Rosemary’s Rubies January 11th, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

2019 KICKOFF IS A WRAP!  

 
I can speak for many and say that this year’s Kickoff Event was spectacular.  Thanks to everyone that attended and contributed An honorable mention to the following people and sponsors (in no particular order) that made our event successful:
 
Stacey Buettner – Team Leader
Michelle Peters-Hill – Event Coordinator
Dixie Augustine – Vendor Sponsorships
Megan Neihart – Concierge
Tammy Bunk – Technology
Glynn Mosier – OneGuard Home Warranty
John Volleman and Hadie Lovell – Movement Mortgage
Sonja Knight – Fidelity National Home Warranty
Anne Lakusta – Broker
Linda McKissack – Owner
David Osborn – Owner
Althea Osborn – KW Icon
Smokey Garrett – Owner
Amanda McCandless, Jeremy Steffens and Sam Fannin – Premier Nationwide Lending
Trey and Judy Thurston – Capstone Roofing
Mat Schaffer – Speaker
Holly Prescott – Owner
Dennis Tuttle – GO Management
Preston Wood – Goosehead Insurance
Jack and Beth Gaskill – KWDMN
Krish Dhanam – Keynote Speaker
thank you
We couldn’t do this without all of YOU!

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
 
 AGREEMENT
 
COMPLIANCE DEADLINE NOW
 
 PAST DUE!
 

If you have not returned your signed Independent Contractor Agreement that was due by Dec. 31, 2018, please do so immediately.  I have emailed it out to everyone and you can return to me by email, Dotloop or in person.  There are paper copies at the front desk for your convenience.  This is a Broker Requirement and we will unfortunately be imposing a fine to your office account if you have not turned yours in.  If you have already turned yours in, thank you and no action needed!  If not, please return immediately.  Thank you!


Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

Determining the Effective Date of the Contract

The effective date is determined by the final date of acceptance. The final date of acceptance is the date on which the contract becomes binding between the Buyer and Seller, in other words, the date that both the Buyer and Seller have agreed to ALL terms of the contract and have executed the contract. Four elements must be satisfied for final acceptance to occur:

1. The final contract must be in writing.

2. The Buyer and Seller must sign the final contract, including the initialing of any handwritten changes to the initially drafted offer, if applicable.

3. Acceptance must be unequivocal, in other words, clear, having only one possible meaning, and with no shred of doubt.

4. The last party to accept must communicate acceptance back to the other party or the other party’s agent.

The effective date is the date when the fourth element is made after the other three elements are satisfied. All contract performance requirements or periods of performance then begin to run.


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Welcome Back Rachel Moussa! 

Sponsored By: Mark Wise

Roxie Brown

Sponsored By: Brandon Lucido (Dallas Preston Road)

Jonathan Hall

Sponsored By: Heather Shimala

Sabrina Thompson

Sponsored By: Venus Mendoza

Nicole Hale

Sponsored By: Gina Mullens 


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Tech Tip of the Week

One Bite At A Time Updates

  • Attend One Bite At A Time Mondays 12 to 1 p.m. January 14th
    • Many updates will be discussed
  • Keep up with information at kwmetronorthtech.com One Bite At A Time page
  • Keep using Kelle!
  • Add at least 10 contacts to KWCommand to become familiar with the contact functions.
  • Create a Facebook ad as a draft to test out the system.
  • For details on any of these, go to kwmetronorthtech.com One Bite At A Time page

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What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

Monday!

1.14.19

Also Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

1/14/2018 at 1:00 PM

Creating Outstanding Realtors for Excellence –  is a fast track program to provide agents with the foundation needed to launch their business, and get off to a fast, exciting start in real estate!

This 90 minute orientation class covers how, what, when and where details necessary to get your Real Estate business started with Dallas Metro North.  You will be introduced to “Path to Success”. Path to Success is your first 100 days business guide.

Stacey Reynolds, Productivity Coach, facilitates this class and program.  If you have questions about the CORE program, Stacey’s email is staceyreynolds@kw.com.

If you want to build your profit share tree, this is also an excellent recruiting tool for you so come & check it out!

Tuesday! 

The First Partner Meeting of 2019!

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11:15-12:45

Come and see what’s in store for this year! 

*Lunch is provided*

Also Tuesday!

Career night

Wednesday! 

BOLD 2018

BOLD FREE First Step – Flower Mound, TX

8:30am-3:30pm

 

At this FREE event you will leave with proven sales techniques that you will implement the very same day! You will leave with referrals in hand and a greater ability to influence those you come in contact with. This program is designed to get you thinking differently. The bigger you think the more money you earn! You owe it to yourself to attend. It could virtually change the way you approach your real estate career and life. 

