Rosemary’s Rubies June 9th, 2017

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

I am thrilled to introduce everyone to our newest staff member and officially welcome her to our market center.  Please welcome Michelle Peters-Hill as our Administrative Assistant.  Michelle will be working closely with Erin, Anne and Anna in a support role and you may see her on occasion working the front desk.  We are excited to add Michelle to our growing office so please say hello when you see her.  Here is a little about Michelle:

Michelle is from Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University.  After college she ran to Texas as fast as she could, where she met her husband Rob.  They have 5 children, Brittany, Wes, Blake, Josh and Bryce and one grandchild, Izzy.  They are members at the Village Church and enjoy working in the children’s ministry.

In her spare time, she works on her childrens shoe business that offers squeaky shoes and flip flops called Itzy Bitzy.  Prior to IB, she was in the fashion industry for over 25 years with Gadzooks Inc, then Consolidated Clothiers.

She loves all sports, gardening, anything outdoors, and traveling but being with friends and family is her all-time favorite.


Welcome Glad You're Here

Danny McElroy

Sponsored By: Susan Swearingin

Patrick Kocher

Sponsored By: Andre Kocher 

Alison Ausmus

Sponsored By: Billy Phelps (Plano)

James Dunn

Sponsored By: Dann Sandvig (Southlake) 

Stephanie Lindamood

Sponsored By:  Danny McElroy



Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

What should an inspector do when there are some present and visible indications of adverse performance in a foundation that otherwise seems to be supporting the load as intended?

Section 535.228(a) of the Texas Administrative Code (Foundations) requires an inspector to render a written opinion as to the performance of the foundation. Many inspectors understand this to mean one of two things; the foundation is either performing or it is not performing. But sometimes the inspector is unable to determine this with sufficient confidence.


In forming an opinion as to the performance of the foundation, the inspector should consider the definition of “Performance” according to Section 535.227(b)(8). Performance means “achievement of an operation, function or configuration relative to accepted industry standard practices with consideration of age and normal wear and tear from ordinary use.”

While all structures tend to move slightly, a residential foundation is expected to remain reasonably flat and leveled to provide acceptable performance. A foundation that is not performing as intended negatively affects the structural integrity of a building. As the inspector gains knowledge and experience, he or she is better able to understand the movement of a foundation and learns to identify more subtle indications that there may be a problem with the performance of the foundation.


The inspector must check the Deficient (D) box if a condition exists that adversely and materially affects the performance of a system or component or constitutes a hazard to life, limb or property as specified by the TREC Standards of Practice [See Section 535.227(b)(5), “Deficiency”].

The standards of practice do list a number of things that should be considered when rendering an opinion of performance: Section 535.228 (a)(1)(C) states that “the inspector shall generally report present and visible indications used to render the opinion of adverse performance, such as:  (i) binding, out-of-square, non-latching doors; (ii) framing or frieze board separations; (iii) sloping floors; (iv) window, wall, floor, or ceiling racks or separations; and (v) rotating, buckling, cracking, or deflecting masonry cladding.”

Whether the inspector ultimately determines that the foundation is performing, not performing, or that the inspector is unable to make a determination; in rendering his or her opinion, the inspector should always report any of the issues described in Section 535.228 (a)(1)(C), if they are present and visible. The client needs to be made aware that the inspector has identified possible indications of adverse performance. This information allows the client to make an educated decision whether to accept or reject the home in its present condition or whether to obtain a further evaluation.



What’s Going On In Your Market Center This Week?


This Monday!


(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

6/12/17 at 3:30 PM Training Room B

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

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!


This Tuesday! 

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Every Wednesday! 

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This Thursday!

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More Training Events This Week!


Monday, June 12th 2017 ~ 8:30-12:00 ~ IGNITE BEGINS!

Monday, June 12th 2017 ~ 1:30-2:30 ~ Greensheets and Office Policies ~ Jeri McGuire

Monday, June 12th 2017 ~ 3:30-5:00~ CORE Orientation ~ Cinda Knight 

Tuesday, June 13th 2017 ~ 1:00-2:00~ CMA Workshop ~ Anne Lakusta 

Wednesday, June 14th 2017 ~ 10:00-11:00 ~ Profit Share Class ~ Anna McKissack

Wednesday, June 14th 2017 ~ 12:00-1:15 ~ ALC Meeting ~ Anne Lakusta 

Thursday, June 15th 2017 ~ 9:00-10:00 ~ Team Group Mastermind ~ Kimberly Windle

*Tech and New Agent Orientation will be cancelled for this week because Sarah will be out of town* 




Don’t forget to sign up for Paint the Town Red next Sunday June 18th! The signup sheet will be on our Facebook Page as well as at the Front Desk on Monday! 

Paint the Town Red


Save The Date! 




Check Out This Week’s Treasure Chest! 


Lawyers Title Treasure Chest

Located at the Front Lobby Desk!



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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers!


Lisa Vesterman

Janice James


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Charyl Szydloski

Janice Goetz

AnnMarie Eidman

Sonia Halfmann

Linda Jeffery

Lorre Faszholz

Rebecca Hunt

Lois Lyles

Rebecca Windle

Marie Siebert

Christi Nyquist Whited


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