Useful Real Estate Forms
The real estate forms listed here are used frequently in sales and lease transactions. I am providing these forms on my web-site so you may familiarize yourself with the forms you may be asked to complete and sign when you enter into a real estate transaction. Clicking on the form will open a PDF file for your review, and I have provided a brief synopsis of the intent of each of the forms. If there is a particular form you would like to review that is not included here, please let me know.
These forms are for use by members of the Texas Association of Realtors® only!
Information About Brokerage Services (TAR 2501)
- Real estate brokers and salesmen are required to provide the Information About Brokerage Services Form, or a form that contains the statutorily prescribed text within this notice, upon their first face-to-face meeting with a party (unless excepted). Serves only as information and is not an agreement to represent any party or a disclosure of who the broker or salesman represents.
Forms of interest to buyers and sellers:
- Seller's Disclosure Notice (TAR 1406)
- Designed to be used to comply with §5.008 of the Texas Property Code requiring a seller of not more than one residential dwelling to deliver such a notice to the buyer on or before the effective date of a contract. Complies with paragraph 7A of many of the TREC earnest money contract forms. It is suggested to ask seller to complete the notice at the time of listing. May need to be updated if property condition changes or seller later becomes aware of any defect. Refer to §5.008 to determine if the notice (whether residential or farm and ranch property) is required for any specific transaction.
- 1-4 Family Residential Contract (Resale) (TAR 1601)
- Designed for resales of 1-4 single family dwellings. Not to be used for condominiums or in complex transactions. May be used for resales of townhomes or patio homes. Appropriate addenda may be attached. Not to be used for transactions known as "contracts for deed," "wraps," or "lease purchases."
Information regarding lead-based paint:
- Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home (TAR 2511)
- EPA approved pamphlet required to be provided to any buyer or tenant in a transaction involving any dwelling built before 1978. To be used in connection and compliance with addenda regarding lead-based paint required to be attached to the contract or lease. May also be applicable in the sale of commercial multi-family properties built before 1978. Call TAR for copies of the pamphlet.