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Risk Management


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

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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, NAR’s recommended provider of errors & omissions insurance through the REALTOR Benefits® Program, 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."

Victor O. Schinnerer


Victor O. Schinnerer & Company has partnered with NAR under the REALTOR Benefits® Program to provide a first-class errors and omissions (E&O) insurance program to REALTOR® members.

Latest Risk Management Issues

NAR Legal Affairs Overview

Lesley M. Muchow provides an overview of the services and resources available from the NAR Legal Affairs team.

Risk Management Topic: Copyright

It is crucial to know what rights you own in listing photographs and how those rights permit you to use the photographs. In order to assist members and member firms, NAR Legal Affairs has assembled its resources related to listing photograph copyright, including sample agreements which can be modified as necessary to fit your particular needs. 

Hot Topics in Risk Management

View NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson as she discusses the “Hot Topics in Risk Management” in a new video.