Rosemary’s Rubies February 23rd, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

Family Reunion was incredible and everyone that went to Anaheim enjoyed themselves!  Leadership and staff divided and conquered so we could get the most out of the sessions.  I came back with a new excitement about the future of our company and what is in store in the days ahead.  It was such an opportunity to bring the live sessions to our market center!  Thanks again to Claire Garlick and Kris Vickrey for being incredible coaches and hosts.  I also want to thank the following vendors for sponsoring our Family Reunion events here at home and in Anaheim:
A-action Inspection
 
Carte Blanche Moving
 
Lawyers Title
 
Movement Mortgage
 
Premier Nationwide Lending

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO CRAIG AND KATHERINE ALLEN!

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We have a new addition to our KW family!  
Baby Sarah Craig Allen was born yesterday at 7:53 am, weighing
7 lbs 11 oz, and measuring 19.5″ long.  
Sister Eden was ready to meet and hold her.  What a sweet blessing!


 

 

 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

Survey Amendment (“Survey Coverage”) on Owner’s Title Policies

Do you know what this is?  This is optional coverage for owners that deletes language out of survey exception so that the owner has coverage from any discrepancies, conflicts, encroachments or protrusions, or overlapping of improvements. Put simply, it protects against the inaccuracies of a surveyor’s work.
 
Please familiarize yourself with this paragraph 6A(8)(ii) of the 1-4 Family Residential Contract and we strongly suggest that all buyers request this optional survey coverage (buyer or seller’s expense).  This coverage is at a very low cost for the buyer’s added protection and peace of mind.

Announcing Kelle

Start Using Kelle to Run Your Business

Kelle is in the infant stage but you can start using her now!  Kelle is a powerful partner designed to enhance the agent experience. From organizing schedules to growing your referral network to expertly navigating other Keller Cloud technologies, Kelle gets it done. Simplify daily tasks, establish powerful success habits, and seamlessly handle everything on the go. Download Kelle today from your app store.

Kelle is your personal assistant – without the vacations or coffee breaks. 

 

Megan’s Memo! 

Do you want to get plugged into the office?

Do you want to make a difference in your Market Center?

If so, check out the bulletin board that Megan worked hard on that’s posted to the right of the mail folders! Sign up for each committee that you would like to join and help make a positive impact on our Market Center!

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What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

This Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

2/26/2018 at 3:30 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!

This Tuesday! 

Partner Agent Meeting! 

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11:15 – 1:00 PM

Everyone is Welcome and Lunch is Provided!

 

This Thursday! 

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This Thursday! 

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Next Friday!

Wine Down!

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Join us in the Bistro for Wine, Finger Foods, and Friendship! 

 


More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, February 26th ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ IGNITE BEGINS! Three T’s, Tech Training with Tammy

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

Monday, February 26th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ KW Profit Share and How it Really Works ~ Kathy Kiefer

Monday, February 26th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Wednesday, February 28th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Google and Tech Training: FOCUS: Calendar ~ Bryan Shanafelt 

Thursday, March 1st ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Buyer A-Z ~ Amy Berry 

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

 


Save the Date!  

March 7th & 29th!

LEGAL 1&2

March 9th! 

RSVP by TODAY!

Business By the Book

March 9th!

Premier Slide Appraiser Panel

March 15th! 

MCE

March 16th!

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We Need More Servant Items…Time Is Running Out!!!!!

Do you have a special talent, skill or service that you would like to donate for our annual KW Cares Fundraiser?

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 Sign Up Sheet is at the Front Desk!

 


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Lawyers Title still has Planners for 2018! Talk to Liesel to get yours! 

 


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Capper! 

Terri Augustyn 

 


 

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Jeananne Genovese

Noel Pena

Kelly Sams

Matou Traore

Joni Koch

Sherien Joyner

Beth Brake

Srilekha Mundla 

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Rosemary’s Rubies February 15th, 2018

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Terrific Thursday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

I am headed to Anaheim tomorrow for Keller Williams Family Reunion so I am sending out my weekly email a day early.  Please note that Stacey Buettner and Jeri McGuire will also be attending KW Family Reunion along with several of our agents.  Stacey, Jeri and myself will return to the office on Wednesday, 2/21/18.  If you will not be with us in Anaheim, you don’t have to go far to be part of KW Family Reunion.  
KW FAMILY REUNION BROUGHT TO YOU LIVE FROM OUR TRAINING ROOM!
 
Saturday, 2/17 thru Tuesday, 2/20
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Food, snacks and happy hours are being provided by our awesome vendors so please sign up on our training calendar!

 Don’t miss Gary Keller’s Keynote “Getting Your Unfair Share” with Jay Papasan on Saturday, 2/17, at 3:30 pm, Gary Keller’s Vision Speech on Sunday, 2/18, at 11:00 am and the State Of The Company Address on Monday, 2/19, at 11:30 am.

In addition, see more training opportunities below.

