Professional Development

Mark Your Calendars! TREC Meeting Scheduled

The Texas Real Estate Commission Wants to Hear From You… There are several issues that will be discussed about which some of our brokers have expressed great concern and that will be potentially very costly to each real estate licensee in the state. The HAR Board of Directors will likely be considering an official position on the proposed advertising rule changes, so please look for further information in upcoming editions
Features Professional Development

New and Current Rules for Earning Continuing Education Credit

Don’t make one of these mistakes and miss out on earning valuable classroom credit. Following these TREC rules for all classes will insure you earn credit for your attendance. Be on time and show ID! All member are now required to show a photo ID at the beginning of class. Agents who arrive after the scheduled start time of a class and/or do not have a photo ID will forfeit
Communications

New TREC links on agent/broker homepages

You might have noticed what looks like a disclaimer but is actually two TREC links at the bottom of the homepage of all Texas broker and agent websites. The links read: “Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice | Texas Real Estate Commission Information About Brokerage Services.” This is not an error. That text must be displayed in 10-point font beginning on February 1, 2016 to comply with a TREC
Features MLS

“Coming Soon” to a Complaint Near You!

There has been a proliferation of the use of “coming soon” or “pocket” listings over the past year. While there may be legitimate reasons for the use of this marketing method, license holders should be aware that selling property using this method, under certain circumstances, may result in a complaint with the Commission and finding that the license holder has violated TREC laws and rules. Some common characteristics of this