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  • Reporting Visible and Present Indications of Adverse Performance in a Foundation

    Section 535.228(a) of the Texas Administrative Code (Foundations) requires an inspector to render a written opinion as to the performance of the foundation. Many inspectors understand this to mean one of two things; the foundation is either performing or it is not performing. But sometimes the inspector is unable to determine this with sufficient confidence.

  • Senate Confirms Appointments of Commission Members

    TREC is pleased to announce the Senate confirmation of Governor Abbott's appointments to the Commission on May 21, 2017. Broker member Bob Leonard of San Antonio, broker member Rayito Stephens of Houston and public member TJ Turner of Austin.

    The appointees will continue to serve the Commission and consumers of Texas until their terms expire. Read more on each of these appointees and the Commission on our "About the Commission" page.

  • License Exams Now Available On Military Installations

    The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is pleased to announce that the Texas real estate sales agent, broker, and inspector licensure exams are now conveniently available at over 200 Pearson VUE test centers as well as on military installations across the globe for service members, spouses, dependents, and contractors with authorized base access.

  • From the Chair Avis Wukasch ...

    The Commission met for its regular quarterly meeting on Monday February 13th in Austin.  This date is always selected to coincide with the Winter Meeting of the Texas Association of REALTORS so that more license holders for across the state get the chance to attend.  It was also the meeting at which we elect officers a

  • Seven Tips on How to Avoid the Most Common Violations

    Standards & Enforcement Services is frequently asked – “What are your most common violations?” And, “How do I stay out of trouble?” The agency regularly disciplines license holders for violations in all but the last area.

  • Confused About Unescorted Access Rules? Get Answers!

    TREC wants to clear up any confusion about the recently adopted amendments regarding unescorted access to vacant rental property in TREC Rule 535.4.

  • What documents are required to renew my Business Entity Broker license?

    Information you need to know to renew your Business Entity Broker license.

  • Use of Unlicensed Assistants in Real Estate Transactions

    Brokers and sales agents often use unlicensed personnel for assistance in conducting their real estate brokerage activities. Such unlicensed persons, sometimes referred to as administrative assistants, can be of great help to a busy agent. However, care must be taken to ensure that the unlicensed person does not conduct any of the activities for which a real estate license is required.

  • What Should I Tell My Client When Employing an Inspector?

    Most residential home sales involve an inspector at some point in the process. What should a real estate agent tell their client when the client desires to employ an inspector? Here are four tips.

    Have your client there for the inspection.

    The purchase of a home is a significant investment and being part of the process provides a client a better understanding of the home and any possible issues they may need to be addressed in the purchase process.

  • Using an App to Hire a Temporary "Showing" Agent? Beware!

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    If you don’t know what you are doing, you could be violating TREC’s rules.

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