Monthly Archives: August 2017

How to handle a bad online review

It doesn’t matter how professional you are; it’s impossible to please everyone. If you get a negative review, here’s how to handle it. Breathe Before you “set that person straight,” take a few minutes to collect your thoughts and get … Continue reading

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Texas international home sales top $18 billion

The sales dollar volume of international home purchases in Texas totaled $18.66 billion from April 2016 to March 2017, according to the Texas International Homebuyers Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Sales dollar volume from foreign homebuyers … Continue reading

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Who pays for repairs in a rental property?

Many tenants believe that landlords are responsible for paying the cost of all repairs, but tenants must foot the bill in some instances. Paragraph 18D(2) of the TAR Residential Lease specifies the circumstances where the tenant is responsible for the cost of … Continue reading

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Commission dispute? Here’s what you need to figure out

If you and another REALTOR® disagree about who earned the commission in a sale, the decision of an arbitration panel will turn on which REALTOR® was the procuring cause for the sale. NAR defines procuring cause as “the uninterrupted series … Continue reading

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TREC proposes a new advertising rule, adopts revisions to existing rule

The Texas Real Estate Commission met on Monday and adopted amendments to existing rules and proposed several more. View the meeting materials packet, which provides more details about all the changes, on TREC’s website. Here’s a breakdown of the adoption … Continue reading

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Get answers to your termination option questions

The termination option in Paragraph 23 of the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) can be a useful safety net for you clients. It’s also a source of potential confusion and generates a number of calls to the TAR … Continue reading

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How to evaluate an offer from a brokerage

If you’re in the process of taking on a new role or switching brokerages, convincing a broker that you’d be an asset to her business is just the first step. Once that offer comes, it’s time to do your due … Continue reading

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