How to Handle Violence in Rental Properties

A tenant in one of my properties says he has been assaulted by another occupant and wants to vaca...

The Most Common Fair Housing Complaints Last Year

The National Fair Housing Alliance’s 2018 Fair Housing Trends Report says the majority of fair...

NAR Approves Budget for 2019

In a move to keep REALTORS® positioned for success into the future while ensuring NAR no longer ...

Potential Pitfalls of Occupancy Limits in Rental Properties

The owner of the rental property I manage wants to limit the number of people who can live in the...

Runoff Recap: Great for Texas Real Estate

The May 22 primary runoff election in Texas proved to be an outstanding night for REALTOR®-suppo...

TAR Advocates for Continued Use of its Release of Earnest Money Form, Not Proposed TREC Draft

The Texas Association of REALTORS® since the 1990s has offered members the Release of Earnest Mo...

Does Smart-Home Technology Attract Buyers?

The nation’s largest homebuilder, Lennar, has a deal with Amazon that will make voice-activated...

Wondering What You Get for your State Dues?

Take a look at the Member Benefits section of your newly redesigned member website. You’ll fin...

Don’t Be Fooled By These 3 Selling Myths

First-time sellers beware: there are lots of myths out there about the right way to sell your hom...

Can She Offer Expensive Gifts as Incentives?

An agent in town advertises that she will give away expensive spa gift certificates to anyone who...

3 Ways to Keep in Touch with TREC

The Texas Real Estate Commission announced additional options for license holders to contact or f...

Updates to Model Brokerage Policies & Procedures Manual and Broker Responsibility Guide

The association has revised its Broker Responsibility Guide and Model Brokerage Policies and Proc...

Nonprofits Can Apply for up to $50K to Provide Harvey-Related Housing Assistance

Nonprofits providing housing assistance to families affected by Hurricane Harvey can now apply fo...

Bet you don’t know this about Texas REALTORS®

Do you know if your real estate agent is a REALTOR®? Wait, what? Aren't those just different te...

TREC's New Advertising Rules Now in Effect

May 15 is the effective date for the new advertising rules from the Texas Real Estate Commission....

Can Tenants Change Who is on the Lease?

Tenants on a lease can be amended during a lease term with the Lease Amendment Concerning Tenant ...

How to Use the New Form Notice of Withdrawal of Offer

Texas REALTORS® have an exclusive new form they can use in residential, commercial, and farm and...

Proposed Forms, Changes to Ad Rules at TREC's May Meeting

The Texas Real Estate Commission met on May 7, and here's a summary of actions relevant to Texas ...

Texas Home Sales, Prices Increase During First Quarter of 2018

Despite declines in inventory and active listings, there were 70,292 homes sold in Texas in the f...

Decide the Future Priorities of the Association

If you’ve ever wondered who sets the association’s legislative priorities, works on the budge...

The Most Important Negotiating Tip

There’s a simple thing you can do to put yourself in a powerful negotiating position: If you wa...

Referral Fees to Unlicensed Individuals

An unlicensed person referred business to me. Can I pay him a fee in return?You may give an unlic...

What TREC says about commercial titles and advertising for license holders

I'm a commercial agent and also the president of a brokerage. Can I use the title "president" in ...

How to Use a Nickname in Your Advertising

Can I use a nickname or my middle name in my advertising?TREC calls these alternate names. Before...

Brokers: Use RPR to leverage your company

Brokers can use REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) to measure performance, analyze market trends,...

What's More Important Than Finding a Buyer for Your House?

Selling your home may seem straightforward, but there are nuances to the process that you should ...

Get a Grant for Your Workforce-Housing Efforts

If you host events or are otherwise involved in efforts to promote workforce housing, you may qua...