Why Disclosing Information About Lead-Based Paint is Important

What are the consequences if a seller, landlord, or agent fails to comply with lead-based paint disc...

What To Do When Presented With an Outdated Form

I received an offer on one of my listings, but included in the offer were forms drafted using outdat...

Will the Fridge Convey if it Wasn't In the Contract?

A seller authorized me to advertise in the MLS that her refrigerator conveys with the sale. But when...

What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know About Testing for Plumbing Leaks

Testing for Plumbing LeaksSome buyers want an inspection of a home’s sanitary drain system to dete...

TAR Advocates for Continued Use of its Release of Earnest Money Form, Not Proposed TREC Draft

The Texas Association of REALTORS® since the 1990s has offered members the Release of Earnest Money...

How to Use the New Form Notice of Withdrawal of Offer

Texas REALTORS® have an exclusive new form they can use in residential, commercial, and farm and ra...

Who pays for the condominium documents?

Paragraph 2B(2) of the Residential Condominium Contract (Resale) (1605, TREC 30-13) details what hap...

Want to withdraw an offer? There's now a form for that

As a Texas REALTOR®, you have a new form you and your clients can use to withdraw an offer or count...

Four new commercial forms adopted; 10 others revised

A commercial forms task force recently proposed updated and new forms to better serve Texas REALTORS...

What to do when no TREC form exists

Since TREC doesn’t offer a residential lease or commercial contracts, can my brokerage’s in-hous...

Updates to TREC forms and explanations of what the changes mean

The Texas Real Estate Commission adopted two new forms and revised six others at its February meetin...

Updates to residential and property management forms now online

The Texas Association of REALTORS® residential and property management forms task forces in Decembe...

TREC clarifies exceptions to mandatory use of contract forms

In November, the Texas Real Estate Commission adopted changes to Section 537.11 of its rules, Use o...

From the Hotline: When the seller wants to accept a second offer

Members sometimes call the hotline when a seller is under contract but wants to accept a second offe...

What do you think of these proposed new and revised forms?

The residential and property management forms task forces, led by your fellow REALTORS®, have been ...

Who can use TREC forms

True or false? You must have a real estate license to use the forms posted on the Texas Real Estate ...

Who pays the transfer fees in a transaction involving an HOA?

Some homeowners associations charge fees for transferring the ownership of property from a seller to...

What warranties do buyers have with new construction?

The New Home Contract (Incomplete Construction) (TAR 1603, TREC 23-14) and New Home Contract (Comple...

TREC proposes changes to earnest money and other paragraphs

The Texas Real Estate Commission met on August 7 and adopted amendments to existing rules and propos...

TREC proposes rule amendment that would affect availability of TAR forms

The Texas Real Estate Commission met on August 7 and adopted amendments to existing rules and propos...

TREC proposes limits for when lawyers can draft contracts for principals who aren’t their clients

The Texas Real Estate Commission met on August 7 and adopted amendments to existing rules and propos...

How well do you know your TAR forms?

There are 126 forms available exclusively to members of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Take ou...

Not all contract deadlines are created equal

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