Monthly Archives: October 2017

How to be a superhero for Texas homeowners

This post was written by TAR Political Affairs Director Brandon Alderete. We’ve all heard variations of the phrase about heroes who have the strength of 10 men. I remember being young and wondering what that would be like. Now that … Continue reading

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What to disclose in multiple-offer situations

REALTORS® have an obligation under Article 1 of the Code of Ethics to promote the interests of their clients while treating all parties honestly. Texas Real Estate Commission rules require real estate practitioners in Texas treat people fairly. While the … Continue reading

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Create a CMA on your mobile device

The RPR (REALTORS® Property Resource) app now offers a way to get CMAs on your phone or tablet. Follow these steps to create your next CMA on the go. Confirm home facts. View the subject property’s public and listing facts. … Continue reading

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23 questions to ask before joining a brokerage

You want to know as much as possible about a brokerage before you join it. Here are some questions to ask: Do you provide formal training to agents? Is there a program where new agents are mentored by top producers? … Continue reading

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What warranties do buyers have with new construction?

The New Home Contract (Incomplete Construction) (TAR 1603, TREC 23-14) and New Home Contract (Complete Construction) (TAR 1604, TREC 24-14) both have a Warranties section under Paragraph 7, Property Condition. Both sections state that the seller makes no warranties other … Continue reading

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3 staging tips that cost nothing

A well-staged home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Try these simple strategies to save your sellers money. Help them pack Ask sellers to go through each room and pack all items they won’t need until they move into their … Continue reading

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Help Texas homeowners with your vote

Homeownership is the best way for most people to build wealth, but many Texas homeowners can’t access the equity in their homes because of outdated laws from 20 years ago. Thankfully, Proposition 2 on the November ballot is your chance … Continue reading

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