Fact or Fiction? Acting as Agent and Inspector

A person who is a licensed inspector and a licensed real estate agent may perform both services for ...

From the Hotline: Which County To Put in Listing Agreements

We have had callers who ask what they should insert into the blank in the Texas REALTORS® listing a...

Can a Seller Instruct You to Not Cooperate?

My seller told me to not cooperate with a particular firm regarding her listing. Can the seller do t...

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...

Answers to Your Legal Hotline Questions

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

True or False? A Seller Always has to Accept a Full-Price Offer

My seller’s property was listed on the MLS for $150,000. A buyer made a full-price offer, but my c...

Can a Seller or Listing Agent Refuse to Receive the Inspection Report?

No. Despite the request, it is up to your buyers whether they would like to send a copy of the inspe...

Can Your Seller Tell You Not to Cooperate With a Particular Firm?

My seller told me I cannot cooperate with a particular firm regarding her listing. Can the seller do...

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...

Can My Agent Work Part Time for a Builder?

One of the agents I sponsor wants to also work part time selling homes for a local home builder. Are...

What to do when your client wants to sell her house with an auction

My client wants to hold an auction to sell her house. Since I’m a licensed real estate agent, can ...

Does granting a commercial buyer’s feasibility study period and inspection rights obligate a seller to make repairs?

My client submitted an offer for a commercial property using the Commercial Contract—Improved Prop...

Can a landlord require a photo ID with rental applications?

The landlord for the property I manage wants all potential tenants to submit a photo ID with their l...

Who should be the point of contact for notices?

Whose contact information should be written in Paragraph 21 of TREC contracts to receive notices? Th...

Who gets the security deposit if you don’t manage the property anymore?

As a property manager, I maintain a trust account for tenants’ security deposits. The landlord ter...

Can a listing broker put a conditional offer in the MLS?

I saw a listing in the MLS that offered compensation for cooperating brokers of that MLS. The listin...