Rosemary’s Rubies July 13th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

I am back from my Alaskan cruise and it was nice to be welcomed back so warmly.  I missed my Dallas Metro North family but did not miss the Texas temperatures.  I am working through all emails and will respond as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience and feel free to stop by my office if you need something immediately.  
 
Wine Down Friday was moved to this afternoon so I would enjoy seeing everyone.  Please come join us in The Bistro at 4:00 p.m.  This is a time to come together as a work family and get to know each other better.
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WINE DOWN FRIDAY! 4:00 – 5:30 PM TODAY!


 

Megan’s Memo! 

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Hello everyone! If you haven’t already heard, we are moving our “Stuff the Bus” event to July 25th so we can have a little more time to collect items! We are doing really well with backpacks, but we still need supplies to fill them! As always, we will also accept money donations as well. 

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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

Listing dates must be completed on Listing Agreements

  A Listing Agreement must have a definite list date and expiration date when signed and is not valid using only “TBD” in paragraph 4.   The proper way to complete paragraph 4 is to have a date shown and you can modify with a listing amendment if the date needs to be extended.  

 



 

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Tech Tip of the Week 

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What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

Monday! 

Live stream

Tuesday! 

Partner Agent Meeting! 

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11:15-12:45

Come and get updated on what’s happening in our Market Center and Industry as well as our Community! 

*Lunch is Provided 

 

Also Tuesday! 

Premier Slide Super Summer Series

 


 

More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, July 16th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Super Tech Mondays! ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, July 16th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Bookclub ~ Mike Tobin  

Wednesday, July 18th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, July 18th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Google and Tech Training ~ Bryan Shanafelt 

Thursday, July 19th ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ 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, July 20th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

Friday, July 20th ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ Updesk 101 ~ Mitch Blankenship 

Friday, July 20th ~ 12:00-1:15 ~ Let’s Create YOUR Real Estate Prospecting Plan ~ Kris Wise 

 


Save the Dates! 

July 23rd and July 25th!

Lawyers Title App Training

August 10th!

8.10 Structured

 


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

Laura Salzman

Shirley Johnson

Rebecca Valera 

 


 

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Lonnie Hicks

Daniel Forslund

Tom Brisko 

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Rosemary’s Rubies June 29th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

I want to wish everyone a safe and happy 

4th of July holiday next week!

 
  Our office will be closed on 7/4/18 in observance of Independence Day. 
 
 
On July 4th, 2018, America will be 242 years old and is the anniversary of the publication of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America from Great Britain in 1776. 
 
We are blessed to have political freedom to live and work with abundance!!!!!
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I am on vacation beginning next week and will return to the office on Wednesday, 7/11/18.  I am excited to share that I am heading far north to Alaska.  I will not miss the Texas heat and I hope everyone will keep as cool as possible during your holiday celebrations.

 


Welcome Glad You're Here

Mitzi Smith

Sponsored By: Patsy Hodges (KW Dallas Park Cities)

Mariah Wilson

Sponsored By: Brandy Fausel

Michael Bodine

Sponsored By: Vickie Bodine

Srinivasan Velayudham

Sponsored By: Mark Wise

Lynn Lindsey

Sponsored By: Vickie Bodine


Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

Can You Use Outdated Forms?
 
 
No, and you should not accept an offer or any TREC Promulgated or TAR form that is outdated.  If so, you should present the offer to your seller(s) and tell them it’s on an outdated form that may not reflect current changes to the law.  Next, inform the other agent/broker that the form is outdated and that the other broker is obligated under TREC rules to use a current form.  If your seller(s) intends to counter the offer, draft the counteroffer on a current form.  If your seller(s) wants to accept the offer on the outdated form and not move the sale to a current form, urge them to seek the advice of counsel before doing so.
 
Source:  TAR FAQs  Updated:  5/22/18

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Tech Tip of the Week

We all know that Social Media and all of the many platforms is continually changing. It is important to stay up to date on the latest trends! Each social media platform has a different focus and unique demographics. Check out this link to view a very informative slide show of recent trends that include the below information and so much more! This information has been gathered and published by Hootsuite.

