Month: September 2017

Rosemary’s Rubies September 29th, 2017

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

The opening of the Texas State Fair today marks the beginning of Fall festivities.  It is starting to feel a little like Fall and I love it!  If you are interested in what’s happening at the Texas State Fair, click here:  www.bigtex.com.  There is an online Visitor’s Guide available on their website.  Share this information with your data base and sphere.
 
The Texas State Fair runs through Oct. 22nd and has plenty of activities for everyone.  If you aren’t into fair rides, then the shows and fair food won’t disappoint.  Some of the craziest menu items this year (to name a few) are the Tamale Donut, Fried Thanksgiving Dinner, Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll, Fried Froot Loops, Signature Stuffed Chicken Wings (stuffed with seasoned chicken and rice), Fried Milk & Oreo Cookies, Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger and Pinot Noir Popcorn.  My all time favorites are the Foot Long Corn Dog and Spicy Garlic Fries!!!!!
 
Avoid the traffic and take the DART.  DART fare and route information can be found at:  www.dart.org/statefair/statefair.asp
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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IS TUESDAY, OCT. 3rd

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

MUD NOTICES

A seller of real estate in Texas may be required to provide to a buyer one or more notices regarding the property in question. Failure to provide the proper notice may result in liability for the seller of the real estate and/or the real estate licensee handling the transaction.

MUD Notice Information

If a property is located within a Municipal Utility District (MUD), the seller is required by the Texas Water Code to provide to a buyer prior to the buyer’s entering into a sales contract a notice regarding the MUD in which the property is located. The notice provides information regarding the tax rate, bonded indebtedness, and standby fee, if any, of the MUD.

A seller will typically know if a MUD is providing service to a property because the MUD assessment will be listed on the tax bill that the county sends to the property owner. The property seller will frequently not, however, have access to the MUD notice required to be given to the buyer and may require the assistance of a real estate licensee to obtain the proper notice. One method you may use to obtain the proper notice is to contact an agent for the MUD and request a copy of the most current notice. The name, address, and phone number of all MUDs in Texas are available through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s website.

After entering the website, you may look up any MUD by going to the first search field entitled “Search by Water District Name or Number.” Type in the name of the MUD for which you are seeking information and press enter. The website will provide information regarding that MUD, including contact information for the MUD’s agent. You may then contact the MUD’s agent to obtain a copy of the current notice form.

Section 49.455(b)(9) of the Water Code requires that all MUDs file the particular form of Notice to Purchasers that the seller must furnish to a buyer in the property records of the county in which the MUD is located with all information completed.

 


 

We have more RealtorTrademark Circle R Symbol decals for your signs!

We ordered 1,000 more decals so please come see me if you have not received your 2 FREE ones or need to purchase more at $.50 each.  If your real estate signs (including Open House) are not compliant with the TREC and TAR rules, please stop by to discuss with me.  I can help explain the rules so you do not receive a violation.  Please refer to our advertising policies in your Associate Handbook.  
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Getting a ‘Supervisor’ error when editing a listing? Here’s the fix!

A NTREIS Rule change last week has made the Office Supervisor field required.  Prior to being able to edit any other information on a listing, this filed must be completed.

Follow these steps:

  1. ​Click the Input tab
  2. Locate listing
  3. Click Residential 
  4. ​Click the showing tab and input the name for ​the Office Supervisor field 
  5. Submit

Then ​other edits will be allowed.​ 

 


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C O R E  ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

10/2/2017 at 3:30 PM

10/4/2017 at 5:00 PM

Creating Outstanding Realtors for Excellence –  is a fast track program to provide agents with the foundation needed to launch their business, and get off to a fast, exciting start in real estate!

This 90 minute orientation class covers how, what, when and where details necessary to get your Real Estate business started with Dallas Metro North.  You will be introduced to “Path to Success“. Path to Success is your first 100 days business guide.

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

If you want to build your profit share tree, this is also an excellent recruiting tool for you so come & check it out!

 

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*We need 10 RSVPs to have this class so if you want to come, please RSVP with Megan or on the Intranet! 

 

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This Thursday! 

Solos at La Madeleine

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This Friday! 

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More Training Events This Week! 

