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...

New COVID-19 Form for Members of Texas REALTORS®

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented uncertainty for Texas real estate transactions. Volun...

Can a Seller Finance a Buyer's Purchase?

Yes. However, seller financing is subject to state and federal laws. The Texas Real Estate Commissio...

Who Owns the Listing Photos?

The Texas REALTORS® Legal Department created model policies to help you establish rights regarding ...

Protect Your Sellers in HOA Situations

Depending on the option chosen in Paragraph A of the Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Memb...

What to do if an Unrepresented Buyer Inquires About Your Listing

What should I do if I’m representing a seller and an unrepresented buyer who does not want to be r...

Your Hotline Calls are Answered Faster Than Ever

24 Seconds That’s how short the average hold time was for members calling the Texas REALTORS® Le...

From the Legal Hotline: How Far in the Future Can the Closing Date of a Contract Be Set?

We’ve been asked if the closing date for a residential contract can be set a year after the exec...

How Do You Get the Info for a Backup Contract?

My client wants to submit a backup offer on a home that already has a contract pending. How do I get...