Monthly Archives: May 2017

How the legislative session affected Texas real estate

Texas REALTORS®, the strongest advocates for Texas real estate consumers, had several legislative victories this session, including bills that will enhance disclosure, restrict fees on new construction, protect private-property rights, and increase transportation options.  There’s a rundown of TAR’s legislative … Continue reading

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Are you sending emails you don’t even know about?

You may have heard of the wire fraud scams targeting real estate professionals, but there are more online threats you could fall prey to. Hackers are posing as agents and brokers and sending emails with links to fake Google or … Continue reading

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What your future clients will look like

Recent findings from the Pew Research Center show how demographic forces are driving population changes and reshaping how we live. Fewer Americans are married. Only half of U.S. adults today are married, down from 70% in 1950. The increase in … Continue reading

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Texas REALTORS® support more disclosure for real estate consumers

As the 85th Texas Legislature comes to a close on May 29, several bills that will enhance protections for real estate consumers are taking the final steps of the legislative process. Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law TAR-supported … Continue reading

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Beautification project benefits Lubbock REALTORS®, community

An initiative to create new welcome signs for visitors to Lubbock is also yielding positive returns for the Lubbock Association of REALTORS® after the organization volunteered to fund the project. Five sign designs highlighting Lubbock’s core industries will be situated … Continue reading

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What Texas REALTORS® did in Washington, D.C.

Hundreds of Texas REALTORS® were in Washington, D.C., May 15-20 to advocate for real estate consumers during the 2017 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings. Here are a few highlights from the week. The voice for real estate at the U.S. Capitol Texas … Continue reading

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How to disagree with a client

As a REALTOR®, you’ve pledged to protect and promote the interests of your clients—and sometimes that means having to disagree with them. Disagreeing too forcefully or with the wrong attitude may sour your relationship. Being too deferential may lead to … Continue reading

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