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A very special thank you to our coaches, Claire Garlick and Kris Vickrey, for being our market center hosts for these events

This is an annual event so make plans to be here!!!!!!

 


Megan’s Memo! 

Do you want to get plugged into the office?

Do you want to make a difference in your Market Center?

If so, check out the bulletin board that Megan worked hard on that’s posted to the right of the mail folders! Sign up for each committee that you would like to join and help make a positive impact on our Market Center! 

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Paint the Town Red is THIS SUNDAY! 

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS TOMORROW!

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Sign up your Open House at the Front Desk or on our office Facebook page!

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING TAR FORMS!
 
The new and revised TAR forms are now available on Dotloop and zipForm and you must begin using them effective NOW.  Please refer to the list of new and revised forms at the link below:
 
 
 
PLEASE NOTE:  For compliance purposes, you need to replace the following forms as well:
TAR 2517 Wire Fraud Warning (replaces our previous office version)
 
General Information and Notice to Buyers and Sellers (updated form replaces our previous office version) – New version available in Dotloop templates.
Dixie has updated our forms notebook (found in the copier room) and office checklists to include these new and revised forms so make sure you are using the most updated forms.  Your saved templates may not update automatically. 
THANK YOU DIXIE!

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Commission Moves To Reconsider Restricting “Realty” In Team Advertising

The Commission took action at the February meeting to reconsider use of the term “realty” by teams

TREC is spreading the word about a potential change to the recently adopted advertising rules that will become effective May 15, 2018. After discussing additional feedback from stakeholders regarding the unintended extent of impact, the Commission made the following motion during their meeting: 

Moved that staff is instructed to publicize that the Commission intends to propose a rule amendment to 535.155(d)(5) to delete the prohibition against using the word “realty” in a team name at their May meeting. Further, staff should accept registration of team names that include the word “realty” and not discipline any license holder that advertises a team name that includes the word “realty”. 

Take Note: Realty has never been restricted for use by brokers, and brokers will continue to be able to use this term in their licensed or assumed business names even if no changes are made to the rules. 

What does this mean for you? Make sure to stay informed by following us on FacebookTwitter and signing up for our newsletter. For the full overview of the recently adopted advertising rules be sure to read our full article on what you need to know below: 

Read the Advertising Rules Article

 


What’s Going On In Your Market Center? 

 

Next Friday! 

Premier Slide Condo Lunch & Learn

 


More Training Events Next Week! 

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

Wednesday, February 21st ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, February 21st ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ How to Win a Multiple Offer ~ Philip Art/Movement Mortgage

Wednesday, February 21st ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ Core Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Thursday, February 22nd ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ Placester Website-Basic Setup ~ Tammy Bunk

Thursday, February 22nd ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ Buyer A-Z ~ Amy Berry

Friday, February 23rd ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk 

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

March 1st! 

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March 1st

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March 7th & 29th

LEGAL 1&2

March 9th! 

RSVP by February 23rd! 

Business By the Book

 

March 9th!

Premier Slide Appraiser Panel

 

March 15th! 

MCE

 

March 16th!

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REGISTER TODAY! BEGINS MARCH 19TH

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson class that will teach you how to take control of your money!

March 19 Lesson 1 Super Saving

March 26 Lesson 2 Relating with Money

April 2 Lesson 3 Cash Flow Planning

April 9 Lesson 4 Dumping Debt

April 16 Lesson 5 Buyer Beware

April 23 Lesson 6 The Role of Insurance

April 30 Lesson 7 Retirement and College Planning

May 7 Lesson 8 Real Estate and Mortgages

May 14 Lesson 9 The Great Misunderstanding

Sign up here using this link https://www.fpucentral.com/classes/1058995/registration

Contact Andre Kocher with any questions: andre@kocherteam.com

 


 

Servant Auction Sign Up!

Do you have a special talent, skill or service that you would like to donate for our annual KW Cares Fundraiser?

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 Sign Up Sheet is at the Front Desk!

 


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Lawyers Title still has Planners for 2018! Talk to Liesel to get yours! 

 


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

 

Stephanie Seay

Theresa Schwartz

JoAnne Kamman 

 


 

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Kristie Seibert

Kia Woodley

Bryan Hendricks

Daniele Stanley

Rosemary’s Rubies February 9th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!  I am on the Culture Committee this year so now is a perfect time to spread more love around our market center.  If you see someone going above and beyond to help another, please stop by the front desk and fill out a nomination form.  We now have a culture nomination box in our lobby next to the front desk.  

 

heavy-black-heart_2764 Also, come see Megan at the Front Desk on Wednesday so she can heavy-black-heart_2764

give you a special Valentine’s Day token of our appreciation! 

