Fact or Fiction? Your Social Media Accounts Must Link to Consumer Notices

Fact or fiction? If you use your social media accounts for real estate business, the Texas Real Esta...

Fact or Fiction: You Need a License to Receive Referral Fees

You must have an active real estate license to earn money for referrals. Fact. Per TREC rules, on...

Answers to Your Legal Hotline Questions

What do REALTORS® really want to know when they call the Texas REALTORS® Legal Hotline? Associatio...

Get Answers to Your Top Legal Questions

Register for the December 15 webinar "Hot Topics from the Legal Hotline" to hear Texas REALTORS® a...

Alabama and Georgia REALTORS® Sue Trump Administration Over Eviction Ban

The Alabama Association of REALTORS® and Georgia Association of REALTORS® filed a federal lawsuit ...

Is a Buyer Required to Sign the Seller's Disclosure Notice?

Your sellers may be required by law to fill out a seller’s disclosure, but buyers are not required...

Contracts Course Added to TREC License Renewal Requirements Starting in 2021

Starting February 1, 2021, brokers and most sales agents will be required to complete at least 3 hou...

Beware of Fair-Housing Problems With Letters to Sellers

Buyers looking to gain an edge when making an offer for a property sometimes include a letter to the...

Fact or Fiction? Repairs in the Residential Sales Contract

Buyers who don’t want to accept a property as-is can ask their agent to check Paragraph 7D(2) in t...

Vietnamese Translations of Forms Now Available

Texas REALTORS® now provides members exclusive access to Vietnamese translations of commonly used f...

Farming Letters and the Code of Ethics

I am preparing a farming letter to solicit listings in a subdivision. What are the rules regarding a...

Can a Fee Be Charged for Broker Price Opinions?

Can I charge a fee to provide a broker price opinion or comparative market analysis to an owner, buy...

Does the Pet Agreement Pertain to Outside Pets?

The Pet Agreement (TXR 2004) pertains to all pets that the tenant keeps on the property, including i...

Not All Contract Deadlines Are Created Equal

"Time is of the essence" When this phrase accompanies a deadline in a contract, performance by part...

Legal FAQ: Extending the Option Period

It’s the last day of my buyer’s option period. The buyer and seller are still negotiating repair...

What is the Texas Eviction Diversion Program?

The Texas Supreme Court on September 25 established the Texas Eviction Diversion Program with fundin...

Share With Clients: GFIPs from Hurricane Harvey Set to Expire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers Group Flood Insurance Policies (GFIPs) to peop...

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 Bac...

Why You Might Suggest a Later Closing Date

There is a backlog of appraisals. REALTORS® across Texas are calling the Legal Hotline, asking what...

Texas Supreme Court Issues Order About Eviction Moratorium

Has the Texas Supreme Court issued any guidance on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...