The Dallas real estate agents help in buying and selling residential and commercial property in Dallas and its suburban areas. Like real estate agents elsewhere, Dallas real estate agents do not actually own or buy any property that they list, they only work on commission for their clients. Within the broad buying and selling functions, the Dallas real estate agents help in relocation, moving, rentals, mortgages, and other realtor services like insurance for example.
The range of real estate options offered by Dallas real estate agents for residential property includes houses, apartments, condominiums, lakefront homes, and sometimes ranches, too.
The Texas Real Estate Commission or TREC, is the state government agency that issues licenses to real estate agencies operating in the state of Texas. Hence, the Dallas real estate agents and agencies come within the purview of TREC. TREC requires real estate brokers and salespersons to have sufficient education that would make them eligible to hold a license to work as a real estate agent and this is to ensure that consumers of real estate agencies get to interact with qualified and competent agencies and personnel.
However, merely holding a license issued by TREC does not qualify a real estate agency or the Dallas real estate agents for that matter, to be a realtor in Texas. In order to qualify as a realtor, a real estate agency or professional should be a member of the National Association of Realtors, the national real estate industry association.
Most Dallas real estate agents and agencies are members of this association, apart from being members of the MetroTex Association of realtors, the association for North Texas real estate professionals, which also consists of the Greater Dallas Association of Realtors. The Texas Association of Realtors is a statewide organization with around 80,000 members that serves as a platform for realtors in Texas, including those in Dallas or course.