 

We appreciate and love each and every one of you!
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VISITATION AND FUNERAL INFORMATION FOR OUR BELOVED, GLORIA GONZALES

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Visitation:
Friday, Feb 9
7 pm – 9 pm
Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home
740 S. Edmonds
Lewisville, Texas 75067

Funeral:
Saturday, Feb 10
10 am
Victorious Life Assembly of God
2671 MacArthur Blvd
Lewisville, Texas 75067

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Welcome Glad You're Here

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Sponsored By: Jennifer Kelly

Luiz Mendes

Sponsored By: Silvia Mendes

Silvia Mendes

Sponsored By: Leigh Ann Barrick (Coppell)

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

The new and revised TAR forms are now available for your use on the TAR website, www.texasrealestate.com They are not available on Dotloop or zipForm so our office will not make them mandatory yet.  Until then, you are welcome to use them and familiarize yourself with the changes (redline versions available on TAR website).

Updates to residential and property management forms now online

The Texas Association of REALTORS® residential and property management forms task forces in December proposed updated forms and new forms. After feedback from members like you, the below revised and new forms have been adopted.

These association forms have been revised

  • 1101: Residential Real Estate Listing Agreement, Exclusive Right to Sell
  • 1102: Residential Real Estate Listing Agreement, Exclusive Right to Lease
  • 1201: Farm & Ranch Real Estate Listing Agreement, Exclusive Right to Sell
  • 1406: Seller’s Disclosure Notice
  • 1501: Residential Buyer/Tenant Representation Agreement
  • 1506: General Information and Notice to Buyers and Sellers
  • 1912: Notices Regarding Contingency Under Addendum for Sale of Other Property by Buyer
  • 1935: Seller’s Estimated Net Proceeds
  • 1936: Approximation of Buyer’s Closing Costs
  • 1941: Relocation Addendum
  • 2001: Residential Lease
  • 2003: Residential Lease Application
  • 2004: Pet Agreement
  • 2005: Extension of Residential Lease
  • 2011: Residential Lease for a Multi-Family Property Unit
  • 2201: Residential Leasing and Property Management Agreement

These new association forms have been adopted

  • 1417: Representation Disclosure
  • 1418: Update to Seller’s Disclosure Notice
  • 1945: Notice of Withdrawal of Offer
  • 2013: Bed Bug Addendum
  • 2014: Residential Lease Amendment
  • 2224: Notice of Abandonment
  • 2225: Response to Request for Assistance Animal
  • 2226: General Information for a Landlord Regarding Assistance Animals
  • 2517: Wire Fraud Warning
  • 2518: Information Regarding Windstorm and Hail Insurance for Certain Properties
  • 2519: Information Regarding Property Near International Border

All the forms have a February 1, 2018, revision date; however, you may continue to use the the prior versions of the forms until the updated forms are posted on zipForm. All the forms are now available for download on texasrealestate.com, and you can also see redline versions of the revised forms.

 


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Please be courteous to those working in their offices when talking on the phone in the hallways.  Please use the common work areas, phone room (next to the Founder’s Building Bullpen) or conference room (if it is a private call) instead of walking around the halls while talking.  Also, please do not walk the halls with your phone speaker on.  Thanks for everyone’s consideration!

Tammy’s Tech Tip! 

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KW FAMILY REUNION BROUGHT TO YOU LIVE FROM OUR TRAINING ROOM!
 
Saturday, 2/17 thru Tuesday, 2/20
 
Food, snacks and happy hours are being provided by our awesome vendors so please sign up on our training calendar!
 
 Don’t miss Gary Keller’s Vision Speech on Sunday, 2/18, at 11:00 am and the State Of The Company Address on Monday, 2/19, at 11:30 am.
 
In addition, see more training opportunities below.
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Thank you to our coaches, Claire Garlick and Kris Vickrey, for being our market center hosts for these events!

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

This Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

2/12/2018 at 3:30 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!

 

This Tuesday! 

ALC Meeting! 

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Come and see what our ALC Members have in store for our Market Center! 

 


 

More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, February 12th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, February 12th ~ 1:30-2:30 ~ Greensheets and Office Policies ~ Jeri McGuire

Monday, February 12th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Wednesday, February 14th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, February 14th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ Core Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Thursday, February 15th ~ 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, February 16th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk 

 


 

Save The Dates! 

 

March 1st

Solo Flyer 2018 (1)

March 7th-March 29th

LEGAL 1&2

 March 9th

RSVP by February 23rd! 

Business By the Book

 

REGISTER TODAY! BEGINS MARCH 19TH

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson class that will teach you how to take control of your money!

March 19 Lesson 1 Super Saving

March 26 Lesson 2 Relating with Money

April 2 Lesson 3 Cash Flow Planning

April 9 Lesson 4 Dumping Debt

April 16 Lesson 5 Buyer Beware

April 23 Lesson 6 The Role of Insurance

April 30 Lesson 7 Retirement and College Planning

May 7 Lesson 8 Real Estate and Mortgages

May 14 Lesson 9 The Great Misunderstanding

Sign up here using this link https://www.fpucentral.com/classes/1058995/registration

Contact Andre Kocher with any questions: andre@kocherteam.com

 


 

Servant Auction Sign Up!

