Step Away From the Disclosure Notice

by Bo Blackburn Here’s some risk-management advice that might surprise you: Real estate agents...

Can Real Estate License Holders Use the Term “Appraised Value”?

No, unless they are referring to the value of a property as determined by an appraiser. Only an a...

Do People Know This About You?

You know how qualified you are to help clients realize their real estate dreams. But don’t assu...

Submit Your Nomination Now for REALTORS® to Watch Award

The REALTORS® to Watch award recognizes excellence in leadership, community involvement, and eve...

Texas Small Land Sales Slip While Prices Rise

July 13 Deadline to Comment on Changes to TREC Forms

The Texas Real Estate Commission during its May meeting proposed several changes to the commissio...

Have Questions About How the Pandemic Affects Your Lease?

Here are answers to several frequently asked questions regarding your lease and the COVID-19 pand...

What's Next for Texas Real Estate?

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for real estate professionals, buyers, sellers, lan...

6 Tips for Text Message Marketing

Most people have their phones with them morning to night, so what better way to get in front of p...

Residential Lease Video Updated

Texas REALTORS® has published an update to its popular video that discusses the association's Re...

Mortgage Applications, Refinancing On the Rise

More people applied for mortgages June 1-5 than May 25-29. The Market Composite Index is a measu...

Avoiding Bias in Your Daily Business

Despite your best intentions and without your awareness, racial stereotypes and assumptions creep...

3 Things to Ask When Getting Your Taxes Done

Here are thee questions to ask when vetting a potential tax preparer.  What Are Your Profession...

From the Legal Hotline: Is a Contract Executed if Earnest Money Isn’t Deposited?

I’m getting callers who think that the parties do not have an executed contract until they actu...

Why Do People Like Where They Live?

The more time people spend in their city, the more they'll be attached to the metro area. That is...

Promote Homeownership in June

June is homeownership month, and you can help celebrate Texans who have become homeowners. Encour...

REALTORS® Look Out for Your Interests

You know REALTORS® are trusted advisors to help you buy, sell, lease, and manage real estate. RE...

Updates to FAQs About Brokerages Conducting Business

The latest executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott, GA-26, changes guidelines for businesses under ...

TREC Extends Waiver of Deadlines for License Renewals

If the expiration date on your real estate license is March 31, 2020; April 30, 2020; May 31, 202...

3 Tips for Better Online Meetings

With more meetings taking place remotely, you want people listening, questioning, and offering id...

Quick Legal Explanations on 7 Common Topics

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

How to Negotiate a Sale With Tactical Empathy

In the May issue of Texas REALTOR® magazine, Debbie Remington, broker/owner of Remington Team Re...

How to Hold Your Best Virtual Open House

Here are five strategies to make virtual open houses successful. Choose Your Format You can hos...

Q&A with Keeyan Sabz

NAR’s REALTOR® Magazine named Houston’s Keeyan Sabz to its 30 Under 30 Class of 2020. The as...