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


Welcome Glad You're Here

Bala Ganapavarapu

Sponsored By: Renuka Bhandari

Niranjala Mayadunne

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! 

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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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Rosemary’s Rubies May 18th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Everything’s coming up roses…purple roses that is!  Not literally but you will see that purple is the new color around our market center these days.  This is to remind everyone to participate in BOLD.  This is a wonderful opportunity and you won’t have to drive too far since it will be in our own training room.  Don’t be shy and check out the first FREE day of BOLD Training.  
 
COMING TO OUR OFFICE ON 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


This Sunday! 

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Welcome Glad You're Here

Dan Bresnahan

Sponsored By: Rosemary Croney 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

Are you still confused about the new TREC Advertising Rules?

TREC COMPLIANCE DEADLINE WAS 5/15/18

We are offering a 3rd class TODAY from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  If you did not attend either of our last 2 classes, you should be here.  If you did attend and you are still confused, please attend again.  We are going to spend today’s class on “How” to implement these changes.  Please meet us in the upstairs training room!

TREC has all the information you need on their website. 

They have a detailed article on all things advertising, as well as: 

 


 

Tammy’s Tech Tip! 

 

TREC ADVERTISING RULES

As we continue to emphasize getting all of your advertising up to new TREC and KW specifications, go to www.KWMetroTechNorth.com to watch a class, download handouts and documents.

GMAIL SIGNATURES

Also, I am hearing from some agents as they are updating their Gmail signature line for their @kw.com email address that they are getting an error saying there are too many characters being used in their signature. This happens because Google is not counting just the characters you actually see, but all of the code that is “behind the scenes”. The 1st step to solving this problem is to clear everything out of the signature area and then “save”. Then add back in your signature information without copying and pasting from anything. Just typing it in, adding links and images, but not copying and pasting from a Word or any other type of document. Then “save”. This typically solves the problem!

 

 


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 7:
 
 
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

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

5/21/2018 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!

 

Wednesday! 

Don’t Let Legal Issues Affect your Commission

Friday! 

Ice Cream Social Media June 1


More Training Events Next Week! 

Monday, May 21st ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ Updesk 101 ~ Mitch Blankenship

Monday, May 21st ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, May 21st ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Tech-Beyond Orientation ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, May 21st ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Tuesday, May 22nd ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ How To Do An Accurate CMA ~ Mike Tobin

Wednesday, May 23rd ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, May 23rd ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, May 23rd ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Google & Tech Training ~ Bryan Shanafelt

Wednesday, May 23rd ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Thursday, May 24th ~ 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, May 24th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ P&P: Four Tendencies ~ Gretchen Rubin 

Friday, May 25th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ P&P: Everything You EVER Wanted to Know About Listings ~ Kris Wise

Friday, May 25th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 

 


 

Save the Date! 

 

June 8th! 

Premier Slide - Appraisal Addendum L.L

 


Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers! 

 

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Julie Dowd

Heather Shimala

 



 

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Amber Watkins

Dwayne Woodley

Billy Reynolds

Rashid Alabaddi

Stacey Reynolds

Austin Hart

Maria Seay

Curtis Friedberg 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary’s Rubies May 11th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Red Week 2018 is now in the books!  A special shout out to Chris Gillespy, Stacey Reynolds and Tammy Hardy for their leadership this week.  Our Red Week Committee served tirelessly and represented us well.  Thank you to everyone that took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer and work within our communities.  Hearts for Homes and Keller Williams DMN made a difference in the lives of these elderly people.  “Give Where You Live” has heart!!!!!

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COMING TO OUR OFFICE ON 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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Welcome Glad You're Here

David McKee

Sponsored By: Carrie Alexander

Shawn Stephens

Sponsored By: Ken Stephens

Joel Nincehelser

Sponsored By: Missy Phipps 


TREC Notice!! May 7th Meeting Results

TREC met on May 7th regarding several issues one of which was the use of the term “realty” as part of team names. TREC has proposed removing the term “realty” and this proposal will be posted in an upcoming Texas Register. The public will have 30 days to comment and the earliest this change could be adopted is at TREC’s August meeting.