Do you have a special talent, skill or service that you would like to donate for our annual KW Cares Fundraiser?

image (14) Sign Up Sheet is at the Front Desk!



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Lawyers Title still has Planners for 2018! Talk to Liesel to get yours! 

 


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

 

Stephanie Carter

Elizabeth Rogers 

 


 

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Ted Clifton

Marly Vaughn

Sarah Meisenheimer

Stephanie Lindamood

David Murphy 

Rosemary’s Rubies February 2nd, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

 

If you missed the Special Announcement on Monday, here is the buzz.

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#1KW Global Agent Count
#1KW US Closed Volume
#1KW Closed Sales Units
 
TRIPE CROWN WINNER!!!!!
 

#1KW Resource Toolkit is available.  Use it to your advantage!

This is your moment! You’ve earned it. So, it’s time to seize it, celebrate it and enjoy it! To help support you in telling this important story, KWRI designed a resource toolkit for connecting with your sphere, local media and others to tell your story and show the world that you’re number one and only just begun!
 
Here’s what’s inside your #1KW Resource Toolkit:
 
• Social Media Graphics 
• Phone Script
• Email Template
• Year-End Local Expert Listing Presentation Insert

Log into www.kwconnect.com to access all of these resources. 

 


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

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Sponsored By: Sawsan Gharib

Bassem Roshdy 

Sponsored By: Sherien Joyner

Marly Vaughn

Sponsored By: Suzie Thole 

Welcome Back Lorre Faszholz!

Sponsored By: Wade Blair 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

NEW TREC ADVERTISING RULES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) recently adopted updated advertising rules. The effective date of the new rules is May 15, 2018, and we want to make sure everyone is thoroughly prepared for the changes.

Background

These new rules are the result of years of work by the Commission and key stakeholders focusing on clarity of advertisements for consumers with the least restrictions on license holders. The rules also interpret and balance revised statutory requirements supporting free commerce and business competition with those protecting the consumer from misleading advertisements.

Senate Bill 2212, passed during the 85th legislature, made changes to the regulations governing advertising for brokers and sales agents, eliminating an age-old law that the advertiser be identified as a broker or agent in all advertising. However, it clarifies that an advertisement is misleading if it fails to include the name of the broker or implies that a sales agent is responsible for the operation of a brokerage. The bill also restricted any TREC rule from requiring the use of the term broker, agent, a reference to the Texas Real Estate Commission, or a license number in advertisements. Keep in mind, license holders can still choose to use those terms in advertisements if they want. 

License holders can still choose to use “Broker”, “Agent”, “Licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission” or other similar terms in advertisements if they want.

Chapter 1101.652(b)(23) clearly states that license holder’s advertising cannot be misleading, cannot imply that a sales agent is the responsible party, and must include the name of the broker.

Chapter 1101.156(b), continues to restrict the Commission from regulating certain forms of advertising, personal appearance or voice, or the use of a registered assumed business name. New language was added to this statute, to also restrict the Commission from requiring the use of the term “broker,” “agent,” or a similar designation or term, a reference to the commission, or the person’s license number in a license holder’s advertisement.

TREC’s Advertising Rules

The current rule was split into two rules to separate out name and registration of name requirements from advertising requirements (§535.154 and §535.155).

TREC Rule §535.154 Registration and Use of Names

This rule defines alternate name, associated broker, assumed business name and team name. Each type of name must be registered with TREC before the name can be used in an advertisement. This is a change from the existing rule. The most significant change concerns team names.   A team name is not an assumed business name of the broker, and cannot contain terms that imply that the team is offering brokerage services independent of the broker. Team names must end with the terms “team” or “group”.

TREC Rule §535.155 Advertisements

All license holders’ advertisements must include the license holder’s name or team name. It also must include 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.

Understanding that advertisements take many different forms today, the Commission revised the exception for social media to allow more flexibility. An advertisement on social media will comply with the rule as long as the license holder has linked to the required information in the account profile or the information is readily accessible by a direct link in the advertisement.

An advertisement on social media will comply with the rule as long as the license holder has linked to the required information in the account profile or the information is readily accessible by a direct link in the advertisement.

Subsection (d) – 20 instances of advertisements that may mislead the public

This subsection lays our 20 ways a license holder may violate statutory advertisement requirements. Most of these were in the existing rule too.  These examples are not the only ways a license holder’s advertisement can be misleading. Here are a few set out in the subsection:

  1. Using a title, such as “owner”, “president”, “CEO”, “COO”, or another similar title, email or website address that implies a sales agent is responsible for the operation of a brokerage.
  2. 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”
  3. An ad that contains the name of a sales agent whose name is, in whole or in part, used in a broker’s name and that implies that the sales agent is responsible for the operation of the brokerage
  4. Including the value of a property, unless it is based on an appraisal that is disclosed and readily available upon request by a party or it is given in compliance with § 535.17 (required disclaimer for estimated worth or sales price)

Be sure to reference subsection (d) before placing an ad or ordering new signage to ensure your advertisements do not resemble any of the examples of misleading advertisement given in the rule.

