Use This Form When Recommending Inspectors

When you provide a client with a list of inspectors, you can use Inspector Information (TXR 2506). T...

How Changes in the Law Affect Your Business

The 86th Texas Legislature adjourned May 27, so what happened? The next Texas REALTORS® Legal Serie...

The Fallout of Giving Bad Advice

by Chad Wenzelspratt & Lee Santos There are risks associated with giving advice beyond what you...

A Resource for Your Spanish-Speaking Clients

Texas REALTORS® provides members exclusive access to Spanish translations of commonly used forms fo...

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...

Using the Multiple Property Addendum Form

If you’re the property manager for several properties owned by the same landlord, you don’t have...

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...

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...

From the Legal Hotline: Can A Terminated Contract Be Revived?

REALTORS sometimes ask if they can “bring a terminated contract back to life.” For example, i...

5 Tips About the Seller’s Disclosure Notice That May Surprise You

A seller isn't required to disclose if a suicide occurred in a home or that a sex offender lives ...

Your Free Guide to the One to Four Family Contract

Are you starting the new year as a new license holder? Or have you added a few agents to your broker...

5 New Members-Only Copyright Forms Available

The Texas REALTORS® Legal Department created model addenda and model policies to help you reduce yo...

Here's What You Missed at Last Week's TREC Meeting

The Texas Real Estate Commission met on November 15. Here are rule changes relevant to your business...

When Landowners May Need Permission to Access Their Own Private Property

Some landowners in Texas cannot access their landlocked property from a public road without crossing...

What Does Well Water Have to Do With Your E&O Insurance?

By Chad Wenzelspratt, Lee Santos E&O Case Study: When the Well Water Isn’t EnoughA real estate ag...

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...

Quiz: Do You Need a Real Estate License To Do That?

Quiz: Is a Real Estate License Required?Test how familiar you are with the Texas Real Estate Commiss...

What Makes a Room a Bedroom?

Does That Count as a Bedroom?There’s no single legal definition for a bedroom in Texas. The Intern...

How your client can exclude from taxable income some of the gain on the sale of his home

My client bought his home a few years ago. Now he wants to sell it and take advantage of the tax exc...

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...

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...

TREC adopts changes to rules for consumer notices, BPOs and CMAs, and more

The Texas Real Estate Commission met on November 13 and adopted amendments to existing rules and pro...

TAR clarifies misinformation about new homeowners insurance law

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey make their way out of Texas, attention now focuses on rebuilding...

How TAR responded to TREC's many proposed changes

The Texas Real Estate Commission at its August 7 meeting proposed many rule changes, and you can sub...

TREC proposes changes to statements for all BPOs and CMAs

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

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 two new forms

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...

Does your linked IABS form comply with TREC rules? New proposal aims to clarify what’s required

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