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

What’s in a Name? Advertising Name Types under TREC Rule 535.154

Definitions:

Broker Assumed Business Name (DBA) is another name for the broker’s business that can be used by all sponsored sales agents and brokers associated with this broker. Another name that indicates a broker’s line of business, e.g.  property management or commercial is also a DBA.

Team Name is a name used only by a team or group of one or more sponsored sales agents or brokers associated with this broker. Team names must end in “team” or “group” and cannot contain the words “brokerage”, “company”, or “associates” or other similar terms.

Alternate Name is a name used by an individual license holder other than the name on the individual’s license, such as a middle name, married name, maiden name or nickname.

Fun Facts to Know:

  • You must have the legal authority to use an assumed business name in the State of Texas before you can register the name with TREC.
  • An individual broker can have an assumed business name.
  • There is no provision under TREC Rules for a sales agent to have an individual assumed business name or “brand name”– any such name falls under the definition of team name and must meet those requirements.
  •  Nothing in TREC Rules prohibits a broker from using the word “team” or “group” anywhere in a broker’s licensed or assumed business name.
  • A name used by an associated broker working under another broker that is not the associated broker’s licensed name must be a team name or alternate name.
  • All three name types must be registered with TREC BEFORE you start to use them in advertisements.

 

Tammy’s Tech Tip!

Have you updated to the new compliance specs? Time to do so now as they go into effect on May 15th.

Check out the information on the tech page that is there to help you!

Go to: www.kwmetronorthtech.com and select on “Tech Videos & Resources” on the top menu. Many resources on that page for you! Don’t see what you need? Email me at TammyBunk@kw.com

Also, keep in mind many of you may have public facing sites and items to update that you may not immediately think about. Check out the list I have provided on the “Compliance Class Handout” (find it on the tech page listed above).

One of the “housekeeping” items involved in this is to disable your eAgentC website, if you are not using it. It was a website used some time ago for our agents, and only a few of you probably still use it. If you are not using it, the best thing to do is to disable it so you do not have to add the required TREC information. See directions below on how to disable it and make sure your correct website in is the designated spot.

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 6:
 


 
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 is May 15th, 2018.

 

 


What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

 

Tuesday! 

Partner Agent Meeting! 

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11:15-1:00

Come and see what’s going on in your Market Center! Everyone is invited and Lunch is Provided! 

 

Wednesday!

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Friday! 

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More Training Events Next Week! 

Monday, May 14th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Tuesday, May 15th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ You Deserve Your Commission ~ Anne Lakusta

Thursday, May 17th ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ Everything You EVER Want to Know About Listings ~ Kris Wise 

Thursday, May 17th ~ 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, May 18th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save the Date! 

 

May 23rd! 

Don’t Let Legal Issues Affect your Commission

 


Congratulations Cappers!!

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Chris Gillespy

John Straub

 


 

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Shelby Love

Alan Magill

Gisela Ruelas

Kavita Gupta

Mike Pray

Kelly Huff

Mitch Blankenship

Stacey Sauer

Cherry Rizk

Murray Olmstead 

 

Rosemary’s Rubies May 4th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

We are rapidly approaching our annual KW community service projects and this year we are calling it Red Week!  The fun begins on Monday, May 7th, and runs through Thursday, May 10th (official Red Day).  We are not devoting just one Red Day but 4 Red Days!!!!!
 
Next week is our time to show our beloved communities how much they mean to us.  This year we are working with a Non Profit Organization called Hearts for Homes.  Hearts for Homes, a nonprofit Christian outreach, provides home rehabilitation affording low-income seniors in Denton, TX, a safe, well-functioning home.  Please check out their Facebook page:
 
 
Website:
 
Hearts for Homes
We need everyone’s participation to make a difference in the lives of these elderly people!  You have 4 days to choose from and your friends & families are welcome to participate.
 
