standard texas commercial real estate contract

In Buying Property - Asked by Cary H. - Apr 11, 2011
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Rob B.
Chandler, AZ

Cary...
Take a look at an AIR form. I believe it is approved in Texas. I believe you will find this source very helpful for your standard, commercial real estate forms.
Onward and upward Cary...... Rob Baird, CA RE License #544165 (One of the oldest, active licenses in CA) 951 515-5855 Email: rob@capratecommercial.com

Apr 13, 2011
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Gene G.
Broker/Agent
Houston, TX

TREC offers a blank version of their simple commercial contract through their website. A TX lawyer would probably draw a simple contract up for just one or two hours of his time. You are welcome to contact me and I would be glad to help you with a form or consultation.

Apr 14, 2011
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Joe L.
Broker/Agent
Dallas, TX

Gene, you're close, but not totally correct. The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) does not have an officially promulgated contract for commercial transactions. The Texas Association of Realtors(r) does. As it's an illegal practice of law for an agent to draft a contract for a third party, an agent should use either a TAR form or an attorney-written form that has been designed for that type of transaction. Principals can draw up a contract on the back of a napkin if they wish....agents can't. On the other hand, the TAR forms include a warning that these contract forms are for Realtors(R) only. Anybody else using them is committing a copyright violation. If you're not a Realtor(R) and are not working thru one, the best thing to do is to either use a proven, lawyer-written form or preferably have it drawn up by an attorney representing you. It's cheap insurance.

May 4, 2011
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