 

Monday-Friday ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Brian White 

Monday, October 2nd 2017 ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ One-on-One Mentoring with ALC* ~ Lori Lesnansky, Missy Phipps, Stephanie Carter 

* Stop by Stephanie & Missy’s office door to sign up for a slot! 

Monday, October 2nd 2017 ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Quarter Auction Committee Meeting ~ Beth Brake

Monday, October 2nd 2017 ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Wednesday, October 4th 2017 ~ 10:00-11:30 ~ TEAMS Dotloop Training ~ Kimberly Windle

Wednesday, October 4th 2017 ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ NTREIS Trends with Melody Kruse with GLAR

Wednesday, October 4th 2017 ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ Economic Forecast with Anne 

Thursday, September 5th 2017 ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Sarah Bordelon and Rosemary Croney

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

Thursday, September 5th 2017 ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ Dotloop Training ~ Sarah Bordelon 

 


 

Save the Dates! 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

 

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7 Best Things About Buying a Home in the Fall

landscape - leavesFor the first time in recent history, October surpassed June as the most popular month to get married. And these autumn-loving brides may be on to something: Although the spring months are notoriously the best time to buy real estate (as well as have a wedding), fall may be the new ideal season to buy a home.

Hear us out: One obvious reason is that it’s easier to get from open house to open house without questioning if you’ll need an AC repair ASAP upon moving into that home for sale in Phoenix, AZ. Also, families on a mission to move into a new home before school starts are out of the picture. Besides these two more obvious reasons, here are seven expert insights on why you should consider a fall real estate purchase.

Competition for houses drops off in the fall, a time many people consider to be off-season in real estate. But there are still homes for sale — and in some cases, there’s just as much inventory as there was during the spring and summer. “[Fall] means new inventory and repositioned old inventory that did not sell in the prime season,” says Wesley Stanton, a New York, NY, agent with The Stanton Hoch Team.

This puts you in a great position to negotiate. “Fall homebuyers should consider [making] lowball offers, followed by more aggressive negotiation,” says Brian Davis, a real estate investor and director of education at Spark Rental. Davis points out that many sellers are very motivated to sell before the holidays. If possible, buyers should let these sellers know that they can close before Thanksgiving or before the school winter break.

2. Sellers are worn-out

Sign Compliance (1)Some sellers who put their homes on the market during the prime selling times of spring and summer might have been a tad overconfident by listing their homes for more than buyers were willing to spend. After months of no action, these sellers are often ready to make a deal. “Sellers who were unrealistic earlier in the year about price will now be more willing to reduce the price come fall,” says Thomas Miller, a Washington, DC, real estate agent. “Because there [are fewer buyers] and because the sellers are now eager to sell, they are more inclined to take the low offer than wait another six months for spring to come around.”

3. Sellers are serious

Not all homes on the market in fall are summer leftovers. Some people need to sell in the fall because the timing is right. Maybe they were having a home built, and it’s now ready. Maybe they need to move because of a job. “The sellers with houses on the market in the fall tend to be serious,” says Sam Heskel, president of Nadlan Valuation, an appraisal management company in Brooklyn, NY. “That means sellers could be more open to negotiating and accepting a lower offer.”

4. You can take advantage of tax breaks

First-time homebuyers, take note: Although you can’t escape paying income tax, you can make a dent in what you owe when you become a homeowner. “Property tax and mortgage interest are both deductions you can take for your whole year’s worth of income, even if you closed on your home in December,” says David Hryck, a New York, NY tax adviser, lawyer, and personal finance expert. “Any payments that are made prior to the closing of the loan are tax-deductible. This can make a serious difference in the amount you owe the government at the end of the year.”

5. Fall is a safer time of year

Did you know that burglars have peak seasons? They do, says Sarah Brown, a home safety expert for SafeWise.com. “July and August are prime months for burglaries to take place,” she says. “Waiting until the fall [to buy] gives you an advantage when learning about a home and the neighborhood.” You’ll be settled in your home and can take precautions — like setting up that new alarm system — before the next burglary season rolls around.

6. You’re the center of attention

Realtor 01Because spring and summer are ideal times to buy a home, real estate agents are usually busier then. And that could mean you might not always get the attention you want. This is also true for other professionals you’re working with to buy a house. “Service providers, such as mortgage lenders and title companies, are moving out of the summertime sales swamp and can often respond more quickly,” says John Lazenby, president of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association in Orlando, FL.

