3 Tips to Keep Your Files Secure

If you keep confidential or personal information about clients or transactions on a work computer...

Market Properties with Emotion

People are supposed to put aside emotions in real estate transactions. They are told to focus on ...

How to Use the Market Snapshot Tool in MarketViewer

Available exclusively to REALTORS®, MarketViewer is a powerful data tool with a dashboard that p...

Commercial Real Estate During COVID: Protect Your Assets and Find Opportunities

Before COVID-19, it may have taken six months for a disturbance in the residential real estate ma...

REALTORS® Work to Protect You From Fraud

With such large amounts of money involved, real estate transactions are prime targets for scammer...

Should You Use Emojis in Business Communications?

The colorful, expressive icons known as emojis—commonplace in casual online conversations—hav...

How to Strengthen Your Skills

You’re a professional. But even world-class athletes still practice the fundamentals, and for y...

Home Sales Rise While Listings Decline in 3rd Quarter of 2020

There were 119,642 homes sold in Texas in the third quarter of 2020, a 18.4% year-over-year incre...

Farming Letters and the Code of Ethics

I am preparing a farming letter to solicit listings in a subdivision. What are the rules regardin...

Meet the 2020 Texas REALTORS® to Watch

The Texas REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) named seven REALTORS® to Watch award reci...

NAR Considers Ethics Changes Regarding Members' Speech and Conduct

The NAR Professional Standards Committee approved a package of recommendations concerning the app...

Can a Fee Be Charged for Broker Price Opinions?

Can I charge a fee to provide a broker price opinion or comparative market analysis to an owner, ...

Does the Pet Agreement Pertain to Outside Pets?

The Pet Agreement (TXR 2004) pertains to all pets that the tenant keeps on the property, includin...

What are the Eligibility Requirements for the Texas Eviction Diversion Program?

The Texas Supreme Court established the Texas Eviction Diversion Program. This voluntary program ...

When Flood Insurance Doesn't Cover Water Damage

If your home suffers water damage in an event like a hurricane, how the water got there may seem ...

3 Ways to Prepare to Vote

Early voting in the November 3 general election starts today (October 13) and runs through Octobe...

REALTORS®, Racism, and Social Media

A fellow REALTOR® has posted racist content on social media. Is there a process in place for me ...

Improve Your Marketing With Insights Into Human Behavior

Successful sales and marketing professionals know that you can't influence people's behavior unti...

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Enable This Feature to Magnify Anything on Your Screen

If you have trouble reading fine print on a computer screen or want a closer look at pictures or ...

Not All Contract Deadlines Are Created Equal

"Time is of the essence" When this phrase accompanies a deadline in a contract, performance by p...

Legal FAQ: Extending the Option Period

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

Air Filtration and COVID-19

You, your clients, or your tenants may have questions about building air filtration and COVID-19....

What is the Texas Eviction Diversion Program?

The Texas Supreme Court on September 25 established the Texas Eviction Diversion Program with fun...