New Contract Forms.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Classic Realty Associates

Will it ever stop. Our office Manager gave us a heads up this week that there are 4 or 5  forms changing for earnest money contracts in Texas this spring.  The changes are not the end of the world as far as changes go. And as we all know today  "Change" is the new word to live by ....well according to some .

Anyway as far as contract forms, this change thing has gone on since the beginning of the real estate industry and will never cease. We just wish they powers that be would take a sabbatical for a while and let us get used  to the old forms before they decide to change again. Come on guys!

We know the lawyers and committee members at the state level are just doing their job ...but do you ever wonder if maybe they would ever just say:

" You know... everything is ok with the contract forms this year, meeting adjourned. You all come back next year and we will reanayze the contracts thenI'm outta here!" 

Comments (4)

Kay Perry
Kay Perry, Broker - College Station, TX
Trey, We both remember when contracts were only one page long and so simple. And...we had far less problems then.  Well anyway, I prefer the modern ones....we can type on them instead of handwrite. We can email them, fax them....all that is great.
Feb 06, 2008 02:35 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes


The good news is that as long as we use Zip Forms Online, the forms will be current.  I agree with Kay.  It is wonderful to type, email, and fax from our computer wherever we are.

Feb 06, 2008 02:58 PM
Classic Realty Associates Brent Riethmayer and Trey Thurmond
Classic Realty Associates - College Station, TX
Sharon, SDrry to tell you but Zip forms are not up to the minute. They are behind. Don't worry you're ok
Feb 08, 2008 02:03 PM
Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes
Oh and we found out this week there are even some newer forms coming down the pipline from Austin.
Feb 16, 2008 04:28 AM