The same goes for movers. “Because summer is peak moving season, people often experience more delays and service issues, such as moving companies reaching capacity and running out of trucks to pick up shipments,” says Jack Griffin, president and chief operating officer of Atlas World Group. “The probability of experiencing a delay goes way down in the fall season.”

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There are bound to be improvements you’ll want to make after buying a house. You’ll also probably need to buy items to maintain your home, and if appliances weren’t part of the deal, you’ll need those too. Wouldn’t it be great to coordinate your home purchase with sales on items you’ll need? According to Consumer Reports, the calendar determines when it’s a good time to buy all sorts of consumer goods. In particular, September is a great time for buying carpet and paint. October means lawn mowers go on sale, and appliances and cookware are cheaper in November.

 

Article courtesy of Trulia.com

Information provided by Keller Williams Dallas Metro North. Call us today – we have over 400 qualified agents ready to assist you with your Fall home buying. 

Buyers Remorse: 4 Ways to Conquer it

You’ve finally signed the last document. That “For Sale” sign turns to “Sold” in front of your brand-new home. The real estate agent hands you the keys, and you’re full of emotions. You should feel on top of the world, excited to move into a home of your very own. But what if you don’t feel good? What if, in fact, you feel bad? You feel anxiety over buying a house, and you’re panicked. This, my friends, is buyer’s remorse.

Why do I care about you and your remorse? Not so long ago, I also bought a house. I felt overwhelmed with creating a new budget, navigating property taxes, and all of the maintenance work I had ahead of me. Eventually, however, I overcame the fear of first-time home-ownership and grew to love my house, living day to day in my home without a care in the world. How did I conquer the hand-wringing existence you currently find yourself in? Follow these tips to help calm your nerves and fast-track your way into the rewarding world of home-ownership.

Control only what you can control
Stoic philosophers believed that to live a more content life, you should attempt to control only the things you have the ability to control. Even though they were pretty much constantly getting exiled, those guys knew their stuff.

You may feel like you’re on the brink of a full-fledged panic attack, but try to calm your fears and give this new home a chance. (Plus, you paid your closing costs, and you can’t turn back so easily now.) So strap yourself in. This is your reality now, so control what you can and make the best of it.

Remind yourself of all the reasons why you bought the home in the first place. This wasn’t a split-second decision, after all. You put in a lot of time, money, and effort to find your perfect home. You might be surprised at how quickly those anxious feelings fade when you focus on accepting (and enjoying!) your new space.

Check off one thing
Now that you’ve accepted that this is your new house, why are you panicking? Is it because you worry you will lose your job and miss your mortgage payments? Is it because there are many improvements to make to your house?

Make a list of your worries or concerns and solve just one of them. Paint a room, put in a new light fixture, or set a new emergency fund savings goal. Cross one thing off your list, and you’ve just made progress toward settling into daily life as a homeowner.

Throw a party!
Most well-adjusted adults don’t use “party” as a verb. But it’s time to make an exception, because when you buy a house? It’s time to party. Have a cookout, host a grown-up dinner party, or throw a tailgating party in your new home. The point is: Gather your friends, family, and loved ones in your home for a celebration. The enthusiasm will be contagious. Your guests will be genuinely excited for you and your new home purchase, and some of that excitement might just rub off on you too.

Find your favorite place
Walk around your house and consider each room. Be mindful of the light and of the space. Find your favorite place in your house and just enjoy it. Drink it in. Appreciate this spot. It’s the best spot in the house and this is your house. You bought it!

Whenever you feel your anxious mind running away again with buyer’s remorse, come back to this spot. This is a good, relaxing spot. It’s home. And soon the rest of the house will be too. Take a deep breath. Your buyer’s remorse will pass, and eventually, when you’re enjoying your new home (and maybe even considering buying a vacation house), you’ll wonder why you ever worried.

Source: Trulia.com, written by John Viera

Information provided by Keller Williams Dallas Metro North. Call us today – we have over 400 qualified agents ready to assist you with your real estate needs! 

