Essential Legal Issues for Real Estate Agents & Brokers – Webinar Recording


Real estate agents have a lot to manage when helping buyers and sellers with the biggest transactions of their lives.  While most sales go off without a hitch, some transactions can be problematic and result in long-term legal disputes and damage to the agent’s reputation. 

In this two-part webinar, Kelly Santini LLP lawyers will address common legal issues that can arise in a real estate transaction and advise how best to navigate the process effectively and to everyone’s satisfaction.

Part 1 –  Estate Sales and Divorce Sales

Real estate lawyer Mike D’Aloisio covers the steps real estate agents should take when they are buying or selling a home in an estate sale and when a divorcing couple is selling the matrimonial home.  Mike addresses:

  • Who is a spouse and what is deemed to be a matrimonial home
  • Consents required before a matrimonial home can be listed
  • A real estate agent’s obligations when selling a matrimonial home
  • Who to deal with when buying or selling a home in an estate sale
  • What to do if there is no Will
  • Steps to take when listing or buying a home in an estate sale

Part 2 – Preventing Professional Negligence Claims

In part two of the webinar, insurance lawyer Shaun Jaberolansar discusses the most common types of litigation commenced against real estate agents and the proactive steps agents can take to avoid negligence claims. Shaun discusses issues with:

  • Leaky foundations
  • Condominium parking spots and pet policies
  • Latent versus patent defects
  • Transactions with clients that do not speak English
  • Releasing deposits


Recorded December 4, 2019