Monthly Archives: January 2018

1 of these 2 words must be in your team name starting May 15

The Texas Real Estate Commission’s revised advertising rules go into effect May 15, and that means new requirements for team names. The latest Texas REALTOR® Magazine Minute covers what words must be included in a team name and what’s prohibited. Read … Continue reading

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What brokers should know about branch-office licenses

I sponsor several agents who work out of their homes. I have a license for the main office, but another broker told me that I’m required to also have a branch-office license for every agent’s home. Is that true? It … Continue reading

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From the Hotline: When the seller wants to accept a second offer

Members sometimes call the hotline when a seller is under contract but wants to accept a second offer that is higher. However, accepting the second offer is problematic. Doing so can bind the seller to two contracts to sell his … Continue reading

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Are you leaving money on the table?

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What counts as a smart home?

Smart home devices allow users to remotely monitor and control features of a home. That could be locks, garage doors, light bulbs, smoke alarms, outlets, cameras, other sensors—or all of them at once through an internet-connected hub. More homeowners are incorporating … Continue reading

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Comment on new and revised commercial forms

The Texas Association of REALTORS® has proposed four new commercial forms: Commercial Contract Condominium Addendum (Incomplete Construction) (1946) Commercial Request for Evaluation Materials and Confidentiality Agreement (1947) Commercial Lease Notice of Tenant’s Breach of Lease (2123) Commercial Sublease Guaranty (2124) … Continue reading

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Why the size of warehouses has doubled since the 2000s

A new report from CBRE shows that the average size of warehouses built in the U.S. during 2012 to 2017 has more than doubled compared to the last development upswing, from 2002 to 2007. The average warehouse size increased by … Continue reading

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Why your emails are less persuasive than you think

You may be a natural influencer or a fantastic writer, but research shows you’re probably overestimating your persuasion abilities via email and underestimating an in-person request. It all comes down to trustworthiness, which is more readily conveyed through your nonverbal … Continue reading

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Texans tagged as most powerful people in residential real estate

Texas Association of REALTORS® CEO Travis Kessler was among the Texans featured in the 2018 Swanepoel Power 200, a list of powerful figures in residential real estate. Keller Williams Realty International founder Gary Keller was ranked No. 1 for the … Continue reading

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Improve your focus to boost your business

Whether it’s missing a transaction deadline or not getting an offer in on time, a lack of focus can be costly in real estate. But through simple strategies and exercises, you can clear distractions from your mind and focus on … Continue reading

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