Can an Associate Broker Call Himself "Broker" in an Ad?

No. An associated broker may not refer to himself as "broker" in an advertisement. According to the...

True or False? A Seller Always has to Accept a Full-Price Offer

My seller’s property was listed on the MLS for $150,000. A buyer made a full-price offer, but my c...

Are Tenants Automatically Protected From Eviction Under the CDC Eviction Moratorium?

No. Under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s order, tenants who want to be protected...

Addendum Concerning Right to Terminate Due to Lender’s Appraisal

The Addendum Concerning Right to Terminate Due to Lender’s Appraisal (TXR 1948, TREC 49-1) is to b...

Brokers Being Threatened With Legal Action Over Websites

Real estate brokers in Texas are increasingly receiving threats of litigation regarding accessibilit...

What to Expect When You Call the Legal Hotline

Attorneys on the Texas REALTORS® Legal Hotline (800-873-9155) can help you with all manner of real ...

How Wide Can an Unspecified Easement Be?

An easement is a limited right to use another person's land for a specific purpose. But what happens...

Contract Closeup: Surveys for Residential Properties

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

What Date Should Be Used for the T-47 Affidavit?

If sellers want to use an existing survey, which date should be listed in Paragraph 4 of the T-47 Re...

Step Away From the Disclosure Notice

by Bo Blackburn Here’s some risk-management advice that might surprise you: Real estate agents sh...

Can Real Estate License Holders Use the Term “Appraised Value”?

No, unless they are referring to the value of a property as determined by an appraiser. Only an appr...

Residential Lease Video Updated

Texas REALTORS® has published an update to its popular video that discusses the association's Resid...

From the Legal Hotline: Is a Contract Executed if Earnest Money Isn’t Deposited?

I’m getting callers who think that the parties do not have an executed contract until they actuall...

Updates to FAQs About Brokerages Conducting Business

The latest executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott, GA-26, changes guidelines for businesses under his...

Quick Legal Explanations on 7 Common Topics

The Legal Topics Explained video series offers simple explanations of common legal issues in less th...

From the Legal Hotline: When to Deliver Fee to Extend Option Period

We have callers to the Legal Hotline ask when the fee to extend an option period should be delivered...

Assistance-Animal Best Practices from HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a set of best practices to help housin...

Updated Information About the Paycheck Protection Program

Texas REALTORS® continues to review information about COVID-19 assistance relevant to members. Here...

Fact or Fiction? You Need to Include Your TREC Number in Ads

Fact or Fiction? You must include your TREC license number on all real estate signs. Fiction. TREC...

Is an Email an Enforceable Contract?

Emails can be useful for planning and negotiating a real estate deal. When exchanging emails while n...