Rosemary’s Rubies September 22nd, 2017

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

 

Happy Fall Y’all (even though it doesn’t feel like Fall in Texas).  I hope it is coming to Texas soon!  Fall is my favorite time of year…cool weather, crisp air, pretty leaves, harvest colors, boots, sweaters, apple cider, football, and pumpkins to name a few.  I hope everyone is as excited as I am!!!!!

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While we wait on Fall in Texas, 
LET’S GET THESE HOMES SOLD!
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Our list of Open Houses can be found on our KWDMN public Facebook page: 
 
 
Let’s visit Open Houses this weekend (no Cowboys game on Sunday so no excuses!) and sell these beauties. 

BILLION DOLLAR BABY!
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We also want to make our Billion Dollar sales goal this year so we can all have the best holidays ever!!!!!
 
“Winter is coming.”
 
“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”
 
“Nothing burns like the cold.”
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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

Email fraud is on the rise, with hackers posing as real estate professionals or title companies to trick customers into wiring closing funds to their accounts.  Below are common “red flags associated with these schemes, and tips for how to avoid becoming a victim.
 
UNSECURE EMAIL ACCOUNTS Be suspicious of any party that uses free, web-based email accounts for business transactions. These accounts are easily breached. 
 
CHANGES OR ANOMALIES Pay careful attention to all email addresses throughout the transaction to make sure they are legitimate. Hackers often email from unsecure domains or fake domains that closely resemble real ones to trick their victims. Watch for sudden changes in grammar, terminology and verbiage. Be wary of spelling or grammatical errors, requests for secrecy or pressure to take action quickly. Be suspicious of emails that arrive at odd hours of the day or night. 
 
PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS Be wary of unusual payment amounts or payment requests to odd parties, unusual persons or international wires. Review the name(s) on all bank accounts. Does it match the name(s) of the party(ies) involved? Is it worded strangely? Always verify changes to payment instructions and confirm requests for transfer of funds from any party—especially last-minute wiring changes from financial institutions. 
 
HOW TO AVOID EMAIL FRAUD Slow down. Moving too quickly and not verifying information leads to mistakes. Err on the side of caution. Assume anything suspicious is fraud. Never reply to a suspicious email or act on any of the information in the message. Pick up the phone. Call all parties involved in the transaction using previously known, verifiable phone numbers before closing. If you suspect fraud, act immediately. Contact your local law enforcement authorities, and file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.

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This Monday! 

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C O R E  ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

9/25/2017 at 3:30 PM

9/27/2017 at 5:00 PM

Creating Outstanding Realtors for Excellence –  is a fast track program to provide agents with the foundation needed to launch their business, and get off to a fast, exciting start in real estate!

This 90 minute orientation class covers how, what, when and where details necessary to get your Real Estate business started with Dallas Metro North.  You will be introduced to “Path to Success“. Path to Success is your first 100 days business guide.

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

If you want to build your profit share tree, this is also an excellent recruiting tool for you so come & check it out!

 

This Tuesday! 

Premier Slide Sept 2017 Homebuyer Seminar

 

Every Wednesday! 

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Realtor Safety Presentation

Awesome door prizes!!!!!

9/27/2017 at 12:00-1:00

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Hear from two industry experts how to minimize risks and stay safe in your day-to-day business interactions.

This Friday! 

ALC Dream Board Workshop (2) 

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More Training Events This Week! 

 

Monday-Friday, September 25th-29th 2017 ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Brian White 

Monday, September 25th 2017 ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ One-on-One Mentoring with ALC* ~ Lori Lesnansky, Missy Phipps, Stephanie Carter 

* Stop by Stephanie & Missy’s office door to sign up for a slot! 

Monday, September 25th 2017 ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Wednesday, September 27th 2017 ~ 9:30-11:00 ~ What to Do When Listings Sit Instead of Sell ~ Anne Lakusta

Thursday, September 28th 2017 ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Sarah Bordelon and Rosemary Croney

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

Thursday, September 28th 2017 ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Lease Workshop ~ Shirley Johnson

Thursday, September 28th 2017 ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ Database and Lead Generation Mastermind ~ Sarah Bordelon

 


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October 3rd!

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Check Out This Week’s Treasure Chest! 

 

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Congratulations To Our Newest Capper! 

 

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Preparing your home for a Fall sale!

AutumnFall is a great time to sell a home! While springtime may be the most popular season to put your home on the market, there’s no reason to wait to sell your home – especially with housing inventories on the decline.

