Where not to put Commission Amounts in the Residential Contract

From the Legal Hotline: The Wrong Place for Commission Negotiations We sometimes get callers who as...

Actions Relevant to REALTORS® from the August TREC Meeting

The Texas Real Estate Commission met August 13. Here are a few actions from the meeting you should k...

How To Determine the Effective Date for the One to Four Family Residential Contract

To calculate the dates for most periods of performance in the One to Four Family Residential Contrac...

How to Extend an Option Period

It’s the last day of my buyer’s option period. The buyer and seller are still negotiating repair...

Don't Let This Type of Thinking Cost Your Business

In their book, Mind Tools for Managers, James Manktelow and Julian Birkinshaw detail the key skills...

How Well Do You Know the One to Four Contract?

One of the most commonly used forms among Texas REALTORS® is the One to Four Family Residential Con...

Choose From These 3 Notices When Selling a Home in a Municipal Utility District

I've heard that a seller whose home is located in a municipal utility district, or MUD, is required ...

Where Your Buyer's Option Money Needs To Go

Should I deliver my buyer’s option money to the title company?No. The TREC residential contract st...

2 New TAR Benefits That You'll Love

Looking to save on travel and fun? Check out the member-only discounts at Schlitterbahn and BookingC...

NAR Updates the Code of Ethics for 2019

The Latest Updates to the Code of EthicsDuring its May meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Ass...

What Brokers Need To Know About Independent Contractors

How can I help make clear to the IRS that my agents are independent contractors, not employees?One w...

Share This With Buyers: What to Know About Earnest Money

Help your clients understand the role that earnest money plays in a real estate transaction with thi...

What's Required to Restrict Concealed and Open Carry on a Property

Can landlords ban concealed carry and open carry from their property?Yes. Landlords can give verbal ...

Brokers: You Should Delegate These 3 Tasks

Running your business successfully means knowing when to let others handle certain tasks. Entreprene...

Can My Agent Work Part Time for a Builder?

One of the agents I sponsor wants to also work part time selling homes for a local home builder. Are...

Does a Landlord Have to Cover Tenants' Lodging Costs During a Property Repair?

A tenant notified me yesterday that his water heater stopped working. A repairman came to the proper...

Can the Seller Terminate the Contract Over Amendment Negotiations?

After my buyer completed his inspection, he sent the seller an amendment to ask for several repairs....

What do you Value About Your State Association?

The Texas Association of REALTORS® is developing a refreshed brand, and we want your input. Take o...

Does a Landlord Have To Replace Windows Damaged in a Burglary?

The tenant of a property I manage told me someone shattered a window while trying to break into his ...

What Your Commercial Buyer Should Know About Conducting a Feasibility Study When the Property Is Sold "As-Is"

Commercial: The seller of a commercial property has rejected my client's offer to purchase that prop...