BOLD Facts:

  • On average agents close 14 contracts during the 7 weeks period
  • Nationwide, BOLD increased production volume of attendees by 154% 
  • Attendees with 4 – 6 years of experience in the business had 48% more written units, 21% more sold units, and 19% more GCI than those with 4 – 6 years of experience who did not attend BOLD
  • Attendees with 7 – 10 years of experience in the business had 103% more written units, 49% more sold units, and 30% more GCI, than those with 7 – 10 years of experience who did not attend BOLD. Thus BOLD is even more impactful for more experienced associates

Register Here For BOLD:

BOLD FREE FIRST STEP

BOLD FULL EXPERIENCE

Thursday!

1.17


More Training Events This Week!  

Monday, January 14th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ One Bite at a Time ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, January 15th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, January 15th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Setup for Success Livestream 

Wednesday, January 16th ~ 1:00-230 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, January 16th~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Setup for Success Livestream 

Thursday, January 17th ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, January 17th ~ 1:00-4:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Rosemary Croney and Tammy Bunk

*Join Rosemary and Tammy for tech tips and an overview of Policies & Procedures.  Not just for new agents.

Thursday, January 17th~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Setup for Success Q and A Livestream 

Friday, January 18th ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ Rockin Your Placester Site: Placester Advanced ~ Tammy Bunk 


Save the Dates! 

January 19th! 

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January 23rd! 

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January 25th! 

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January 31st! 

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February!

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Catherine Jacobson

Dixie Augustine

Kristin Brinch

Byron Williams

Nancy Bronson

Rebecca Suttle 

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Rosemary’s Rubies December 28th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

Out with the old, in with the new!

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Here’s to a new year – a new chapter and new verse … the choice is ours.

 

Blessings for a BRIGHT

2019

 

Our office is closed:

New Year’s Eve: 3:00-5:30

New Year’s Day: All Day 

 


 

IF YOU FORGOT TO PAY YOUR 2019 GLAR DUES!

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If you did not pay your 2019 GLAR Dues and MLS Fees, please do so immediately so your name is not on the Naughty List.

Also,did you turn in your signed Independent Contractor Agreement?  Deadline is MONDAY, DEC. 31st!  I have emailed it to everyone twice and you can return it to me in person, by email or through Dotloop.  Paper copies are also at the front desk.  I have a Nice List and I hope your name is on it!!!!!

 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

 

5 simple New Year’s resolutions every real estate agent should make*

Make sure this year’s goals stick by simplifying them.

The first rule of resolutions is they need to be attainable. The easier a resolution is, the more likely we are to reach it, which makes us feel good about ourselves. And everyone knows confident agents sell more homes.  

1. Turn off your smart phone for at least 5 minutes a day

It’s for your own sanity really. For just five minutes a day, whenever you want, turn your phone off — all the way off. Use that five minutes to recall simpler times.

2. Get one new lead each week

You don’t have to become a lead machine overnight, but you do need to actively gain leads to grow your business. Any agent with an active Instagram account can pick up 52 new followers a year.

3. Post once a week on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

No matter how little value social media has in your personal life, it serves a professional purpose.  See above.

4. Get your CE done at least one week before it’s due

Continuing education is a part of the real estate gig. Save yourself stress by getting it done early this year.

Online continuing education courses are now available on all devices. You can work on getting your CE knocked out while waiting on a buyer to tour the same house for the third time.

5. Turn your car into a true mobile office

Practically everywhere is an office when you’re a real estate agent. Your car is basically your mobile office.

Because you already have a mobile plan with unlimited data and hot spotting (right?), make your vehicle even more functional with a laptop steering wheel desk, mobile printer, solar recharger for all the devices and the Handpresso auto espresso machine. Don’t forget to save the receipts for a tax deduction.

As you think about what you want to accomplish in the coming year, go big with your long-term goals, but be realistic about the steps it will take to get there.

 

*Source:  Inman News

COMING TO OUR MARKET CENTER!

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Courtesy of Lawyer’s Title! 

New Year Eve

 


 

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

Next Friday! 

FIRST WINE DOWN 2019!!!

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Join us in the Bistro from 4:00-5:30 for wine, beer, and light snacks! 


More Training Events Next Week! 

Monday, December 31st ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Wednesday, January 2nd ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, January 2nd ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ National Expired Power Day 

Wednesday, January 2nd ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ Core Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, January 3rd ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, January 3rd ~ 1:00-4:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Rosemary Croney and Tammy Bunk

*Join Rosemary and Tammy for tech tips and an overview of Policies & Procedures.  Not just for new agents.

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

SIGN UP NOW! STARTING SOON!

BOLD 2018

BOLD FREE First Step – Flower Mound, TX
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
At this FREE event you will leave with proven sales techniques that you will implement the very same day! You will leave with referrals in hand and a greater ability to influence those you come in contact with. This program is designed to get you thinking differently. The bigger you think the more money you earn! You owe it to yourself to attend. It could virtually change the way you approach your real estate career and life. 