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Look at What’s Coming This July!

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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)

7/2/2018 at 2:45 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 Committee Meetings ALL DAY

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

1st Tuesday of Every Month in Training Room B

10:00-11:00 Education

11:00-12:00 Technology

12:00-1:00 Culture/Social

1:00-2:00 Growth

2:00-3:00 Safety

Next Friday! 

Solo Update

 

Next Friday!

Wine Down Friday! 

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4:00-5:30 

Snacks will be provided

 


 

More Training Events Nex Week!

Monday, July 2nd ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Super Tech Mondays! ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, July 2nd ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Bookclub ~ Mike Tobin  

Friday, July 6th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

July 12th! 

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July 13th!

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July 17th!

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Sign up for a slot at the Front Desk! 

 

 

July 23rd and July 25th!

Lawyers Title App Training

 

 

August 10th! 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

 

Berek McEwen

Bethany Jones

David and Kelly Hernandez

Janice James

Mave Hiegel 

 


 

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Terrie Griffin

Mandi Liddell

Shawn Stephens

Les Posey

Shelby Buehler

Brandi Stevens

Cheryl Fletcher

Kristine Skinner

Matthew Tillbury

Seth Crosland

Priya Pazhayidathu

Linda Nuber 

 

Rosemary’s Rubies June 22nd, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

June is National Safety Month and Summer is the perfect time to share the following tips with your clients and sphere:

Summer Safety Tips

Beat the Heat

​Anybody can be at risk for heat-related illness. Follow these summer safety tips, like taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water.

Bug Safety

Mosquitoes can cause a number of illnesses, including Zika Virus and West Nile Virus. Learn what you can do to protect yourself at work and play.

Playgrounds

Emergency departments see more than 20,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related traumatic brain injury each year.

Fireworks

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades, fireworks displays – and plenty of visits to emergency rooms, especially during July.

Water Safety

Not including boating incidents, on average about nine people die from drowning every day.The younger the child, the greater the risk

Bicycling

Bicyclists must take extra precautions when they ride. They often share the road with vehicles, but injuries can happen even on a bike path.

Skateboarding

Everyone falls, but there’s a right way to do it. In 2015, 125,145 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms after being injured skateboarding.

Boating

Most boating experiences are positive. But joyful times quickly can turn deadly if boaters are not vigilant about safety – at all times.

Pedestrian Safety

Cell phone distracted walking is a huge problem, and rarely are we more vulnerable than when walking, crossing streets and negotiating traffic.

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Join us TODAY in the Front Lobby! 

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Welcome Glad You're Here

Mary Milne

Sponsored By: Anna McKissack

Kathleen Mathis

Sponsored By: Lisa Golding

Pat Malone

Sponsored By: Tammy Boudreaux

Jim Forrest

Sponsored By: Kevin Andrews (Denton) 

Seth Crosland

Sponsored By: Kimberly Windle 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

MUD Notice

 

I’ve heard that a seller whose home is located in a municipal utility district, or MUD, is required to give a buyer special notices. What are the notices, and where can I find them?


 

A MUD is a political subdivision of the state that’s authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to provide water, sewage, drainage, and other services within its boundaries. The seller is required by the Texas Water Code to provide notice to a buyer that the property is located within a MUD prior to the buyer entering into a sales contract. The notice must provide information regarding the tax rate, bonded indebtedness, and fees, if any, of the MUD. Usually, the fact that the property is within a MUD should be fairly obvious to the seller because it will be listed on the tax bill that the county sends to the property owner. However, the seller will not always know what specific type of notice to provide to the buyer based on the requirements in the Water Code.


