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Advertising and Fair Housing – What you can say and what to avoid

Feb 28, 2017

When we think of Fair Housing guidelines, we need to make sure we separate fact from fiction and myth from reality. In an effort to follow the letter of the law, it seems some have gone off the deep end and taken HUD’s meaning a bit too literally. The intent of the guidelines is to […]

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Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Feb 28, 2017

The coming of March brings to mind spring, college hoops, and the annual St. Paddy’s Day festivities on Greenville Avenue. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when severe weather can rage across North Texas. We’ve all seen what kind of damage high winds, tornados, lightning, large hail and flooding can do. As Realtors, we […]

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Your advocates at the Texas Capitol

Feb 28, 2017

Do you want lower property taxes? Would you like to avoid paying a tax when you buy or sell real estate? If you’re in favor of those ideas, I’ve got good news: The MetroTex Association of Realtors worked hard during the legislative session in 2015 to pass a bill ultimately approved by 86% of voters […]

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Tax deductions for REALTORS

Feb 28, 2017

A hectic fall market followed by a crazy spring season, and now it is now tax time. There’s just no rest for the weary when you’re a Realtor! Hopefully, you’ve been able to keep up with your mileage and receipts because it’s time to take stock of all of your deductions. To make it a […]

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Keeping your car ready for business

Feb 28, 2017

In our previous blog post, Top 3 car care tips for REALTORS, we discussed the three most important ways to maintain your car and improve its performance. Here are a few more things you can do to keep your car running in top condition for as long as possible. Keep it clean. Even if you […]

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Is my elderly client being abused?

Feb 21, 2017

Elder abuse is tragic and heartbreaking. Unfortunately, Realtors can unwittingly be dragged into the middle of elder abuse situations when the abusers attempt to sell property without the elder owner knowing or fully understanding the situation. What should you do if you suspect there is a problem? How can you act in your client’s best […]

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