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Rosemary’s Rubies June 21, 2019

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Does everyone know what is happening this weekend? I sure hope so and I hope to see you and your families at our Annual Family Picnic this Sunday.  

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AGENT TIP OF THE WEEK!

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Can the Information About Bokerage Services Form be signed before writing an offer?

No. At the time of first substantive communication with a party relating to a proposed transaction regarding specific real property, a license holder must provide a written notice regarding agency, commonly referred to as “Information About Brokerage Services” or IABS Form. [TRELA §1101.558(b-1)]. TREC publishes the Information About Brokerage Services Form, TREC No. IABS 1-0, that license holders must use to comply with the statute.

 

Is the license holder required to provide the “written statement” (IABS Form) to buyer prospects at an open house?

No. A license holder is not required to provide the statutory written statement at the open house. [TRELA§1101.558(c)(3)]. A substantive dialogue does not include a dialogue at an open house.


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Tech Tip of the Week

Something New! Remote Tech Help!!

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When you schedule your next tech one-on-one appointment at KWMetroNorthTech.com choose the option for a remote meeting. Prior to scheduling a remote appointment consider these items:

  1. Is your question one that lends itself to this remote format?

  2. Do you have the computer capabilities to needed to complete a Zoom video call?

If your question and system capabilities meet the guidelines and it is difficult for you to get in to the office for a face to face appointment, feel free to use this method!


Alison’s Announcements

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However, please remember our Dress Code policy for while you are in the Market Center.

This is extremely important if you are on Phone Time because clients will sometimes walk in.

As stated in our Associate Handbook:

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Please use your best judgement when working in the office and dress in business casual attire at a minimum. At Keller Williams Dallas Metro North, we want to be seen as the most professional agents in the business, so dress as if you are meeting your next client. We have clients and potential clients in our lobby and conference rooms at any given time.


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Tuesday, June 25th

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Wednesday, June 26th

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Friday, June 28th

Relax and Rejuvinate


Monday, June 24th

3:30–5:00 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, June 25th

8:45–10:00 ~ Breakfast & Tour New Listings ~ Bob Erwin

12:00–1:00 ~ Executive Assistant Master Mind

1:00-2:00 ~ Buyers Master Mind-Buyers Presentation/Consultation

2:00–3:00 ~ Advanced Lease Purchase Program ~ Home Partners of America

6:00-7:30 ~ Career Night 

Wednesday, June 26th

9:00 – 5:00 ~ ®Train the Trainer Advanced ~ KW Southlake

11:00–1:00 ~ Referrals & So Much More ~ Brooke Hunt

1:00–2:30 ~ CORE Level I ~ Stacey Reynolds

1:00–3:00 ~ Lead Generation Series-36:12:3 ~ Mike Pray

Thursday, June 27th

8:30 – 4:00 BOLD 2.0

9:00 – 5:00 ~ ®Train the Trainer Advanced ~ KW Southlake

11:30–12:30 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

11:30-1:00 ~ Command Series ~ Tammy Bunk

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.

Friday, June 28th

12:00–1:00 ~ Plug In & Pig Out Gordon Law Phase Inspections & New Construction ~ Tammy Bunk

2:00-5:30 ~ Client Appreciation with 3G Properties

 

Daily Livestream Events ~ Livestream Links

Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28

9:30-10:30

11:00-12:00

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Rosemary’s Rubies June 7, 2019

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June is National Safety Month.
 
The warm weather, outdoor activities and family fun are plentiful this time of year. Unfortunately, so are the opportunities for sunburns, heat rashes, bug bites, water dangers and many more summer activity hazards. Here are five summer safety tips that you can share with your sphere and clients from HuffPost.  

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1. Avoid sunburns like the plague

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, getting one blistering sunburn when you are a kid doubles your chances of developing melanoma. It goes without saying the best way to avoid a sunburn is to avoid the sun, but during the warm summer months that is near impossible, so always apply at least an SPF 15 sunscreen to exposed skin 30 minutes before exposure. Also, whenever possible, try to provide shade for your child in the form of umbrellas, loose clothing, long sleeves, light pants and wide-brimmed hats. For children under 6 months old, consult a physician before using any sunscreen.  If sunburn occurs and your child starts to feel ill, consult your pediatrician — seek immediate medical attention if your little one’s temperature reaches 105 F.

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 2. Swim Smart  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 800 children drown every year. That number is scary and beyond heartbreaking. For that reason, when around any body of water with young children and poor swimmers, stay within arm’s reach.

Here are a few top tips from the Red Cross on pool/water safety:

Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.

Do not trust a child’s life to another child.

Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.

Establish rules for your family and enforce them without fail.

Safety covers and pool alarms should be added as additional layers of protection.

Teach children to always ask permission to go near water.

If you are around water and your child is missing ALWAYS check the water first.
Seconds count!

Secondary drowning occurs after a child has struggled in the water. It is rare and accounts for only 1-2% of drowning cases, but still be aware that if your child has struggled in the water and swallowed water as a result, secondary drowning is possible. Look for these warning signs:

Trouble Breathing, chest pain, or cough

Sudden change in behavior

Extreme Fatigue

The bottom line is that you know your child, after a near drowning incident or long day of swimming, be aware of any sudden changes from the norm.
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3. Stay Away From Stings and Bites

With warm weather comes evil, pesky bugs. Unfortunately, bright colors and floral prints (summer colors!) attract bees and wasps, as do those sweet sticky faces and hands. If you are going to a park or area that you know will have a high concentration of bugs, bees and wasps, stick to clothing with muted light, solid colors.

If your child is stung, don’t pull out the stinger with fingers or tweezers. Scrape gently with a credit card to push the stinger out in the direction in which it entered. Once the stinger is out, make a paste out of baking soda and water, or a 0.5 percent hydrocortisone cream can provide relief.

As for insect repellents… DEET can be toxic! Repellents with 10 to 30 percent concentrations of DEET can be used on exposed skin, clothing and shoes, but do not apply it to little faces or hands. If you want to avoid DEET, the CDC recommends repellents that are made up with picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus, both are non-toxic and work just as well as formulas with low levels of DEET.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the CDC recommend that for children older than 2 months of age, use 10% to 30% DEET. DEET should never be used on children younger than 2 months of age.

Combination sunscreen/insect repellent products should be avoided because sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours, but the insect repellent should not be reapplied.

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4. Overheating/dehydration/and heat rashes 

The key to avoiding overheating is to stay hydrated. Never wait for your child to tell you he is thirsty. According to the AAP, your child is already dehydrated when he asks for something to drink, so offer lots of fluids both before going outside, and once your child is outside playing.

Hot, humid weather can lead to blocked sweat glands that lead to nasty rashes in the folds of your child’s skin. If this occurs, place your child in a cool, soapless bath. Dry him completely then apply cornstarch powder to the rash, and avoid unnecessary clothing. The rash should clear up in two to three days.

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5. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD UNATTENDED IN THE CAR FOR A MINUTE! 

Next time you are alone in your car, turn it off and count to 60. Within one minute your car can increase by ten degrees. Under no circumstance should your child be left in a car.

Even the very best parents and caregivers have been known to forget about a sleeping child in the backseat. A good rule of thumb is to keep a small stuffed animal in the car and every time you get in, place the small stuffed animal in your lap to remind you that your child is in the car. Or place your purse/laptop bag in the backseat with your child, so you have to get in the backseat before leaving your car. This is especially useful in the mornings. This may save your child’s life.


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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

Do I have to report my client’s sales price to the MLS?
Yes. There is a common misconception that Texas’s status as a “non-disclosure” state means that a listing broker does not have to disclose sales data to the respective MLS.  A “non-disclosure” states means that the state government, including local appraisal districts, cannot force anyone to provide the sales price to it.
The requirement to disclose the sales price stems from MLS rules. MLS rules state that sales of listed property, including sales prices, shall be reported promptly to the MLS by listing brokers. Accordingly, the Residential Real Estate Listing Agreement Exclusive Right to Sell (TAR-1101) includes a notice in Paragraph 6(A) that goes over this requirement so that the client is aware of their broker’s obligations.

What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

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Monday

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

6/10/19 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.

Cinda Knight, Productivity Coach, facilitates this class and program.  If you have questions about the CORE program, Cinda’s email is cinda@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

ALC MEETING

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12:00-1:30

Come and See What Topics our Leaders Discuss for our Market Center!

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Wednesday

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Friday

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Training And Events This Week!

Monday, June 10

9:00–12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Win the Buyer

1:00–2:15 ~ CORE Orientation ~ Stacey Reynolds

3:00 – 4:30 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, June 11

8:45–10:00 ~ Breakfast & Tour New Listings ~ Bob Erwin

9:00 – 10:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Premier Nationwide Listing

10:00 – 12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Workshop-Hands On and Practical Exercises

12:00-1:30 ~ ALC Meeting

1:00 – 2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

2:00 – 2:30 ~ Step 2 Success with Premier Nationwide Listing

6:00-7:30 ~ Career Night

7:30 – 8:30 ~ Core Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds
 

Wednesday, June 12th

8:30 – 3:00 BOLD 2.0

9:00 – 12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Find & Show Homes

9:00-5:00 ~ ®Leverage Series – Success Through Others (Location: Grapevine)

1:00-3:00 ~ Lead Generation Series-36:12:3 ~ Mike Pray

Thursday, June 13th

9:00-12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Workshop-Hands On and Practical Exercises

11:30-12:30 ~ Free Money, Who Wants to Learn How ~ Berek McEwen

11:30-12:30 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

11:30-1:00 ~ Command Series ~ Tammy Bunk

1:00-2:30 ~ Basic Computer Skills 101 ~ Lawyers Title

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.

Friday, June 14th

9:00-12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Make and Receive Offers

12:00-1:00 ~ Google Training


Daily Livestream Events ~ Livestream Links

Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14

9:30-10:30

11:00-12:00

1:00-2:00

3:00-4:00


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Rosemary’s Rubies May 31, 2019

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I have seen many graduation announcements and photos on social media from our agents and their children. It makes my Heart happy to celebrate with each of you and enjoy your children’s accomplishments and celebrations.  
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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

What Does It Mean When a VA Appraiser Invokes the Tidewater Initiative?

(This actually came up recently involving one of our agents.)

When the buyer of a property uses a VA home loan, the appraisal process is a little different than other mortgage types.  The biggest difference is that lenders do not order the appraisal directly with appraisers.  The Lender will request the appraisal through the Veteran Administration’s online portal.  Then, VA assigns the appraisal request using a rotation system of VA approved appraisers.  VA looks to have approved appraisers in each county or area. 

Tidewater does not involve flood plains and is the VA code word for giving the lender, the one that is working with the buyer that is purchasing a property using a VA loan, notice of having two days to run comps and get them to the VA appraiser for their review. The comparable (sold) listings that are pulled must be within a 1-mile radius, be apples to apples in comparison and also only be less than 6 months of history.

Appraisal Rebuttals

One of the other differences involves the process when the appraisal is going to be potentially short of the purchase price.  Typically if the appraised value is going to be short of the purchase price on anything other than VA, the appraiser just sends the completed appraisal back to the lender.  Then if there is a disagreement in value, it is possible for someone to provide additional sales or information to rebut the appraisal.  Appraisers are humans and occasionally there is information they may not find.  So it is possible that additional information provided through the rebuttal process could increase the value.  Each lender’s appraisal rebuttal process could vary slightly, but some lenders will not allow rebuttals.

Notification Appraisal is Short

The VA appraisal process provides an extra step which is helpful in cases where the value is coming up short of the price.  That is where the Tidewater Initiative comes into play.  If the VA appraiser feels the value may be short of the purchase price, the lender contact is notified.  The appraiser states that he/she is “invoking the Tidewater Initiative”.  This Tidewater process is a very formal and specific one.