 

The seller must choose from three notices, based on the location of the MUD:


 

If the MUD is located within city limits, use the notice in 49.452(c) of the Water Code


 

If the MUD is not in city limits but within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city, use the notice in 49.452(b)


 

If the MUD is in neither, then use the notice in 49.452(d). You have two options for obtaining copies of the notices. MUDs are required to file these notices with their county property records office, so you may request a copy from the county. In addition, the MUD itself is required to keep the correct notice on hand and can provide a copy for a small administrative fee not to exceed $10.


 

To look up a district’s information, including the contact information for the district’s agent, use TCEQ’s online database of utility districts.


 

 


Megan’s Memo!

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Hello Everyone! Recently Office Depot/Max changed the rules for our discount code and they no longer have the code on hand behind the counter. You have to physically have the code with you in order to get the KW discount. I have the code below and we have also posted this on the bulletin board in the copier room. You can also find it in our Facebook Documents section as well as on the Intranet! Let me know if you have any questions! 

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Tip of the week!

Website and Social Media Review!

Look at your website and social media sites with new eyes! If you are unable to stand back and look at your online presence with eyes of a non-real estate professional, I encourage you to sit with a very honest friend or volunteer who will look at things from their own perspective and give you feedback. Here are some things I would consider:

  1. Do they find it easy to understand what services you provide?

 

  • Do you just say you are a real estate agent or do you tell them what you provide that would encourage them to contact you?

 

  1. Do they know why they should have you represent them for their real estate needs?

 

  • Do you show your value? This could include your negotiating skills, your knowledge of the industry and neighborhoods? Or your integrity and commitment to them?

 

  1. Do you use terminology that is only typically used in the real estate profession or are you speaking their language?

 

  • Does your website have a menu item “listings search”? How about changing that to “home search”?

 

  1. Do you provide value?

 

  • Give people a reason to stay connected with you. Add value!

 

  1. Do you tell them what you want them to do while they are on your website or engaging with other social media?

 

  • This is a “call to action”! Don’t assume someone will do a home search or contact you. Give them a reason to do something, then tell them what you would like them to do. A good call to action gets people moving!

Remember when you or someone else does this objective review of your social media that feedback is a gift! It is not that you need to make every change that someone might suggest, but hear them, and appreciate what they are saying. Take what they have said into consideration. I encourage you to do this review from time to time in order to keep your online presence fresh and engaging!

 


Look at What’s Coming This July!

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What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

Monday, June 25th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Super Tech Mondays! ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, June 26th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Lease Workshop ~ Marye Davenport

Wednesday, June 27th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, June 27th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Recruiting and Profit Share ~ Stephanie Seay

Thursday, June 28th ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ 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, June 28th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Listings Class ~ Kris Wise

Thursday, June 28th ~ 2:30-4:00 ~ Advanced Dotloop ~ Tammy Bunk 

Friday, June 29th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

Friday, June 29th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Pig out & Plug in: Executive Assistant Mastermind ~ Robin McCarty 

 


 

Save the Dates! 

July 12th! 

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July 13th! 

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July 17th!

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Sign up for a slot at the Front Desk! 

 

August 10th! 

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Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers! 

 

Beth Brake

Tom Calvaneso 

 


 

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Cathy Krause

Dee Green

Mitzi Smith

Wes Marth

Stacey Buettner

Whitney Schwoyer

Martin Weight

Tiffany Yost

Lynn Lindsey

Srini Velayudham

Rosemary’s Rubies June 15th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

A shout out to our hard working fathers and hope you will take some time to enjoy your Special Day this Sunday…Father’s Day!  I lost my father and know this can be a difficult day for some.  My heart goes out to those that have lost their fathers and children.  I hope our agents can enjoy this special time with their loved ones!!!!! 

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BEST WISHES TO CLAIRE GARLICK!

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If you haven’t heard the news, Claire and her husband, Bob, are moving to their new home in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.  Emerald Isle has been Claire’s second home and moving there year round has been her goal for a few years.  The good news is Claire will still be a vital part of our coaching staff and she will keep her license active with Keller Williams Dallas Metro North.  We are happy for Claire and Bob as they start a new chapter in their lives!