The Gist

TREC knows there has been a lot of concerns and misinformation about advertising requirements. These new rules simplify requirements and ensure consumers know whom they are working with. We want to make sure we help you get into and stay in compliance with these new rules.

Please review these new changes immediately. If you are not in compliance, you will need to start changing your DBAs, Team and Group Names (if necessary), websites, signs and all advertising etc.  We know this may be a long and costly process for some of our agents, but at least TREC has given everyone 5 months to comply. 

Learn more about the impending changes in this one-minute video.

 


 

Proposed New Forms and Changes for Texas REALTORS®

To see a list of proposed NEW forms and changes to existing forms, click here:
 


 
TAX FORM INFORMATION!

KWRI has made improvements to our online portal for downloading the Profit Share tax forms. Associates will now have access to 2017, 2016 and 2015 Profit Share tax forms online by January 31, 2018.    

Profit Share recipients can update their KWRI tax form delivery preference online at mykw.kw.com. If you OPT IN to paperless status, you will NOT receive a paper copy in the mail. Please use the link below to update your preference (if desired) for your profit share tax form. Your updated selection will be effective until you change it.

If you need assistance with your credentials to access mykw.kw.com, please contactsupport@kw.com.

MYKW.KW.COM > Resources > Profit Share 1099/T4A

Please note: KWRI does not generate or post Commission 1099s.  Please see Jeri McGuire, MCA, for your commission forms in 2017. 

 


Tammy’s Tech Tip! Tech Tip

Google 2-step verification is a very important feature to setup in order to keep your Google Account secure. (this includes your @kw.com email, etc.). If you recall, your @kw.com email is a Business Google email that is already encrypted for you. But this added security step will keep your account even more secure. It may seem inconvenient at first, but it really is worth it! After it is set up, you can select the option where the computer you use on a regular basis is considered “safe” and you will not have to add the 2nd verification. This 2-step verification gives you an added step of security. I love technology and what online activity allows for us to do! That said, we need to take precautions to be safe online. This is one added way to do it. I have used this for a couple of years and think it is a huge (free!) value from Google. FYI other online logins allow 2-step verification as well, I use it on Facebook also. Enjoy technology, but do it safely! To activate, go here to get started!

 


 

GLAR Did you Know

You can’t vote if you aren’t registered

The deadline to register to vote in the March 6 primary election is Monday, Feb.5, and early voting begins Feb. 20. Make sure you and any new homeowners you helped in 2017 are registered. Visit VoteTexas.gov to check your registration status. Then visit TexasRealtorsSupport.com to see the TREPAC-supported candidates who will be on your March 6 ballot.

What’s Going On In Your Market Center?

 

This Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

2/5/2018 at 3:30 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!

 

This Tuesday! 

ALC Committee Meetings! 

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More Training Events This Week! 

 

Monday, February 5th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Updesk 101 with Mitch Blankenship ~ Mitch Blankenship

Wednesday, February 7th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, February 7th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ FSBO With Lori Lesnansky

Wednesday, February 7th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ Core Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Thursday, February 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.

Thursday, February 8th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ Top Ten Things To Revive An Aged Listing ~ Kris Wise

Friday, February 9th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk 

 


Save the Date! 

March 1st 

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March 7th-March 29th

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REGISTER TODAY! BEGINS MARCH 19TH

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson class that will teach you how to take control of your money!

March 19 Lesson 1 Super Saving

March 26 Lesson 2 Relating with Money

April 2 Lesson 3 Cash Flow Planning

April 9 Lesson 4 Dumping Debt

April 16 Lesson 5 Buyer Beware

April 23 Lesson 6 The Role of Insurance

April 30 Lesson 7 Retirement and College Planning

May 7 Lesson 8 Real Estate and Mortgages

May 14 Lesson 9 The Great Misunderstanding

Sign up here using this link https://www.fpucentral.com/classes/1058995/registration

Contact Andre Kocher with any questions: andre@kocherteam.com

 


 

 

SERVANT AUCTION SIGN UP

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SIGN UP SHEET AT THE FRONT DESK!

 


Reminder

Lawyers Title still has Planners for 2018! Talk to Liesel to get yours! 

 


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Congratulations To Our Newest Capper! 

 

Danny McElroy 

 


 

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Silvia Mendes

Jenn De Haven

Renuka Bhandari

Jeri McGuire

Janice James

Matt Dill

Chris Gillespy

Amy Dettmer 

Leslie Maddie

Kelly Moriarty 

 

Rosemary’s Rubies January 26th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

I am proud to be part of such an amazing company and office!  It makes my heart happy to see the sincere caring and love for our fellow agents and staff members.  Most of you know that Mitch Blankenship had a medical emergency and was in the ICU for two weeks.  It means so much to be part of an organization that unselfishly loves on each other.  An office that prays together stays together!  Mitch is home from the hospital and recovering this week.  He made a brief appearance at the office and he is very grateful for the visits, cards, phone calls, messages, prayers, etc.  We are hoping and praying that Mitch makes a full recovery and thanks to our sweet agents for showing what our KW Culture is all about!!!!!
 