BOLD Facts:

  • On average agents close 14 contracts during the 7 weeks period
  • Nationwide, BOLD increased production volume of attendees by 154% 
  • Attendees with 4 – 6 years of experience in the business had 48% more written units, 21% more sold units, and 19% more GCI than those with 4 – 6 years of experience who did not attend BOLD
  • Attendees with 7 – 10 years of experience in the business had 103% more written units, 49% more sold units, and 30% more GCI, than those with 7 – 10 years of experience who did not attend BOLD. Thus BOLD is even more impactful for more experienced associates

Register Here For BOLD:

BOLD FREE FIRST STEP

BOLD FULL EXPERIENCE

 

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January 14th! 

1.14.19


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Missy Phipps

Rose Depoe

Kurt Buehler

Nancy Brown

Michelle Peters-Hill 

Rosemary’s Rubies December 21st, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly!  Our office is officially closed this Monday, Dec. 24th, and Tuesday, Dec. 25th, in observance of Christmas.  I want to wish everyone a blessed holiday season.  Enjoy time with your family and safe travels to everyone.

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DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31st

 

Please return your signed Independent Contractor Agreement that I have sent out to everyone.  You are welcome to return it by email, Dotloop, or in person.   There are printed copies at the front desk for your convenience.

  Thank you to those that have already signed and returned them to me!


 

 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

NEW TREC TOOL

Print License History On Demand

 

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is pleased to announce the launch of their new automated Certified License History tool. This new feature allows anyone to print a certified license history ON DEMAND for FREE. 

Who Can Use the Tool? 

Anyone can use it, but it is primarily designed for Real Estate Agents, Brokers, Inspectors, or Easement and Right-of-Way agents/businesses licensed with TREC. Current license holders often need to provide a certified license history when applying for another license in Texas or out of state.  This new tool will eliminate the need to submit a form, pay a fee, and wait for agency staff to process the request. With the simple click of a button, this new tool will produce a Certified License History that contains key license data, such as license status, initial issue and expiration dates, disciplinary history (if any), and education history. A Certified License History is not available for any license expired for more than four years.

How To Get A Certified License History

  1. Type a name or license number in the “License Holder Search” tool on our website’s homepage. 
  2. When the results appear, click on the “Print License History” button next to the license holders’ name. 
  3. The tool will create and download a report in PDF format. Open the PDF and print the Certified License History! 

Need Additional Information About A License?

Additional information regarding your license, such as periods of active and inactive status, or sponsorship history, is still available by submitting a form and paying a fee.

 

 


 

 

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Megan’s Memo! 

Friendly little reminder that my back room is filling up fast! Between packages and gifts that have been delivered to the front desk it’s making it difficult to walk back there! I completely understand why you want to send all of your Christmas packages to the office instead of your house. However, this is a privilege and I still need to be able to work in my back room. Please be considerate and pick up your orders within 3 business days. Help me help you! 

 


 

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

Thursday, December 27th ~ 1:00-4:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Rosemary Croney

*Join Rosemary for tech tips and an overview of Policies & Procedures.  Not just for new agents.

Friday, December 28th ~ 11:00-12:00 ~ Tech Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

SIGN UP NOW!

BOLD 2018

BOLD FREE First Step – Flower Mound, TX
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
At this FREE event you will leave with proven sales techniques that you will implement the very same day! You will leave with referrals in hand and a greater ability to influence those you come in contact with. This program is designed to get you thinking differently. The bigger you think the more money you earn! You owe it to yourself to attend. It could virtually change the way you approach your real estate career and life. 

BOLD Facts:

  • On average agents close 14 contracts during the 7 weeks period
  • Nationwide, BOLD increased production volume of attendees by 154% 
  • Attendees with 4 – 6 years of experience in the business had 48% more written units, 21% more sold units, and 19% more GCI than those with 4 – 6 years of experience who did not attend BOLD
  • Attendees with 7 – 10 years of experience in the business had 103% more written units, 49% more sold units, and 30% more GCI, than those with 7 – 10 years of experience who did not attend BOLD. Thus BOLD is even more impactful for more experienced associates

Register Here For BOLD:

BOLD FREE FIRST STEP

BOLD FULL EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations To Our Newest Capper! 

 

Sandy Kay

 


 

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Lina Dodson

Vickie Ross

Kelli Kocher

Natalia Caballero

Natalie Pray 

Rosemary’s Rubies December 14th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

The holidays and Winter weather are upon us!  I hope everyone is staying as warm as possible.  Please be careful if you are traveling for the holidays and don’t forget to pay your mandatory GLAR dues and fees before leaving town.  
 
Our 2019 Board Membership and MLS fees are due by this Monday, Dec. 17th.
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If you have vacant listings, please make sure they are winterized.

 


 

 
THIS SUNDAY!
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Thank You and Congratulations from the North Texas Food Bank!  

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Thank you to Sunny Darden and her team for coordinating this successful fundraiser!


 

WELCOME DARREN & HADIE LOVELL!

