How Changes in the Law Affect Your Business

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

How Real Estate Won in the Texas Legislative Session

The 86th Texas Legislature adjourned May 27, closing out a monumental session for Texas real estate ...

What did TREC do?

The May 6 Texas Real Estate Commission meeting covered 47 agenda items. See the full agenda and mate...

TREC Website Shows Education Needed for Your License Renewal

Find out if the required non-elective education has been completed, the total hours of education com...

Brokers: TREC Launches Tracker for New Sales-Agent Applications

The Texas Real Estate Commission's website now lets you track the status of new sales-agent applicat...

What Are the Most Common TREC Complaints?

The Texas Real Estate Commission released complaint counts for January 2018 to January 2019. Among ...

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...

TREC Rule Change Shortens Time Requirements for Delegated Supervisors

At its November meeting, the Texas Real Estate Commission shortened the time span that determines wh...

Get Your Certified License History from TREC

The Texas Real Estate Commission in December launched its Certified License History feature, which a...

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...

Actions Relevant to REALTORS® from the August TREC Meeting

The Texas Real Estate Commission met August 13. Here are a few actions from the meeting you should k...

How to Stay Out of Trouble With TREC

7 Tips to Avoid the Most Common TREC ViolationsTexas Real Estate Commission's Standards and Enforcem...

What Happens to the Money TREC Collects From Fines?

What TREC Does With Administrative-Penalty FundsWhen a real estate license holder is found in violat...

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

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

3 Ways to Keep in Touch with TREC

The Texas Real Estate Commission announced additional options for license holders to contact or foll...

TREC's New Advertising Rules Now in Effect

May 15 is the effective date for the new advertising rules from the Texas Real Estate Commission. If...

What TREC says about commercial titles and advertising for license holders

I'm a commercial agent and also the president of a brokerage. Can I use the title "president" in my ...

How to Use a Nickname in Your Advertising

Can I use a nickname or my middle name in my advertising?TREC calls these alternate names. Before us...

Who pays for the condominium documents?

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

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...

The difference between TREC and TAR complaint processes

The Texas Real Estate Commission and TAR have different processes when it comes to handling complain...

What you should know about advertising your team

The Texas Real Estate Commission in November revised its advertising rules, which go into effect May...

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 Est...

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...

Can my unlicensed assistant unlock the door for potential buyers if I’m running late?

No. TREC Rule 535.4(c) states that a person must be licensed as a broker or sales agent to show a pr...

How to reference mineral and royalty interests in TREC forms

How are mineral and royalty interests addressed in the TREC contract forms and the TAR commercial co...

TREC rules changed, but Article 12 still applies

The Texas Real Estate Commission changed its rules regarding terms you must use in your advertisemen...

What to know about renewing your license for the 1st time

Real estate sales agents must renew their licenses with the Texas Real Estate Commission every two y...

TREC to emphasize enforcement of Information About Brokerage Services form rules

Is your IABS form filled out and posted to all your business websites? “We’re emphasizing IABS ...

Watch a two-minute recap of the legislative session

With the governor’s vetoes and approvals of bills last week, the regular session of the 85th Texas...

How the legislative session affected Texas real estate

Texas REALTORS®, the strongest advocates for Texas real estate consumers, had several legislative v...

Texas REALTORS® support more disclosure for real estate consumers

As the 85th Texas Legislature comes to a close on May 29, several bills that will enhance protection...