Speaking of KW Culture, please plan to be at the office this Monday to celebrate with us as we share some Special News.
 
DON’T MISS THIS MONDAY!
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Please leave all mail at the Front Desk in the red basket. Thank you for your cooperation!

 


 

COMING TO KELLER WILLIAMS DALLAS METRO NORTH!
 
REGISTER TODAY! BEGINS MARCH 19TH
Financial Peace University

 

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson class that will teach you how to take control of your money!

March 19 Lesson 1 Super Saving

March 26 Lesson 2 Relating with Money

April 2 Lesson 3 Cash Flow Planning

April 9 Lesson 4 Dumping Debt

April 16 Lesson 5 Buyer Beware

April 23 Lesson 6 The Role of Insurance

April 30 Lesson 7 Retirement and College Planning

May 7 Lesson 8 Real Estate and Mortgages

May 14 Lesson 9 The Great Misunderstanding

Sign up here using this link https://www.fpucentral.com/classes/1058995/registration

Contact Andre Kocher with any questions: andre@kocherteam.com

 


Welcome Glad You're Here

Shirley Tomlin

Sponsored By: Nicole Notagiacomo

Kaylee Johnstone

Sponsored By: Anna McKissack

Jennifer Weeks

Sponsored By: Jill Hughes

Aanya Montomery

Sponsored By: Ida Parisi

Kristine Skinner

Sponsored By: Tiffany Yost

Steven Strawn

Sponsored By: Anna McKissack

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

Flexibility Added for Posting a Link to IABS and Consumer Protection Notices

Effective December 6, 2017

Since February 2016, you are required to have a specific link for each of these notices in a readily noticeable location on the homepage of your business website. The Commission has adopted amendments to those rules that give you additional flexibility when posting the link to the Consumer Protection Notice. 

The new amendments now allow two options for the link:

  1.  “Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice” in at least 10 point font; or
  2.  “TREC Consumer Protection Notice” in at least 12 point font.

Here is an example using the IABS notice link showing the difference in the look of the two options:

  1.  “Texas Real Estate Commission Information About Brokerage Services”    (in  10 point font)
  2.  “TREC Information About Brokerage Services”    (in 12 point font)

The amendments also provide additional methods for posting the link on social media platforms that are used as business websites and gives guidance as to what is considered a business website. A business Facebook page is a good example of a social media platform that meets these requirements and would need to be in compliance. It is important to take note though, that there are new forms of and updates to social media all the time. Be vigilant and remember to refer to the rules for guidance.

For purposes of providing the required link to the notices on a social media platform that is used as a business website, the link may be located on:

  1. the account holder profile; or
  2. a separate page or website through a direct link from the social media platform or account holder profile.

So, if you use Facebook as a business website, you can provide the required links directly to the Notices or you can provide a link from your account holder page or Facebook page to the homepage of your business website located on the internet, if that business website has the required links readily noticeable on the homepage.

Finally, the amendments define a business website as  “a website on  the internet that:

  1. is accessible  to the public;
  2. contains information about a license holder’s real estate brokerage services; and
  3. the content of the website is controlled by the license holder.”

Controlling the content does not mean controlling the format or structure of the website. It means you control what information you input about your services or listings.

Remember, a link to BOTH the Consumer Protection Notice and the Information About Brokerage Services Notice must be included on the homepage of your business website.

 


 

Proposed New Forms and Changes for Texas REALTORS®

To see a list of proposed NEW forms and changes to existing forms, click here:
 
 

 


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NTREIS! 

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We have been able to add many great tools for NTREIS Subscribers and provide you a Single Sign-On Dashboard for convenient access.   However, with this convenience, comes greater risk for unauthorized access, as one set of credentials opens the gate to many products.   We are always looking to enhance security to protect the data provided by you, our Subscribers.
 
Our current security measures include an annual password change, a timeout after inactivity and security questions to recover a forgotten password.   Additionally, we use a risk system to monitor any unusual login activity.   Beginning next week, we will begin notifying you if login activity on your account is outside our benchmark of normal activity.    Usually a simple password change will resolve the issue if an unauthorized user has gained access to your account.  
 
If you have unlicensed assistants working on your behalf, please be sure you have them registered with your local MLS Provider/Association and have provided them with their own login (Providers offer this at no charge) and inactivate any registered assistants that you no longer employ.  Never provide another agent, a vendor or a client with your credentials – sharing access is strictly prohibited!
 