SIGN UP HERE:
 

OUR NEWEST KW BABY! 

 

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WELCOME AIDEN HENRY TALLEY!!!!!
 
8 lbs and 1 oz / 20 inches
Born at 3:45 am on 5/2/18 and has beautiful blue/green eyes and brown hair with red and brown highlights! 
He’s perfect and extremely loved!
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AGENT, MACKIE TALLEY, AND FAMILY!

 


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

Angelica Hernandez (Welcome Back!)

Sponsored By: John Love 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

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If you did not attend either of the 2 classes we have had regarding the new TREC Advertising Rules, please make sure you read the guidelines that Tammy has posted on our tech page, www.KWMetroNorthTech.com.  
 
TREC Compliance deadline is May 15th, 2018
 
There is a new brokerage logo that you need to begin using on ALL marketing and advertising:
 
KW DMN Preferred Logo
 
KELLER WILLIAMSRealty has updated the Identity & Style Guide and can be found on KW Connect and on our Market Center Intranet (Documents Folder)  It is titled “Logos & Style Guide”.
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You can access the logos on the intranet (www.mykw.kw.com) under the Marketing tab titled “Logos & Branding”.
 
TREC COMPLIANCE DEADLINE IS MAY 15TH, 2018

 


 

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 5:
 
 
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 is May 15th, 2018.

 

 


 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 


 

What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

 

This Sunday! 

Family Picnic is This Sunday from 1-4 pm at Marty B’s! You will be able to attend ONLY if you have already Rsvp’d!

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This Monday-Thursday!!! 

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 Don’t miss out on the fun of Red Week this year. We’re taking a whole week this year instead of a day! Please pick a day or 2 you’re willing to work. We will have lots of different activities like working in the homes of seniors, delivering supplies, packing up supplies, and lots more. 

Please click the link below to join the fun!  

Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

5/07/2018 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 see what’s going on in our Market Center!

*LUNCH IS PROVIDED* 

 

Wednesday! 

Listing

 


 

More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, May 7th ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ IGNITE BEGINS ~ Mitch Blankenship 

Monday, May 7th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, May 7th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Tech- Beyond Orientation ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, May 7th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Tuesday, May 8th ~ 2:00-3:30 ~ How to Compete with Open Door, Zillow, & Amazon ~ Anna McKissack

Wednesday, May 9th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, May 9th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Thursday, May 10th ~ 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, May 10th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Finance Committee Meeting ~ Andre Kocher

Friday, May 11th ~ 9:00-10:00 ~ Greensheets & Office Financial Matters ~ Jeri McGuire 

Friday, May 11th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Pig out ‘n’ Plug In: Negotiate to a Win-Win ~ Missy Phipps

Friday, May 11th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


Save the Dates! 

 

May 23rd!

Don’t Let Legal Issues Affect your Commission

May 31st!

HERE AT OUR OFFICE SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO FAR!!!!!

 

BOLD

REGISTRATION LINKS:

FREE FIRST STEP TO BOLD:

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/fstbflowermound3

WHOLE BOLD EXPERIENCE:  

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/boldflowermound3


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

Craig and Katherine Allen

John and Shelby Love

Vickie Bodine

John Straub

Brandi Stevens 

Sawsan Gharib

Toni Nomura

Christy Addy 

Mike and Tammy Boudreaux

 


 

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Cindy Kirkpatrick

Heather Handsford

Janet Malmquist

David Hernandez

Erik Bauer

Sal Soriano

Rosemary Croney 

Rosemary’s Rubies April 27th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

It’s almost May everyone so do you know what that means?  April showers bring May flowers AND KWDMN FAMILY PICNIC AND RED WEEK!!!!!  I am so excited about all of our upcoming activities and not to forget our Listing Contest.  I love walking by the front hall bulletin board (thanks to Megan) and seeing all of those listings coming in.  Congratulations to Kathy Kiefer’s team as they are in the lead so far.  The month is not over so everyone still has a chance for this month’s contest.  We will announce the April contest team winner next week.  

