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New TREC Requirement for All CE Classes

There are new TREC Requirements for all CE classes. Please come prepared to all CE classes. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare via RedditTumblr itTweet about itBuzz it upSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell a friend  Read More →

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... 

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 their opportunity to... 

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... 

“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... 

TREC Update – 4 Substantive Changes to HOA Addendum

4 substantive changes TREC made to HOA addendum On May 7, the Texas Real Estate Commission approved several changes to the Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in a Property Owners Association (TREC 36-7, TAR 1922). Here are four of the more substantive ones: In Paragraph A, the form now reflects the recent statutory change that permits a buyer to obtain a resale certificate directly... 

TREC: New Year Brings Big Changes for Broker Applicants

At its October meeting, the Texas Real Estate Commission adopted rules that change the requirements to obtain a real estate broker license in the state of Texas effective January 1, 2012. Amendments to the rules driven by the passage of Senate Bill 747 establish requirements for “active experience” to qualify for a broker license. The Commission approved these changes to strengthen the qualifications... 

TREC Advisor Newsletter – Oct 2011

The Texas Real Estate Commission’s latest edition of the TREC Advisor Newslatter is now available for download.  The newsletter contains several stories that Texas REALTORS® may find valuable, including: An explanation of the new broker license requirements (Page 1) A user’s guide to new TREC form changes (Page 3) How new legislation impacts Broker Price Opinions (Page 4) Semi-Independent,... 

TREC Passes Emergency Rules Implementing New Laws

At the Texas Real Estate Commission’s August meeting, the commission took action on several aspects of SB 747. Why should you care? Because this bill contains many provisions affecting salespeople and brokers, including … Shortening the time you’re allowed to “late” renew your license Requiring certain brokerages to file a new form Changing the experience requirements... 

TREC and TALCB Announce Move to the Capitol Complex

The Texas Real Estate Commission and Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board are moving to new offices in July. The Texas Real Estate Commission and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board are pleased to announce their move in July to the Stephen F. Austin state office building located at 1700 North Congress Avenue in Austin. The agency will begin moving its file room on... 
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