How to Stay Out of Trouble With TREC

7 Tips to Avoid the Most Common TREC ViolationsTexas Real Estate Commission's Standards and Enforcem...

What Your Clients Would Give Up to Own a Home

In exchange for a 10% downpayment they wouldn't have to pay back, 22% of respondents in a recent sur...

Watch This: Where to Find Free Global and Commercial Information

The Texas REALTORS® YouTube channel features a playlist dedicated to the global and commercial real...

5 Tips to Win More Multiple-Offer Deals

Win More Multiple-Offer ScenariosIn a competitive market, buyers are looking for any strategy that c...

Answers to Common Questions About "Coming Soon" Listings

Some multiple listing services have added an option for brokers to list properties as coming soon, ...

Forget Golf; Younger Retirees Want Dog Parks

A recent survey of thousands of home shoppers born in the 1940s and 1950s shows a gap between what ...

How to Calculate the Earnest Money Deadline in the Residential Contract

There's now a strict three-day deadline to deliver earnest money in the One to Four Family Residenti...

Why TAR is Promoting Texas in France

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

Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act reinstated

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

How to Negotiate Effectively and Nicely

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

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 still h...

How to Disagree with a Client

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

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 tena...

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 walkthr...

What Happens to the Money TREC Collects From Fines?

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

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 closing....

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 nonv...

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 list...

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? E...

Learn How to Use RPR Mobile on Your Smartphone

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