Top TREC Complaints

It’s hard to know how to avoid TREC complaints and disciplinary actions unless you stay wellversed in what specific situations are the most likely to lead to TREC complaints. Many agents assume they will never get into trouble simply because they view themselves as fair and ethical agents. While most agents really are fair and ethical, the truth about TREC complaints is more complicated than that.

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Avoiding Liability for Texas Real Estate Agents and Brokers

Today’s real estate practice is fraught with more liability than ever before. While the vast majority of property transactions go uncontested, it is becoming increasingly common for real estate agents and their brokers to become parties to a lawsuit concerning the sale of real property. Sometimes, agents lose their commissions over lawsuits or threats of lawsuits, and in the worst circumstances they can be personally sued for negligence or actions that they took on behalf of their clients. In a competitive business, it is easy for agents to be swayed into gray areas. However, in almost all cases, the exposure to potential liability is not worth the risk. Here are three situations in which liability abounds.

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