Monthly Archives: September 2017

How TAR fought for commercial real estate

The 85th Texas Legislature considered several bills related to commercial real estate. During the regular session, TAR supported House Bill 1449 (Simmons), which was signed into law to prohibit cities from imposing linkage fees on all new residential and commercial … Continue reading

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Free events in Dallas and Houston discuss changing face of Texas

You’re invited to free presentations from expert panels about cities, suburbs, and the new America. These discussions—one in Dallas and one in Houston—feature former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, author Joel Kotkin, and MIT Professor Alan Berger. … Continue reading

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Resources for coping with loss and consoling others after Harvey

Although rebuilding has begun, the psychological and emotional effects of Hurricane Harvey could stay with Texans for some time. If you or someone you know is having difficulty coping with stress or feelings of loss, guides and information can serve … Continue reading

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What to look for in licensing agreements with listing portals

If your MLS or brokerage is considering signing a license agreement with an online syndicator like Zillow, there are important considerations to keep in mind. The National Association of REALTORS® has a checklist of what to look for in your … Continue reading

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Get leads in your inbox with Facebook Messenger ads

Start talking directly to potential clients you’ve targeted with Click to Messenger ads on Facebook. Instead of taking users to a website, where they’d have to navigate a landing page or form to contact you, Facebook Messenger ads allow consumers … Continue reading

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Your text messages and emails are fair game in lawsuits

The e in email may not only stand for electronic, but also evidence. That’s why your emails—and other electronic communications like text messages—are the top target of lawyers in real estate litigation. Find out how to avoid trouble with your … Continue reading

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What to know about dealing with FEMA after Harvey

If you or your clients live in one of the counties in Texas where the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing individual assistance to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, it’s not too late to apply. The agency accepts applications … Continue reading

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