Several factors affect the cost of business insurance for real estate agents and brokers, including your business's size and revenue. Cost estimates are sourced from policies purchased by Insureon customers.
Real estate businesses pay a median premium of about $30 per month, or $390 per year, for general liability insurance. This policy provides financial protection for third-party bodily injuries, third-party property damage, and advertising injuries.
Insureon’s licensed agents recommend a business owner’s policy over a standalone general liability policy. A BOP combines general liability insurance with commercial property insurance to protect your real estate agency, and costs less than purchasing each policy separately.
Among real estate businesses that purchase general liability insurance with Insureon, 52% pay less than $400 per year and 35% pay between $400 and $800 per year. Factors such as the size of your business and its risks affect the cost of general liability insurance.
Policy limits determine how much your insurer will pay on covered claims. A per-occurrence limit is the maximum your insurer will pay for a single incident, while an aggregate limit is the maximum your insurer will pay on any claims during your policy period, typically one year.
Most real estate businesses (89%) choose general liability policies with a $1 million per-occurrence limit and a $2 million aggregate limit. As your small business grows, you may need to expand your policy limits.
Learn how to save money on your policy, which coverage limits to choose, and more on Insureon's general liability insurance cost analysis page.
The median cost of errors and omissions insurance (E&O) for real estate businesses is about $55 per month, or $665 annually.
This policy can protect your business from work mistakes that negatively impact clients. It's sometimes called professional liability insurance.
Among real estate businesses that purchase errors and omissions insurance with Insureon, 38% pay less than $600 per year and 44% pay between $600 and $1,200 per year. The cost depends on your type of real estate business and other key operations factors.
Most real estate businesses (61%) choose errors and omissions policies with a $1 million per-occurrence limit and a $1 million aggregate limit. Another 26% choose policies with a $500,000 per-occurrence limit and a $500,000 aggregate limit.
In professions where work mistakes can have serious financial repercussions for a client, such as a title abstractor overlooking a zoning restriction on a property, you may find yourself paying more for this policy. The cost varies significantly among real estate professionals.
For example, the annual median premium for a title abstractor is $933, while the median for a real estate agent is $606 – or about $50 a month.
Learn how to save money on your policy, which coverage limits to choose, and more on Insureon's errors and omissions insurance cost analysis page.
The median premium for workers’ compensation insurance is about $50 per month, or $620 per year for real estate businesses. This policy helps cover medical bills and partial lost wages when an employee suffers a work-related injury or illness.
Real estate businesses with employees typically must purchase this policy to meet state requirements and avoid penalties. Sole proprietors might also buy workers' comp for financial protection against work injuries, something their health insurance could exclude.
Among real estate businesses that purchase workers’ compensation insurance with Insureon, 31% pay less than $400 per year and 75% pay less than $800 per year. The cost depends on the number of employees and the level of risk involved with their jobs, among other factors.
Learn how workers' comp premiums are calculated and more on Insureon's workers' compensation insurance cost analysis page.
Real estate businesses pay a median premium of less than $45 per month, or $520 per year, for a business owner’s policy. This policy combines general liability insurance with commercial property insurance, typically at a lower rate than if the policies were purchased separately.
A BOP protects against third-party injuries and property damage, along with damage to your own business property. Because of its increased coverage and affordability, it’s the policy most often recommended by Insureon’s licensed agents.
Among real estate businesses that purchase a business owner’s policy with Insureon, 13% pay less than $400 per year and 59% pay between $400 and $800 per year. The cost depends primarily on the value of your business property.
Most real estate businesses (79%) choose a business owner’s policy with a $1 million per-occurrence limit and a $2 million aggregate limit.
Learn how to save money on your policy, which coverage limits to choose, and more on Insureon's business owner's policy cost analysis page.
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