Typical Tidewater Process

If the VA appraiser feels the value may be short of the purchase price, then the Tidewater Initiative is invoked.  This process typically looks like the following:

  • Appraiser provides Tidewater Notice to lender’s designated point of contact (POC)
  • Details of the request are provided to POC
  • Point of Contact notifies Realtors of the Tidewater Initiative notification
  • POC has 2 working days to return any additional information to the appraiser
  • Appraiser is not at liberty to discuss contents of the appraisal
  • Additional information is reviewed by appraiser
  • Completed appraisal is uploaded to the VA portal
  • Lender POC is notified of the completed order
  • Lender’s VA underwriter performs a review of the appraisal and completes the Notice of Valuation (NOV)
  • Appraisal is provided to the Veteran

If additional comparables are provided, then there are specific requirements of the process.  Typically the real estate agent is the one providing the comparables.

Requirements of Additional Comparable Sales Provided

  • Provide within 2 working days
  • Must be in format similar to comparable sales grid on the appraisal report
  • Verification the sale actually closed
  • Pending sale contracts used to support a time adjustment must include all contract addendums
  • Brief narrative describing similarities or differences in pending sale and subject property

Hopefully this has provided helpful information to better understand the Tidewater process.  Just a reminder, in some areas a VA appraisal can take a bit of time.  Lately, most VA appraisals are taking quite a while to get back because of the high number of orders.  Although the delays are also caused by a lack of approved appraisers in many areas.  So, good advice is to allow extra time and to order the appraisal early on VA purchases.

Source:  Excerpts from various articles


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Monday!

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C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

6/3/2019 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!

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Training And Events This Week!

Daily Livestream Events ~ Livestream Links

Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 7

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Rosemary’s Rubies May 24, 2019

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Our office is closed this Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day.  Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.   
 
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May your Memorial Day be filled with memories and peace.


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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

Price vs. Value
 
To start, a sale “price” is the amount of money that the buyer agrees to pay for, and for which the seller agrees to transfer, the property.  Think of it as the “exchange” price.  Based on a widely variable set of determinate and indeterminate factors, this amount may be very close to, or very far from, the “market value” of a property.  “Price” is just one element to be taken into consideration when determining “market value”.  Often it can be the most predictive element, but that does not make it equivalent.
 
What about the potential for a change in property use?  Or the zoning classification?  What about an easement or some other key entitlement or restriction?  Would any of these variables affect market value?  Of course they would!  Without a detailed analysis performed under recognized methods and techniques, and using current data to consider all three major approaches to value – income potential, comparable sales and replacement costs – and then reconciling those relevant results, a fair “market value” cannot be reliably determined.  And these skills are precisely what an appraiser is trained and licensed to do.  
 
This is why the lending community relies almost exclusively on an appraisal report to estimate the “market value” of the collateral property when making a mortgage loan.  A Broker Price Opinion (BPO) just won’t cut it.  There are many circumstances for which a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) or a BPO provide the kind of information needed to assist an owner or the owner’s agent in evaluating the options for dealing with a specific property versus the structured, detailed analysis provided by an appraisal report.   But that does not make them equivalent.  A BPO or CMA is not a comprehensively sufficient analysis to establish “market value,” though it may be done competently enough to support a likely sales price “prediction” or a listing marketing “strategy”.
 
So unless you hold a current appraiser license, the safest approach is to avoid using the term “value”.  Instead, you should use price “estimate” or “prediction”. 
 

Source:  TREC Advisor

 


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Tech Tip of the Week 

Calendar and Training Tips

  • Reminder that our official KW DMN training calendar is on the Market Center Intranet.
  • Titles in orange are office events/meetings
  • Titles in green are office training classes
  • Titles with a caret ^ preceding them are live stream classes you can watch from any location with the appropriate link. To find the link, go to kwconnect.com > Technology > Videos > Connect Live Schedule > Select desired class
  • Select on the name of the class to get the details such as:
    • Date & Time
    • Location
    • Class Description
    • Prerequisites – please review these in advance. You may need to take a class prior to the one you are considering or you may need to have specific items completed before the class. These prerequisites are for a reason. They are not to prevent someone from coming to class, but they are meant to assist in our classes providing exceptional content and being able to stay on the intended topic. If you have questions about the prerequisites prior to attending class, feel free to contact the class instructor or the class organizer who are listed in the class.
  • Register for the event/class
    • In the details section of the training/event select the blue “register for event now” on the top right of the page to register
    • Remember to register for all classes you are attending, this is important!
  • You can add this calendar to your personal calendar by selecting the “Subscribe” option at the top of the calendar. The Office Calendar are all office events, the “My Events Calendar” are the events you have RSVP’d to attend. Choose the appropriate calendar, then select the type of calendar you want to add it to, for example, Google/Android, Apple/iCloud, Outlook, or Other. Then follow the step by step instructions. These calendars will not interfere with your personal calendar, as they can be selected “off” and “on”.

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Monday!

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Tuesday!

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Wednesday!

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More Training And Events This Week!

Monday, May 27th

Market Center closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28th

8:45-10:00 ~ Breakfast & Tour New Listings ~ Bob Erwin

9:00-12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Your Business ~ Stacey Reynolds

12:00-1:00 ~ Executive Assistant Master Mind

1:00-2:00 ~ Buyer’s Agent Master Mind

7:30-8:30 ~ Core Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, May 29th

9:00-12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Build Your Business ~ Stacey Reynolds

1:00-2:30 ~ Core Level 1~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, May 23rd

8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

9:00-12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Hands On and Practical Exercises ~ Stacey Reynolds

11:30-12:30 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Friday, May 24th

9:00-11:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Find Your Business ~ Stacey Reynolds

12:00-1:00 ~ Preparing Your Listing For Sale and Inspections ~ Gordon Law/Texas Best Inspections

Daily Livestream Events ~ Livestream Links

Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, May 31

9:30-10:30

11:00-12:00

1:00-2:00

3:00-4:00


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Rosemary’s Rubies May 17th, 2019

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They're finally here...IGNITE and BOLD 2.0
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 If you are new to real estate or want to IGNITE your business,
these are the training classes you don’t want to miss.
 
Begins this Monday, May 20th, and runs through Friday, June 21st
 
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FOR REGISTRATION, CONTACT:
 
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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

 Competence and Licensing
 
You may be a great contract negotiator, but you know you cannot write substantive provisions into a client’s contract unless you have a law license.  You may be a very skilled closing or escrow counselor, but you cannot perform certain escrow or closing tasks without an escrow agent or law license.  You may be highly accomplished at estimating mortgage qualifications for customers or clients, but you cannot underwrite and originate a loan without a mortgage loan originator license.  Similarly, you may have tremendous skills in estimating the likely sale price of a home, and even more so in the marketing strategy of recommending a listing price based on that analysis, but that is clearly not the same as the detailed process used to establish a “market value” for purposes of collateralizing a mortgage loan.  Establishing a “market value” requires adherence to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  And in Texas-like in most states-performing that task requires an appraiser license.
 
As a license holder, you are allowed to create a CMA or BPO relating to the estimated price of real property as part of the ordinary course of business if the analysis, opinion or conclusion is related to the actual or potential management, acquisition, disposition or encumbrance of an interest in real property.  Most importantly, the CMA or BPO cannot be referred to as an appraisal, and you are required to use a disclaimer that specifically informs the user or reader that this is not an appraisal and was not developed following the guidelines in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  See Tex. Occ. Code Sec. 1101.102(1)(A)(xi) and Title 22 TAC Sec. 535.17.
 
Source:  TREC Advisor 

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What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

Tuesday!

Partner Meeting – ALL AGENTS WELCOME!

11:15-12:45

Come and see what’s going on in our Market Center as well as in the world of Real Estate!

*Lunch is provided

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Wednesday!

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Also Wednesday!

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Thursday!

Requirement for Phone Opportunity Time
if you have not attended before.

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More Training And Events This Week!

Monday, May 20th

9:00-12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Basic eEdge Database & Marketing Class ~ Stacey Reynolds

9:30-10:30 ~ 9 Steps to Transition Your Business to Command ~ Livestream Links

11:00-12:00 ~ 7 Steps to Launch Your Neighborhood Lead Gen in Command ~ Livestream Links

12:00-1:00 ~ P&P (Plug-In & Pig-Out) Tech Monday- Canva ~ Tammy Bunk

1:00-2:00 ~ Sales Pipeline: Stay on Top of Opportunities from Lead to Close ~ Livestream Links

2:00-3:30 ~ Compliance- What You Need to Know ~ Rosemary Croney & Tammy Bunk

2:30-3:30 ~ Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

3:00-4:00 ~ Secrets of the Pros ~ Livestream Links

Tuesday, May 21th

8:45-10:00 ~ Breakfast & Tour New Listings ~ Bob Erwin

9:00-12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Placester Basic Class and more! ~ Stacey Reynolds

9:30-10:30 ~ Command: Step-by-Step Instructions to Get Started ~ Livestream Links

11:00-12:00 ~ Referrals: Build Your Agent-to-Agent Referral Net ~ Livestream Links

1:00-2:00 ~ Sales Pipeline: Reinforce Your Value with Offers ~ Livestream Links

3:00-4:00 ~ Labs: Tech Talk ~ Livestream Links

Wednesday, May 22nd

9:00-12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Dotloop ~ Stacey Reynolds

9:30-10:30~ Contacts: Overview, Setup, and Import with the Co ~ Livestream Links

11:00-12:00 ~ Lead Accelerator: Optimize Cross-Channel Marketing ~ Livestream Links

1:00-2:00 ~ Sales Pipeline: Reinforce Your Value with Offers ~ Livestream Links

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.

3:00-4:00 ~ 7 Steps to Earn 10 Listings a Month ~ Livestream Links

Thursday, May 23rd

8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

9:00-12:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Workshop – Dotloop ~ Stacey Reynolds

9:30-10:30 ~Contacts: Overview, Setup, and Import with the Command Contacts Import Template~ Livestream Links

11:00-12:00 ~Take Control of Your Database, Your Business, Your Future ~ Livestream Links

11:00-12:00 ~ Spring Training — Swinging for the Fences

1:00-2:00 ~ Sales Pipeline: Reinforce Your Value with Offers ~ Livestream Links

3:00-4:00 ~Ask Me Anything~ Livestream Links

Friday, May 24th

9:00-11:00 ~ flameIGNITE: Workshop – eEdge Database ~ Stacey Reynolds

9:30-10:30 ~Contacts: Customize and Manage Your Most Important Asset~ Livestream Links

11:00-12:00~Design and Implement Systems to Promote Your Value Proposition~ Livestream Links

1:00-2:00 ~Connect Groups: Build Your Real Estate Communities ~ Livestream Links

3:00-4:00 ~ Latest in Labs ~ Livestream Links


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Austin Bradley Hart


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Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers!

Natalie Caballero

KE Boyd

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Rosemary’s Rubies May 10th, 2019

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Red Day 2019 is now in the books! A shout out to Lori Lesnansky and Kris Wise for their leadership along with our talented ALC and Culture Committee.  Our Culture Committee served tirelessly and resulted in a well organized event.  Thank you to everyone that took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer and work within our communities and market center.  Thank you for your financial & food donations and to those volunteers who served at Our Daily Bread feeding the homeless in Denton.  Hearts for Homes and Keller Williams DMN made a difference in the lives of local elderly people by donating and delivering groceries.  Your blood donations also saved lives.  “Give Where You Live” has real meaning and heart!!!!!  

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Thank you to John Volleman and Darren & Hadie Lovell with Movement Mortgage for providing our Red Day Volunteers with breakfast and nourishment to start our busy day.

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Thank you to Jeremy Steffens, Amanda McCandless, Sam Fannin and Lauren Anders for providing a “cookout” lunch to keep us well fed and our energy up to finish Red Day.

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Thank you to Matt Farris and Liesel Herrera for their help throughout the day!
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RED DAY PHOTOS!
 
