omissions policy. These policies financially protect you against claims and lawsuits regarding: Breach of fiduciary duty Conflict of interest Misrepresentation of value, […] Read More

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Why Are More Americans Renting Instead of Buying?

Posted on: February 24, 2015 by Newmark Insurance

Despite the recent boost in the American economy, consumers do not seem to be spending as freely as they were before the recession, a trend that has spilled over to the residential real estate industry. As a real estate agent, you have many financial considerations to make; including acquiring the right Real Estate Professional Liability […] Read More

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How to Be a Successful Real Estate Agent

Posted on: February 18, 2015 by Newmark Insurance

How do you run your real estate business? Are you an entrepreneur striking out on your own, or do you work for a larger firm? Either way, there are many factors to consider when learning how to be a successful agent. This starts with making sure you are financially prepared for all aspects of your […] Read More

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Landscaping Tips for Residential Property Managers

Posted on: February 9, 2015 by Newmark Insurance

Landscaping Tips for Residential Property Managers As a property manager, you likely understand that good landscaping is essential to increasing or maintaining a residential building’s curb appeal. The primary goal of your landscaping efforts should be three-fold; to turn your property’s surrounding area into an aesthetically appealing yard, to increase functionality, and to ensure the […] Read More

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Real Estate Liability: Tips for Prepping a Home for Sale

Posted on: February 4, 2015 by Newmark Insurance

Real Estate Liability: Tips for Prepping a Home for Sale For many people, selling a home is an emotional decision. This is particularly true if they’ve been in their home for many years, or if they started and raised a family there. There are certainly memories attached to just about every piece of residential real […] Read More

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