Why you should write emails like your mom is reading them

Your email is not private. Messages can be hacked through phishing attacks or forwarded along wit...

16 ideas for your content marketing

Promoting your expertise with shareable content relevant to real estate or your community is a gr...

Do you know how to find your own geographic farm?

Are you focusing your business on a targeted geographic area? If not, you may be missing out on o...

What a new report says about the effects of staging a property

According to the 2017 Profile of Home Staging from the National Association of REALTORS®, 49% of...

What to say when you’re asked to lower your commission

Try these strategies the next time a prospective seller asks you to cut a deal on your commission...

Has it happened to you? Tell us if you’ve been a victim of online scams

If you, your clients, or agents in your brokerage have been targeted in a wire fraud scam, Texas ...

The right time to earn your GRI is ...

While many new agents have earned their GRI designation and satisfied those 90 hours of required ...

From the Legal Hotline: What happens when a buyer doesn't pay the earnest money or option fee?

What happens when a buyer doesn’t pay the earnest money and/or termination option fee in a resi...

Four mistakes to avoid with your Facebook ads

Your potential clients are on Facebook, so it makes sense to advertise there. But before you prom...

Why TAR is back at the Texas Capitol

Our work at the Texas Capitol this year isn’t done yet. After the regular session of the 85th ...

How well do you know your TAR forms?

There are 126 forms available exclusively to members of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Take...

Why designations matter to you and your clients

What are designations good for? According to five REALTORS®, each with at least seven designat...

CFPB clarifies that real estate brokers or agents can receive Closing Disclosure

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized an update to its mortgage disclosure ru...

Who gets the security deposit if you don’t manage the property anymore?

As a property manager, I maintain a trust account for tenants’ security deposits. The landlord ...

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 IA...

How to handle multiple offers

Help your client respond to multiple offers without making counteroffers with advice from this 45...

An easy way to shoot immersive video listings

YouTube has introduced a new video format aimed at making it easier to shoot and produce immersiv...

Who picks the title company?

Who gets to pick the title company that will issue the owner policy of title insurance? It depend...

Protect your email from cybercriminals

In 2016, 64% of the cybercrime victims the FBI's Chicago field office responded to were related t...

New to the Texas REALTORS® Conference? Here’s what to attend

The 2017 Texas REALTORS® Conference, Sept. 8-11 in Dallas, spans four days and offers more than ...