We would enjoy sharing our Red Day photos so if you took some, please upload them in our shared drive:
 
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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!   

It’s that time of year when home owners are protesting their property tax values so when talking about “value”, choose your words carefully!
 
“What do you think this property is worth?”  All of us who are in the real estate profession have been asked this question hundreds of times.  You try to answer it for a customer or client each time you do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) or a Broker Price Opinion (BPO).  Real estate brokers and sales agents do not offer “opinions of value” – that area of expertise requires an appraiser license in Texas.
 
As a license holder, you are allowed to perform a BPO in the name of the broker as a distinct service and for a separate fee.  This is a very particular skill you can learn to do competently.  But when you do so, be careful to ensure you stay clearly within your area of expertise – and do not exaggerate the skill you’ve developed.  Real estate brokers and sales agents do not offer “opinions of value” so there is no such thing as a “broker opinion of value” (BOV) in Texas.
 
Most importantly, the CMA or BPO cannot be referred to as an appraisal, and you are required to use a disclaimer that specifically informs the user or reader that this is not an appraisal and was not developed following the guidelines in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  See Tex. Occ. Code Sec. 1101.102(1)(A)(xi) and Title 22 TAC Sec. 535.17.
 
The Take-Away
 
Unless you hold a current appraiser license, the next time someone asks you “what do you think that property is worth?”choose your words carefully when you answer.  The most professional approach is to simply avoid using the term “value” without an appropriate prior qualifier that makes a clear distinction that you are not offering “an opinion of value”, which is the legal definition of an “appraisal” in Texas and requires an appraiser license to do competently and legally.
 
Source:  TREC Advisor

 

 

What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

Monday!

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

5/13/2019 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!

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Wednesday!

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 Thursday!

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More Training And Events This Week!

Monday, May 13th

1:00-2:00 ~ HomeKeepr App – KW DMN Tech Toolbox ~ Tammy Bunk

3:00-4:00 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, May 14th

8:45 ~ Breakfast & Tour New Listings ~ Bob Erwin

12:00-1:30 ~ ALC Meeting ~ Stacey Buettner

7:30-8:30 ~ CORE Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, May 15th

11:00-12:00 ~ Leasing- Protecting your Landlord & your Tenant ~ Marye Davenport

1:00-2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, May 16th

8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

11:30-12:30 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

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.

Friday, May 17th

12:00-1:00 ~ Google Training ~ Bryan Shanafelt


Save the Dates!

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Whatever it takes


Jordan Davis

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Zachary Brown

Mary Milne

Shelby Love

Alan Magill

Gisela Ruelas

Kavita Gupta

Michael Pray

Fatima Nelson

Kelly Huff

Mitch Blankenship

Stacey Sauer

Amanda Grace Davis

Cherry Rizk

Murray Olmstead


 

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Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers!

Roger Xu

Mindy Short

 

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Rosemary’s Rubies May 3rd, 2019

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Welcome Alison Olson!

Front Desk Concierge 

Resident of Flower Mound since 2007 after moving from Clearwater, FL. 

Enjoys creative activities and spending time with family. 

Wife, mother of 18 yr old son, 19 yr old bonus-son and a mini golden doodle.

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Stop by to meet Alison at Wine Down today at 4:00 


WINE DOWN TODAY!

Join us in the downstairs Bistro for Beer, Wine, and light snacks!

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Hip Hip Hooray it’s almost Red Day!!!!! 

Join us Thursday, May 9th, for our annual Red Day activities.

What is Red Day?   Introduced in 2009, RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is Keller Williams Realty’s annual day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, associates celebrate Mo Anderson’s birthday by spending the day away from their businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in their communities.  
 

RED Day is just another example of our commitment to each other and to the cities and towns where we live and work. Join us!

 
If you have not already signed up, please see below in how you can get involved!
 
Also Movement Mortgage will be providing breakfast for everyone as we begin our day, then later for lunch, Premier Nationwide Lending will be grilling burgers outside. 
 
How can you get involved? Here are 6 key ways:
1.     Join us from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the KW Market Center to roll-up your sleeves to pack up much-needed food for seniors that receive support from Hearts For Homes.  We will also be preparing protein snack packs for Our Daily Bread where they serve 500 people through their soup kitchen and food distribution.   Breakfast and Lunch will be provided, reserve your spot here:  https://bit.ly/2Z8KwgP
2.     Become a Blood Donor: Carter Blood Care Mobile Bus in the KW parking lot from 9 am to 2 pm. (Hours may be extended so stay tuned).        https://bit.ly/2Pd3VsX
3.     Head off to Denton with a team of 15 to serve our friend at Our Daily Bread from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Our Daily Bread will train you onsite and then off you go to meal prepping, serving food, restock the kitchen and clean-up. Sign-up now at:
         https://bit.ly/2VGS2gT
4.     Write 5 notes of encouragement and bring to the market center prior to Red Day
5.      Be a supporter of Red Day by choosing the following:
A.    Simply go to Amazon and search and choose items from our Red Day Wish List to be shipped directly to Keller Williams Dallas Metro North:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2QUXBCK2PVA8X
B.    Donate Gift Cards for Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco or Target
C.    Donate Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Pasta Dish Sides, Instant Mashed Potatoes Packets and Canned Meat
D.    Host a food drive in your neighborhood to collect and bring to the market center donation box will be in the lobby and then will be moved to storage
E.    Give a check donation to KWDM Cares and note donation for Red Day 2019
6.      Join in on the afternoon delivering groceries to seniors in our communities, simply reserve your spot and how many deliveries you would like to make at:  https://bit.ly/2UdL4yr
Thank your continued support and we look forward to making this the best Red Day!
 
Use this link to sign-up for the Blood Drive
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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT!
 
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Ellie Reagan Richter 
Born April 23, 2019 at 11:46 am   
Weight: 7lb 10oz
Length: 20in
 
Congratulations to Linda Richter, Associate Broker, and her family!

IMPORTANT COMPLIANCE REMINDERS FROM BROKER ANNE!

 
There is a group of independent brokers who have taken it upon themselves to “police” the internet as a “courtesy.”  They’re not out to get you or us, but are contacting brokers all over the state.
In May 2018, TREC changed the rules requiring that you end your team name with the words “Group” or “Team”. 
They also made it a violation to refer to yourself as the President, Founder, Owner, Partner…..or any such title, unless you own or founded the sponsoring brokerage.
I have called TREC enforcement to get clarification, and yes, even if you are the owner of your Team or LLC……….the TREC rule still applies.
PLUS,  you must have a link to a correctly completed IABS form and a link to the Consumer Protection Notice!  The links have to be functioning!
This is all true for your LinkedIn, your Facebook, all websites, all social media………everything, everywhere!

Welcome Glad You're Here

Leanne Blaney

Sponsored By: Joel Nincehelser

Gina Weltner

Sponsored By: Jeff Taylor


Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

What TREC says about commercial titles and advertising for license holders.
 
I’m a commercial agent and also the president of a brokerage.  Can I use the title “president” in my advertising?
 
No.  Even though you may hold such a title, using it in advertising implies you are responsible for the operations of the brokerage.  Similarly, a sales agent cannot use the title CEO, COO, or other similar title in advertising.  Remember, this extends to email or website addresses.
 
Source:  TAR

 

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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)

5/6/2019 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!

No Culture Meeting due to Red Day 

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Wednesday!

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Thursday!

SIGN-UP SHEETS AT THE FRONT DESK

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RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is our annual day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, we celebrate RED Day as a part of our legacy worth leaving. Making a difference in the lives of others and bettering the communities that we serve lies at the heart of the Keller Williams culture.

As one of our valued KW Family Members, we would love for you to join in on Red Day May 9th with your Keller Williams Dallas Metro North Family! Our theme is Give Life: Through nourishment for our neighbors in Denton County, saving lives through blood donations and writing notes with encouraging words.

How can you get involved? Here are 6 key ways:

Join us on May 9th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the KW Market Center to roll-up your sleeves to pack up much-needed food for seniors that receive support from Hearts For Homes. We will also be preparing protein snack packs for Our Daily Bread where they serve 500 people through their soup kitchen and food distribution. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided, reserve your spot here: KW Red Day Market Center Nourishment Packing
Become a Blood Donor: Carter Blood Care Mobile Bus in the KW parking lot from 9 am to 2 pm. (Hours may be extended so stay tuned)
Head off to Denton with a team of 15 to serve our friends at Our Daily Bread from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Our Daily Bread will train you onsite and then off you go to meal prepping, serving food, restock the kitchen and clean-up. Sign-up now at:KW Red Day Serving At Our Daily Bread

4. Write 5 notes of encouragement and bring to the market center prior to Red Day

5. Be a supporter of Red Day by choosing the following:
A. Simply go to Amazon and search and choose items from our Red Day Wishlist to be shipped directly to Keller Williams Dallas Metro North: Amazon

B. Donate Gift Cards for Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco or Target

C. Donate Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Pasta Dish Sides, Instant Mashed Potatoes Packets and Canned Meat

D. Host a food drive in your neighborhood to collect and bring to the market center donation box will be in the lobby and then will be moved to storage

E. Give a check donation to KWDM Cares and note donation for Red Day 2019

6. Join in on the afternoon delivering groceries to seniors in our communities, simply reserve your spot and how many deliveries you would like to make at: Red Day Hearts for Homes Food Delivery

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to making this the best Red Day!
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Onwards,

Keller Williams Market Center & Culture ALC

 


Friday!

Luxury event is not at our Market Center. Check Flyer for location

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More Training And Events This Week!

Monday, May 6th

12:00-1:00 ~ P & P Tech Mondays: Social Media Series Continued ~ Tech Committee

2:30-3:30 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Tuesday, May 7th

8:45 ~ Breakfast & Tour New Listings ~ Bob Erwin

1:00-2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

7:30-8:30 ~ CORE Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, May 9th

RED DAY

8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

11:30-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds


Save the Dates!

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Andrea Baker

Janet Malmquist

David Hernandez

Erik Bauer

Rosemary Croney

Ronald Park


 

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Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers!

Paul Zappia

Bethany Jones

Brett & Nicole Kelly

Rose Depoe

Mike Pray

Featured

Rosemary’s Rubies April 26th, 2019

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I am back from an amazing trip to the Canadian Rockies.  My husband and I hiked 10 miles through Banff National Park.  Fresh air and natural beauty gave me a renewed sense of appreciation for life and health. This is Wellness Week at KWDMN and I hope everyone will do something health-related this week.  We all get busy and sometimes don’t make ourselves a priority.  I am guilty of that and have not been as healthy as I should be.  If you make wellness a priority in your everyday life, please share your tips with us.  Post them on our internal Facebook page.  We can all use help every now and then.  Thank you to Kris Wise for the wellness videos and tips this week.  Let’s show our appreciation to Kris and use her “Wise” tips to make ourselves as healthy as possible.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO GREENSHEETS !!!

When you complete your next GREENSHEET, you will notice a change in the donations fields in the Agent Detail section.

At Family Reunion 2019 -the IALC (International Agent Leadership Council) voted to change how KW Cares donations are handled in Greensheets.

There is an automatic default for a $10.00 donation in the KW Cares donation field.

You may choose to leave this donation amount as is, or change it to any amount you wish,  or to 0.00.

You may choose to Opt Out of the donation or change it to another amount for each greensheet.

Just click on the  Opt Out option in Blue in that section.

KW Cares thanks you for your donations to take care of fellow KW associates in their time of need!


Welcome Glad You're Here

Steve Depoe

Sponsored By: Rose Depoe

Edith Miranda

Sponsored By: Venus Mendoza

Alexis Rentz

Sponsored By: Melanie Mulamba (Dallas Preston Road)

Imelda Ashitey

Sponsored By: Venus Mendoza

Marshall McCormack

Sponsored By: Andre Kocher

Fatima Nelson

Sponsored By: Rosemary Croney

Ronald Park

Sponsored By: Stacey Buettner

Welcome Back!