 

Darren and Hadie Lovell MOVEMENT

Darren & Hadie Lovell, a husband and wife team, have joined John Volleman on the Movement Mortgage team.  They are excited to partner with Keller Williams Dallas Metro North utilizing the Movement Mortgage approach to lending.  They have successfully originated loans together since 2011, as an exceptionally well-respected lender in DFW. Their professional track record, customer service and excellent communication are contributors to their success. They will do absolutely everything in their power to ensure their clients receive the highest level of service. To ensure efficient, complete service, The Lovell Team creates a close-knit ‘family’ atmosphere in their day-to-day operations, offering seamless assistance for every aspect of the loan.

Mission

We exist to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in our industry,

Corporate Cultures and Communities.


Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week

 

Does That Count as a Bedroom?

There’s no single legal definition for a bedroom in Texas. The International Residential Code (IRC), published by the International Code Council and adopted by Texas in 2001, establishes a set of residential building standards for public safety and welfare that include requirements for what can be considered a bedroom. Amendments to the IRC adopted by local jurisdictions may add to those requirements.

The IRC requires a bedroom to have:

  • A floor area of not less than 70 square feet and not less than 7 feet in any horizontal dimension
  • A minimum ceiling height of 7 feet, and if there is a sloped ceiling, then a minimum of 50% of ceiling must be a minimum of 7 feet high
  • At least one operable emergency escape and rescue opening with a clear opening of not less than 5.7 square feet, and a required egress window that must have a minimum width of 20 inches, a minimum height of 24 inches, and a maximum window sill height of 44 inches.

Housing built prior to the adoption of the IRC by Texas that remains unchanged is not required to comply with IRC standards for what may be considered a bedroom. However, there are some instances when requirements on what may be considered a bedroom are imposed on such housing, including specific requirements of the IRC, the International Property Maintenance Code, the International Fire Code, or from a local building official. Additionally, the Texas Property Code’s definition of “an area of a dwelling intended as sleeping quarters” applies to rooms offered for rent.

What about your listing?

 

If it is not obvious whether a room in your listing counts as a bedroom, the IRC and other codes mentioned here can help you resolve the question.

Your local building official is a good source of information on local codes and amendments to the IRC.

Misrepresenting the status of a room in the MLS could put you at risk of violating the MLS’s rules, Article 2 the Code of Ethics, which states that REALTORS® must avoid exaggerating or misrepresenting facts related to the property, and TREC Rule 535.155(d), which states an advertisement could mislead or deceive the public if it is inaccurate in any material fact or representation.

 

Whether a bedroom must have a closet is not governed by the IRC or Texas Property Code, but local residential codes may require one, along with heat sourcing and other amendments to the IRC. Furthermore, certain lenders, like FHA, VA, and Fannie Mae, may have definitions for a bedroom within their appraisal guidelines.

SOURCE:  July 17, 2018 | TAR Staff

 


 

DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31st

 

Please return your signed Independent Contractor Agreement that I sent out to everyone on Wednesday, Dec. 5th.  You are welcome to return it by email, Dotloop, or in person.   There are printed copies at the front desk for your convenience.  Thank you to those that have already signed and returned them to me! 

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HEALTH CARE OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE TOMORROW, DEC. 15th!
 

In 2013, Keller Williams became the FIRST real estate franchise to offer a full health-care exchange for all associates. Our hope is that this easy-to-use tool enables you to find your perfect plan in less time, so you can invest that time saved into your business or your family.

Find your perfect plan 

I encourage you to take advantage of open enrollment before tomorrow’s deadline, so you can continue to live your happy, healthy life.

 


 

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Welcome Glad You're Here

 

Jeff Price

Sponsored By: TJ McNeece (Coppell)

Christina Parker

Sponsored By: Brian Abraham (Grand Blanc, MI)

 


 

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Bring your UNWRAPPED gifts to the box at the Front Desk! 

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TOY DRIVE DEADLINE DEC. 20th

 


 

What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

 

Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

12/17/2018 at 1:00 PM

Creating Outstanding Realtors for Excellence –  is a fast track program to provide agents with the foundation needed to launch their business, and get off to a fast, exciting start in real estate!

This 90 minute orientation class covers how, what, when and where details necessary to get your Real Estate business started with Dallas Metro North.  You will be introduced to “Path to Success”. Path to Success is your first 100 days business guide.

Stacey Reynolds, Productivity Coach, facilitates this class and program.  If you have questions about the CORE program, Stacey’s email is staceyreynolds@kw.com.

If you want to build your profit share tree, this is also an excellent recruiting tool for you so come & check it out!

 

Tuesday! 

12.18

Also Tuesday! 

Final Partner Agent

Breakfast

Meeting 2018! 

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Come and see what is going on in your Market Center and for 2019! 

*** SPECIAL MORNING TIME ***

9:30-10:45

Also Tuesday! 

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Wednesday! 

 

Premier Slide GEAR UP SERIES

RSVP on the Training Calendar

 

 

Also Wednesday! 

Move Leeters

 


 

More Training Events This Week! 