We appreciate your assistance in securing the system and keeping costs down for all paying Subscribers.  Your MLS Provider/Association can answer any questions you have or, if you do receive an email alert, you may reply to that email.   

Thank you – from the NTREIS Team and your Local REALTOR Associations!


What’s Going On In Your Market Center? 

 

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This Friday! 

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Next Friday! 

Join us for Wine Down in The Bistro on Feb. 2nd!

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*Wine and Light Snacks Will Be Provided! 

 


More Training Events This Week! 

 

Monday, January 9th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ CMA with Mike Tobin ~ Mike Tobin

Wednesday, January 31st ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, January 31st ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ CE Class: Arch Foundation

Wednesday, January 31st ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Coaching Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, January 31st ~ 6:00-7:00 ~ Nite CORE Mentoring Via Google Hangout ~ Claire Garlick

Thursday, February 1st ~ 8:30-9:30 ~ Solos at La Madeline

Thursday, February 1st ~ 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 February 2nd ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk 

 


 

Save the Date! 

February 6th! 

ALC COMMITTEE MEETINGS

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9:00-10:00 Finance

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

Stay up to date with what’s going on in your Market Center! 

 

February 9th! 

Premier Slide Mardi Gras Happy Hour (1)


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Renuka Bhandari

Clint Chasteen

Stacey Scoggins

Christy Arnold


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Lynn Robbins

Jonathan Douglass

Dennis Elmore

Kirk Karrenbrock

Quade Keith 

Rosemary’s Rubies January 12th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

 

Hats Off

We had another successful 3 Day Kickoff and I am pumped about 2018!!!!!
Hats off to our agents who devoutly participated!
Hats off to our leadership for hours of preparation and training!
Hats off to our staff for working tirelessly and putting this event together!
Hats off to Movement Mortgage and TWFG Insurance for keeping our bellies full!
Hats off to Premier Nationwide Lending and Lawyers Title for bringing us top notch speakers!
It was a team effort and hats off to everyone involved!  GO TEAM!!!!!

Welcome Tammy Bunk!

Tammy Bunk

Agent Innovation and Tech Support Director

Tammy has a passion for people and helping them find success. This is one of the driving forces of her life that led her to make a decision to exit the corporate world of engineering, as a printed circuit board designer, and pursue a more people oriented career. This new path led her to pursue her life coaching certification, become a licensed minister, lead a non-profit organization, as well as starting her own technology consulting and web design business. This combination of a passion to see people succeed and an enjoyment of technology eventually led her to Keller Williams. For the past three years she has worked as a Director of Agent Services at KW Dallas Preston Road where she worked with agent onboarding, taught the KW Tech classes and has been their KW Tech Ambassador. Most people who meet her think she is an extrovert, but she is actually an introvert who loves connecting with people. Deep down, she is a bit “geeky” and makes fun of herself because she enjoys reading manuals.  Tammy is much more than her work! She loves to laugh, learn, connect with people, have fun with friends and her “nephew-dog” Kasper. 

We are happy she is here and part of our amazing team!  Amazing just got better!

 


 

CONGRATULATIONS PRES & ANNA McKISSACK 
AND A WARM WELCOME TO AMELIA MAE!
Anna and Amelia

 

AMELIA WAS BORN ON JAN. 6TH WEIGHING 7 LBS 2 OZ. ANNA SAYS SHE IS THE BEST BABY AND SLEEPS LIKE A CHAMP.  LOOK AT THOSE SWEET SMILES…BOTH PROUD MAMA AND BABY GIRL!!!!!


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CLOSED Monday, Jan. 15th


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

Armando Reynoso

Sponsored By: Anna McKissack

Rebecca Suttle

Sponsored By: KE Boyd

Eryn Bowling Morrow

Sponsored By: Russ Mathes (Indianapolis, Indiana) 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

I am on vacation next week with no access to email.  I will return to the office on Monday, Jan. 22nd, and will do my best to reply to all emails as quickly as possible.  Thank you in advance for your patience and I hope everyone has a fantastic week.  I will be basking in warmer climates and will miss all of you while I am away.  ☺
 
It is that time of year again and Lawyers Title has a flyer regarding the homestead tax exemption.  Please share this with your home buyers that purchased and living in a property as of January 1st.  Their homestead application must be applied for on or before April 30th to receive the tax benefits for this year.  Please feel free to share the information below and thank you to Lawyers Title!
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What’s Going On In Your Market Center? 

Tuesday-Friday! 

Brian White Script Practice

This Tuesday! 

Partner Agent Meeting! 

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11:15 – 1:00 PM

Everyone is Welcome and Lunch is Provided!

 

This Thursday! 

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*Picture slots are full at this time, but if you want to be a backup, let Megan know!*

 


 

More Training Events This Week! 