 


 

Also This Sunday!

 

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Welcome Glad You're Here

WELCOME BACK Sarah Bordelon! 

Sponsored By: Shirley Johnson 

Nickie Marshall

Sponsored By: Keishana Cosby (Central)

Bob Alcorn

Sponsored By: Olga Alcorn

Leah Cicirello

Sponsored By: Charles Nuber

Jamie DeHaven

Sponsored By: Scott Klaas (New Berlin, WI)

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

Are you required to use the new TAR 1948 Addendum Concerning Right to Terminate Due To Lender’s Appraisal?
 
No, you are not required to use this Appraisal Addendum unless your buyer or seller instructs you to do so.  If you include this addendum on your contract, then you must submit the signed addendum to Dotloop.  This addendum is not for use in transactions involving FHA insured or VA guaranteed financing.  Please keep in mind that the Third Party Financing Addendum, paragraph B(2), covers the property approval for most financing options.  If your buyer or seller is concerned and wants added protection, the TAR 1948 Appraisal Addendum can be used.  If none of the paragraphs conform to the client’s situation, you are still allowed to use the previous Appraisal Addendum written by Steve Holmes, Attorney, and can be found on our Market Center Intranet Documents.  I suggest you use the TAR addendum first since it is a universal document for all REALTORS®.

 


 

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LINKS, LINKS AND MORE LINKS!

How to create a “shortlink” – Do you need to add a link somewhere but the long link you have is unsightly or not practical? Use a free service called Bitly. (You may need to create a free account). Find it at https://bitly.com/

When to use: One great application is when adding links to your TREC forms in your email signature, if you do not want the images to show up as attachments, take the link you have created in Google Drive and shorten it using Bitly. Then do not use a hyperlink, but instead type:  TREC Consumer Protection Notice  http://bit.ly/2JPWDrl

How to get a link to a document or image – This is often needed for items like adding an image or document via a link. Use this free account (you may need to sign up for the free account) at PhotoBucket. Go to photobucket.com/ and scroll down to the “upload to share” link, this is a fantastic solution!

When to use: An example would be your Gmail Signature. Sometimes a sharable link from your Google Drive to add an image works, sometimes it does not. Or, you may need to add an image to your eEdge email signature or campaigns. Just use photobucket!

 


 

Look at What’s Coming This July! 

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THIS IS AVAILABLE IN A FLYER FORMAT SO YOU CAN USE FOR YOUR CLIENTS!

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ASK LIESEL TO SEND YOU THIS FLYER IF YOU DID NOT ALREADY RECEIVE IT!

 


 

What’s Going On In Your Market Center? 

 

Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

6/18/2018 at 2:45 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! 

Partner Agent Meeting! 

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11:15-12:45

Come and get updated on what’s happening in our Market Center and Industry as well as our Community! 

*Lunch is Provided 

 

Next Friday! 

RSVP to Megan ASAP! 

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More Training Events This Week! 

 

Monday, June 18th ~ 1:30-2:30 ~ Tech- Beyond Orientation ~ Tammy Bunk 

Monday, June 18th ~ 1:30-2:30 ~ KWDMN Bookclub ~ Mike Tobin 

Tuesday, June 19th ~ 1:00-2:15 ~ Working With Buyers – Offers to Keys ~ Heather Shimala

Wednesday, June 20th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, June 20th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, June 20th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Google & Tech Training ~ Bryan Shanafelt

Wednesday, June 20th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ Get Listings NOW ~ Anne Lakusta 

Wednesday, June 20th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Thursday, June 21st ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ 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 22nd ~ 9:00-10:30 ~ How To Use Social Media & Tech in Your Business ~ DMN Coaching 

Friday, June 22nd ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save the Dates! 

July 13th! 

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July 17th! 

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Sign up for a slot at the Front Desk! 

