The Texas Real Estate Commission no longer requires you to include the term broker, agent, or a similar designation or term in your advertisements. But before you buy new yard signs and business cards, keep in mind that Article 12 of the Code of Ethics still requires you to make your status as a real estate professional readily apparent in your advertising.

How can you do that? Keep using terms like broker and agent. Or choose a new term that better fits your business, and put that next to your name on advertisements. Property manager, appraiser, commercial broker, and buyer’s agent are examples of terms that identify you as a real estate professional and should comply with Article 12.