How to Comply With the Code of Ethics on Social Media

Ethics Tip: Complying With Article 12 on Social MediaThere’s been an uptick in anonymous Code o...

Earn Your CE at Education Day in San Antonio

Monday, Sept. 10, is Education Day at the Texas REALTORS® Conference in San Antonio. That means ...

Texas Ranks 3rd for International Home Sales in Latest Texas International Homebuyers Report

The Texas economy got a $10.89 billion boost from international homebuyers between April 2017 and...

3 Ways Sellers Can Make a Good Impression During a Showing

You may not be there in person, but what you leave behind for a showing can help your home make a...

Can you Answer These Questions?

How Increasing Your Building and Architecture Knowledge Can Make Your Job EasierTake it from an H...

3 Ways to Cater to Gen X Clients

Focus on single-family homes and schools. Gen Xers still have kids, so convenience to schools car...

Leslie Rouda Smith Announces Candidacy for NAR 2020 First Vice President

Texas Association of REALTORS® 2016 Chairman Leslie Rouda Smith knows this is a pivotal time for...

Why TAR is Promoting Texas in France

More than 26,000 investors, CEOs, chairmen, and political leaders from 100 countries will be in F...

Did Facebook Violate the Fair Housing Act?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week filed a formal complaint against F...

Will the Fridge Convey if it Wasn't In the Contract?

A seller authorized me to advertise in the MLS that her refrigerator conveys with the sale. But w...

Increase Your Referral Business by Making A Good Impression

5 Ways to Make Yourself Memorable to Your ClientsSometimes the smallest gestures can be the most ...

5 Ways the Location of Your Home Can Affect Your Life

Before you decide on a property, make sure the location is the right fit for you. Here are some q...

Where to get Help With Your Financial Wellness

Get budgeting tools, retirement planning resources, and investing options to secure your financia...

Where not to put Commission Amounts in the Residential Contract

From the Legal Hotline: The Wrong Place for Commission Negotiations We sometimes get callers who...

Actions Relevant to REALTORS® from the August TREC Meeting

The Texas Real Estate Commission met August 13. Here are a few actions from the meeting you shoul...

How To Determine the Effective Date for the One to Four Family Residential Contract

To calculate the dates for most periods of performance in the One to Four Family Residential Cont...

How to Extend an Option Period

It’s the last day of my buyer’s option period. The buyer and seller are still negotiating rep...

How Long is the List of Things You Don’t Know About Selling Your Home?

Selling a house on your own is like explaining the solar system to a child. You think you can han...

Don't Let This Type of Thinking Cost Your Business

In their book, Mind Tools for Managers, James Manktelow and Julian Birkinshaw detail the key ski...

Waco REALTORS® Earn Victory Against Landfill Expansion

The Waco Association of REALTORS® saw a great victory in August after successfully engaging in a...

How Well Do You Know the One to Four Contract?

One of the most commonly used forms among Texas REALTORS® is the One to Four Family Residential ...

Choose From These 3 Notices When Selling a Home in a Municipal Utility District

I've heard that a seller whose home is located in a municipal utility district, or MUD, is requir...

Where Your Buyer's Option Money Needs To Go

Should I deliver my buyer’s option money to the title company?No. The TREC residential contract...

2 New TAR Benefits That You'll Love

Looking to save on travel and fun? Check out the member-only discounts at Schlitterbahn and Booki...

64 Numbers you Shouldn’t Ignore

When you purchase a house, you want to make it yours. You repaint walls, buy new light fixtures, ...

NAR Updates the Code of Ethics for 2019

The Latest Updates to the Code of EthicsDuring its May meeting in Washington, D.C., the National ...

What Brokers Need To Know About Independent Contractors

How can I help make clear to the IRS that my agents are independent contractors, not employees?On...

Share This With Buyers: What to Know About Earnest Money

Help your clients understand the role that earnest money plays in a real estate transaction with ...

What's Required to Restrict Concealed and Open Carry on a Property

Can landlords ban concealed carry and open carry from their property?Yes. Landlords can give verb...