Legal Update II

Overview

Texas real estate licensees face a changing marketplace in which quick decisions can make the difference in closing a transaction. Maintaining competence in this increasingly competitive profession demands that licensees receive up-to-date information on new statutes and rules, leasing, property management, sales transactions, contract forms, and hot topics. Real estate licensees are required to take this four-hour core course concerning recent updates and changes to laws, regulations, legal definitions, ethics of practice, and forms as they apply to real estate practice in Texas.

This course must be completed by midnight 12/31/2019.

Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • describe the ethical duties for engaging in real estate brokerage in Texas
  • understand how to comply with fair housing and antidiscrimination laws
  • identify the duties of an intermediary in a purchase and sale transaction
  • recognize how TREC’s real estate recovery funds operate
  • describe some of the hot topics that impact real estate licensees today, including using unlicensed assistants, handling multiple offers, rebate issues, brokers/agents acting as principal, and coming soon advertisements
  • understand key issues from court cases involving defamation, breach of contract, and copyright infringement

Designed for

All active real estate brokers and sales agents

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