Monthly Archives: December 2017

5 benefits of saying “no”

The customer isn’t always right. And Mickey Lackey, broker/owner at Key City Realty in Abilene and instructor at KeySkills Real Estate Training, believes that being able to say “no” when appropriate is an important skill that not everyone has. Her … Continue reading

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Yes, YPN is for you

Whether you just got your license or you’ve had it for 25 years, Texas YPN gives you access to resources to help you be successful and advance your career. It’s for the young REALTOR® just getting started, the experienced REALTOR® … Continue reading

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How to reference mineral and royalty interests in TREC forms

How are mineral and royalty interests addressed in the TREC contract forms and the TAR commercial contract forms? The TREC residential forms and the TAR forms are silent as to the reservation or exception of any mineral interests or royalty … Continue reading

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Stay away from antitrust issues

Though the real estate industry is built on cooperation, it’s possible to go too far. See if you know how to avoid potential antitrust violations by taking the quiz below.

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What do you think of these proposed new and revised forms?

The residential and property management forms task forces, led by your fellow REALTORS®, have been working with the Texas Association of REALTORS® Legal Department to update forms and create new ones. Revisions have been proposed for the following forms: View … Continue reading

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Commercial members: What are your options after the Xceligent bankruptcy?

Last week, Xceligent, a provider of commercial real estate data services, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and immediately ceased business operations. This represents a major disruption in services to commercial REALTORS®. Xceligent was NAR’s exclusive provider of commercial real estate … Continue reading

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Keep clients coming back with HomeDiary Pro

FloorPlanOnline already offers unlimited free virtual tours for members of TAR. And now, for less than a cup of coffee per day, its HomeDiary Pro product lets you create unlimited single-property websites for your listings and showcase the four things … Continue reading

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Can a landlord require a photo ID with rental applications?

The landlord for the property I manage wants all potential tenants to submit a photo ID with their lease application. Can I require that? Yes, but you should only use an applicant’s photo ID to verify his or her identity … Continue reading

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Deadline for DMCA online registration is coming

If you used a paper form to register a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) designated agent for your website, you must re-register online by December 31 to maintain your “safe harbor” defense. Not sure what any of this means? Read … Continue reading

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Texas luxury home sales grow while prices stay flat

Texas home sales of $1 million and higher grew 19.1% to become the fastest-growing segment of the housing market in 2017, according to the Texas Luxury Home Sales Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. The 4,622 luxury … Continue reading

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