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10/18/2016 | Author: Legal Staff

Did you miss last week’s webinar about Texas Real Estate Commission advertising rules? Download the slides and access the audio for an overview of the current rules, including information about assumed names, team names, and nicknames. Here’s an example of the topics covered:

Q: Are promotional items—pens, pencils, mugs, t-shirts—considered advertisements?

A: Yes. Remember that an advertisement includes a written statement or communication by or on behalf of a license holder that induces or attempts to induce a member of the public to use the license holder’s services. Under the current rules, there is no exception for promotional items.

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