What Are the Minimum Services Required of the Seller's Broker?

QUESTION: I represent the buyer and I’m doing a lot of duties that the seller’s broker usually h...

Form 1506 Revised to Reflect Market Conditions

Texas REALTORS® has added a Property Values section to form 1506, General Information and Notice to...

Update: Tenant Evictions and CDC Moratorium

There have been several court cases and other actions related to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Can a Seller Instruct You to Not Cooperate?

My seller told me to not cooperate with a particular firm regarding her listing. Can the seller do t...

Fact or Fiction? Promotional Items and Sponsorships

Promotional items and sponsorships are considered advertising. FACT. TREC considers those items, ...

5 Ways to Avoid Contract Problems

Find more information about contracts and other legal topics at texasrealestate.com/faq. With...

Your Forms: Registration Agreement Between Brokers

The Registration Agreement Between Brokers (TXR 2402) can be used to share or split a fee or commiss...

Can You Use Escalation Clauses?

You and your buyers may think adding an escalation clause to Special Provisions is a great way to en...

Watch: Contract Changes Coming April 1

Watch "Contract Issues Old and New—Especially New,” from the Risk Reduction Forum at Texas REALT...

New, Revised Forms Now Available

The Texas Real Estate Commission in November 2020 approved several changes to promulgated contract f...

CDC Eviction Moratorium Ruled Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mor...

Texas REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund Open for Members Displaced by Winter Weather

The Texas REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund is now accepting applications from members of Texas REALTO...

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...