 


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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

JoAnne Kamman

Lois Lyles

Candi Munguia

Terri Augustyn 

 


 

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Marie Siebert

Traci Frazier

Christi Whited

Angie Willbern

Bob Alcorn

Thomas Hall

Tracy McDermott 

Rosemary’s Rubies June 8th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

 
This is Anna McKissack’s last day (boo hoo) so please stop by to see her if you haven’t already done so.  She is moving to Ohio on Monday so today is your last opportunity to see her for a while.  We do hope she will come by and visit her KWDMN family when she comes back to visit.  We wish you great things Anna and you will be missed!!!!!

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OHIO WELCOMES THE McKISSACK FAMILY!

 


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Because our office had the BEST MONTH EVER by almost all metrics, we are happy to announce the arrival of our Follett 1500 Series nugget ice machine a/k/a Sonic ice.  We have anticipated this and thanks to everyone’s hard work, we were able to purchase a fancy ice and water machine.  Check it out in the upstairs kitchen and ENJOY!  Just in time for these HOT Summer months in Texas! 

 


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

Suresh “Sura” Raman 

Sponsored By: Nick Avila (Denton) 

Patrice Mitchell

Sponsored By: Beth Gaskill 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

What information can landlords require when asked to waive pet policies or fees?
When tenants want their landlord to waive a prohibition on pets or pet-related fees for their assistance or emotional support animal, can the landlord request a doctor’s note supporting the tenants’ request?
 
The Fair Housing Act requires landlords to evaluate a tenant’s accommodation request to possess an assistance or emotional support animal on the property.  If a tenant’s disability is not readily apparent, a landlord may ask the tenant to submit reliable documentation of the disability and the disability-related need for an assistance or emotional support animal.
 
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has found that documentation from a physician, psychiatrist, social worker, or other mental health professional is sufficient if it establishes that an individual has a disability and that the animal will provide disability-related assistance or emotional support.  However, a landlord may not request information concerning the severity of the disability or require the tenant to provide access to medical records. 
 
Source:  TAR
 
For more information about the laws that cover basic rights of tenants and landlords with respect to service animals and emotional support animals, please watch this TAR video:
 

 

 



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Broker Contract Training! 

 This is the final week I am adding a training video link for every page of the new One to Four Family Residential Contract done by our Broker, Anne Lakusta.

 This week is Page 10:
 
 
All contract videos have been uploaded on our Tech Page, www.KWMetroNorthTech.com, so you can watch the entire series.  Get to know your new contract!  
 
The new contract mandatory use began May 15th, 2018.

 


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THIS IS AVAILABLE IN A FLYER FORMAT SO YOU CAN USE FOR YOUR CLIENTS!

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ASK LIESEL TO SEND YOU THIS FLYER IF YOU DID NOT ALREADY RECEIVE IT THIS WEEK!

 


What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

Monday! 

BOLD

If you were not able to attend last week’s BOLD event, you can join in for FREE this Monday, June 11th, from 8:00 a.m until 12:00 noon.  Come check it out for FREE that morning!

 

Also Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

6/11/2018 at 2:45 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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12:00-1:15

Come and hear what’s going on in your Market Center! 

 

Wednesday-Thursday! 

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Also Thursday! 

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Next Friday!

 

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More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, June 11th ~ 8:00-5:30 ~ BOLD-Day 1 ~ Join in for FREE until Noon

Monday, June 11th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Stage the Transformation ~ Debbie Baumann

Wednesday, June 13th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, June 13th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, June 13th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Thursday, June 14th ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ 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, June 14th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Finance Committee Meeting ~ Andre Kocher

Friday, June 15th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

July 13th! 

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July 17th! 

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July 22nd! 

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Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers!

