Watch: Why You Need a Written Buyer's Representation Agreement

While it's possible to have an agency relationship without a written agreement, there are multiple r...

Avoid Trouble From Copyright Infringement With DMCA Safe-Harbor Provision

A member of Texas REALTORS® was sued recently because the member’s brokerage website was displayi...

Get Insights Into Disciplinary Actions From TREC

You can learn from others’ mistakes by browsing the latest disciplinary actions taken by the Texas...

What Kind of Documentation Can Prove the Need for an Assistance Animal?

If a tenant requests a reasonable accommodation for an assistance animal, but the disability or the ...

What Happens if a Contract Term Is Left Blank?

A term left blank in a contract does not automatically equal a zero value, nor that the section is n...

Does a Property Manager Have to Disclose the Owner's Name?

REALTORS® acting as property managers sometimes ask if they are required to disclose the name of ...

Your Forms: Information Regarding Property Near an International Border

For certain counties located near an international border, Texas law may prohibit the sale of a prop...

What to do if Clients Have Questions About the Updated Seller’s Disclosure Notice

The revised version of the Seller's Disclosure Notice (TXR 1406) includes new questions about floodi...

How the Late-Fee Bill Affects Rentals in Texas

Senate Bill 1414, which Texas REALTORS® supported in the 2019 legislative session, goes into effect...

Where to Get Your Texas REALTORS® Forms

Texas REALTORS® has created more than 130 real estate contracts and forms for exclusive for use by ...

Updated Seller’s Disclosure Notice Available August 1

The 86th Texas Legislature passed two bills that add questions to the Seller’s Disclosure Notice (...

Can a Seller or Listing Agent Refuse to Receive the Inspection Report?

No. Despite the request, it is up to your buyer whether he or she would like to send a copy of the i...

From the Legal Hotline: When the MLS Lists Personal Property That Sellers Refuse to Give Up

Hotline callers frequently ask what happens when the MLS lists personal property as part of the pr...

Marking 29 Years of Equal Access Under the Law With the ADA

Twenty-nine years ago today, on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into l...

Recent Lawsuit Targets Cold Calling by Real Estate Companies

A homeowner in California has filed a class-action lawsuit against NRT and Coldwell Banker Real Esta...

Use This Form When Recommending Inspectors

When you provide a client with a list of inspectors, you can use Inspector Information (TXR 2506). T...

A Form to Help You Comply With Unescorted Access Rules

The form Owner’s Authorization Concerning Unescorted Access to Property (TXR 2223) was created for...

From the Legal Hotline: Does a Contract Terminate Automatically When a Party Dies?

I’ve been getting calls from members asking whether a residential sales contract automatically t...

Free Guide Outlines Legal Issues for Texas Landowners

There’s a lot more to know about owning land in Texas than just oil and gas law. Fence laws, agric...

What Changes to the Law Mean for Your Business

Did you miss the webinar discussing the 86th Texas Legislative Session and how the actions taken wil...