Texas Real Estate Commission

TREC Issues Statement on Seditious Acts at Capitol: No Action Will Be Taken

By Joanna England / January 11, 2021 / 4 Comments

While the rally-turned-insurrection during the March for Trump event resulted in several arrests and even more public firings, the Texas Real Estate Commission issued a statement this afternoon saying that while they’ve received numerous reports about licensees participating in felonious and seditious acts, the commission’s hands are tied. As the statement outlines, “the Commission may […]

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Frisco Broker Jenna Ryan Posts Photos While Crashing Capitol Hill During March For Trump

By Joshua Baethge / January 7, 2021 / 135 Comments

On Jan. 6, among the crowd of people breaking into Capitol Hill was Jenna Ryan, a Frisco-based broker of her eponymous firm, who chronicled her “patriotic fight” heavily on social media. CandysDirt.com reached out to her as she was on a layover, headed home from a protest-turned-violent-insurrection that left Ashli Babbit, a California woman, shot […]

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Title Tip: Don’t Let This Escalate to an Escalation Clause

By Lydia Blair / November 5, 2019 / 2 Comments

This one is for all the naïve buyers and sellers out there who think an escalation clause is a good idea. We’re not trying to shame you or say you’re wrong, but let’s just tell it like it is. It’s wrong for most residential contracts. That’s right, I said it. An Escalation Clause is wording […]

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Title Tip: Common Mistakes in Contracts That Can Get You Sued

By Lydia Blair / October 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Let’s play a game I like to call “Don’t Get Sued.” We surveyed fewer than 100 escrow officers and asked them: “What is a common mistake you see on residential contracts?” The top 8 answers are on the board. Ready with your buzzer? The survey says the 8 most common contract mistakes that could get […]

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TREC on the Hunt For New Executive Director, Agency Says

By Bethany Erickson / September 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Texas Real Estate Commission is on the hunt for someone to fill the simultaneous roles of TREC executive director and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board commissioner, state home sales are trending upward again (but it’s more of a mixed bag in North Texas), and we find out what demographic is more likely to […]

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Title Tip: How Does a Seller Lease Back Work?

By Lydia Blair / September 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

How to make a buyer’s agent cringe: Ask for a 60 day seller lease back. While lease backs hold appeal for many sellers, it’s enough to make Realtors shudder at the thought of the problems that can accompany them. A Sellers Temporary Lease allows the seller to continue living in the home after closing for […]

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