Errors & Omissions (E&O) Insurance

Overview

Errors and omissions insurance (E&O) is a type of professional liability insurance that protects companies and their workers or individuals against claims made by clients for inadequate work or negligent actions. Errors and omissions insurance often covers both court costs and any settlements up to the amount specified by the insurance contract.

Victor Insurance Managers Inc. and the National Association of REALTORS® have partnered under the REALTOR Benefits® Program 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.


 

References

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REALTOR Be​nefits® Program Partner

Victor Insurance Managers Inc. and the National Association of REALTORS® have partnered under the REALTOR Benefits® Program 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 Insur​ance in Real Estate Firms

Benefits Received by Independent Contractors

Source: 2019 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Real Estate Firms

E&O Insurance Basics

Errors and Omissions Insurance (E&O) (Investopedia, Jul. 10, 2020)

What is Errors & Omissions Insurance and Do You Need it? (RIS Media, Jul. 5, 2020)

Real Estate Agent Errors and Omissions Insurance (The Balance, Jul. 2, 2020)

Your Complete Guide to Errors and Omissions Insurance (REthority, Jun. 18, 2020)

Dotting Your I’s and Crossing Your T’s: Avoiding Issues After Closing (Atlanta Agent Magazine, Jun. 24, 2019)

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, May 13, 2020)

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)

The Insurance Needs of Real Estate Brokers vs. Real Estate Agents (Highland Risk Services, Jul. 20, 2018)

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

The resources below are available for loan through Member Support. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

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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The inclusion of links on this page does not imply endorsement by the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR makes no representations about whether the content of any external sites which may be linked in this page complies with state or federal laws or regulations or with applicable NAR policies. These links are provided for your convenience only and you rely on them at your own risk.

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