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Realtor Day at the Texas Capitol

AUSTIN - March 28, 2019 - Lubbock Association of REALTORS® members were among more than 3,000 Texas REALTORS® who converged on the Texas Capitol on March 26, 2019 to advocate for private property rights and the real estate industry during REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol.  

REALTORS® from across Texas met with their representatives to educate them on our legislative priorities, such as property tax and school finance reform, ending forced municipal annexation, and supporting disaster relief and response.  Check out #RealtorDay on Twitter and Instagram to see hundreds of posts from the day, including from lawmakers themselves sharing how much they appreciate visiting with REALTORS® from their districts.

"Lubbock REALTORS® had productive meetings with lawmakers who represent us in the Texas legislature," said Vanessa Dirks, 2019 President of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS®. "We look forward to continuing the dialouge on issues important to Texas real estate consumers and private-property rights."

Thousands of new bills are proposed every legislative session, many of them affecting real estate.  Texas REALTORS® read them all so that we can support the good ones and oppose the bad ones.  REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol is a grassroots event, organized every legislative session, and is the cornerstone of Texas REALTORS® advocacy.

About Texas REALTORS®

With more than 120,000 members, Texas REALTORS®  is a professional membership organization that represents all aspects of real estate in Texas. We advocate on behalf of private-property owners to keep homeownership affordable, protect private-property rights, and promote public policies that benefit homeowners. Visit texasrealestate.com to learn more. 

Ethics & Complaints

If you're having a problem with a Lubbock REALTOR®

Before you file a complaint

Many problems arise because of lack of communication or the communication breaks down. Try talking to your agent's broker first, if your agent holds a salesperson's license. If your agent is the broker, you can utilize the services of the Texas Association of REALTORS® OMDUDSMAN program. This program can reestablish the lines of communication, and save both parties the trouble of filing a complaint.

Code of Ethics and Complaints

All REALTORS® must abide by NAR's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice outline duties that REALTORS® have to clients and customers, the public, and other REALTORS®. For more information about the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, visit https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/policies/code-of-ethics-and-professional-standards

If you have a problem with your Lubbock REALTOR®, you can file an Ethics Complaint with the Texas Association of REALTORS®. To make sure the individual you have a complaint against is a REALTOR®, go to the Texas Association of REALTORS® File a complaint page.

If your agent is not a REALTOR®, you will need to contact the licensing agency in Texas, the Texas Real Estate Commission, phone 512-936-3000.

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

All REALTORS® must abide by NAR's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice outline duties that REALTORS® have to clients and customers, the public, and other REALTORS®. While the Code of Ethics establishes obligations that may be higher than those mandated by law, in any instance where the Code of Ethics and the law conflict, the obligations of the law must take precedence. 

The Code of Ethics can be found here http://www.realtor.org/about-nar/governing-documents/the-code-of-ethics 

 

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