 

Monday, December 17th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ One Bite at a Time- Let’s Create an Insight! ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, December 17th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, December 17th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Monday, December 17th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Kelle-What Do I Do With It? ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, December 18th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ Kelle: Leverage Your Personal Assistant Livestream

Wednesday, December 19th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, December 19th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Treats with the TL 

Wednesday, December 19th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Friday, December 21st ~ 9:00-10:00 ~ Greensheets and Office Financial Matters ~ Jeri McGuire

Friday, December 21st ~ 11:00-12:00 ~ Tech Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

2019! 

BOLD 2018

 

SAVE THE DATES

 


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

 

Mike and Tammy Boudreaux

Brandi Stevens

 


 

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Ryan Collinsworth

Julia Roberts

Julio Aguero

Brian Carr

Sheri Layne

Jone Harrison

Candace Loadman

Jack Gaskill

Nicole Kelly

Shirley Johnson

Rosemary’s Rubies December 7th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

It’s almost PARTY TIME and I hope to celebrate with many of you at the Embassy Suites in Grapevine tonight.  A special shout out to Shelby Love and Michelle Peters-Hill.  They have put a lot of work into making our party a fun and festive event. 

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SHELBY LOVE
 and
MICHELLE PETERS-HILL

We appreciate you!

 

 


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST IGNITE GRADUATES!

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ANNETTE PRICE
ARCEY FAROKHI
DENNIS JAMES
ERIN FULTON
JOSH DURE’

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

 

Agent Tip of the Week! 

How does the seller update their Seller’s Disclosure Notice?
Instead of the seller having to complete a new Seller’s Disclosure Notice or add to their existing one, there is a TAR form 1418 for this:

TAR

 


 

CONTEST DEADLINE IS MONDAY, DEC. 10TH

GLAR Dues Drawing

When you pay your annual dues between now and Monday, December 10th  – 11:59 PM* (all payments are time-stamped) your name will be entered into a drawing for $150.  Winner will be announced on Monday, December 17th.

Click Here to Pay Online

Use your GLAR member ID, not your license #

Enter the email address on file with GLAR to get your member ID

*All 2019 annual dues and first quarter MLS fees are to be paid by noon on Monday, December 17th to avoid a late fee.

REALTOR® Association Annual Dues  – $450

(GLAR $143; TAR $122; NAR $185)

 


 

DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31st

 

Please return your signed Independent Contractor Agreement that I sent out to everyone on Wednesday, Dec. 5th.  You are welcome to return it by email, Dotloop, or in person.   There are printed copies at the front desk for your convenience.  Thank you to those that have already signed and returned them to me! ☺

 


 

HEALTH CARE OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE DEC. 15th!
 

In 2013, Keller Williams became the FIRST real estate franchise to offer a full health-care exchange for all associates. Our hope is that this easy-to-use tool enables you to find your perfect plan in less time, so you can invest that time saved into your business or your family.

Find your perfect plan → 

I encourage you to take advantage of open enrollment before the December 15th deadline, so you can continue to live your happy, healthy life.

 


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One Bite At A Time – 11 Weeks To Go

Updates and Important Info

Some great changes are happening! Not only can the One Bite At A Time information be found on Facebook by search #tech but also on our tech page www.kwmetronorthtech.com > One Bite At A Time. The structure of this page from the top down is:

  1. Announcements
  2. Events
  3. Weekly countdown with the most recent week at the topkelle

    IMPORTANT!!

    Kelle usage is very critical right now!

    This is the time to use Kelle on a daily basis!! As we move toward a fully functional Kelle app, your usage (through voice and text) along with your feedback is critical right now. If you do not know what to do with Kelle, go to this link for some great ways to use Kelle and also plan on attending the Kelle class on Dec. 17th from 3 to  4 pm.

 


 

Megan’s Memo! 

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WE HAVE A NEW KELLE CONTEST!!!

 

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Welcome Glad You're Here

Brian Owen

Sponsor: Matt Dill

Tiffany Murray

Sponsor: Patrick Kocher

Michael Armstrong

Sponsor: Missy Phipps

Edith Durm

Sponsor: Rachel Moussa

Claudia Enriquez

Sponsor:  Kelsie Reasure (KW Midland)

 


 

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Bring your UNWRAPPED gifts to the box at the Front Desk! 

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What’s Going on in Your Market Center?  

 

Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

12/10/2018 at 1:00 PM

Creating Outstanding Realtors for Excellence –  is a fast track program to provide agents with the foundation needed to launch their business, and get off to a fast, exciting start in real estate!

This 90 minute orientation class covers how, what, when and where details necessary to get your Real Estate business started with Dallas Metro North.  You will be introduced to “Path to Success”. Path to Success is your first 100 days business guide.

Stacey Reynolds, Productivity Coach, facilitates this class and program.  If you have questions about the CORE program, Stacey’s email is staceyreynolds@kw.com.

If you want to build your profit share tree, this is also an excellent recruiting tool for you so come & check it out!

 

Tuesday! 

Premier Slide GEAR UP SERIES

Also Tuesday!

ALC MEETING! 