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Welcome Glad You're Here

Kristin Roybal

Sponsored By: Jeananne Genovese 

Catherine Crane

Sponsored By: Holly Hiller

Barry Stephenson

Sponsored By: Jason Roark (Weatherford) 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

If you have not changed our broker name on your Information About Brokerage Services (IABS) form, please make sure it has Anne Lakusta as broker, License #452271 (NOT Barbara Trumbull).  TREC requires you have links to a completed Information About Brokerage Services and the Consumer Protection Notice on all public websites and social media sites.  Your IABS form should be filled out completely when it is linked to your website as well as when it is provided during the first substantive communication.  If not presenting the IABS in person, you may attach your completed IABS to an email or provide a link to your completed IABS in the body of your email (above your signature line). 
 
  I have been notified this week that some of our agents still show Barbara Trumbull as our broker and some agents do not have their links posted properly.  Please read the following TREC tips for posting the IABS and Consumer Protection Notice:

Tips for Posting the IABS and Consumer Protection Notice

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Ideal way to post IABS and Consumer Notice to comply with our rules:

Post a link to a completely filled out TREC IABS form labeled “Texas Real Estate Commission Information About Brokerage Service,” on your business website homepage, in a readily noticeable place in at least 10 point font.

Post a link to the Consumer Protection Notice labeled “Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice” on your business website homepage in a readily noticeable place in at least 10 point font.

Acceptable alternate ways to post your IABS and Consumer Notice:

Post an image of the completed IABS form, or the Consumer Protection Notice and label the image “Texas Real Estate Commission Information About Brokerage Services” or “Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice.”

  • You can save a PDF as a .jpg and post it as an image on Facebook, Twitter and Traditional Websites.
  • On Facebook, make the image a “Favorite” image so the completed form stays at the top of your images.

Remember: The TREC IABS form must also be provided to consumers at the time of your first substantive communication by personal delivery, mail or email.

 TREC has created some videos to further explain these requirements and how to ensure you are in compliance with the requirements:

IABS Delivery

Posting the IABS on Business Websites

IABS Website Posting

IABS Email Delivery

 


TAMMY’S TECH TIP! 

Email Signature Instructions

How to update your @kw.com email signature

If you are not familiar with your how to access and change your @kw.com email signature, remember it is a Business Gmail account, so you change it the same way you do any Gmail account.

To update your signature, follow these instructions:

  • Open your Gmail or @KW.com email

  • Click on the settings “wheel” at the top right corner just under your picture or your initials.

  • Click on Settings

  • Under the general settings tab that opens first by default, scroll down to where is says “Signature”

  • Click the button that allows you to enter a signature in the space provided.

Items to have in your signature line:

You can personalize this, like adding your name, contact info, brokerage info, etc. However there is also some required information. 

1. Wire Fraud notice – copy and paste the below wire fraud notice into your signature line. You can find it at the bottom of any email that is sent to you from our staff, also see below in yellow. 

2. Brokerage information – you always want to identify your broker. TREC is strict on being sure it is clear you are a realtor, and identifying your broker.

3. Texas Real Estate Commission Forms/Notices – you want to provide a link to your completed TREC IABS form and the TREC Consumer Protection Notice.

Example signature line:

Texas Real Estate Commission Information About Brokerage Services
Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice

Joe Smith, REALTOR®
KELLER WILLIAMS Realty, Dallas Metro North
222-222-2222
WIRE FRAUD: During your representation by Keller Williams Realty you will NEVER be asked, via email, to wire or send funds to ANYONE, not even a title company. DO NOT COMPLY WITH EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS TO WIRE FUNDS!  
 

