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 “...

Should Agents’ Info be Inserted in Paragraph 21 of the TREC Contracts as the Points of Contact for Notices?

The parties to the contract should consider several factors before deciding what contact information...

Quiz: What Does Fair Housing Mean for REALTORS®?

Test your knowledge of your duties under the Fair Housing Act and the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Take...

The Difference Between Non-Disclosure and Confidential

I recently sold a home that was listed in the MLS and a neighbor called to ask me what the sales pri...

Can A Seller Counter More Than One Offer At A Time?

A seller received two offers at about the same time. He wants to counter both. May he do so?It's not...

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 ...