Texas Law of Agency, Real Estate Licensing


Texas Law of Agency

ARELLO Certified and approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) to meet TREC & ARELLO approved TX SAE course online the SAE/CORE requirements for Texas real estate licensees. (learn more)

The practice of real estate is defined by the role the law of agency plays. It is incumbent, therefore, upon the real estate professional and licensee to have a working and practical knowledge of agency laws and how the consumer and professional will interact under those laws during the course of any given real estate transaction.

This course discusses the principal-agent and master-servant relationships, the authority of an agent, the termination of an agent's authority, the fiduciary and other duties of an agent, employment law, deceptive trade practices, listing or buying representation procedures, and the disclosure of agency. Upon completion of the course, students will understand the role agency relationships play in a real estate transaction and be able to properly apply law, rule and policy to their practice.

Table of Contents

          Unit 1: Agency Concepts
          Unit 2: Basic Agency Relationships, Disclosure and Duties to the Client
          Unit 3: Duties and Disclosures to Third Parties
          Unit 4: Seller Agency
          Unit 5: Buyer Agency
          Unit 6: Representing More Than One Party in a Transaction: Intermediary Brokerage
          Unit 7: Creation and Termination of Agency
          Unit 8: Clarifying Agency Relationships
          Unit 9: Employment Issues
          Unit 10: Agency, Ethics and the Law 
          Unit 11: Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act
          Unit 12: Implementation and Presentation

Students can expect numerous exercises, quizzes, case studies and the course will be completed with a cumulative final exam. All elements presented in the course are required for course completion.