Jimmy Crocco

Sponsored By: Hollie Crocco


Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

Use of Unlicensed Assistants in Real Estate Transactions
 
May an unlicensed person, identified as such, make calls to determine whether persons are interested in buying or selling property, or have property they wish to sell, and if so, make an appointment for a licensed agent to talk to them?
 
No.   Often referred to as “telemarketing”, any such activities conducted in Texas must be conducted by a license holder.  In Tex. Atty. Gen. Op. H-1271 (1978), the attorney general concluded that a license was required.  Also, TREC Rule 535.4(e) makes it clear that all solicitation work must be conducted by a license holder.
 
Section 1101.758 of The Real Estate License Act establishes that it is a crime for an unlicensed person to engage in activity for which a real estate license is required.  The broker or sales agent who employs an unlicensed person might be criminally charged for the crime as well.  In addition, TREC may take disciplanary action against a broker or sales agent who pays or associates with an unlicensed person who engages in activities that require a real estate license.
 
Source:  TREC Legal Update Part 2 Edition 8.0

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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)

4/29/2019 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!

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Wednesday!

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10:00-3:00

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Thursday!

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Friday!

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Also Friday!

WINE DOWN!

Join us in the downstairs Bistro for Beer, Wine, and light snacks!

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More Training And Events This Week!

Tuesday, April 30th

8:45 ~ Breakfast & Tour New Listings ~ Bob Erwin

11:15-12:00 ~ Red Day Meeting

12:00-1:00 ~ Executive Assistant Mastermind

7:30-8:30 ~ CORE Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, May 1st

11:30-12:30 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

12:00-1:00 Command Series Participant Workshop ~ Tammy Bunk

 1:00-2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, May 2nd

8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

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!

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SIGN-UP SHEETS AT THE FRONT DESK

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RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is our annual day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, we celebrate RED Day as a part of our legacy worth leaving. Making a difference in the lives of others and bettering the communities that we serve lies at the heart of the Keller Williams culture.

As one of our valued KW Family Members, we would love for you to join in on Red Day May 9th with your Keller Williams Dallas Metro North Family! Our theme is Give Life: Through nourishment for our neighbors in Denton County, saving lives through blood donations and writing notes with encouraging words.

How can you get involved? Here are 6 key ways:

Join us on May 9th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the KW Market Center to roll-up your sleeves to pack up much-needed food for seniors that receive support from Hearts For Homes. We will also be preparing protein snack packs for Our Daily Bread where they serve 500 people through their soup kitchen and food distribution. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided, reserve your spot here: KW Red Day Market Center Nourishment Packing
Become a Blood Donor: Carter Blood Care Mobile Bus in the KW parking lot from 9 am to 2 pm. (Hours may be extended so stay tuned)
Head off to Denton with a team of 15 to serve our friends at Our Daily Bread from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Our Daily Bread will train you onsite and then off you go to meal prepping, serving food, restock the kitchen and clean-up. Sign-up now at:KW Red Day Serving At Our Daily Bread

4. Write 5 notes of encouragement and bring to the market center prior to Red Day

5. Be a supporter of Red Day by choosing the following:
A. Simply go to Amazon and search and choose items from our Red Day Wishlist to be shipped directly to Keller Williams Dallas Metro North: Amazon

B. Donate Gift Cards for Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco or Target

C. Donate Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Pasta Dish Sides, Instant Mashed Potatoes Packets and Canned Meat

D. Host a food drive in your neighborhood to collect and bring to the market center donation box will be in the lobby and then will be moved to storage

E. Give a check donation to KWDM Cares and note donation for Red Day 2019

6. Join in on the afternoon delivering groceries to seniors in our communities, simply reserve your spot and how many deliveries you would like to make at: Red Day Hearts for Homes Food Delivery
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to making this the best Red Day!
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Onwards,

Keller Williams Market Center & Culture ALC


 

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John Love

Annette Price

Erin Pickard

Anna Oh

Susan Bryant

John Straub

Monique Dykstra

Andrea Kloss

Candi Munguia

Kris Vickrey

Laura Salzman

Patrice Antoline

Sabrina Thompson

Tammy Boudreaux

Leanne Blaney

Stephanie Seay

Beth Gaskill

Lisa Vesterman

Clint Chasteen


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Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers!

Christy Arnold

Shirley Meyners

Sunny Darden

Lois Lyles

Michael & Brooke Hunt

Kristne Martin

Lori Neihart

Partrick Kevlin

Laura Salzman

Katie Saldivar


 

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Rosemary’s Rubies April 12th, 2019

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I will be taking a few days of vacation beginning next Thursday through the Easter holiday so my next Rubies email will be in 2 weeks on April 26th.  I want to wish everyone a blessed and beautiful Easter!

OFFICE CLOSED APRIL 19TH
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OFFICE CLOSED APRIL 21ST
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THIS SUNDAY!
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THIS MONDAY!
ARE YOU READY?
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Keller Williams is asking each market center to implement a “Mock Disaster Drill” in the near future.  We want to be prepared in case of a real emergency or natural disaster so we will have mock drills periodically.  Once we receive notification from KWRI, you could receive a text, email, phone call and/or Facebook notification so you can mark yourself “safe”.  We are testing our disaster relief plan to be sure we can contact each of our agents to check on your welfare so please let us know you are safe as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation!

ANNOUNCING!

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RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is our annual day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, we celebrate RED Day as a part of our legacy worth leaving. Making a difference in the lives of others and bettering the communities that we serve lies at the heart of the Keller Williams culture.

As one of our valued KW Family Members, we would love for you to join in on Red Day May 9th with your Keller Williams Dallas Metro North Family! Our theme is Give Life: Through nourishment for our neighbors in Denton County, saving lives through blood donations and writing notes with encouraging words.

How can you get involved? Here are 6 key ways:

Join us on May 9th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the KW Market Center to roll-up your sleeves to pack up much-needed food for seniors that receive support from Hearts For Homes. We will also be preparing protein snack packs for Our Daily Bread where they serve 500 people through their soup kitchen and food distribution. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided, reserve your spot here: KW Red Day Market Center Nourishment Packing
Become a Blood Donor: Carter Blood Care Mobile Bus in the KW parking lot from 9 am to 2 pm. (Hours may be extended so stay tuned)
Head off to Denton with a team of 15 to serve our friends at Our Daily Bread from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Our Daily Bread will train you onsite and then off you go to meal prepping, serving food, restock the kitchen and clean-up. Sign-up now at:KW Red Day Serving At Our Daily Bread

4. Write 5 notes of encouragement and bring to the market center prior to Red Day

5. Be a supporter of Red Day by choosing the following:
A. Simply go to Amazon and search and choose items from our Red Day Wishlist to be shipped directly to Keller Williams Dallas Metro North: Amazon

B. Donate Gift Cards for Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco or Target

C. Donate Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Pasta Dish Sides, Instant Mashed Potatoes Packets and Canned Meat

D. Host a food drive in your neighborhood to collect and bring to the market center donation box will be in the lobby and then will be moved to storage

E. Give a check donation to KWDM Cares and note donation for Red Day 2019

6. Join in on the afternoon delivering groceries to seniors in our communities, simply reserve your spot and how many deliveries you would like to make at: Red Day Hearts for Homes Food Delivery
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to making this the best Red Day!
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Onwards,

Keller Williams Market Center & Culture ALC

 


 

ANNOUNCING!

 

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Welcome Glad You're Here

Camille Palatella

Sponsored By: Christy Arnold

Ashley Hart

Sponsored By: Sunny Darden

Stephanie Rossi

Sponsored By: Charles Nuber

Carolyn Forrest

Sponsored By: Beth Brake

Brijesh Shah

Sponsored By: Catherine Jacobson

W. D. Rowe

Sponsored By: Venus Mendoza

Yolanda Silva

Sponsored By: Sunny Darden

Teffani Voss

Sponsored By: John Gomez

Normand Fleury

Sponsored By: Veronica Fleury

Jessica Russell

Sponsored By: Jill Hughes

Lorie Valle Wright

Sponsored By: Jason Otts

Michelle Shepherd

Sponsored By: Brandon Lucido

Welcome Back Jennifer Kelly

Sponsored By: Hollie Magnuson


Light Bulb Agent Tips

AGENT TIP OF THE WEEK!

Under what conditions would the seller check the box in paragraph 7B(3) on the contract to show that the seller’s disclosure notice is not required?

The Texas Property Code disclosure requirements are applicable to the sale of a property comprising not more than one dwelling unit, but do not apply to a transfer pursuant to a court order or foreclosure sale; by a trustee in bankruptcy; to or by a mortgage or beneficiary under a deed of trust or pursuant to a court ordered foreclosure or acquisition by a deed in lieu of foreclosure; by a fiduciary in the administration of a decedent’s estate, guardianship, conservatorship, or trust; from one co-owner to one or more co-owners; made to a spouse or to a person or persons in the lineal line of consanguinity of one or more of the transferors; between spouses resulting from a decree of dissolution of marriage or legal separation or from any governmental entity; transfers of new residences of not more than one dwelling unit which have not been previously occupied for residential purposes; or transfers where the value of any dwelling does not exceed 5% of the value of the property.


 

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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)

4/15/2019 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!

Partner Meeting & Vendor Fair- ALL AGENTS WELCOME!

11:00-1:00

Come and see what’s going on in our Market Center as well as in the world of Real Estate!

*Lunch is provided

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ALSO TUESDAY!

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WEDNESDAY!

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ALSO WEDNESDAY!

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ALSO WEDNESDAY!

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THURSDAY!

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More Training And Events This Week!

Monday, April 15th

Live Stream Training: Live Stream Videos

12:00-1:00 ~ P & P Tech Mondays Facebook Ad’s ~ Tammy Bunk

2:30-3:30 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Tuesday, April 16th

Live Stream Training: Live Stream Videos

8:45 ~ Breakfast & Tour New Listings ~ Bob Erwin

1:00-2:00 ~ Introduction to Commercial Real Estate

Wednesday, April 17th

Live Stream Training: Live Stream Videos

12:00-1:00 ~ Command: Getting Started Class 5 For “Tech Hares” ~ Tammy Bunk

Thursday, April 18th

Live Stream Training: Live Stream Videos

8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

3:00-4:00 ~ Command: Getting Started Class 5 for “Tech Tortoises”            ~ Tammy Bunk


SAVE THE DATE!

APRIL 23RD

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APRIL 30TH

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MAY 2nd

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MAY 10TH

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MAY 14TH

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers!

Toni Nomura

Angelica Hernandez


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Michael Hunt

Lisette Simon

Charles Nuber

Teffani Ross

Hollie Crocco


 

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Rosemary’s Rubies April 5th, 2019

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If you have not noticed the new signage behind our front desk, our AED has arrived!

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What is an AED you ask?
 
An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
 
Our AED is located in an alarmed cabinet behind the front desk in case of an actual emergency.  Some people in our office have been trained and are CPR certified so if you are as well, please let us know. 

WINE DOWN TODAY!

Join us in the downstairs Bistro for Beer, Wine, and light snacks!

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MEMORIAL SERVICE THIS SATURDAY!

WE LOST ONE OF OUR OWN AND OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN.
Heather Handsford
Heather Handsford recently passed after her tough battle with cancer.  A celebration of her life will be held tomorrow, April 6th, 2019, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home located at 740 S. Edmonds Lane, Lewisville, Texas 75067.  If you would like to attend, Heather’s service will begin at 4:30 pm.  If you wish to donate in lieu of flowers, it is Heather’s wish that donations be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center.   Our thoughts and prayers go out to Heather’s loved ones.

 

INSURANCE ENROLLMENT DEADLINE TODAY!

This is a note reminding everyone that the group medical enrollment will close TODAY, April 5th.  You must complete your medical questionnaire today if you want to participate in the group medical program offered through our office.

