Updates to Model Brokerage Policies & Procedures Manual and Broker Responsibility Guide

The association has revised its Broker Responsibility Guide and Model Brokerage Policies and Procedu...

Can Tenants Change Who is on the Lease?

Tenants on a lease can be amended during a lease term with the Lease Amendment Concerning Tenant Cha...

How to Use the New Form Notice of Withdrawal of Offer

Texas REALTORS® have an exclusive new form they can use in residential, commercial, and farm and ra...

Referral Fees to Unlicensed Individuals

An unlicensed person referred business to me. Can I pay him a fee in return?You may give an unlicens...

How to Use a Nickname in Your Advertising

Can I use a nickname or my middle name in my advertising?TREC calls these alternate names. Before us...

When a Foreign Seller Can't Afford to Have Taxes Withheld

The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act requires buyers in certain transactions involving fo...

When an Agent Could Be Liable for Taxes From a Foreign Seller

The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act requires buyers in certain transactions involving fo...

Rules for Buyers Purchasing Texas Property From a Foreign Seller

What rules apply to a buyer who is purchasing property in Texas from a foreign seller?The Foreign In...

Who pays for the condominium documents?

Paragraph 2B(2) of the Residential Condominium Contract (Resale) (1605, TREC 30-13) details what hap...

How your client can exclude from taxable income some of the gain on the sale of his home

My client bought his home a few years ago. Now he wants to sell it and take advantage of the tax exc...

Want to withdraw an offer? There's now a form for that

As a Texas REALTOR®, you have a new form you and your clients can use to withdraw an offer or count...

Using the term "REALTOR®" in your business name

Can I use the term "REALTOR®" as part of my firm’s name?No. The term REALTOR® can only be used i...

Can you answer these questions of fairness?

Fair housing is a simple concept, but real-life scenarios can make following the rules complicated. ...

The REALTOR® trademark and website domains

Can I use the term "REALTOR®" as part of my website’s domain name?Yes, but only in connection wit...

What NAR says about using the term "REALTOR®" with team names

Can I use the term "REALTOR®" in connection with my team name?No. While the term may be used in con...

Who has to be involved in commission negotiations?

Can a Sales Agent Negotiate Commission Directly With a Client?No. Commission negotiations should onl...

Four new commercial forms adopted; 10 others revised

A commercial forms task force recently proposed updated and new forms to better serve Texas REALTORS...

What to do when your client wants to sell her house with an auction

My client wants to hold an auction to sell her house. Since I’m a licensed real estate agent, can ...

Has Zillow or Trulia contacted you about sale-price data?

Texas REALTORS® are receiving requests from Trulia to provide sold data. If you’ve received such ...

What to do when no TREC form exists

Since TREC doesn’t offer a residential lease or commercial contracts, can my brokerage’s in-hous...