Wednesday, January 17th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, January 17 ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Top 10 Things to Revive An Aged Listing ~ Kris Wise

Wednesday, January 17th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Coaching Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, January 17th ~ 6:00-7:00 ~ Nite CORE Mentoring Via Google Hangout ~ Claire Garlick

Thursday, January 18th ~ 9:00-5:00 ~ Recruiting Great Agents ~ Wendi Harrelson

Friday, January 19th ~ 9:00-4:00 ~ Growth Through Value ~ Wendi Harrelson 

 


 

Save the Date! 

January 31st! 

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Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers! 

Angela Roberts 

 


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Nancy Bronson

Rebecca Suttle

Mackie Talley 

Kendell Roden

Terrie Wendel

LeeAnn Rowe

Ben Corbell

Cindy Ballard-Barfield

Julie Germain

Shelly Biro 

 

Rosemary’s Rubies January 5th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Our beloved Assistant Team Leader, Anna McKissack, is in the hospital today in hopes of delivering her precious baby girl.  Let’s be in prayer for her and baby Amelia.  Once we receive the birth announcement, we will share this with everyone.  We are praying for Anna to have a safe delivery and a healthy baby!!!!!  Anna will be out of the office on maternity leave for the next 8 weeks.  If you have a new recruit or someone we should speak to, please invite them to our Tuesday evening Career Night, add their name and contact information into Recruiting Bridge or email Stacey Buettner, Team Leader, at staceybuettner@kw.com.


TODAY! 

Join us for Wine Down in The Bistro! 

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*Wine and Light Snacks Will Be Provided! 

 


 

We are preparing for an awesome Kickoff next week, Jan. 9, 10 and 11!  Please make plans to come early as parking will be limited.  Overflow parking is across the street at Kohl’s.  Please do not park in front of Compass Bank, our friendly competitors or our building lobby doors.  Thank you and we are looking forward to an eventful 3 Days!!!!!
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The Home Tour Schedule Has Changed! 

*Moved January 9th’s Tour to MONDAY, January 8th, due to Kickoff!* 


Welcome Glad You're Here

Welcome Back Maria Seay! 

Sponsored By: Stephanie Seay

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips 

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

Are you following the 3 Day MLS Rules?
 
 
Please make sure that you are entering Listings and making Status Changes within 72 Hours.  Here are the Matrix MLS Rules:
 

7.05 Each listing of property for sale or lease located within the primary service area of NTREIS must be filed by the Listing Participant with the MLS within seventy-two (72) hours from the effective date of the listing, unless the owner(s) expressly otherwise directs in writing restricting the filing with the MLS (paragraph 6C of listing agreement). Listings of properties located outside the State of Texas may be filed with the MLS and will be accepted if submitted voluntarily by a Participant.

 

8.08 A Listing Participant shall report to the MLS any change in the status of a Listed Property, including final closing of sales and sale prices, within seventy-two (72) hours after such change of status occurs.

 

8.09 The Listing Participant shall report to the MLS all pending contracts, closings or fully executed leases, as applicable, involving a Listed Property within seventy-two (72) hours after the full execution of a contract of sale or closing of a sale, or the full execution of a lease, as the case may be. No correction to the terms of a closed sale or signed lease may be made after seventy-two (72) hours of the closing of a sale or the execution of a lease, as applicable by a Participant. Listed Property which is subject to pending contracts containing express conditions such as financing or inspections shall be identified by the appropriate codes. If the Listing Participant fails to report the closing of a sale or lease within the required seventh-two (72) hour period, the MLS Provider may report the data if necessary written documentation is provided by the Other Participant. If the Listing Participant reports erroneous information to the MLS regarding the closing of a sale, the Other Participant may submit the correct information, with supporting documentation to the appropriate MLS Provider for correction.


Important Reminder

Our updated Policy and Associate Handbooks can be found on our market center intranet at www.mykw.kw.com in the Market Center “Documents” folder titled “Policies and Procedures”. 

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Please read through these office policies regarding RESPA, Advertising/Marketing Requirements, Buying/Selling your Personal Home, etc.  It is a new year so take some time to familiarize yourself with these updated handbooks!

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

Monday-Friday!

Brian White Script Practice

Tuesday-Thursday! 

Kickoff

Thursday! 

Anne's Celebratory Happy Hour

We are celebrating Anne’s promotion as General Manager!

 


More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, January 8th ~ 1:30-2:30 ~ Safety Committee Meeting 

Friday, January 12th ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation ~ Rosemary Croney 

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

 


 

Save The Date! 

 

January 16th! 

Partner Agent Meeting! 

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11:15 – 1:00 PM

Everyone is Welcome and Lunch is Provided!

 

January 18th!

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Sign Up Sheet is at the Front Desk! 

 


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Congratulations to our Newest Cappers! 

Elaine White

Michelle Smith-Taylor 

Jenn De Haven

Sandy Simmons

Matt Dill 

Darla Buehler

Kurt Buehler

 


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Amy Fannin

Mindy Short

Heather Shimala

Heather Freeman

Claire Garlick

Paul Zappia

Dixie Augustine

Kristin Brinch