Again, it’s a two-step process.  The medical questionnaire via the website and the enrollment team for everything else.

The website address to complete your medical questionnaire is:  www.formfire.com

Click “sign up” in the very top right-hand corner.

Your employer ID is: 75D2431

You may contact the enrollment team at 1-877-282-0808 to sign up for additional and supplemental coverages for Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident or Life Insurance and learn about the college scholarship program.

You do not have to have medical coverage to participate in any of the other lines of coverages such as Dental, Vision etc.  Each is separate and a la carte.


 

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Keller Williams is asking each market center to implement a “Mock Disaster Drill” in the near future.  We want to be prepared in case of a real emergency or natural disaster so we will have mock drills periodically.  Once we receive notification from KWRI, you could receive a text, email, phone call and/or Facebook notification so you can mark yourself “safe”.  We are testing our disaster relief plan to be sure we can contact each of our agents to check on your welfare so please let us know you are safe as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation!

image (2)Another important announcement is the Coldwell Banker parking lot will be under construction for a while so please do not use their parking lot.  We are told there is a potential leak so the lot will be destroyed by jack hammers and equipment.  We shouldn’t be using their parking lot anyway but to avoid flat tires and such, please avoid their parking lot.  Any KWDMN overflow parking is across the street at the Kohl’s store. 

Another Important Announcement!

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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

Do You Have a Question About TREC’s Laws or Rules? Here’s a Few Tips for Help

Did you know that TREC’s Standards and Enforcement Services (SES) staff are available to answer certain legal questions by email or phone?

SES carries out the Commission’s mission to protect Texas consumers by enforcing the laws and rules that regulate real estate brokers and sales agents, real estate (home) inspectors, residential service (home warranty) companies, and timeshare providers. SES also implements the relevant standards and reviews applications for licensure and determinations of moral character to assess the honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness of applicants.

We know you sometimes have questions about TREC rules or laws related to the specific areas SES handles and they are available to help. You may call SES directly at 512-936-3005 or you can also email your questions directly to enforcement@trec.texas.gov.

Tammy Bunk has added contact information for SES to our Tech Page at www.KWMetroNorthTech.com

Areas for which SES can help

  • Compliance-related questions about laws and rules
  • Complaint procedures and requirements.
  • A pending case if you’re the complainant or respondent (have the file number, please, so that the call or email may be referred to the responsible party)
  • A closed case (have the file number, please, so that the case may be referred to the correct person)
  • The general areas over which the Commission has jurisdiction
  • License eligibility requirements related to background issues such as criminal history
  • Advertising – only if you’re a broker.  Calls or emails from a sales agent are referred to the sponsoring broker because the broker must ensure that each sponsored sales agent complies with TREC advertising rules.

Where can I find an answer before calling or emailing SES with a question?

The Commission has an extensive FAQ page that answers many questions. You can search by category or do a word search on the webpage to find your topic. You can also search on their website for a relevant article or form. Use the “Site Search” feature that is on the top of most pages of their website.

They also have disciplinary history information available and it’s searchable by name, license type, dates, cities, case number, and violations. You can also see a specific license holder’s disciplinary history by looking up the license holder using the “license holder search” feature and then selecting the “print license history” button.

They have extensive information on their website about filing a complaintthe complaint process, a detailed complaint overview manual, and FAQs on the complaint process (search by the category “How Are Disputes Handled?” or do a word search with “complaint”).

What else should I do before calling or emailing?

One of their staff attorneys can better assist you on a call or email when you provide the following information:

  • Your license number (if you’re a TREC license holder)
  • If you email them, please provide a call back number so their staff attorney can reach you for any needed clarification to better answer your question.

What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

Monday!

MOVE 2.1.19

Also Monday!

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

4/8/2019 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!

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Also Tuesday!

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Wednesday!

Register with this link to guarantee a spot!     https://www.luxurylistingspecialist.com/dfw/

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Also Wednesday!

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Also Wednesday!

Maximizing Your Online Presence with Google Analytics and FB Pixel

Title:  The Why and How of Online Analytics

Date:  Wednesday, April 10
Length of class: 1 hour, 1pm – 2pm
Training Room A
Agenda:
What is Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel
Who should be using it and what it does for you
Step by step walk-through on how to set up Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel
How to read the reports and use the data

Also Wednesday!

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Thursday!

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More Training And Events This Week!

Monday, April 8th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Tech Mondays ~ Tammy Bunk

3:00-4:00 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, April 9th ~ 8:45 ~ Breakfast & Tour New Listings ~ Bob Erwin

12:00-1:30 ~ ALC Meeting ~ Stacey Buettner

7:30-8:30 ~ CORE Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, April 10th~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Command: Getting Started Class 4 For “Tech Hares” ~ Tammy Bunk

 1:00-2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, April 11th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

10:00-11:30 ~ More $$ by Becoming a Tech Enabled Agent ~ Tammy Bunk

11:30-12:30 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

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.

3:00-4:00 ~ Command: Getting Started Class 4 for “Tech Tortoises” ~ Tammy Bunk

Friday, April 12th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Pig out and Plug In ~ Preston Wood


Save the Dates!

April 17th!

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April 18th!

Listing Presentation Paula Alexander

April 23rd!

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April 30th!

Buyers Agent MM Hot Pink


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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers!

Kurt & Kathy Kiefer

Leah Cicirello

Andre & Kelli Kocher

Amanda Pappas

Stacey Sauer


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Holly Hiller

Michelle Dodson

Bala Ganapavarapu

Katy O’Neil

Marye Davenport

Angelica Hernandez

Berek McEwen

Sonja Jordan


 

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Rosemary’s Rubies March 29th, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

I am a ball of emotions today as we celebrate two lovely ladies and thank them for their valuable service to our market center.  Please join us for a reception today from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in our upstairs training room as we send Megan Neihart and Venus Mendoza onto their next grand adventures.  We will miss them both and wish them much success!

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IN MEMORY OF HEATHER HANDSFORD

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We lost one of our beautiful agents, Heather Handsford, last week after her tough battle with cancer.  A celebration of her life will be held next Saturday, April 6th, 2019, at Mulkey Mason Funeral Home located at 740 S. Edmonds, Lewisville, Texas 75067.  Service will begin at 4:30 pm. If you wish to donate in lieu of flowers, it is Heather’s wish that donations be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center.   Our thoughts and prayers go out to Heather’s family and friends. 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

What’s subagency?

Subagency occurs when a listing broker extends his or her agency relationship with the seller to agents outside of the brokerage. These cooperating subagents owe their fiduciary duty to the seller. If subagents of a listing broker find a buyer for a property, that buyer is treated as a customer, not a client.  As a subagent, a license holder acts as a subagent when aiding a buyer in a transaction without an agreement to represent the buyer.  A subagent can assist the buyer but does not represent the buyer and must place the interests of the owner first.

Our brokerage does not engage in a subagency relationship as it can cause confusion as to who represents who, who do we owe our fiduciary responsibility to and who is paying which broker?  A written agreement isn’t required for an agent to work on behalf of a buyer, but without one, there’s a greater risk of misunderstandings between you and the buyer and potential issues involving subagency and your commission.  Our brokerage prefers exclusive representation of an owner/seller or client/buyer so always use an Exclusive Right To Sell Listing Agreement and/or Buyer/Tenant Representation Agreement.  If not, our broker suggests that a referral fee agreement be done instead of subagency.

 

 

 


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What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

Monday!

MOVE 2.1.19

 

Also Monday!

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

4/01/2019 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!

Committees

Also Tuesday!

Job Fair too (1)

 

Also Tuesday!

Career night

 

Wednesday!

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Also Wednesday! 

Registration:  https://kwmci.backagent.net/office/calendar/detail/?45467287-a160-4033-bda2-7a468258a7ed

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Also Wednesday!

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Thursday!

Register Here:

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Also Thursday!

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Nest Friday!

WINE DOWN!

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Join us in the downstairs Bistro for Beer, Wine, and light snacks!

 


More Training Events This Week!

 

Monday, April 1st ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ P&P Tech Mondays: FB Business Page, What Next? ~ Tammy Bunk 

Monday, April 1st ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin 

Tuesday, April 2nd ~ 7:30-8:30 ~ CORE Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, April 3rd~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Command: Getting Started Class 3 For “Tech Hares” ~ Tammy Bunk

Wednesday, April 3rd ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, April 4th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, April 4th ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, April 4th ~ 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, April 4th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Command: Getting Started Class 1 for “Tech Tortoises” ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save the Dates!

 

April 11th!

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April 18th! 

Listing Presentation Paula Alexander

April 23rd!

LEGAL 2 

April 30th!

Buyers Agent MM Hot Pink

 


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

 

Kim Lee

Candi Munguia

Taryn Pipkins

John and Shelby Love

Stephanie Seay

 


 

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Bret Wilson

Dan Bresnahan

Valerie Connolly

Eryn Morrow 

 

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Rosemary’s Rubies March 22nd, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

It is officially Spring but I wouldn’t plant those Spring and Summer flowers just yet.  There is always a possibility of frost before Easter. Plus we live in Texas so you never know what mother nature will do. Enjoy this nice weather and show those properties!

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WE WILL MISS YOU MEGAN!

Megan Neihart April 2017

As announced at Partner Meeting and on Facebook this past Tuesday, we want to let everyone know that Megan has accepted a new opportunity and will be leaving KWDMN.  We appreciate her role the past 2 years as our Front Desk Concierge and will miss her bright smile and personality.  Please stop by the front desk before March 29th to wish her well.  We will be having a farewell reception for Megan from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in our upstairs training room on Friday, March 29th.  It would mean so much to Megan if you can stop by.  


 

 

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MEDICAL AND ANCILLARY INSURANCE FOR 1099 REAL ESTATE AGENTS!

Please read the information below regarding Insurance options for 1099 Real Estate Agents in our Market Center.  This is a follow-up from Mike Egel with Bridge Insurance– who presented this at our Partner Meeting on Tuesday.

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As mentioned during our Partner Meeting, here are some specific talking points:

Website  www.1099realestatebenefits.com

Benefit plan summaries, videos, and contact information for the Bridge Insurance team and the Enrollment Center can be found on this website.

Open-Enrollment

We are shooting for a June 1st effective date for all plans and benefits.

The deadline for Major Medical applications is April 5th. After this date, we will not accept any more Major Medical applications from existing agents.

Each agent will be contacted by the enrollment team. They will explain each product, including the rates, and will help you sign up for any benefits you choose to protect you and your business.

Agents can call the enrollment team, instead of waiting for them to call you. (877) 282-0808

Medical Insurance

An example of the plan design can be found at www.1099realestatebenefits.com.

Anyone interested in applying for Major Medical insurance, will need to fill out an online application at www.formfire.com

If your spouse and/or dependents are wanting to participate in this plan, you will need their health history, SSN, DOB and prescription information as well.

www.formfire.com:

Click “Sign Up” in the upper righthand corner

Enter in your unique Employer ID Code: 75D2431

If you need to update or change any information, click “Employee Login” in the upper right hand corner and then make sure to re-sign your application.

Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability, Accident, Critical Illness, Etc.

Examples of plan designs can be found at www.1099realestatebenefits.com.

These plans can be purchased separately. You do not have to purchase medical insurance to participate in these other benefits.

Third-Party billing administration

All premiums will be bank drafted directly from the agents account by our TPA.

Should a payment be missed, cancellation will occur and agents will be locked out of coverage until next open enrollment.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the enrollment team or Jeri McGuire.

Plan designs can also be found on the website: www.1099realestatebenefits.com.

NOTE:  All agents in the Market Center need to either Opt-in or Opt-out of the offer. 

To Opt-out just call the enrollment team and record your waiver of coverage with them (877) 282-0808 or e-mail:  mike.egel@bridgeinsurancegroup.biz

  

Mike Egel

Bridge Insurance Group

314-239-6998 mobile

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

 

Financial Matters Do Matter!


