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NAR REALTOR Benefits®
Victor Insurance Managers Inc. and the National Association of REALTORS® have partnered under NAR REALTOR Benefits® to provide a first-class E&O insurance program to REALTOR® members. Victor is one of the largest and most experienced underwriting managers of specialty insurance programs in the world, serving more than 46,000 policyholders in various specialty industries through independent insurance agents and brokers.
To learn more about Victor's Real Estate Errors & Omissions Insurance Program, visit www.victorinsuranceus.com/NAR or call 301-961-9800. Be sure to mention that you are a member of the National Association of REALTORS®.
Some state associations also have carriers they recommend (check with your state association for this information). Please see this list for additional Errors & Omission Insurance Providers.
Use of E&O Insurance in Real Estate Firms
Source: National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Real Estate Firms; 2019 Data
E&O Insurance Basics
Errors and Omissions Insurance (E&O) (Investopedia, May 25, 2021)
Does Your Small Business Need Errors and Omissions Insurance (Forbes Advisor, May 13, 2021)
Real Estate Agent Errors and Omissions Insurance (The Balance, Dec. 18, 2020)
What is Errors & Omissions Insurance and Do You Need it? (RIS Media, Jul. 5, 2020)
Your Complete Guide to Errors and Omissions Insurance (REthority, Jun. 18, 2020)
Real Estate E&O Insurance: Understanding the Basics (National Association of REALTORS®)
Choosing the Right Coverage
Professional Liability Insurance: Does Your Small Business Need It? (Fundera, Feb. 4, 2021)
New NAR Member Benefit Provides Cyber Liability Insurance (RIS Media, Apr. 23, 2020)
Questions to Consider Asking Your Broker About Cyberliability Coverage (The National Law Review, May 30, 2019)
How to Conduct an E&O Self Audit (Insurance Journal, Feb. 18, 2019) E
6 Things to Compare in Your Professional Liability Quotes (Tech Insurance)
Risk Management for Brokers
E&O and Other Insurance During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Texas REALTORS®, May 26, 2020)
Hanover Study Confirms Importance of Errors and Omissions Importance for Professional Service Providers (Business Source Corporate Plus, Nov. 10, 2020) E
Risk Management Forms and Documents for Brokerages, (National Association of REALTORS®—Risk Management Committee)
Tips for Managing Risk & Managing Reputation Bundle (Digital Download), (National Association of REALTORS®) Item #135-101
eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
Complete Book of Insurance (eBook)
It's All Your Fault: A Basic Guide to Personal Liability and Protecting Yourself in a Litigious World (eBook)
Books, Videos, Research Reports & More
As a member benefit, the following resources and more are available for loan through the NAR Library. Items will be mailed directly to you or made available for pickup at the REALTOR® Building in Chicago.
The No-Lawsuit Guide to Real Estate Transactions (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2007)
Risk Hotline for Real Estate: Learn from Actual Agent Experiences Before They Happen to You! (Seattle, OR: Classic Day Publishing, 2005)
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