What fair housing means to you

Fifty years ago on April 11, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 196...

Watch this: Your membership is worth more than you think

You get a lot of value from your Texas REALTORS® membership, including legal tools, forms, legis...

What NAR says about using the term "REALTOR®" with team names

Can I use the term "REALTOR®" in connection with my team name?No. While the term may be used in ...

NAR proposes dues increase for 2019

The National Association of REALTORS® has proposed a $30 dues increase in 2019 to fund new initi...

Improve your professional bio in 3 easy steps

Follow these three steps to create a persuasive, all-purpose bio you can use for website profiles...

Why you might want a house that others don’t

There aren't many people who ask their REALTOR® to find them a house that backs up to railroad t...

Who has to be involved in commission negotiations?

Can a Sales Agent Negotiate Commission Directly With a Client?No. Commission negotiations should ...

Four new commercial forms adopted; 10 others revised

A commercial forms task force recently proposed updated and new forms to better serve Texas REALT...

What to do when your client wants to sell her house with an auction

My client wants to hold an auction to sell her house. Since I’m a licensed real estate agent, c...

Free members-only content to share with potential clients

You know potential clients are searching online for real estate information. Give them what they ...

Learn about flood insurance, the claims process, and post-disaster issues at free workshops across Texas

Expand your knowledge of flood-related topics by attending one of the free workshops the Federal...

One trick to improve your listing presentation

The easiest way to improve your listing presentation? Get to the point. Put your conclusion at t...

An accepted contract is just the beginning

As a homebuyer or seller, an accepted contract is exciting. But hang on … the deal’s not done...

5 proven ways to set more effective goals

Two of the best-known academic researchers on goal setting, Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham, su...

Looking to do business with China?

Houston is hosting the 2018 America-China Real Estate Summit, presented by the Asian Real Estate...

Has Zillow or Trulia contacted you about sale-price data?

Texas REALTORS® are receiving requests from Trulia to provide sold data. If you’ve received su...

What to do when no TREC form exists

Since TREC doesn’t offer a residential lease or commercial contracts, can my brokerage’s in-h...

You found dozens of homes listed online that you love. Now what?

It’s nice having options, right? Especially when it comes to making a big purchase like a home....

Are you one of the 24,733?

Six attorneys for the association answered 24,733 calls on the Legal Hotline in 2017. The hotline...

Texas real estate continues to break records while still recovering from Hurricane Harvey

Texas home sales increased 4% year-over-year in 2017 while the statewide median price jumped 6.7%...

You helped Texas property owners on Tuesday

Thank you, Texas REALTORS®. Your dedication to electing pro-real estate candidates showed in the...

How to prepare an offer with requests for repairs and contribution to closing costs

My buyer client wants to include in her initial offer a requirement that the seller repair a spec...

Home-staging tips for a show-worthy home

Staging your home is a great way to enhance the appeal of your property to buyers. Home-staging a...

3 ways to revive a stale listing

Not sure why your listing has received little or no attention? It's probably priced wrong. But if...

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 mee...

Learn how to impress clients and close more deals with RPR

The online value estimates, state-of-the-art mapping tools, neighborhood and school info, and pro...

What the nation's largest publicly funded real estate research center can do for you

Most of the funding for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University comes from fees paid b...