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The Right Way to Approach FSBOs

The vast majority of unrepresented sellers will eventually list with an agent. Whether you are the agent they choose depends on how you present your real estate services. By Jared James Eighty-nine percent of sellers work with a real estate agent to sell their home, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. That ...

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New Heating Fuel Tank Rules Take Effect July 1

  Vermont’s Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) rules regulate the design and installation of heating oil tanks. They also provide spill prevention and inspection requirements for both tank owners and fuel suppliers. A Vermont law passed in 2016 requires tanks to be removed during natural gas conversions. The Department of Environmental Conservation is also required to develop training and certification standards for oilheat tank inspections. ...

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Hello, You’ve Been Hacked

Will your E&O policy cover you if your brokerage’s intranet site is locked by ransomware? Imagine this scenario: An agent arrives at her office to find the company’s intranet site locked with a message on the screen from a hacker demanding ransom. There’s no reason for panic because, in addition to having a standard errors and omissions insurance policy, the ...

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