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12:00-1:15

This is the last ALC meeting for the year!

Come and see what’s in store for 2019! 

 

Also Tuesday! 

Move Leeters

 

Also Tuesday! 

Career night

Wednesday! 

CommuncationKW

Thursday! 

 

*** TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO RSVP *** 

Due to high volume please register online

We will call you for payment

RSVP here

You’re invited to a GLAR

Celebration of REALTORS®

Building Bridges!

Thursday, December 13th, 9AM-10:30AM

Courtyard by Marriott, 4330 Courtyard Way, Flower Mound

Presenting

Traci Nicodemus as 2019 GLAR President

And Our 2019 Board of Directors

Brief award presentations for: 

REALTOR® of the Year 

President’s Award

Affiliate of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Meritorious Service Award

Shining stars of GLAR

Your $20 ticket includes breakfast and entertainment

Also Thursday! 

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Our Candlelight Tour of Homes is fast approaching! Tickets to our Thursday night tour would make a great team-building outing, a nice way to recognize an employee or favored client, or just a fun date night or girls night out!

Advance tickets are on sale now for $35 on our website www.womenofflowermound.org or $40 at the door.

Proceeds support the WOFM scholarship fund.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Women of Flower Mound


 

More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, December 10th ~ 9:00-11:30 ~ eEdge Training- CRM and Marketing ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, December 10th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ One Bite at a Time Tech Series ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, December 10th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, December 10th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, December 11th ~ 9:00-11:30 ~ Dotloop Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk 

Wednesday, December 12th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, December 12th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, December 12th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Google & Tech Training ~ Bryan Shanafelt

Wednesday, December 12th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, December 13th ~ 9:00-11:30 ~ Placester Website Basics ~ Tammy Bunk 

Thursday, December 13th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Finance Committee Meeting ~ Andre Kocher

Thursday, December 13th ~ 1:00-4:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Rosemary Croney and Tammy Bunk

*Join Rosemary and Tammy for tech tips and an overview of Policies & Procedures.  Not just for new agents.

Thursday, December 13th~ 1:30-2:30 ~ MLS-Advanced ~ Tammy Bunk 

 


Save the Dates! 

December 18th! 

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December 18th!

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2019!

BOLD 2018

 

SAVE THE DATES

 


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Capper! 

 

Jenn De Haven 

 


 

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Sherry Hernandez

Theresa Schwartz

Danielle Page

Darla Buehler

Julie Beauchot

Bethany Jones

Alison Ausmus

Frank Bello

Rosemary’s Rubies November 30th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

 

The end of the year is fast approaching and I hope everyone is getting ready for 2019.  The holidays can be distracting to your business.  We have had business planning classes this month and are excited to announce an upcoming opportunity to also impact your business in a BOLD way.

BOLD focus

BOLD is coming to our Market Center in January!  

Choose abundance for your life!

BOLD conditions agents with powerful mindset exercises, language techniques, and lead generation activities. This transformative program

 increases sales through the relentless pursuit of leads and business-building activities. 

BOLD graduates INCREASED their CLOSED TRANSACTIONS by 50% and INCREASED their INCOME by 114%.

Below are your *LIVE* BOLD Registration Links:

FREE First Step To BOLD Registration Link:

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/fstb385742

Step 2-7 Paid Registration Link:

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/bold385846

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

How To Write Listing Descriptions.  

Home shoppers often start their search online before they ever contact a real estate agent, which is why the quality and accuracy of an online listing is crucial when helping your clients sell their homes. 
The listing description should tell the story of the property you’re selling, conveys the appeal of the home, and capture the buyer’s attention.  Do not use inaccurate descriptions.  Be careful when choosing your descriptive words and stay away from words such as “Completely” updated and “Fully” remodeled (unless the home has been gutted and rebuilt from the foundation up).  Refrain from using “New” even if just a few days old.  These are listed in our Associate Handbook.  Remember to source your data (i.e. per the sellers or builder plan).
Here are some tips for writing real estate descriptions that will drive buyers to visit the home:

Be concise

There’s no room to endlessly list the features of a home, so stick to the basics. Highlight a handful of can’t-miss features and allow the photos to fill in the others. One tip is to start out by writing everything you want to include, and then paring it down to the target word count. Be specific – “New stainless steel appliances” is more helpful than “newly updated kitchen.” If the neighborhood is a selling point, mention it as well – walking/biking trails, parks, bodies of water, and things like that.

Consider your target audience

Think about the demographics that would be most attracted to the listing. A larger home will appeal to a family, so you may want to mention nearby parks and the school district. For a starter home, think about what a young professional would want – local restaurants, coffee shops, and other attractions.

Be professional

Avoid using all caps and multiple exclamation points – they make the writing seem childish and unprofessional. Use vivid language to convey enthusiasm through your writing instead. Be sure to proofread your listing description before it goes live – misplaced capitalization and misspelled words will take away from your credibility as a professional. If you know that writing is not your strong suit, have a friend or colleague look over your copy for you.