 

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Katie Saldivar

Lisa Golding 

Brett Kelly and Nicole Notagiacomo

Marie Siebert

Arwi Luong

 

 


 

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Ed Serrano

Charyl Szydloski

Janice Goetz

Niranjala Mayadunne

AnnMarie Eidmann

Linda Jeffery

Lorre Faszholz

Rebecca Hunt

Lois Lyles

Rebecca Windle 

 

Rosemary’s Rubies June 1st, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

Can you believe it is June already?  All schools are almost out for the Summer.  No more school zones for a while!  If you haven’t noticed our office, it’s the Color PurpleI am not referring to the movie but the big BOLD experience right here at our market center.  The big BOLD experience yesterday was fun and exciting.  More than 40 of you are embarking on a new professional BOLD adventure!  I can’t wait to see how it transforms these BOLD agents and creates a life by design.  A big BOLD shout out to our agent, David Hernandez, for taking on the challenge as our BOLD coordinator.  You are amazing and we appreciate your participation and leadership David!!!!!

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If you were not able to attend yesterday’s BOLD event, you can join in for FREE on Monday, June 11th, from 8:00 a.m until 12:00 noon.  Come check it out for FREE that morning!

 


 

FAREWELL WINE DOWN WITH ANNA McKISSACK TODAY! 
 
4:00 – 5:30 PM
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Anna McKissack, our beloved Assistant Team Leader, is moving to Dayton, Ohio, with her family.  Anna is taking a Team Leader role at a new market center and we want to wish her a fond farewell and best wishes on her new adventure.  Please stop by the Bistro for Wine Down with Anna McKissack today.  Let’s show her lots of love!!!!!

 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

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If you ever wished for one single source of data and reporting, have you tried Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®)?

 

Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®), one of the most innovative benefits included in your National Association of REALTORS® membership, delivers on-the-go access to unparalleled property data and reports that will suit every facet of your real estate business.

  • Nationwide on-and off-market properties
  • Datasets to research properties, markets, neighborhoods and schools
  • One-of-a-kind Realtor Valuation Model® (RVM®)
  • Customizable, client-friendly reports, branded with your info
  • And take it on the go with RPR Mobile

You can access RPR through your NTREIS Dashboard.  

 


 

Tammy’s Tech Tip! 

 

Do you have a purchased domain you use for your website?

If not, please read the small print

Website security has had many changes over the past year and one of those changes has been moving to more secure sites, with SSL security. You may have noticed that instead of seeing the old standard url in the address bar of a website starting with “http://” most now start with “https://” The added “s” designating a more secure site. Thankfully Placester websites have taken the step along with most others to upgrade to the use of the added layer of security.

How does this affect you? Previously you could go to your KW Placester website by typing in the traditional “www” prior to the domain name. Now, you cannot. For example, my KW Placester website is by default tammybunk.kw.com. If I type in a browser address bar http://www.tammybunk.kw.com I will get an error/security alert. If I type in tammybunk.kw.com in the address bar, this will work and will access my website.

With this new information, you need to make sure your business cards and advertising are not putting the “www” in front of your domain, if you are using only the standard default website url that is given to you.  If you are using the default domain given to you, you would put on your advertising either one of these options:

https://yourinfo.kw.com” or “yourinfo.kw.com”

The best solution is to purchase your own domain. This is the best option for several reasons. It is not required; however, it provides these benefits:

  1. No confusion about the security
  2. It will work with or without the “www”
  3. It is yours and can point to any website you desire now or in the future
  4. It is a low-cost way to start to brand yourself

Many people use GoDaddy or Google and there are many options available to you that are $12 or less per year. I have no preference on the companies to choose from, however I do think it is a valuable addition to your business for a low cost.

If you purchase a domain, and need assistance connecting it to your website, let me know at TammyBunk@kw.com

 


 

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Broker Contract Training! 

 

Each week I am adding a training video link for every page of the new One to Four Family Residential Contract done by our Broker, Anne Lakusta.
 
This week is Page 9:
 
 
 
All contract videos have been uploaded on our Tech Page, www.KWMetroNorthTech.com, so you can watch the entire series.  Get to know your new contract!  
 
The new contract mandatory use began May 15th, 2018.

