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 “...

You Don’t Have To Make This Homebuying Mistake

Now that the weather is turning around in Texas, you might be thinking about starting the home searc...

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying in an HOA

Homeowners associations help protect property values and create a pleasant living environment. But t...

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...

Do You Trust the Internet to Solve Your Real Estate Problems?

The process of buying, selling, or leasing property can get complicated in countless ways. Just look...

5 Safety Questions to Ask When Selling Your Home

Selling your home means making it available to as many potential buyers as possible. Here are a few...

The Difference Between Being Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved

Getting pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage loan gives you more concrete information about ...

3 Ways to Give Sellers Your Best Offer

You don't want to spend too much on a property, but you also don't want to lose out on the perfect p...

5 Buyer Types to Target in 2019

Looking for new segments to focus on in the coming year? REALTOR® Magazine reported on a session fr...

What Fair Housing Means for Buyers and Renters

You've heard the term fair housing, but what does it mean when you're buying or leasing property? H...

Consider These Costs of Homeownership, Too

Buying a home is a big expense. But the purchase price is not the only cost to weigh as you search f...

How Much Should You Offer for That House?

Real estate buyers can submit offers for any amount, often with conditions that make their offer mor...

4 Questions Homebuyers Should Ask to Find the Right Agent

When it comes to finding homebuying help, you have to choose someone who is the best fit for you. So...

3 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership While Renting

You may not be ready to buy your first home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare now. Here a...

5 Ways the Location of Your Home Can Affect Your Life

Before you decide on a property, make sure the location is the right fit for you. Here are some ques...

64 Numbers you Shouldn’t Ignore

When you purchase a house, you want to make it yours. You repaint walls, buy new light fixtures, and...

What Your Clients Would Give Up to Own a Home

In exchange for a 10% downpayment they wouldn't have to pay back, 22% of respondents in a recent sur...

Don't Let Scammers Steal Your Downpayment

Criminals are targeting homebuyers and stealing huge sums of money. If you’re not careful, you cou...

Does Smart-Home Technology Attract Buyers?

The nation’s largest homebuilder, Lennar, has a deal with Amazon that will make voice-activated di...

Bet you don’t know this about Texas REALTORS®

Do you know if your real estate agent is a REALTOR®? Wait, what? Aren't those just different terms...

The Most Important Negotiating Tip

There’s a simple thing you can do to put yourself in a powerful negotiating position: If you want ...

Avoid These Mistakes Between Loan Approval and Closing

You've been careful with your finances, saved for a downpayment, and finally received approval for a...

As a buyer, time is of the essence

Buying a home isn't a process to be rushed. Yet with all the variables that go into purchasing prope...

Why you might want a house that others don’t

There aren't many people who ask their REALTOR® to find them a house that backs up to railroad trac...

Free members-only content to share with potential clients

You know potential clients are searching online for real estate information. Give them what they wan...

An accepted contract is just the beginning

As a homebuyer or seller, an accepted contract is exciting. But hang on … the deal’s not done. T...

Share this with buyers: Don't let scammers steal your downpayment

Help your buyers understand that wire fraud is a real threat to their real estate transaction. Shar...

3 staging tips that cost nothing

A well-staged home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Try these simple strategies to save your seller...