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TREC has proposed changes to 8 different TREC Forms

New Texas Real Estate Forms - TREC

Stuart Miles |

The Texas Real Estate commission has proposed changes to 8 different TREC Forms.  Below are a list of the forms that they have proposed changes for.  The new proposed versions are available for review and input from the Texas Real Estate Commission.  There was a meeting on August 13th.  You can submit comments or feedback to the commission at Texas Real Estate Commission, PO Box 12188 Austin, Tx 78711.  Comments need to be submitted no later than October 8, 2012 with a possible adoption of the new Texas Real Estate forms by November 5, 2012.  As always the New TREC Forms will be rolled out at no additional cost to all BULL Forms users.


Form #
Form Caption
TREC No. 9-11
TREC No. 20-12
TREC No. 23-13
NEW HOME CONTRACT (Incomplete Construction)
TREC No. 24-13
NEW HOME CONTRACT (Completed Construction)
TREC No. 25-10
TREC No. 30-11
TREC No. 37-5
TREC No. 40-6

TREC – Broker-Lawyer Committee Appointments

The Texas Real Estate Commission has appointed two new members to the Broker-Lawyer committee and the state bar of Texas also appointed a new lawyer member.

The Texas Real Estate Commission voted at its August 1 meeting to appoint Charlie Still of Arlington and Gregg Glenn of Amarillo as broker members of the Texas Real Estate Broker-Lawyer Committee, with terms expiring August 31, 2017. The broker-lawyer committee is responsible for drafting and revising standard real estate contract forms, with the intent of bringing consistency to real estate transactions and minimizing potential controversy in accordance with the Texas Real Estate License Act.

Charlie Still has been an active broker since 1982 and has over 29 years of experience working with TREC’s promulgated forms.  He has been the principal broker of Still Brothers & Associates since 1987.

Gregg Glenn has been the broker / owner of Prudential Ada, REALTORS since 1983.

In addition to the broker appointments made by the Texas Real Estate Commission Bo Blackburn was appointed as a lawyer member on the committee by the State Bar of Texas.  Bo Blackburn is a partner at Almanza, Blackburn & Dickie LLP, in Austin, focusing on residential and commercial real estate litigation among other areas of practice.

The full press release is available here.(PDF Link)

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TREC Forms and File Storage = Ultimate Real Estate Tool

BULL Forms is proud to announce the launch of our fully integrated file storage solution.

What does this mean for agents using our product to generate TREC forms?

All BULL Forms Texas users can now upload, share and store all of their files easily using the same familiar interface they have become accustomed to. There is no additional charge to our users and all users have unlimited file storage!

You no longer have to use multiple programs, frequently jumping between programs. Instead you can now easily upload multiple files into your deal and you will have all of the information you need in one easy to access location. Your files are automatically synced into the cloud and available from any computer with internet access using your account credentials.

Let’s see how the file storage solution works. When you log into your account you will now notice that there is a file icon on each one of your deals:

BULL Forms Texas File Storage Icon

Click on the “files” icon to be taken into the file navigator:

BULL Forms Texas File Storage Dashboard

Once within the files dashboard you will be able to navigate between deals to view all files in each of your files.  All of your deals will automatically be listed on the left hand side of the window.  Please note: If you delete a deal, you will delete all associated forms and files!

From the main screen you can choose to create a folder or upload files.  If you want to keep your files nice and neat, you may want to add a new folder, you can do so by clicking on the “Create Folder” icon, you will be prompted to name the folder, as pictured below:

BULL Forms Texas Files Create Folder

Type in your desired folder name and click create or enter to create the folder.  Here is what the folder you just created will look like:

BULL Forms Texas File Folder List

Double click on the new folder to jump in and view its contents.

To upload files lets click on the “Upload” icon.  Click on the “Select” button near the top right corner.  Your browser’s file manager will open.  Select all of the files that you wish to upload.  You can select as many files as you like. Once you have started uploading files you will be shown your progress.  Once all uploads are complete you will see a window like this:

BULL Forms Texas File Upload

If you are done uploading files you can click on the “finished” icon or the “X” on the top right corner of the window. You will now see your files, as illustrated below:

BULL Forms Texas Files Loaded

You have the option to rename, download, share or delete each file.  If you want to send your client or co-worker a file, but don’t want to download and email the file, you can share the file with one click.  Click on the “Share” icon. The file will be shared, and you will see the following:

BULL Forms Texas File Shared


Click on the email link and you will see the email window:

BULL Forms Texas Files Email Link

Your client or coworker will receive an email with a link to the file that you have shared. Be careful as this file will be available to any party with the link.  The public view of the file will look like this:

BULL Forms Texas File Shared Public View

All of us here at BULL Forms hope that you enjoy the file storage solution and integrate it into your Real Estate Offices. You now have one location to generate your TREC Texas Contracts and save all of your files!

As always, if you have any feedback or feature recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact us.  You will be surprised how quickly we respond.

Thank you,

BULL Forms Team

Feature Update – Classic View and Strike Out

We are excited to announce that we have just launched a new way to use BULL Forms.  Most of you are used to seeing a screen such as the one below when completing a contract.

BULL Forms Quick View

We are now calling this view “quick-view.”  Our intentions with this view were to make completing contracts as easy as possible by removing all of the additional text that experienced Texas Real Estate agents do not need to read when completing their contracts.  While reception to “quick-view” has been mostly positive, we have received several requests to be able to view the contract while inputting information.  Another requested feature was strikethrough.  Given that you cannot view the entire text of the real estate contract was not visible in “quick-view” it was impossible to implement strikethrough.

Therefore, we decided to launch “classic-view.”  Now, when you toggle your view to “classic-view” you will see something like the image below:

BULL Forms Classic View

Using “classic-view” you can now see all of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) contracts while you are completing them. You can also easily switch between the views by clicking on the view toggle near the top of the page.

BULL Forms Select View

While you are in classic view you can also use the strike through feature.  Start by clicking on the “Turn Strike Out On” link, as pictured here:

BULL Forms Strike Out

Once you have clicked on the link, your cursor will take a new shape, start by clicking where you would like to begin striking out, drag your mouse along as far as you would like to strike out.  Don’t worry, the tool only allows you to create straight lines! When you have reached the end of the sentence or the end of the area you would like to strike out, click again, you should see something like below:

BULL Forms Strike Out in Progress

Once completed fret not, it is possible to remove the strike out from the document.  You can do so by clicking on the red “X” at the end of the line, as highlighted below:

BULL Forms Remove Strike Out

This about wraps up our coverage of our new “Classic-view” and strike out features.  Now get out there and generate some Texas Real Estate Contracts and make some deals!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please drop us a line.

Thank you,

BULL Forms Team