If Your Real Estate Agent Doesn't Have This Title, Get a New Agent

Is your real estate agent a REALTOR®? Although some people mistakenly use the two terms intercha...

9 Texas REALTOR® Advocacy Wins in 2019

Texas REALTORS® had an incredible year as the strongest advocates for real estate consumers in t...

Use This Form When a Third Party Needs to Guarantee a Lease

6 Tips for Better Negotiations

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

Texas REALTORS® Website Earns National Award

Your member website, texasrealestate.com, earned recognition in the Best Association/Regional MLS...

Want Real Estate Infographics For Your Market Area?

People love to know what's going on in their local housing market, and who better to share quick-...

Fast Answers to 8 Legal Questions

The Legal Topics Explained video series offers simple explanations of common legal issues in less...

Texas Luxury Home Sales See Healthy Growth

There were 5,149 home sales in Texas in excess of a million dollars between November 2018 to Octo...

Here Are the Top TREC Complaints From the Past Year

Negligence, rebate, referral, earnest money, and other sales issues were the highest types of com...

Don't Fall Victim to Wire Fraud

Imagine the sinking feeling you would have if you found out the enormous sum of money you just wi...

Are There 'No-Risk' Areas on Flood Maps?

Everyone lives in an area with some measure of flood risk, according to Gilbert Giron, of the Fed...

Optimize Your Website for Voice Search

Website search engine optimization (SEO) efforts have long been designed around keywords. Your bu...

Nominate Your Local Association for Governmental Affairs Excellence

The newly christened Lehman Local Board Governmental Affairs Achievement Award recognizes the loc...

From the Legal Hotline: What Happens to the Option Fee for Buyers in Backup Positions?

We often get asked about the option fee with a “back-up” contract. If buyers submit a backu...

Model Brokerage Policies and Procedures Manual Updated for 2020

Texas REALTORS® legal staff has updated the Model Brokerage Policies and Procedures Manual for 2...

The Pre-Listing Plan You May Be Neglecting

If you're selling your home, you've probably thought about the work that needs to be done before ...

Get Clarity About Flood Risks and Disclosure Requirements

With the recent flood events and updates made by the Texas Legislature to the Seller's Disclosure...

Are You Projecting the Right Image?

People form opinions about you based on all kinds of cues. If you’re not careful, you may unint...

Would You Tell Prospects What You Don't Offer?

When you're pitching your services to a prospect, you probably focus on the benefits you can prov...

HUD Provides Guidance on Assistance Animal Certificates

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has requested that the Federal Trade C...

5 Basics of Persuasion

Persuasion is part of your job, whether you’re convincing someone to work with you or explainin...

What You Need to Know About Title Insurance

If you haven’t heard about it during your homebuying process yet, you will soon. Title insuranc...

Register Now for Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting

Registration for the 2020 Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting, held February 7 to 11 in Austin, is op...

Watch: What Stays or Goes With a House?

Whether you're representing buyers or sellers, there can sometimes be confusion over what goes wi...