We get calls from members who are buying or selling their own property and want to know what to disclose to the other party. In this situation, both TREC rules and the NAR Code of Ethics require you to disclose in writing your status as a real estate license holder or REALTOR®. This disclosure must be done prior to the signing of any contract. If you’re using the TREC contracts for the transaction, you can make this disclosure in Paragraph 4, License Holder Disclosure.

–Abby Lee, senior associate counsel