 

Email Signature Image and Links

You can create an email signature image by logging in to Michael Lewis Marketing Suite at www.MichaelLewisMarketingSuite.com under the menu item “free stuff”. Just make sure you add the needed information (see above). 

To find out how to create the needed links, go to www.KWMetroNorthTech.com and on the top menu, select “Tech Videos” and you will see Tammy’s Tech Tip videos. These will help you create your links and signature.

 

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IMPORTANT TECHNOLOGY NOTICE!
Great News!  Our office now has new servers and there is no need for anyone to use their login name and password any longer.  All you need to do is click on the Terminal Link and it will connect automatically. 

 

 


 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 


What’s Going On In Your Market Center? 

 

Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

4/30/2018 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! 

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* Please Note: Safety Committee will be meeting at Noon in a conference room in the Front Lobby! 

 

Thursday! 

Andy

Also Thursday! 

Buyers Agent Panel Discussion

This class is for agents looking for a Buyer’s Agent.  Come learn from the best on HOW to look for and find the best possible fit to your team.

Panel consists of:

Stacey Sauer

Lori Lesnansky

Sunny Darden

Kimberly Windle

*Lunch Provided By Lawyers Title* 

 

Also Thursday! 

GLAR May Soiree

Next Friday! 

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Also Next Friday! 

Wine Down Friday! 

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4:00-5:30 

Snacks will be provided

 


 

More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, April 30th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Wednesday, May 2nd ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ How to Make Money With New Home Builders ~ Danny McElroy

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

Wednesday, May 2nd ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Thursday, May 3rd ~ 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, May 3rd ~ 10:00-11:00 ~ Kelle and Referrals Live Stream from KWU ~ Tammy Bunk 

Friday, May 4th ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ New TREC Rules! Are You Compliant? ~ Tammy Bunk 

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

 


 

Save the Dates! 

May 6th! 

Picnic 2018

May 7th- 11th!

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 Don’t miss out on the fun of Red Week this year. We’re taking a whole week this year instead of a day! Please pick a day or 2 you’re willing to work. We will have lots of different activities like working in the homes of seniors, delivering supplies, packing up supplies, and lots more. 

Please click the link below to join the fun!  

May 23rd!

Don’t Let Legal Issues Affect your Commission


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Congratulations To Our Newest Capper!  

 

Martha Hughes

 


 

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Tammy Boudreaux

Stephanie Seay

Beth Gaskill

Lisa Vesterman

Clint Chasteen 

Rosemary’s Rubies April 20th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Most of you already know Michelle Peters-Hill, who worked alongside of Erin Fulton and shared an office with her.  For those that may not know Michelle, I suggest you get to know this amazing and talented lady.  I am pleased to announce that Michelle is now Stacey Buettner’s Executive Assistant.  You can find Michelle in her office next to Jeri McGuire, MCA.  Michelle will also be assisting all staff members and is in charge of our training calendar.   I would like to share some interesting things about Michelle so everyone can get to know her better:
 
Michelle comes to us with an entirely different background.  With a degree in Education Science and Finance, her passion has always been about our children and their future.   But being from Oklahoma, Michelle found that the resources were not there (still true today) so she packed up and moved to Texas.  Once here she took on the fashion/retail field with a corporate position at Gadzooks for 25+ years before retiring and starting her small shoe business, Itzy Bitzy.  Thirty years, 5 Kids and 1 granddaughter later, she and her husband Rob live in Double Oak with their 2 dogs and their family chickens. 
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INTRODUCING MICHELLE PETERS-HILL

Welcome Glad You're Here

Amy Fellers-McCray

Sponsor: Chrissy Mallouf (Denton) 

James Quinn

Sponsor: Anna McKissack

Rachel Moussa 

Sponsor: Mark Wise 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

NEW TREC Advertising Requirements:
New Rules adopted November 2017 and are effective May 15, 2018.
 
