Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Now a City of Austin Requirement
By Cassandra Majors After I smoked my last cigarette five years ago, I quickly mutated into a twitchy, manic, raging lunatic for the next two weeks. I came up with 100 creative ways to murder most of the people who crossed my path during that time, mostly for minor infractions like taking too long at […]Read More of Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Now a City of Austin Requirement >>
Does Your Social Media Need A TREC Check Up?
Is it us or do the TREC requirements for posting the IABS and Consumer Protection Notice on social media seem a little confusing? “So what exactly DOES TREC want from me? Am I compliant?” These are questions we are asked often. We all know TREC is asking that the Information About Brokerage Service and Consumer […]Read More of Does Your Social Media Need A TREC Check Up? >>
The MUD Mystery
There’s one sentence in one section of the contract that always ruffles everyone’s feathers whenever we teach our class Navigating the 1-to-4 Family Contract. The last sentence of section 6 E(3) Statutory Tax District states that the seller must deliver the buyer a statutory tax district notice, i.e. a MUD or WCID notice. This is […]Read More of The MUD Mystery >>
It’s a Weird, Weird World of Real Estate Out There
Texas real estate can be pretty weird. In the rest of the country, for example, the idea of paying a seller a small fee in exchange for giving the potential buyers a window of time in which they can just change their fickle minds and walk away scot-free (the “option period”) sounds insane. Personally, I […]Read More of It’s a Weird, Weird World of Real Estate Out There >>
You’re Killing Me, Sales!
By Cassandra Majors Whether or not you were the right age to see the cult classic coming-of-age movie The Sandlot, you’ve probably had this iconic line thrown at you whenever an 80s or 90s kid is annoyed with you: “You’re killing me, Smalls!” The most important plot-driver in the film is a lack of baseballs. […]Read More of You’re Killing Me, Sales! >>
Mommy, Where Do Buyers Come From?
By Cassandra Majors, Independence Title Well, honey, you see…when two people love each other very, very much, sometimes the Home-Buying Stork brings them their very own bundle of joy…along with a huge chunk out of their savings, a Russian novel’s worth of legal disclosures, and 30 years of debt. But how does the stork find […]Read More of Mommy, Where Do Buyers Come From? >>
Closing Costs….Who’s Responsible?
Every agent knows the excitement of clients purchasing a new home or clients finally selling their house. Then your clients ask you “What am I responsible for paying for at my closing?” It can be difficult to explain everything that goes into closing costs so we created a new marketing piece called “Closing Costs…Who’s Responsible?” […]Read More of Closing Costs….Who’s Responsible? >>
Beware! Wire Fraud is at an All Time High.
You’ve done it! You took a Buyer from shopping for a house, to a contract on a house, to the closing table and you couldn’t be more ecstatic for them. Then… in total shock you find out your Buyers have wired thousands of dollars to a thief! You discover the “I could never be a victim to wire fraud, it’d never happen to me” […]Read More of Beware! Wire Fraud is at an All Time High. >>