Can a sales agent have an escrow account?

No. Rule 535.146(b)(2) prohibits a sales agent from having an escrow account. The sales agent must turn all money received over to the sales agent’s sponsoring broker.

Can a sales agent have a commission check written to the sales agent’s own corporation or Limited Liability Company? If so, does that entity have to be licensed as a real estate broker?

All commissions must be paid through the agent’s sponsoring broker.[TRELA §1101.651(b)] Further, a business entity that receives compensation on behalf of a license holder must be licensed as a broker. [TRELA §1101.355(c)]

Can a sales agent receive or pay a commission to a party in a real estate transaction?

No. A sales agent may not accept compensation for a real estate transaction from anyone other than the broker the sales agent was associated with at the time the commission was earned and may not pay a commission to a person except through the sales agent’s sponsoring broker. [TRELA §1101.651(b) and (c)]

Violations may be subject to disciplinary sanctions by the Sponsoring Broker along with TREC, including but not limited to, license revocation, license suspension, reprimand and/or an administrative penalty.  


 

What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

 

Monday!

MOVE 2.1.19

Also Monday!

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

3/25/2019 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!

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Career night

Thursday!

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Please be sure and sign up via the intranet (link below) so we can plan for enough food.  Thank you!

https://kwmci.backagent.net/office/calendar/detail/?d1926bd9-94fe-47b3-8be2-2a506355ee61

 

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More Training Events Next Week!

Monday, March 25th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Command Q&A ~ Tammy Bunk 

Monday, March 25th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, March 26th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Executive Admin Mastermind ~ Erin Fulton

Tuesday, March 26th ~ 7:30-8:30 ~ CORE Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, March 27th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Command: Getting Started Class 2 For “Tech Hares” ~ Tammy Bunk

Wednesday, March 27th ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, March 28th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, March 28th ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ Placester Basic Class and More! ~ Tammy Bunk

Thursday, March 28th ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, March 28th ~ 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, March 28th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Command: Getting Started Class 1 for “Tech Tortoises” ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save the Dates!

 

April 2nd!

Job Fair too (1)

April 3rd!

Registration:  https://kwmci.backagent.net/office/calendar/detail/?45467287-a160-4033-bda2-7a468258a7ed

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Also April 3rd!

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April 4th! 

Register Here:

www.eventbrite.com/e/shift-live-tickets-58678651426

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Also April 4th!

4.2, 2pm

April 11th!

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April 18th!

Listing Presentation Paula Alexander

April 23rd!

LEGAL 2

April 30th!

Buyers Agent MM Hot Pink

 


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers!

 

Michael Bodine

 


 

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Hollie Magnuson

Krysstel Wilcher

Linda Terndrup

Armando Reynoso

Ary Putera

Katie Saldivar 

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Rosemary’s Rubies March 15th, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and don’t forget to wear your lucky green on Sunday! Speaking of green, March is also National Celery Month so go              C-E-L-E-R-Y-B-R-A-T-E!

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ALSO THIS SUNDAY!

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WELCOME BRYCE HUNTER HALL!

Bryce Hall

8 lbs 9 oz 
20″ long
Born on March 9th at 8:01 a.m. to our own Jonathan Hall and his wife, Alicia
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAPPY FAMILY!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Keller Williams is asking each market center to implement a “Mock Disaster Drill” in the upcoming weeks.  We want to be prepared in case of a real emergency or natural disaster so we will have mock drills periodically.  Once we receive notification from KWRI, you could receive a text, email, phone call and/or Facebook notification so you can mark yourself “safe”.  We are testing our disaster relief plan to be sure we can contact each of our agents to check on your welfare so please let us know you are safe as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation!


Welcome Glad You're Here

Jon “JD” Aaron 

Sponsored By: Annette Price 

Naresh Chauhan

Sponsored By: Renuka Bhandari 


Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 Several agents most recently have been up against these “Instant Offer” brokerages so I found a TAR flyer that you can use for your prospects and clients.  If you are interested in using this flyer, please let me know and I will email directly to you:
TAR Flyer

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Tech Tip of the Week! 

Time for Some G-Suite Tips!

A reminder that your @kw.com email is a G-Suite email with the G-Suite tools. 

Do you ever make a backup and save your items (Gmail, Google Drive, Contacts, etc.) to your computer? It is a good practice to do occasionally.

Instructions:

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190?hl=en

Do you send the same information in an email on a regular basis? Save time by using “Canned” emails. You can even save a Canned Email, then customize where needed before sending. Added tip is that I typically change the text I want to make sure I personalize to red so I am reminded to customize before I send.

Instructions:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-enable-and-use-canned-responses-in-gmail/

Do you want to send delayed emails? Are you emailing a client when you can’t sleep at 2:00 a.m. but you do not want it to send until 8:00 a.m.? (Hopefully that is not you!) There are several solutions available, the one I am most familiar with is “Right Inbox”.

Instructions:

https://www.rightinbox.com/install-for-chrome


Tech Enabled Agent Series 1 rev2

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Megan’s Memo! 

Recently, we’ve had an issue of agents letting outside people in through one of our other doors. These doors are locked for security reasons and NO ONE should be allowed to walk through them unless they are an agent with a fob. If someone tries to get through another door, please direct them to our front desk door. This way, I can do my job and manage who is walking around our office unchecked. We want to keep you guys as safe as possible and we can’t do that if we don’t know who’s in the office! 


MARCH MADNESS IS UPON US!!!

Annual KW Metro North Cares Fundraiser 

March Madness

You should have received an invitation through CBS Sports to join our Annual March Madness NCAA Basketball Pool!  It’s a 50/50 pool with 50% of what we collect going to benefit KW Metro North Cares and 50% going to the final winner.  Join the fun!  

Your first bracket in your name is $20

Second bracket is an additional $15…

Third bracket & beyond is $10 for each one.

 Please turn your $$ in to Jeri – checks to KW Metro North Cares!


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What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

Monday!

MOVE 2.1.19

Also Monday!

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

3/18/2019 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

Jordan Flower Mound

Also Tuesday!

PARTNER MEETING – ALL AGENTS WELCOME!

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11:15-12:45

Come and see what’s going on in our Market Center as well as in the world of Real Estate! 

*Lunch is provided

Also Tuesday!

Bodie Stark Flyer

Also Tuesday!

Career night

Thursday!

3.21

Also Thursday!

LEGAL 2



More Training Events this Week!

Monday, March 18th ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ Basic eEdge Database and Marketing Class ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, March 18th ~ 11:00-12:00 ~ Contacts: Overview, Setup, and Import Livestream

Monday, March 18th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Plug-In And Pig-Out Tech Mondays: FB Business Page Create/Review ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, March 18th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Monday, March 18th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Command and Kelle: Overview and Setup Livestream

Tuesday, March 19th ~ 11:00-12:00 ~ Build Your Database and Develop Relationships Livestream

Tuesday, March 19th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Opportunities: Overview, Setup, and Add Livestream

Tuesday, March 19th ~ 7:30-8:30 ~ CORE Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, March 20th ~ 9:00-10:00 ~ Greensheets ~ Jeri McGuire

Wednesday, March 20th ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ Basic Dotloop Class ~ Tammy Bunk

Wednesday, March 20th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Command: Getting Started Class 1 For “Tech Hares” ~ Tammy Bunk

Wednesday, March 20th ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, March 21st ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, March 21st ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, March 21st ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Command: Getting Started Class 1 for “Tech Tortoises” ~ Tammy Bunk

Friday, March 22nd ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ Placester Basic class and more! ~ Tammy Bunk 


Save the Dates! 

March 26th!

3.26

March 28th!

3.28 The septic system Do you know what it is_

Also March 28th! 

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March 29th!

3.29

April 2nd!

4.3.19 Lead Gen

Also April 2nd! 

Job Fair too (1)

April 4th! 

Listing Clinic For Michelle 2

April 11th! 

Copy of Facebook2.0

April 23rd!

LEGAL 2


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Erin Fulton

Arcey Farokhi

Christine Shelton 

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Rosemary’s Rubies March 8th, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 


With the freezing temperatures we’ve had this week, it’s hard to believe that Spring is around the corner.  Don’t forget to “Spring” forward 1 Hour this Sunday!

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

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Keller Williams is asking each market center to implement a “Mock Disaster Drill” in the upcoming weeks.  We want to be prepared in case of a real emergency or natural disaster so we will have mock drills periodically.  Once we receive notification from KWRI, you could receive a text, email, phone call and/or Facebook notification so you can mark yourself “safe”.  We are testing our disaster relief plan to be sure we can contact each of our agents to check on your welfare so please let us know you are safe as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation!

 


 

BABY ANNOUNCEMENT

 
We have another sweet addition to our KWDMN Family!
Mario Putera
Mario Christophorus Putera
Weight 8 pounds 1 ounce
Length 21.25 inches
 
Born to Ary and Fanny Putera
CONGRATULATIONS!

HOME OF THE WEEK!

Changes coming to Home Tour. Beginning March 12th, the split between the low category and high category for Home of the Week will be moved from $400,000 to $500,000.

 

Time for Change

 


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

 

Dee Weber 

Sponsored By: John Esau (Lawrence, KS)

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

 

Agent Tip of the Week

 

Tax Year 2019: What’s New From the IRS?

 

Tax law changes are nothing new – but when they occur, you want to be in the know. The IRS has announced the following projected changes for this tax year:

  • Standard deduction – If you’re married filing jointly, your standard deduction rises to $24,400, up$400 from 2018. If you’re a single taxpayer or married filing separately, the standard deduction is $200 higher at $12,200. If you file as a head of household, your standard deduction is $18,350, up $350.
  • Personal exemption – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended the personal exemption.
  • Tax brackets – The following are adjusted for inflation:

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  • Source: taxfoundation.org
  • Retirement account contribution limits –These have risen $500 from 2018. Your total contributions to all of your traditional and Roth IRAs cannot be more than $6,000 ($7,000 if you’re age 50 or older) or your taxable compensation for the year, if your compensation was less than this dollar limit.
  • Itemized deductions – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the rules on these. Check with your tax professional for details.
  • Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) – For unmarried individuals, the exemption amount rises to $71,700 and begins to phase out at $510,300. For married couples filing jointly, the exemption amount is $111,700, and the exemption begins to phase out at $1,020,600.
  • Estate tax exclusion – The basic amount rises to $11,400,000, up from a total of $11,180,000 for estates of decedents who died in 2018.
  • Gift tax exclusion – The $15,000 amount remains the same as it was in 2018.

For more information on these and other tax law changes, visit irs.gov.

 


 

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Tech Tip of the Week 

EXCITING NEWS AHEAD!

This week’s tech tip is to keep an eye out for TWO NEW TECH SERIES!

One is a much needed, long awaited, Social Media series that will bring you the information that you need to build your online presence.

Two is Becoming A Tech Enabled Agent series that will walk you through the process of moving from your current system (whatever it is) to Command & Kelle on the Keller Cloud.

Don’t miss these two downloads that Advertisemint created that are very helpful for your Facebook Ads.

The Complete Guide to Facebook Targeting

The Complete Guide to Hidden Facebook Ad Targeting

 


 

MARCH MADNESS IS UPON US!!!

Annual KW Metro North Cares Fundraiser 

March Madness

You should have received an invitation through CBS Sports to join our Annual March Madness NCAA Basketball Pool!  It’s a 50/50 pool with 50% of what we collect going to benefit KW Metro North Cares and 50% going to the final winner.  Join the fun!  

Your first bracket in your name is $20

Second bracket is an additional $15…

Third bracket & beyond is $10 for each one.

 Please turn your $$ in to Jeri – checks to KW Metro North Cares!

 


What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

Monday!

MOVE 2.1.19

Tuesday!

