Can a Real Estate Agent be Liable for Injuries at an Open House?
Personal Injury Attorney Barry P. Goldberg weighs in on liability questions for real estate agents.
During an open house the agent “takes control” of the premises and is required to use reasonable care for the safety of potential buyers. In the event that a potential buyer is injured, you could be held liable!
According to personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg, “It is a relatively common occurrence for potential buyers to be wondering a property for sale and slipping or tripping on a stair or slippery floor. It is easy to understand why— potential buyers are looking around— not down. They are by definition unfamiliar with the property and are more likely to miss a step or small defect.”