Don’t forget a call to action

When wrapping up your listing, tell the buyers what to do. Create a sense of urgency and encourage the reader to take action immediately, or else they may miss out on an opportunity. Encourage them to call you and set up an appointment to tour the home right away.

Source:  2018 SetSchedule

 


 

2019 ANNUAL DUES

GLAR Dues Drawing

When you pay your annual dues between now and Monday, December 10th  – 11:59 PM* (all payments are time-stamped) your name will be entered into a drawing for $150.  Winner will be announced on Monday, December 17th.

Click Here to Pay Online

Use your GLAR member ID, not your license #

Enter the email address on file with GLAR to get your member ID

 

*All 2019 annual dues and first quarter MLS fees are to be paid by noon on Monday, December 17th to avoid a late fee.

REALTOR® Association Annual Dues  – $450

(GLAR $143; TAR $122; NAR $185)

 


NEW CORE PROGRAM PRICING!

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ONE BITE AT A TIME! 12 weeks to go!  

  
1. Get everyone added to your database! (see image below) and more details here!
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2. Watch latest in Labs every other Friday at 3:00. 
3. Search for all One Bite At A Time information by searching for #tech on our agent Facebook group or by going to our tech website www.KWMetroNorthTech.com and going to the One Bite page.
4. Complete #10 – #20 of the Kelle Challenge if you have not already done so. You can find the Kelle Challenge at this link.


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

Thaddeus Allen

Sponsored By: Heather Shimala

Darrell Lewis

Sponsored By: Angie Wilbur 

 


 

Event Changes


 

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

Tuesday! 

ALC Committee Meetings! 

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All agents are WELCOME!  Find an area that interests you and become a CHAMPION of it with us. 

1st Tuesday of Every Month in Training Room B

10:00-11:00 Education

11:00-12:00 Technology

12:00-1:00 Culture/Social

1:00-2:00 Growth

2:00-3:00 Safety

 

Also Tuesday! 

Premier Slide ECONOMIC FORECAST (1)

Also Tuesday! 

Move Leeters

Also Tuesday! 

Career night

Thursday! 

SOLOS new

Also Thursday! 

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Also Thursday! 

SURVEY C

Friday!

RSVP to tmichelle@kw.com by 6 pm TONIGHT!!!

Christmas Party  


More Training Events This Week!

Monday, December 3rd ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ One Bite at a Time Tech Series ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, December 3rd ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, December 3rd ~  2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Monday, December 3rd ~ 3:00-4:30 ~ Mastermind – Database by Design ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, December 4th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ MLS Training – Basic Listing Training ~ Tammy Bunk

Wednesday, December 5th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, December 5th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, December 5th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, December 6th ~ 1:00-4:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Rosemary Croney and Tammy Bunk

*Join Rosemary and Tammy for tech tips and an overview of Policies & Procedures.  Not just for new agents.

Thursday, December 6th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Facebook – Building an Audience ~ Premier Lending

Friday, December 7th ~ 11:00-12:00 ~ Tech Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save the Dates! 

December 8th! 

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December 12th!

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December 13th!

If you have registered previously we look forward to celebrating with you If notRSVP now!

You’re invited to a GLAR

Celebration of REALTORS®

Building Bridges!

Thursday, December 13th, 9AM-10:30AM

Courtyard by Marriott, 4330 Courtyard Way, Flower Mound

Presenting

Traci Nicodemus as 2019 GLAR President

And Our 2019 Board of Directors

Brief award presentations for: 

REALTOR® of the Year 

President’s Award

Affiliate of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Meritorious Service Award

Shining stars of GLAR

Your $20 ticket includes breakfast and entertainment

RSVP No Later Than December 7th

RSVP Here

 

Also December 13th! 

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Our Candlelight Tour of Homes is fast approaching! Tickets to our Thursday night tour would make a great team-building outing, a nice way to recognize an employee or favored client, or just a fun date night or girls night out!

Advance tickets are on sale now for $35 on our website www.womenofflowermound.org or $40 at the door.

Proceeds support the WOFM scholarship fund.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Women of Flower Mound

 

December 18th!

12.18

December 18th!

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2019!

BOLD 2018

 

SAVE THE DATES

 


 

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Waleska Camacho

Cinda Knight

Joan Walker

Suzanne Scheerle

Taryn Pipkins

Trey Thurston

Gary Tyner

Stacye Miller

Stephanie Carter

Toni Nomura

Judy Thurston 

David McKee

Rebecca Valera

Gary Lemoine 

 

Rosemary’s Rubies November 16th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your families!

 
  Our office along with Lawyers Title will be closed this Thursday, Nov. 22nd, and Friday, Nov. 23rd, in observance of Thanksgiving.  
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Due to our office closure next week, I won’t be sending another Rosemary’s Rubies until Friday, November 30th.  Please be sure to read our upcoming events below so you don’t miss out these next two weeks.

 

 


 

This Sunday is Paint the Town Red!