ALC MEETING 

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12:00-1:30

Come and See What Topics our Leaders Discuss for our Market Center!

Also Tuesday!  

3.12

Also Tuesday!

Career night

Thursday! 

3.14

 


More Training Events This Week!

Monday, March 11th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Command and Kelle: Overview and Setup Livestream 

Monday, March 11th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ 9 Steps to Transition Your Business to Command Livesteam

Tuesday, March 12th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ 7 Steps to Launch Your Neighborhood Lead Gen in Command Livestream

Tuesday, March 12th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Contacts: Overview, Setup, and Import Livestream 

Tuesday, March 12th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk 

Wednesday, March 13th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Contacts: Overview, Setup, and Import Livestream 

Wednesday, March 13th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Contacts: Overview, Setup, and Import Livestream 

Thursday, March 14th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Kimberly Windle

Thursday, March 14th ~ 11:00-12:00 ~ Command: Opportunities – Making $$ in KWCommand ~ Tammy Bunk

Thursday, March 14th ~ 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, March 14th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ 9 Steps to Transition Your Business to Command Livestream 

Friday, March 15th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ 9 Steps to Transition Your Business to Command Livestream 

Friday, March 15th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Latest in Labs Livestream 

 


 

Save the Dates!

 

March 19th! 

3.19 (1)

March 20th!

WILL GROW YOUR BUSINESS

March 21st! 

3.21

March 21st and April 3rd!

Please sign up via the intranet!

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March 26th!

3.26

March 28th! 

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Also March 28th! 

3.28 MM

April 2nd!  

4.3.19 Lead Gen

Also April 2nd! 

Job Fair too (1)

 


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

 

Renuka Bhandari

Lisette Simon 

 


 

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Julie Gesino

Darrell Lewis 

 

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Rosemary’s Rubies March 1, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Happy March Everyone!  

Effective today, March 1st, there are 3 revised promulgated forms that you are now required to use per TREC:

 

Notice of Buyer’s Termination of Contract (TREC 38-6, TAR 1902)

 

Third Party Financing Addendum (TREC 40-8, TAR 1901)

 

 Addendum Concerning Right to Terminate Due To Lender’s Appraisal (TREC 49-1, TAR 1948)

 

These 3 forms are in Dotloop so please begin using them if necessary.  Our broker, Anne Lakusta, has prepared training videos for all 3 forms.  Please watch the training videos below:

Third Party Financing Addendum https://youtu.be/oJprgEfj7Z0

Appraisal Addendum https://youtu.be/ELWfUMEVmQE   

Buyer Right To Terminate https://youtu.be/C-tiDpVCWEI   

Tammy has uploaded these videos to our Tech Page, www.KWMetroNorthTech.com, and are available 24/7.


WINE DOWN HAPPY HOUR TODAY! 

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Join us in The Bistro from 4:00 – 5:30 pm today for some wine, beer, beverages and of course King Cake in celebration of Mardi Gras…laissez les bon temps rouler!

 

 


 

WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

Contract Questions



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The CE Shop


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

Welcome Back Veronica Fleury!

Sponsored By: Gary Goldsmith

Normand Fleury

Sponsored By: Veronica Fleury 

Jeff Taylor

Sponsored By: Arwi Luong

Sarah Matthews

Sponsored By: Manmeet Schober

Kristy Bass

Sponsored By: Brian Carr 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

PLEASE READ!
Steps Required for a Lease Listing
sTEPS 1
STEPS 2
Here is a link to Broker Anne’s training video:
 
 
All of these requirements and sample forms are in Dotloop and on our market center intranet.
 
IMPORTANTYou MUST be posting the Tenant Selection Criteria on MLS, or you could possibly incur a fine and a Fair Credit Reporting Act violation through HUD.
 
IMPORTANTYou MUST treat confidential information (like SS #s) carefully, by a policy that you must have of your own.  

 

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Tech Tip of the Week

 

Explore!

My tip of the week is for you to explore the many new resources we have. Some that we have had for a while and some that were released last week at Family Reunion. Take a few minutes to “look around” and find out the resources available at our finger tips.

KWDallasMetroNorthTech.com

Technology.kw.com

Outfront.kw.com

Ideas.kw.com – a great place to submit and vote on ideas for our new technology

KWConnect.com the Technology Tab has many great new resources, pay special attention to the Tech-Enabled Agent page(s).

KWCommand – log in to your upcoming Command center and take a look around!

Kelle App – what have you tried recently? Have you explored the options?

 


 

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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)

3/4/2019 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!

 

Also Monday! 

MOVE 2.1.19

Tuesday! 

Committees

Also Tuesday!

Career night

Wednesday! 

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Also Wednesday!

Lightbulb Creatives

Also Wednesday! 

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CLICK THIS LINK TO SIGN UP

Also Wednesday! 

Pool

Friday!

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More Training Events This Week!  

Monday, March 4th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Tuesday, March 5th ~ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm ~ 401k Event ~ Kris Wise

Wednesday, March 6th ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ Core Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, March 7th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, March 7th ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ Command: Contacts with KW Command ~ Tammy Bunk

Thursday, March 7th ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ Work With Investors ~ Anne Lakusta

Thursday, March 7th ~ 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, March 7th ~ 2:00-3:30 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Friday, March 8th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Latest in Labs Livestream 

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

March 12th! 

3.12

March 14th!

3.14

March 19th! 

3.19 (1)

March 21st! 

3.21

March 21st and April 3rd!

LEGAL 2

March 26th! 

3.26


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Capper! 

 

Hollie Magnuson 

 


 

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Megan Landry

Yolanda Silva

Molly Russ

Kelly Hernandez

Krista Bailey 

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Rosemary’s Rubies February 22nd, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

I am on Family Reunion overload and am so excited about all of the new implementations and technology coming our way.  This was one of the better Family Reunions I have attended and I have heard nothing but good things from those that went.  There was excitement and a sense of renewal throughout the convention!  If you were not able to attend in New Orleans, I hope you were able to watch the livestreams from home or at the office.  I am aware that one of the livestreams was cut short so please watch the full videos being posted.  Thank you to our awesome coaches, Kirk Karrenbrock and Kris Vickrey, for hosting these livestream events.  A shout out to Capstone Roofing and Premier Nationwide Lending for sponsoring happy hour and breakfast for these 3 days.  We appreciate all you do for us! 

Thank you super

 




 

HAVE YOU HEARD?

Join us in Dallas in 2020 for Family Reunion!

 

While tickets to the event are not yet available, we want you to be the first to know when they are! Sign up now to get first access when we release tickets later this year.

Keller Williams Family Reunion 2020
February 15-18, 2020 | Dallas, TX

Welcome to Family Reunion 2020 in Dallas, Texas!

Keller Williams Family Reunion is the real estate industry’s most powerful training event and will be held close to home next year.

At Family Reunion, Keller Williams associates gather with thousands of top agents and leaders for four power-packed days of networking and training. This is your opportunity to re-energize and take your business to the next level; learn from the best in the business, attend powerful sessions and immerse yourself in KW culture.

 
Save your seat today:
 

THIS SUNDAY!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST IGNITE GRADUATES

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Our 1st Graduating Class of 2019!

 

Welcome Glad You're Here

Linda Richter

Sponsored By: Vicki Christensen 

Erica Perez

Sponsored By: Janice James 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

Tax Questions from TAR:

I am a license holder who represents buyers. Even though I always rebate a portion of my commission to my buyer clients at closing, my broker provides me a 1099-MISC for the full commission I was to receive.
Is that correct?

Yes. Your broker is required to provide a 1099-MISC to you for the full amount of the commission you earned. Whether you direct a portion of your commission to be paid to someone else at closing does not affect that requirement.

When I rebate a portion of my commission to my client, should I provide a 1099-MISC to my client if the amount I rebate is more than $600?

No. Your client is not providing a service to you, so you are not required to provide a 1099 to the buyer.

 


 

Mandatory

NEW LEASE ADDENDUM FOR CITY OF DALLAS

This new form is required for any property that you list and lease in the City of Dallas:

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Tech Tip of the Week

Great New Tool for your Toolbox!

We are very excited to release a brand-new tool for you that has just been released!

With the exciting new consumer app that will be released sometime around the June time-frame, many agents have asked what is a good way to promote your KW Home Search App in a way that lets consumers know what is going to be coming their way. One of our top agents, Paul Zappia, had a great solution and we have collaborated to bring this to all of you! Thank you, Paul for sharing, once again, with our awesome agents!

What we have is a PowerPoint presentation that you can download, edit with your information, save as a PowerPoint Show, and you can run this at an open house on a laptop.

We are also working on creating this content in other formats in addition to this PowerPoint.

Note: Do not forget to edit the PowerPoint with your contact and App download information.

Download the PowerPoint and Instructions here!

 

New Tech Resources

Technology.kw.com

Outfront.kw.com

 

Using Command and Kelle and have ideas?

Go to Ideas.kw.com (you will need to log in with your mykw.kw.com credentials) and submit your ideas as well as vote on other ideas to participate in the LABS process by helping to prioritize new ideas.

You can still submit ideas by selecting the “LAB” button in your systems.

 

 


coming soon


 

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

Monday!

2.25

 

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday!

Group Coaching (1)

ALL SESSIONS ARE VIA LIVESTREAM! 

Also Monday!

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

2/25/2019 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!

 

Also Monday!

MOVE 2.1.19

Tuesday!

PARTNER AGENT MEETING 

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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!

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CLICK THIS LINK TO SIGN UP

Thursday!

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Also Thursday!

2.28 CMA

Friday!

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Come join us next Friday to Wine Down! 

Wine, beer, and snacks are provided! 

 


 

More Training Events This Week!

 

Monday, February 25th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ New Home Source Professional- KWDMN Toolbox ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, February 26th ~ 10:00-10:30 ~ CGI Workshop #1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Tuesday, February 26th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Executive Assistant Mastermind ~ Nash Buehler 

Tuesday, February 26th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Family Reunion Panel 

Tuesday, February 26th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk

Thursday, February 28th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, February 28th ~ 11:00-12:00 ~ Spring Training for Agents with Movement Mortgage

Thursday, February 28th ~ 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.

Friday, March 1st ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ Command: Add Your Contacts to Command ~ Tammy Bunk

Friday, March 1st ~ 12:30-1:30 ~ Leasing-Protecting Your Landlord & Your Tenant Clients ~ Marye Davenport 

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

March 6th!

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March 19th! 

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March 21st and April 23rd!

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Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers! 

 

Mark and Kris Wise

 


 

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Jeananne Genovese

Noel Pena

Kelly Sams

Matou Traore

Sarah Bordelon

Sherien Joyner

Beth Brake

Srilekha Mundla 

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Rosemary’s Rubies February 8th, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Next Thursday, Feb. 14th, is the holiday of L O V E and we L O V E our agents!  
If you stop by the office on Valentine’s Day, we have a L O V E L Y gift for you!  
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FR 2019

FEBRUARY 15 – 19
Since I will be attending KW Family Reunion, my next Rubies email will be sent on  Friday, Feb. 22.  If you will not be joining us in New Orleans, please don’t miss the Livestreams at our office Feb. 16 – 18.  
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These events are the next best thing to being there so don’t miss out!

Now Available

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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

Can you practice real estate transactions outside of residential?  

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Referring to our Independent Contractor Agreement, Paragraph 2 G:
 
Limited authority. Contractor agrees that its authorization from Licensee is strictly limited to residential real estate activities, such as listing, selling, and leasing real properties. Contractor may not engage in any: commercial, REO, short sales, property management, or other real estate transactions that require advanced proficiency or education (collectively, “Complex Transactions”), without the express written approval of both Contractor’s team leader and of Licensee prior to participating in such Complex Transactions.
 
If you are interested in practicing real estate transactions outside of residential, i.e. Commercial, Property Management, etc., please see me before engaging in any complex transactions or transactions that require advanced training.  We want to help you be proficient so you can assist your clients while limiting liability and providing expert client representation.

