Every year, StepStone Agents come together and sacrifice a Saturday earning no money for themselves. They aren’t at the river, enjoying family or friends and certainly are not having a nice lazy weekend.
Instead, they are setting up tables, registering golfers, conducting games and running credit cards. Instead of planning their next project, they are helping to raise money for someone else’s home construction. Instead of showing buyers around or selling a house, they are helping to build a free house for someone else.
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Yesterday I was teaching a class to some of our agents called Understanding Agency for the Investor Agent and we were reviewing the Texas Real Estate License Act as it relates to agents as principals in the transaction. Most of us know that the Act prescribes that agents disclose their license status to the other party prior to entering into a contract. But, there is an additional subsection (c) at the tail end of RULE §535.144.
It states: (c) A license holder acting on his or her own behalf or in a capacity described by subsection (a) shall not use the license holder’s expertise to the disadvantage of a person with whom the license holder deals.
Continue reading “Investor Agents… Negotiating for Yourself OR Taking Advantage?”