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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 Can a license holder offer to enter an unlicensed person in a drawing to win a cruise for referring a potential buyer or lessee?
TREC says “No” since the cruise would have a value greater than $50 (it is defined as valuable consideration).  Although entering a name into a drawing may not have a cost associated with it, whoever won the drawing would be receiving valuable consideration.  In addition, a “referral” drawing may be considered a contest defined as an illegal lottery under Sections 47.01(7) & 47.03(5) of the Texas Penal Code.  It is okay to have a referral drawing for a restaurant gift card or something similar if the value is less than $50.00.
 
Source:  TREC FAQs

 


 

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If you have an upcoming closing this year, please make sure you have your signed documents in Dotloop and your greensheet submitted as quickly as possible.  We are working hard to get all remaining 2018 closings processed this year.  Let’s end the year strong!

Also please sign the new Independent Contractor Agreement that has been sent out to everyone if you haven’t already done so.  There are hard copies at the front desk.  Deadline is Dec. 31st, 2018.  If you need another copy, I am happy to send to you.  Thanks to those that have signed and returned to me!!!!! 

 


 

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oNE BITE

Step by step instructions are here.

 


 

Megan’s Memo

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It’s about to be that time of year again! 

We completely understand why you want to send all of your Christmas packages to the office instead of your house. However, this is a privilege and I still need to be able to work in my back room. Please be considerate and pick up your orders within 3 business days. Help me help you! 

 


 

Event Changes

 


What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

Monday! 

11.19

Tuesday! 

Partner Agent Meeting! 

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11:15-12:45

Join us to get the update on the upcoming events and changes that are happening within our Market Center! 

Lunch is Provided! 

 

Also Tuesday! 

Move Leeters

 


 

More Training Events This Week AND Next Week! 

Monday, November 19th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ One Bite at a Time Tech Series ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, November 19th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, November 19th ~ 1:00-4:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Rosemary Croney and Tammy Bunk

*Join Rosemary and Tammy for tech tips and an overview of Policies & Procedures.  Not just for new agents.

Monday, November 19th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Tuesday, November 20th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ Zillow and NTREIS Update ~ Brooke Hunt

Wednesday, November 21st ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Google and Tech Training ~ Bryan Shanafelt 

Monday, November 26th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ One Bite at a Time Tech Series ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, November 26th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, November 26th ~ 1:00-2:15 ~ CORE Orientation

Monday, November 26th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Tech Setup Livestream

Tuesday, November 27th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Executive Assistants Mastermind

Tuesday, November 27th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ KW Technology Orientation Livestream

Wednesday, November 28th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, November 28th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, November 28th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Kelle: Leverage Your Personal Assistant Livestream

Thursday, November 29th ~ 11:00-1:00 ~ Stairway to Listing Success

Thursday, November 29th ~ 1:00-4:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Rosemary Croney and Tammy Bunk

*Join Rosemary and Tammy for tech tips and an overview of Policies & Procedures.  Not just for new agents.

Thursday, November 29th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Take KW Command of Your Business Livestream 

Friday, November 30th ~ 11:00-1:00 ~ Stairway to Listing Success

Friday, November 30th ~ 3:00-3:30 ~ KWConnect Live: Latest in Labs Livestream 

 

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

November 26th!

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

11/26/2018 at 1:00 PM

Creating Outstanding Realtors for Excellence –  is a fast track program to provide agents with the foundation needed to launch their business, and get off to a fast, exciting start in real estate!

This 90 minute orientation class covers how, what, when and where details necessary to get your Real Estate business started with Dallas Metro North.  You will be introduced to “Path to Success”. Path to Success is your first 100 days business guide.

Stacey Reynolds, Productivity Coach, facilitates this class and program.  If you have questions about the CORE program, Stacey’s email is staceyreynolds@kw.com.

If you want to build your profit share tree, this is also an excellent recruiting tool for you so come & check it out!

November 27th! 

Premier Slide GEAR UP SERIES

December 6th! 

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December 7th! 

RSVP DEADLINE NOV. 20TH

Christmas Party

 

December 8th! 

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December 12th!

CommuncationKW

December 13th! 

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Our Candlelight Tour of Homes is fast approaching! Tickets to our Thursday night tour would make a great team-building outing, a nice way to recognize an employee or favored client, or just a fun date night or girls night out!

Advance tickets are on sale now for $35 on our website www.womenofflowermound.org or $40 at the door.

Proceeds support the WOFM scholarship fund.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Women of Flower Mound

December 18th!

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

 

Joni Koch

Bob Erwin 

AnnMarie Eidmann 

Dawn Carruthers

 


 

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Elaine White

Craig Allen

Mark Wise

Christi Griffin

Sandy Kay

Andre Kocher

Mike Egelin

Jill Hughes

Jose Jimenez

Karen Spencer

Steven Strawn

Tammy Bunk

Katherine Allen

Beth Clark

Joel Nincehelser

Neha Gupta

Rachel Jorgenson

Terri Augustyn