Tag Archives: TREC

TREC proposes a new advertising rule, adopts revisions to existing rule

The Texas Real Estate Commission met on Monday and adopted amendments to existing rules and proposed several more. View the meeting materials packet, which provides more details about all the changes, on TREC’s website. Here’s a breakdown of the adoption … Continue reading

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TREC to emphasize enforcement of Information About Brokerage Services form rules

Is your IABS form filled out and posted to all your business websites? “We’re emphasizing IABS rules because far too many license holders are still not in compliance,” says Texas Real Estate Commission Chairman Avis Wukasch. “Also, now that the … Continue reading

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Watch a two-minute recap of the legislative session

With the governor’s vetoes and approvals of bills last week, the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature has come to an end. Watch the latest Texas RECap for a rundown of the legislative session, a preview of the upcoming … Continue reading

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How the legislative session affected Texas real estate

Texas REALTORS®, the strongest advocates for Texas real estate consumers, had several legislative victories this session, including bills that will enhance disclosure, restrict fees on new construction, protect private-property rights, and increase transportation options.  There’s a rundown of TAR’s legislative … Continue reading

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Texas REALTORS® support more disclosure for real estate consumers

As the 85th Texas Legislature comes to a close on May 29, several bills that will enhance protections for real estate consumers are taking the final steps of the legislative process. Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law TAR-supported … Continue reading

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Further clarification about TREC’s new “equitable interest” rule

As reported earlier this month, the Texas Real Estate Commission adopted an “equitable interest” rule that’s intended to keep unlicensed people from practicing real estate brokerage. This rule would apply, for example, when a buyer makes an offer for a property … Continue reading

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How many complaints does TREC get?

The Texas Real Estate Commission recently released complaint counts for March 2016 to March 2017. Among the 1,256 total allegations in that time period, the most complaints were under TREC’s “Sales-other” category, which includes violations such as general negligence, false … Continue reading

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