 

 


 

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

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6/4/2018 at 2:45 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 Committee Meetings ALL DAY

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

1st Tuesday of Every Month in Training Room B

10:00-11:00 Education

11:00-12:00 Technology

12:00-1:00 Culture/Social

1:00-2:00 Growth

2:00-3:00 Safety

 

Wednesday!

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Thursday! 

Solo Flyer 2018

 

Also Thursday! 

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We still have open slots! Call Megan at the Front Desk to snag an appointment time! 

 

Also Thursday! 

CE Class: How Foundations are Evaluated

3 CE Credits w/ MBRGFR

• UNDERSTANDING FOUNDATIONS
• DEFINING FOUNDATION PROBLEMS
• HOW FOUNDATIONS ARE EVALUATED
• TYPES OF FOUNDATION REPAIR
• WHY ONE SHOULD REPAIR A FOUNDATION
• HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR FOUNDATIONS
• PLUMBING IN RELATION TO FOUNDATIONS

Sponsored by MBRGFR

No charge for this class.

Lunch will be provided.

 

Next Friday! 

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More Training Events This Week! 

 

Monday, June 4th ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ Tech- Beyond Orientation ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, June 4th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin 

Wednesday, June 6th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, June 6th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, June 6th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Home Insurance Overview ~ Alpha Omega 

Wednesday, June 6th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Friday, June 8th ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ 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 8th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save The Date! 

 

June 13th-14th! 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Capper! 

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Laurie Neihart

 


 

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Linda Perkins

Rosemary’s Rubies May 25th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Memorial Day is the day that is set aside to remember and honor the memory of service members and their families who have sacrificed to protect the freedoms we enjoy.  To all of our agents and their families who have lost friends and loved ones serving our country, may your Memorial Day be filled with memories and peace.  

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THIS THURSDAY MAY 31ST!!!!!  
SIGN UP TODAY!!!!!
BOLD

Agents who took BOLD:

  • Increased written units by 50%, sold units by 50% and GCI by 114%.
  • Averaged 14.22 contracts in a seven-week period.
  • With 4 – 6 years’ experience averaged 44% more written units41%more sold units, and 35% more GCI than those not in BOLD.
  • With $40K to $50K GCI had 78% more units written62% more closed units, and 130% increased GCI than before attending the BOLD program.

Sign up at the discounted rate of $799 USD for the full BOLD experience. 

REGISTRATION LINKS:

FREE FIRST STEP TO BOLD:

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/fstbflowermound3

WHOLE BOLD EXPERIENCE:  

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/boldflowermound3


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Sponsored By: Renuka Bhandari

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Sponsored By: Anna McKissack 


Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

Can you use a Combo Lock on an occupied property?
The answer is NO.  A combo lock is not allowed on an occupied property because unlike the Supra lock boxes that only allow access between 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM and track user entrance, a lock box code once given out allows access 24/7 without tracking the user.  It puts the occupants as risk.

TTT

 



 

Broker Contract Training

Each week I am adding a training video link for every page of the new One to Four Family Residential Contract done by our Broker, Anne Lakusta.
 
This week is Page 8:
 
 
All contract videos have been uploaded on our Tech Page, www.KWMetroNorthTech.com, so you can watch the entire series.  Get to know your new contract!  
 
The new contract mandatory use began May 15th, 2018.

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

Thursday! 

BOLD First Step! 

BOLD

Next Friday!

Ice Cream Social Media June 1

Also Next Friday! 

Wine Down! 

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Join us in the Downstairs Bistro from 4:00-5:30 for some Beer, Wine, and light snacks! 

 


More Training Events Next Week! 

 

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

Wednesday, May 30th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, May 30th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Friday, June 1st ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


Save the Date! 

June 8th! 

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June 13th-14th! 

ESO DFW 2018 (_) (1)

 


Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

 

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Sonja Jordan and Kelly Huff

Sunny Darden

Brian Carr 

 


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Kristin Roybal

Chieu Vy Vu

Megan Neihart

Steven Walker

Inga Gonzalez

Rhonda Balcar

Susan John

Mike Boudreaux

 


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