It's not too late to influence Congress — Act now!

What TAR said about TREC’s proposed rule changes

Translate this page

10/06/2016 | Author: Legal Staff

The Texas Real Estate Commission at its August meeting proposed several rule changes, two of which either prohibit or limit an unlicensed assistant’s ability to access a property. These changes in §535.4 and §535.5 of the Texas Administrative Code would also prohibit an unlicensed assistant’s ability to host an open house and restrict an unlicensed person’s ability to view a property unescorted.

The Texas Association of REALTORS® last week submitted a letter outlining the association’s concern regarding these changes, which can be boiled down to two statements:

The Texas Association of REALTORS® is concerned that the proposed changes subject real estate brokers to unreasonable and unnecessary liability.
The Texas Association of REALTORS® is concerned that the proposed changes unfairly disadvantage license holders engaged in real estate specialties, including commercial, property management, and farm and ranch.

You can read the full letter submitted by TAR to TREC for an explanation of the association’s position. The commission will consider all comments received on the proposed changes at its November meeting

Categories: Legal
Tags: unlicensed assistant, trec rules, legal

Get REALTOR® blog posts via email

advertise with us

Legal disclaimer

The material provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended and should not be considered as legal advice for your particular matter. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Applicability of the legal principles discussed in this material may differ substantially in individual situations.

While the Texas Association of REALTORS® has used reasonable efforts in collecting and preparing materials included here, due to the rapidly changing nature of the real estate marketplace and the law, and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, the Texas Association of REALTORS® makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of the accuracy or reliability of any information provided here or elsewhere on Any legal or other information found here, on, or at other sites to which we link, should be verified before it is relied upon.

Advice for REALTORS®

5 ways smart-home tech affects real estate transactions

5 apps that can keep you safe in—or before—a crisis

Is the eviction process different for manufactured homes?

3 places you can find free marketing content


More advice for REALTORS®