Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act reinstated

A law that expired in December 2014 was restored this month. The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosur...

How to Negotiate Effectively and Nicely

Effective negotiation doesn't have to be a trade-off between getting the best outcome and being w...

Extending the Option Period Because the Seller Hasn't Turned on the Power

My buyer client is on the eighth day of his 10-day termination-option period, and the seller stil...

Don't Let Scammers Steal Your Downpayment

Criminals are targeting homebuyers and stealing huge sums of money. If you’re not careful, you ...

How to Disagree with a Client

As a REALTOR®, you've pledged to protect and promote the interests of your clients—and sometim...

Handling Security Deposits When You've Been Terminated by the Landlord

I was managing a property, and the owner terminated the management agreement effective today. A t...

You Didn't Miss It: Get a Walkthrough of the MarketViewer Data Tool Exclusively for Texas REALTORS®

If you weren't able to watch live as Texas Association of REALTORS® COO Mike Barnett gave a walk...

What Happens to the Money TREC Collects From Fines?

What TREC Does With Administrative-Penalty FundsWhen a real estate license holder is found in vio...

Do I Have to Re-Key the Locks for a Temporary Lease?

My client accepted an offer on his property from buyers who asked to move in 30 days before closi...

Don't Make These Mistakes When Pricing Your Home

Deciding how much to ask is one of the most important decisions when selling your home. Here are ...

What Science Says About Making a Good Impression

You can tell when you've established a good rapport or bond with someone by looking for certain n...

When the Client Won't Accept the Property As-Is

My client won't accept the property “as is.” He wants to wait until after the inspection to l...

Do You Know the Answer to These 6 Common Legal Hotline Questions?

Besides your broker, where do you turn for trustworthy information about real estate transactions...

Learn How to Use RPR Mobile on Your Smartphone

The REALTORS® Property Resource app helps you instantly view nearby properties; find listings, s...

Texas Small Land Sales Volume Topped $1 Billion in 2017

For the first time, small land sales in Texas exceeded $1 billion in total dollar volume in 2017...

This Texas Supreme Court Ruling is a Significant Win for Texas Property Rights

Private-property rights in Texas gained a huge victory last month when the Texas Supreme Court un...

When Death Affects Your Business

What Happens When Your Broker Dies?You might not want to think about it, but accidents and illnes...

3 Tips to Help Your Kids Cope With A Move

There are more than just logistical challenges when you move with children. Many kids feel emotio...

Rockstar Texas REALTORS® Wanted

Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd annual REALTORS® to Watch award, which recognize...

Register Now for 2018 Texas REALTORS® Conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 Texas REALTORS® Conference from September 7 to 10 in San A...