Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act reinstated

A law that expired in December 2014 was restored this month. The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure A...

How to Negotiate Effectively and Nicely

Effective negotiation doesn't have to be a trade-off between getting the best outcome and being well...

Extending the Option Period Because the Seller Hasn't Turned on the Power

My buyer client is on the eighth day of his 10-day termination-option period, and the seller still h...

How to Disagree with a Client

As a REALTOR®, you've pledged to protect and promote the interests of your clients—and sometimes ...

Handling Security Deposits When You've Been Terminated by the Landlord

I was managing a property, and the owner terminated the management agreement effective today. A tena...

You Didn't Miss It: Get a Walkthrough of the MarketViewer Data Tool Exclusively for Texas REALTORS®

If you weren't able to watch live as Texas Association of REALTORS® COO Mike Barnett gave a walkthr...

What Happens to the Money TREC Collects From Fines?

What TREC Does With Administrative-Penalty FundsWhen a real estate license holder is found in violat...

Do I Have to Re-Key the Locks for a Temporary Lease?

My client accepted an offer on his property from buyers who asked to move in 30 days before closing....

What Science Says About Making a Good Impression

You can tell when you've established a good rapport or bond with someone by looking for certain nonv...

When the Client Won't Accept the Property As-Is

My client won't accept the property “as is.” He wants to wait until after the inspection to list...

Do You Know the Answer to These 6 Common Legal Hotline Questions?

Besides your broker, where do you turn for trustworthy information about real estate transactions? E...

Learn How to Use RPR Mobile on Your Smartphone

The REALTORS® Property Resource app helps you instantly view nearby properties; find listings, sold...

Texas Small Land Sales Volume Topped $1 Billion in 2017

For the first time, small land sales in Texas exceeded $1 billion in total dollar volume in 2017, a...

When Death Affects Your Business

What Happens When Your Broker Dies?You might not want to think about it, but accidents and illnesses...

Rockstar Texas REALTORS® Wanted

Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd annual REALTORS® to Watch award, which recognizes R...

Register Now for 2018 Texas REALTORS® Conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 Texas REALTORS® Conference from September 7 to 10 in San Anto...

How to Handle Violence in Rental Properties

A tenant in one of my properties says he has been assaulted by another occupant and wants to vacate ...

The Most Common Fair Housing Complaints Last Year

The National Fair Housing Alliance’s 2018 Fair Housing Trends Report says the majority of fair ho...

NAR Approves Budget for 2019

In a move to keep REALTORS® positioned for success into the future while ensuring NAR no longer nee...

Potential Pitfalls of Occupancy Limits in Rental Properties

The owner of the rental property I manage wants to limit the number of people who can live in the pr...