Fraud, Negligence, & Liability Archive

3 Actions to Take After You Receive a Bogus Email

You may recall a previous post about Sue Dietz, an Iowa real estate agent whose identity was being used by scammers to send fraudulent emails to other real estate professionals all over the country. The emails, which were sent...
March 16, 2017

Local REALTOR® Leader Has Been Dealing With a Nightmare Email Scam for a Year

  Wire fraud schemes have been a hot topic in the real estate industry lately. But one real estate pro says she’s been caught up in a different kind of nightmarish scam — one that victims can do virtually...
February 16, 2017

Short Sale Affidavit Tweaked to Curb Liability

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine The affidavit that Freddie Mac requires servicers to obtain in short sales has been changed at NAR’s request to reduce what was seen as an unreasonable amount of liability risk to practitioners....
November 23, 2011

Fraud: Are Your Clients Using Reverse Staging?

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If you’re thinking about working with a financially distressed seller and the house he wants to sell is trashed, take the extra time to be sure he didn’t trash it himself. One...
September 7, 2011