According to the Austin Business Journal, the Texas Association of Realtors is opposed to prospective changes that would require the actual price of a home to be disclosed. The real purpose behind this proposed law is to allow taxing entities to stay current with property tax evaluations. So why would TAR be opposed to that? My answer: Because keeping the previous sale price undisclosed and mysterious allows the market to inflate the price based on how hot sales are going. In other words, it's easier to get higher prices for something like a home price if it is set arbitrarily and not referenced back to the previous sale. If it was referenced, the buyer would probably be slower and more prudent in making offers. So who does this help? It helps sellers, but it helps the realtors too. It is not going to help buyers at all.