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TREC Enforcement

"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.

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.

  1. SUPERVISE your sales agents.  It is not a defense to broker supervision (Rule 535.2) to say you don’t supervise your sales agents. In other words, saying “I didn’t know about it” is sometimes more of an admission than a defense.