 


 

GLAR Notice

DOM – Did you Know?

How do I reset the CDOM field?

A listing must be Cancelled, Sold or Expired for at least 30 calendar days before putting back in to the MLS (under ANY status).  Entry as incoming or coming soon before day 31 will cause the system to pick up the days on market from the previous listing.

How are Days on Market Calculated?
Days On Market (DOM) are calculated in Matrix based on the List Date and Contract Date… but only once the listing status is changed to Pending
Since NTREIS describes any listing with Active in the status as available for showings and back up contracts, the DOM continue to count until it is made Pending which indicates it is no longer available to show and the seller is not taking any further offers. NTREIS MLS STATUSES
When a status is changed from A/AO/AC/AK directly to sold the system does not calculate the DOM based on the contract date.  When the listing goes to pending then sold it queues the system to stop counting DOM –  and go back to the list date/contract date and recalculate.  To keep accurate DOM, the listing needs to move to pending first before sold.  
While the tendency is to keep a listing ‘open’ as long as possible in case something falls through, doing so skews the DOM.
Keep in mind that once the seller accepts a back up offer, the listing should then be changed to pending in the MLS since the seller cannot accept another offer (remember there is no such thing as multiple backups).  Advertising the listing as available for showing and/or offers through an AC/AK status is misleading once a back up is in place.  
If the status is contingent upon an action, but there is a valid executed back up, it is no longer available unless the original contract falls out and the back up moves to first position.  The MLS status can then be changed from Pending to AC/AK per the new contract – again soliciting showings and other back up offers.
DOM affects everything from the listing itself, to CMAs, market reports and agent stats. Best practice suggests that the listing be edited to pending no later than the evening before or the morning of closing and then edit to SOLD after the closing.  This allows the system to go through the program correctly to re-calculate the DOM.  

 


 

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Tech Tip of the Week

 

Where to find help articles for KW Technology? Here! https://answers.kw.com 

If you don’t see the topic you are looking for, search for “Command” or “Kelle” and look through the support articles.

KWConnect.com > Resources > KWConnect Live

One Bite At A Time Updates

 Join me each week for an activity that will help you take bit-sized steps toward our upcoming KW Technology! If you have not already done so:

Continue watching the Take Command Live Stream Series

       Find info on live streaming— http://www.kwconnect.com/page/livestreams

       Find info on posted recordings— http://www.kwconnect.com/

Titles available through this week:

Take Command: Setup for Success              Take Command: Setup for Success Q & A

Take Command: Prep to Get Paid                Take Command: Prep to Get Paid Q & A

Take Command: Sketchhouse                       Take Command: Sketchouse Q & A

Take Command: Launch Your Lead Gen      Take Command: Launch Your Lead Gen Q & A

(Take Command: Launch Your Lead Gen Q & A has not posted a link yet)

 


 

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

2/11/2019 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!

Also Monday!

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Tuesday! 

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Also Tuesday! 

ALC Meeting

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12:00-1:30 

Come and see what our Agent Leadership Council has planned for our Market Center! 

 

Also Tuesday! 

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Also Tuesday! 

Career night

Wednesday! 

Group Coaching (1)

ALL SESSIONS ARE VIA LIVESTREAM! 

 

 

 

NEXT Saturday- The Following Monday! 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION SO DON’T MISS OUT!


 

More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, February 11th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ One Bite at a Time: KW Command Overview ~ Tammy Bunk 

Monday, February 11th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Homekeepr App- KWDMN Toolbox ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, February 12th ~ 1:30-2:00 ~ Using C.O.R.E. as a Value Prop. While Recruiting! 

Tuesday, February 12th ~ 2:30-3:00 ~ Sellers Shield

Tuesday, February 12th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, February 12th ~ 7:30-8:30 ~ CORE Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, February 6th ~ 8:30-4:30 ~ BOLD STEP 4

Wednesday, February 13th ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, February 14th ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Monday, February 18th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Tuesday, February 19th ~ 7:30-8:30 ~ CORE Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, February 20th ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, February 20th ~ 2:00-3:30 ~ $2.1 TRILLION – Global Cost of CYBERCRIME in 2019 ~ First American Legacy Pioneer Title 

Thursday, February 21st ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, February 21st ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ Contacts in KWCommand ~ Tammy Bunk

Thursday, February 21st ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, February 21st ~ 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, February 21st ~ 3:00-4:30 ~ New Agent Mixer ~ AT PREMIER NATIONWIDE LENDING 

Friday, February 22nd ~ 11:30-1:30 ~ Mastermind with Peers and Movement Mortgage ~ AT NOVEL COFFEE 

Friday, February 22nd ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Pig Out Plug In: Realtor Toolkit ~ Rosemary Croney 

 


 

Save the Dates! 

February 19th! 

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February 25th! 

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February 27th! 

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February 28th! 

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March 6th! 

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March and April! 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Capper!

Sal Soriano 

 


 

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Carolina Oliphant

Benny Enloe

Marly Vaughn

Claudia Enriquez

Rukiya Woodley

Daniele Stanley 

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Rosemary’s Rubies February 1st, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Our 2018 Awards Ceremony and Breakfast was yesterday and congratulations to all of our award recipients.  It was a great turnout and a pleasure to celebrate with many of you yesterday at the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott Flower Mound.  It was a lovely ceremony and the breakfast was delicious.  To our award winners, it was a joy to honor YOU!  If you did not receive an award yesterday, this is YOUR year and I look forward to YOUR accomplishments in 2019 so let’s get busy and rock the real estate world.  The world is YOUR oyster!

Some of you have asked about ordering trophies for team members. Michelle’s friend is one of our trophy vendors and they did a beautiful job for our awards ceremony! Here is their information if you are interested: 

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The celebration will continue today so please join us in The Bistro for our February Wine Down Friday.

Wine Down again

Today 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Beverages and light snacks provided!

 


KWDMN CARES SUPER BOWL FUNDRAISER!

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It doesn’t matter who you are rooting for, we have a fun way to participate and raise some money for KW Dallas Metro North Cares.  Megan has made a football squares grid that you can purchase squares for $10.00 each.  If we sell all 100 squares, we will raise $500 for KWDMN Cares and we will give the following amounts to 4 winners:
 
End of 1st Qtr – $100
End of 2nd Qtr – $100
End of 3rd Qtr – $100
Final Game – $200
 
Make your picks by 5:00 p.m. today at the Front Desk!
Cash or check payable to “KW Dallas Metro North Cares”

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 Cast Your Security Net Over Phishing

Learn how to avoid falling for email scams.

A phishing scam is a type of fraud that can come in many different forms. These scams not only employ various online techniques such as fake emails and pop-up ads but can also include phone calls. The people behind these scams often use fear tactics in order to get their victims to take the bait.

Phishing is essentially an online con game, and phishers are nothing more than tech-savvy con artists and identity thieves. They use spam, malicious websites, email messages, and instant messages to trick people into divulging sensitive information. Banking information, credit card accounts, usernames, and passwords are just some of the information phishers seek to exploit.

5 common phishing scams, and how to protect yourself from them

Since phishing scams are designed to appear as if they come from reliable sources, it is smart to know the difference between real and fraudulent messages and how to spot some of the clues that a message may be a scam. Here is a list of five common phishing scams and ways to help protect yourself against falling for them.

1. Email phishing scams

An email phishing scam is a fraudulent email message that appears to be from a person or company known to the victim. It attempts to illegally gather personal and/or financial information from the recipient.

A phishing message typically includes at least one link to a fake website, designed to mimic the site of a legitimate business. The message entices the recipient to provide information that could be used for identity theft or online financial theft.

How to help protect yourself against email phishing scams:

  • Do not click any links or download any attachments in the suspicious email. Instead, open up your web browser and go to the website in question by typing it into the URL bar.
  • Be vigilant and pay attention. Phishers have been known to use real company logos to make their communications seem legitimate. They also use spoofed email addresses, which are similar to the actual company’s address. However, the address may be misspelled slightly or come from a spoofed domain.

2. Vishing scams

Vishing (voice or VoIP phishing) is the voice version of email phishing. “V” stands for voice, but otherwise, the scam attempt is the same. It is a phone scam in which individuals are tricked or scared into handing over valuable financial or personal information to scammers.

How to help protect yourself against vishing scams:

  • Never give personal information over the phone. Hang up, look for the number of the company on their website, and call them directly to make sure it was a legitimate call and request. 
  • Never call the number the caller provides. When looking up the company website, make sure it is legitimate. Fake websites often contain misspellings and other telltale signs.

3. Tech support cold call scams

Tech support cold calls are when a scammer calls a potential victim claiming to be from a reputable security company. They lie and say they found malware on the victim’s computer.

The criminal pretends to offer a solution by getting the user to install a type of remote desktop software. This allows the attacker access to the computer in order to install real malware. In addition to attempting to install malware on the machine, these scammers will often ask for a fee to “fix” the issue.

How to help protect yourself against tech support call scams:

  • If a person calls claiming to work for a specific, well-known company, look up the phone number online and tell them you will call them back.
  • Never allow remote access to your computer.

4. Pop-up warning scams

Pop-ups occur when someone is browsing the internet and sees a small graphic or ad appear on their screen. Usually, pop-ups are related to the content being viewed and link to another website with similar content or merchandise related to the content.

Malicious pop-ups can be terribly intrusive, making it difficult for the user to close the pop-up window. These pop-ups may display a message stating that the computer is infected with malware and offer a phone number for help with removing the malware. Often, the cybercriminals make pop-ups look like they come from a trusted source, such as our own Norton products, in hopes of appearing to be legitimate.

How to help protect yourself against pop-up scams:

  • Examine the message closely. Look for obvious signs of fraud such as poor spelling, unprofessional imagery, and bad grammar.
  • Remember, when in doubt, never click on the pop-up. Instead, open up your antivirus software and run a system scan.

5. Fake search results scams

Fraudulent companies frequently use paid search ads for their “support services” as if they were legitimate, well-known companies. These paid listings can appear at the top of a search results page, a prime location. These results, which can look like the real thing, can promise support offers that seem too good to be true in hopes of luring in a victim, whose top concern is to fix their computer. Unfortunately, when you click on the ad, malware may begin to download to your device, compromising the security of your information and adding to your computer woes.

How to help protect yourself against fake search results scams

  • Examine the URL closely. Creators of fake websites will sometimes try something called typo squatting, where they register a domain name that looks similar to the URL of the legitimate site they’re duplicating.
  • Use a secure search service, such as Norton Safe Search, to know if the site you’re about to visit is safe.

What to do if you’ve been scammed

If you think you’ve been the victim of a phishing scam:

  • Change your passwords. Your computer, financial institutions, and any other password-protected websites that you visit should be updated.
  • Run a full system scan for viruses on your computer.
  • Contact your bank to report that you may have been the victim of fraud.
  • File a complaint with the anti-fraud bureau:
Source:  Norton by Symantec

NEW TREC FORMS!

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REC 38-6 Notice of Buyer’s Termination
 
TREC 49-1 Addendum Concerning Right to Terminate Due to Lender’s Appraisal 
 
TREC 40-8 Third Party Financing Addendum
 
 
These 3 new forms are currently in use but are not mandatory to use until March 1, 2019.  These new forms are uploaded in Dotloop so I suggest you begin to familiarize yourself and begin using them.  Our broker, Anne Lakusta, has prepared training videos for all 3 forms.  Please watch the training videos below:
Third Party Financing Addendum https://youtu.be/oJprgEfj7Z0
Appraisal Addendum https://youtu.be/ELWfUMEVmQE   
Buyer Right To Terminate https://youtu.be/C-tiDpVCWEI   
Tammy has uploaded these videos to our Tech Page, www.KWMetroNorthTech.com, and are available 24/7.