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...

Comment on the New Submission of Offer Form

Texas REALTORS® has proposed a new form: Request Regarding Submission of Offer and Response (TXR 19...

The Square-Footage Court Case You Need to Know About

A Dallas-area agent and her brokerage were sued after an appraisal district's square footage informa...

You Can Get Information, Not Advice, on the Legal Hotline

Attorneys on the Texas REALTORS® Legal Hotline (800-873-9155) can help you with all manner of real ...

Are You Counting Contract Deadlines Correctly?

Refresh your memory of how to count contract days and make sure you're correctly calculating deadlin...

The Fallout of Giving Bad Advice

by Chad Wenzelspratt & Lee Santos There are risks associated with giving advice beyond what you...

From the Legal Hotline: When Time of Day is Not Specified in a Contract Deadline

We often receive calls asking when a time period expires or notice must be given if the contract d...

Can Wind Turbines Be Considered a Nuisance?

Wind turbines are a common sight across Texas. In fact, Texas is the largest wind-energy producing s...

A Resource for Your Spanish-Speaking Clients

Texas REALTORS® provides members exclusive access to Spanish translations of commonly used forms fo...

What Happens to the Security Deposit When Only 1 Tenant Moves Out

I am the property manager for a property with three tenants. At the end of the lease term, one of th...

How You Can Help Consumers Understand Fair Housing

Zelda Cain, an instructor and broker with A2Z Real Estate Consultants in Houston, is passionate abou...

Want to Protect Your Commission? There's a Form for That

In any given transaction, there are several different agreements that affect broker compensation. Su...

What Date Goes on the T-47?

The T-47 Residential Real Property Affidavit (TXR 1907) has been the subject of some confusion among...

Can I Use That Listing Photo?

My sellers hired a photographer to take professional photos of their property. The photographer prov...

When Can Buyers Exercise the Termination Option in Their Backup Contract?

If your buyers have a backup contract with a termination option, Paragraph D of the Addendum for “...