Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Advice for REALTORS® blog has moved!

The Advice for REALTORS® blog is now part of the redesigned texasrealestate.com. Go to the blog page on texasrealestate.com New posts will be on texasrealestate.com. No further content will be added here.

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Fact or fiction? Your social media accounts must link to consumer notices

Fact or fiction? If you use your social media accounts for real estate business, the Texas Real Estate Commission requires you to have a link from those accounts to the Consumer Protection Notice and the Information About Brokerage Services notice. Fact. TREC … Continue reading

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Negotiations stalled? It’s time to ditch emails and texts

If you need more proof that in-person conversations are more powerful than a written message, here it is: how you communicate matters when you and other parties disagree. A recent study found those who expressed an opposing opinion via video … Continue reading

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Answer some questions, maybe win an Amazon Echo

You’re invited to participate in the Texas REALTOR® Member Survey. It takes less than 10 minutes, and at the end, you can enter a drawing to win one of two Amazon Echos. Take the survey. Your answers will be used … Continue reading

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You’re getting a new website

For the past few months, association staff has been working on enhancing your experience when you visit texasrealestate.com. Among the many improvements to the site, you’ll notice … An updated, clean design A better mobile experience More timely content on the … Continue reading

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Awards, advice, and industry updates at the 2018 Winter Meeting

Actor, author, and speaker Mark J. Lindquist opens Winter Meeting The Opening Session of the 2018 Winter Meeting on Friday was filled with energy by motivational speaker Mark J. Lindquist. Author of Passion! 8 Steps to Find Yours, Lindquist said … Continue reading

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3 ways to make your meetings more productive

If you want agents to attend regular office meetings, make sure they’re getting something out of them. Have a clear purpose and agenda. Define what you want to accomplish in the meeting, prioritize the items you need to address, and … Continue reading

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zipForm offers free two-factor authentication

Strong passwords aren’t always enough to stop hackers from accessing your online accounts. That’s why many online services now offer two-factor authentication, which requires a step beyond the password to log in. Now zipForm offers two-factor authentication as a free … Continue reading

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How many people moved to Texas?

Texas ranked second in the nation for total incoming residents and net migration in 2016, according to the Texas Relocation Report released by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. At 531,966 new residents for 2016, it was the fourth consecutive year … Continue reading

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Updates to residential and property management forms now online

The Texas Association of REALTORS® residential and property management forms task forces in December proposed updated forms and new forms. After feedback from members like you, the below revised and new forms have been adopted. These association forms have been … Continue reading

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