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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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TREC clarifies exceptions to mandatory use of contract forms

In November, the Texas Real Estate Commission adopted changes to Section 537.11 of its rules, Use of Standard Contract Forms, which takes effect May 15. Here’s what the changes mean for you.  When a license holder is negotiating contracts for the … Continue reading

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Can my unlicensed assistant unlock the door for potential buyers if I’m running late?

No. TREC Rule 535.4(c) states that a person must be licensed as a broker or sales agent to show a property. “Show” includes causing or permitting a property to be viewed by a prospective buyer or tenant, unlocking or providing … 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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TREC adopts changes to rules for consumer notices, BPOs and CMAs, and more

The Texas Real Estate Commission met on November 13 and adopted amendments to existing rules and proposed others. In addition to the changes below, the commission made changes to how team names can be used in advertisements, tweaked rules regarding … Continue reading

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TREC extends license-renewal deadlines for those affected by Harvey

The Texas Real Estate Commission has again extended renewal deadlines for those license holders who live in the 60-county disaster area declared by Gov. Greg Abbott. Real estate license holders in those counties whose licenses have an expiration date of August … 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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