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That drone is from the insurance company

Instead of using a ladder to inspect parts of a home, insurance claims adjusters are instead turning to drones. They’re easy to use and safer for insurance employees. And drone inspections take less time than a physical inspection, potentially shortening … Continue reading

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TREC, TAR reach consensus on proposed rule changes

The Texas Real Estate Commission in August proposed rule changes about which the Texas Association of REALTORS® expressed concerns. Recently, representatives from TREC and TAR discussed these concerns and agreed on many issues, notably the use of business titles in advertisements, … Continue reading

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Sellers expect more than just a sale

The 2016 Profile of Texas Homebuyers and Sellers says that what sellers want most from real estate agents is help pricing their home competitively, selling in a certain timeframe, and marketing the home to potential buyers. Inman says there are a … Continue reading

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Must a seller disclose a murder at the property?

According to the Texas Property Code, sellers aren’t required to disclose deaths on the property that resulted from natural causes, suicide, or an accident unrelated to the property’s condition. However, murder does not fall into these categories. The Deceptive Trade … Continue reading

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Help clients navigate the digital signing process in zipForm

Attend a free webinar about how to easily and securely share documents with clients and other REALTORS®. The webinar, hosted by zipLogix, is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, at 10 a.m. CDT. Register now!

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TREC rules changed, but Article 12 still applies

The Texas Real Estate Commission changed its rules regarding terms you must use in your advertisements, but don’t forget about the requirements in the Code of Ethics. Watch the video to learn how you can stay in compliance with Article … Continue reading

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Business entity vs. DBA: What’s the difference?

Many people think a business entity is the same thing as a DBA, which stands for “doing business as.” In fact, they have different meanings and purposes. A business entity is a type of business structure, such as a sole … Continue reading

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