Here are some important facts and guidelines to follow:
  • All DBAs (assumed business names and team names) must be registered with TREC by the brokerage BEFORE the name can be used in advertising.  Please speak to me about this process so I can help you!
  • All DBAs (individual names and team names) must end with the word “Team” or “Group”.
  • Team names cannot contain terms that imply that the team is offering brokerage services independent of the broker, even if it ends with the word “Team” or “Group”.
  • “Team” or “Group” must be the same size font as the rest of your DBA or team name.
  • Each advertisement must include the following in a readily noticeable location in the advertisement:
(1) the name of the license holder or team placing the advertisement; and
(2) the broker’s name in at least half the size of the largest contact information for any sales agent, associated broker, or team name contained in the advertisement.
  • An advertisement violates TRELA 1101.652(b)(23) if it is an ad:
(1) that uses a title, such as owner, president, CEO, COO, or other similar title, email or website address that implies a sales agent is responsible for the operation of the brokerage;
(2) that contains a team name with terms that imply the team is offering brokerage services independent from its sponsoring broker, including, but not limited to “realty”, “brokerage”, “company” and “associates”.  

SPECIAL NOTE: At a meeting on February 12, the Commission instructed agency staff to research and determine the steps necessary to remove the term “REALTY” from the list of terms that would imply a team is acting independently of a sponsoring broker and accept the term “REALTY” when used in a TEAM NAME.  

Stay Tuned!


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 4:
 
 
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 is May 15th, 2018.  
  

Happy Thanksgiving!

What’s Going On In Your Market Center?

 

Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

4/23/2018 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!

Job fair

Wednesday! 

Wellness

Also Wednesday! 

Sponsored By Lawyers Title! 

WILL GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Thursday! 

Dick Dillingham

Also Thursday! 

AED


More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, April 23rd ~ 10:00-11:00 ~ Tech-Beyond Orientation ~ Tammy Bunk 

Monday, April 23rd ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Labs & Keller Cloud-KWU Live Stream ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, April 23rd ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, April 23rd ~ 2:00-3:00~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Wednesday, April 25th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, April 25th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Get Listings NOW ~ Anna McKissack 

Wednesday, April 25th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Friday, April 27th ~ 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, April 27th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ P&P- Tips, Tricks, and Cheap Techniques ~ Kymberly Prim w/KW Dallas Preston Road

Friday, April 27th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

Friday, April 27th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Keller Cloud Product Updates and Q&A! ~ Tammy Bunk 

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

May 3rd! 

Buyers Agent Panel Discussion

This class is for agents looking for a Buyer’s Agent.  Come learn from the best on HOW to look for and find the best possible fit to your team.

Panel consists of:

Stacey Sauer

Lori Lesnansky

Sunny Darden

Kimberly Windle

*Lunch Provided By Lawyers Title* 

May 3rd! 

GLAR May Soiree

May 4th! 

star wars

 


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Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers! 

Kurt and Kathy Kiefer

Carrie Alexander 


 

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John Love 

Erin Pickard

Anna Oh

John Straub

Monique Dykstra

Candi Munguia

Kris Vickrey

Laura Salzman

Rosanna Chensam 

Rosemary’s Rubies April 13th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

Has everyone filed their 2017 tax return?  If not, I have good news. You get two extra days to file this year so your deadline is next Tuesday, April 17th.
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If you can’t pay what you owe the IRS by Tax Day, here’s what to do:

For taxpayers who owe and don’t file, the penalty can be steep: 5 percent of the unpaid balance for each month it’s late, up to a maximum of 25 percent of the amount due.

As long as you file your return, the penalty for owing is less; generally 0.5 percent for each month the balance remains unpaid.

Filing for an extension only delays when your return is due. It will not avoid the penalties for any taxes owed.

NOW THAT YOU KNOW, GO HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND BEFORE YOU OWE!!!!!

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REMINDER! 

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DISASTER RELIEF FIRE DRILL

In preparation of any future disaster and part of our KW Regional Disaster Relief Plan, we will be conducting drills in the upcoming weeks to perform safety checks on all of our agents.   When you receive an announcement via text, email, etc. checking on your well being, please respond.  We are testing our systems so we can be better prepared and can have relief efforts in place.

