How to Handle Transactions Under Contract Affected by Extreme Weather

Many clients across Texas are in limbo due to the recent extreme winter weather. And while every sit...

What Are Landlords' Responsibilities for Habitability After Weather Events?

A landlord must repair a condition if a tenant gives notice of a condition, the tenant is not delinq...

What to Know About Surveys for Residential Properties

Paragraph 6C of the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) (TXR 1601) includes requirement...

How the Protection Period Paragraph Works

If your listing agreement with a client terminates, Paragraph 5E, Protection Period, of the Resident...

From the Legal Hotline: Third-Party Financing

Callers have asked if a buyer is required to apply for third-party financing if the Third Party Fina...

What Happens When a Lender Requires Repairs?

The buyers may be happy with the condition of a property, but their lender could require repairs bef...

Negotiating Commissions

As a sales agent, you must have your broker’s knowledge and consent to negotiate commissions with ...

Understand Your Rights to Listing Information and Find Resources from Texas REALTORS®

As a broker or agent, you may own or have the right to use the information associated with your list...

Fact or Fiction? Your Social Media Accounts Must Link to Consumer Notices

Fact or fiction? If you use your social media accounts for real estate business, the Texas Real Esta...

Fact or Fiction: You Need a License to Receive Referral Fees

You must have an active real estate license to earn money for referrals. Fact. Per TREC rules, on...

Answers to Your Legal Hotline Questions

What do REALTORS® really want to know when they call the Texas REALTORS® Legal Hotline? Associatio...

Get Answers to Your Top Legal Questions

Register for the December 15 webinar "Hot Topics from the Legal Hotline" to hear Texas REALTORS® a...

Alabama and Georgia REALTORS® Sue Trump Administration Over Eviction Ban

The Alabama Association of REALTORS® and Georgia Association of REALTORS® filed a federal lawsuit ...

Is a Buyer Required to Sign the Seller's Disclosure Notice?

Your sellers may be required by law to fill out a seller’s disclosure, but buyers are not required...

Contracts Course Added to TREC License Renewal Requirements Starting in 2021

Starting February 1, 2021, brokers and most sales agents will be required to complete at least 3 hou...

Beware of Fair-Housing Problems With Letters to Sellers

Buyers looking to gain an edge when making an offer for a property sometimes include a letter to the...

Fact or Fiction? Repairs in the Residential Sales Contract

Buyers who don’t want to accept a property as-is can ask their agent to check Paragraph 7D(2) in t...

Vietnamese Translations of Forms Now Available

Texas REALTORS® now provides members exclusive access to Vietnamese translations of commonly used f...

Farming Letters and the Code of Ethics

I am preparing a farming letter to solicit listings in a subdivision. What are the rules regarding a...

Can a Fee Be Charged for Broker Price Opinions?

Can I charge a fee to provide a broker price opinion or comparative market analysis to an owner, buy...