Can I use any name as a team name?

No. A team name is a name used by one or more license holders sponsored by or associated with the same broker that is not the broker’s name or an assumed business name of the broker. Team names must end with the terms team or group. Team names cannot contain terms that imply that the team is offering brokerage services independent of the broker. Some prohibited terms are brokerage, company, and associates. The terms realty or real estate are acceptable as part of a team name as long as the team name ends with the terms team or group. Keep in mind that the ad must still contain the name of the broker. Before you use a team name in an ad, the broker must register the team name with TREC.

My team name doesn’t end with "team" or "group" and is already registered as an assumed business name (DBA) with TREC. Can I use it in my advertising?

No. All team names must end with team or group and must not include the terms realty, brokerage, company, or associates. A new team name that meets the requirements of the new rules will have to be registered with TREC by your broker before you use that team name in advertising.

How do I register my team name with TREC?

A form to register team names, Notice of Team Name for a Broker's License, is available on TREC’s website.