Spanish, Vietnamese Translations of Forms Updated

Several forms with Spanish and Vietnamese translations were recently revised. Texas REALTORS® has u...

Texas REALTORS® Supports NAR Lawsuit on WOTUS Rule

The National Association of REALTORS® last week filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the ...

What You Can and Can't Ask the Legal Hotline

One of the most popular member benefits for REALTORS® in Texas is the association’s Legal Hotline...

Arbitration Lawsuit Against Texas REALTORS® Dismissed by Judge

When you bring a dispute to the Texas REALTORS® arbitration process, you can be confident you will ...

11 Resources to Reduce Your Risk

Working in real estate can be very rewarding, but it can also involve many risks. Thankfully, as a m...

Legal Briefs Series Explains Tough Topics

Texas REALTORS® has launched the Legal Briefs video series, where staff attorneys answer common que...

Fact or Fiction? License Holders and "Appraised Value"

Real estate license holders cannot use the term appraised value unless they are referring to the val...

How To Respond to a Subpoena

Subpoenas are court orders that command you to give a deposition, produce documents, or appear at a ...

Your Forms: Residential Lease and Early Termination of Residential Lease

The Residential Lease (TXR 2001) ends on the agreed-upon expiration date except if renewed, extended...

Is That Item Permanently Built In?

How do you determine if an item is “permanently installed and built-in” with regard to Paragraph...

From the Hotline: Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in a Property Owners Association

Members have been asking about buyers’ ability to terminate contracts under the first two checkbox...

Do You Know the Rules for Intermediary Relationships?

A broker and that broker’s associated license holders can represent both the buyer and seller in t...

New, Updated Forms Now Available

Earlier this year, Texas REALTORS® task forces examined the association’s forms and proposed chan...

Your Forms: Amendment to Listing

You can use the Amendment to Listing (TXR 1404) form to make changes to a listing agreement. The bro...

Do You Know About Carbon Contracts?

Carbon contracts have been a popular topic of conversation for farmers and ranchers around the count...

Fact or Fiction? Apartment Locators Need To Have a Real Estate License

An apartment locator must have a real estate license. Fact. The Texas Real Estate Licensing Act r...

Do Mailbox Keys Convey?

If your clients don’t have a mailbox on their property, they might get mail from a cluster box: a ...

Fact or Fiction? You Must Post a Sign Announcing Video Surveillance at a Property

You must post a sign announcing video surveillance on private property. Fiction. You do not need ...

Legal FAQ: Can a Buyer Change Financing?

A seller accepted a contract with conventional financing and a full appraisal waiver. The buyer now ...

From the Legal Hotline: Investors and Disclosures

Members mistakenly believe that property investors are exempt from the requirement to provide a sell...