Free Legal Resources to Share With Clients

Did you know that the State Bar of Texas offers free legal resources for the public? Learn about li...

Watch: 5 Things You Don't Know About the Seller's Disclosure Notice

See if you understand how these five situations affect the use of the seller's disclosure notice. Wa...

What Mineral Estate Owners Can't Do

When there are separate owners for the mineral and surface estate of a piece of land land, how can m...

From the Legal Hotline: How to Establish an Intermediary Relationship

We often receive questions about the proper way to establish an intermediary relationship. If a br...

Can MLS Price Data Be Used in Advertising?

I’m sending a farming letter to a neighborhood where I’ve sold a home. Can I include the MLS sal...

Are Sellers Required to Make a Buyer's Requested Repairs?

My seller client disagrees with the buyer’s inspector’s finding that an item needs to be repaire...

4 Good Reasons a Broker-Client Relationship Should Be in Writing

An agency relationship between a broker and a client can legally exist without a written document. H...

What Brokers Can Promise When Soliciting New Agents

Can a broker solicit new sales agents by promising to provide them leads in exchange for a required ...

Insurance Coverage Beyond E&O for Real Estate Professionals

CRES Insurance, a Texas REALTORS® errors and omissions risk management partner, recommends that you...

From the Legal Hotline: Can A Terminated Contract Be Revived?

REALTORS sometimes ask if they can “bring a terminated contract back to life.” For example, i...

Do Brokers Have to File 1099s for Commissions and Referral Fees?

As a real estate broker, you should file 1099s for real estate commissions and referral fees or othe...

5 Tips About the Seller’s Disclosure Notice That May Surprise You

A seller isn't required to disclose if a suicide occurred in a home or that a sex offender lives ...

Improvements to Your Legal Hotline

Now when you call the Texas REALTORS® Legal Hotline (800-873-9155), you don’t have to wait for a ...

Commission Dispute? Here's What You Need to Figure Out

If you and another REALTOR® disagree about who earned the commission in a sale, the decision of an ...

What You Should Know Before Accepting a Bonus

Can an agent accept a bonus directly from a client without the approval of their broker?No. A sales ...

What Happens When the Closing Date Passes

Is the contract automatically terminated if the closing date has passed? No. Generally, once the cl...

Your Free Guide to the One to Four Family Contract

Are you starting the new year as a new license holder? Or have you added a few agents to your broker...

TREC Rule Change Shortens Time Requirements for Delegated Supervisors

At its November meeting, the Texas Real Estate Commission shortened the time span that determines wh...

What are the Security Device Requirements for Rental Properties?

What type of locks are required for rental property? How often do those locks need to be rekeyed? Wh...

Is There A Difference Between Assistance, Service, and Emotional Support Animals?

Assistance animal is a blanket term that covers service animals and emotional support animals. When ...