Welcome Glad You're Here

Daniel Cronin

Sponsored By: Beth Brake

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

New Form Changes!
 
Please pay attention to Paragraph 5 of the One To Four Family Residential Contract.
 
Paragraph 5 is one of the most significant changes and is amended to require Earnest Money to be delivered within 3 days of the Effective Date.  It also allows the Seller to terminate the contract if Buyer fails to timely deliver the Earnest Money.
 
5. EARNEST MONEY:
Within 3 days after the Effective Date, Buyer must deliver $_____________ as earnest money to _______________________, as escrow agent, at _______________________________________________ (address). Buyer shall deliver additional earnest money of $____________ to escrow agent within _____ days after the Effective Date of this contract. If Buyer fails to deliver the earnest money within the time required, Seller may terminate this contract or exercise Seller’s remedies under Paragraph 15, or both, by providing notice to Buyer before Buyer delivers the earnest money. If the last day to deliver the earnest money falls on aSaturdaySunday, or legal holiday, the time to deliver the earnest money is extended until the end of the next day that is not a SaturdaySunday, or legal holiday. Time is of the essence for this paragraph.

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 3:
 
 
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 is May 15th, 2018.

  

Happy Thanksgiving!


Tammy’s Tech Tip! 

Referrals and Referral Network – Get Started Now!

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Have you heard a lot about referrals lately? And a new thing called your referral network? This is part of the incredible new technology that Keller Williams is providing to help you grow your business. Here is what you need to know!

  1. You now have a referral network where you can send or receive invitations with other Keller Williams agents in any location.
  2. It is important to build your network now! (This is opportunity for growth & income!)
  3. Make sure your KW Connect Profile is setup, then get started!
  4. (refer to www.KWMetroNorthTech.com Tech Videos, Tech How To Docs
  5. You can access your referral network via KW Connect or Kelle
  6. You can send and receive actual referrals through your network now!
  7. Check Kelle daily to see if you have received a referral (they can expire if you do not reply).

 

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**Important Notice**

Monday, April 16th 3:00 to 4:30, Training Room A

Advertising – Are you TREC Compliant?

As you know, there are many new TREC rules when it comes to advertising! Be prepared for when TREC starts enforcing the current rules in May.

Do you know the rules for advertising? Social media? Branding? Come to this class to not only learn about the rules but how to implement them. 

As an agent, you are responsible to know the rules and implement them. Come to this class to get the latest information. 

Bring your laptops! 

 


 

What’s Going On in Your Market Center?

 

This Sunday! 

PTTR

This Tuesday!

Vendor Fair

DURING PARTNER MEETING

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Please arrive by 11:00 a.m. to meet our amazing vendors and get your card in for their prize raffles. 

Must be present to WIN!

Lunch Provided! 

 

This Thursday! 

aaron

 

Next Friday! 

Grenadier Special Event


More Training Events This Week! 

 

Monday, April 16th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ Finance Committee Meeting ~ Andre Kocher

Monday, April 16th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, April 16th ~ 3:00-4:30 ~ Advertising- Are You TREC Compliant? ~ Tammy Bunk

Wednesday, April 18th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Google & Tech Training ~ Bryan Shanafelt

Wednesday, April 18th ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Need Leads? Use New Home Source To Do It! ~ Tammy Bunk

Thursday, April 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, April 20th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save the Dates! 

April 24th! 

Job fair

April 26th! 

Dick Dillingham

April 26th! 

Sign up with Megan by the 20th!

AED

May 3rd!

10:00-2:00

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Here is the direct website URL to reserve your session:

https://imagecounts.as.me/?calendarID=2058369

 

May 3rd!

GLAR May Soiree

May 4th! star wars


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Lisette Simon

Charles Nuber

Hollie Crocco