With fewer homes on the market, you will want to make sure your home really stands out to buyers by following these tips to prepare your home for a speedy sale:

Create Autumn Curb Appeal
Keep the outside of your home clean and neat; rake leaves, make sure lawn is mowed regularly. Plant fall flowers – chrysanthemums and pansies are very popular in this area. Make sure the front door is clean and hang a simple fall wreath. If the welcome mat is worn, replace it.

Make sure your windows are sparkling!

Check the Heating system
You don’t want any surprises when your home is on the market – be proactive and have the HVAC system checked so your furnace is ready for the first cold days of fall. By the way, you want the air inside your home to smell fresh – change your furnace filter.

Highlight the Fireplace!
First, make sure it works and is clean! Then emphasize it. Arrange your furniture to make the fireplace the focal point of the room; decorate your mantle with tasteful fall accessories or neutral artwork.

apples1Prepare Autumn Edibles
While it’s not necessary to bake cookies for your potential buyers, consider creating the same homey feel you get from baking with a few well-chosen foodie accessories. Fill a bowl with shiny red apples, open a cookbook to a chili or stew recipe (with pictures!), use autumn hued placemats on the table. Create a homey, welcoming atmosphere!

Emphasize comfort and luxury
Emphasize comfort by tossing a cozy throw over a chair, using plush pillows on the sofa, and adding a few fall accents (pinecones, pumpkins, gourds, candles). Use table linens. Don’t forget about the bedrooms – layer the beds with luxurious throws and pillows, display plush towels in the bathroom.

Brighten up your home!
Autumn signals shorter days and chances are good your home will be viewed in the evening. Make sure your outdoor lights have working light bulbs, and clean the glass. Indoors, turn on the lights! Include closets, stairways – you want your home to be bright and welcoming.

During the day, bring in the light. Pull up the blinds, open the shutters, pull back the curtains.

mintsApply a Little Southern Hospitality
While not required, it’s a nice touch to leave a treat by the front door that potential buyers and their realtor can grab as they leave your home … wrapped mints, individually wrapped candy corn, snack size candy bars. It’s also nice to provide a small tray or bowl for realtors to leave their business cards.

pumpkin-on-haybaleAbout Halloween Décor
According to Realtor.com, you don’t have to forgo all festive decorations, but you do have to choose them wisely. In general, decorations should be neutral. Think scarecrows, pumpkins, and hay bales. As for what not to do, well, avoid blood, gore, political decor, clowns, and don’t over decorate. And a word to the wise … keep an eye on the pumpkins. Nobody wants to encounter rotting produce!

Information provided by Keller Williams Dallas Metro North. Thinking about selling your home? Call us today – we have over 400 highly qualified agents ready to assist you with your real estate needs.

Inventory on Longest Downward Stretch in Two Decades

Arrow downHousing inventory is officially on its longest downward stretch in two decades, with 11 percent fewer homes on the market year-over-year in June, according to the latest data preview from realtor.com®. Prices in June were 9 percent higher than those one year ago, with the national median at $275,000 and the national median age of inventory at 60 days.

“We have now gone 24 months in a row seeing the number of homes drop on a year-over-year basis, the longest streak in more than two decades,” says Javier Vivas, manager of Economic Research at realtor.com. “More markets than ever are struggling with inventory problems; in 80 percent of markets, there are fewer homes for sale currently than this time last year.

shutterstock_232969765“It’s good to see that more homes are coming onto the market, but the bulk of those homes are too pricey for the largest, most desperate group of buyers. With no clear indication that newly-built homes will be able to provide short-term relief soon, there appears to be no end in sight for the inventory shortage. The market will likely remain very challenging for would-be buyers throughout the summer.”

The housing markets ranking in realtor.com’s Hotness Index for June:

1. Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif.
Median Age of Inventory: 31 days

2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.
Median Age of Inventory: 29 days

3. Kennewick-Richland, Wash.
Median Age of Inventory: 34 days

4. Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, Calif.
Median Age of Inventory: 34 days

5. Columbus, Ohio
Median Age of Inventory: 37 days

6. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Mich.
Median Age of Inventory: 37 days

7. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H.
Median Age of Inventory: 37 days

8. Colorado Springs, Colo.
Median Age of Inventory: 33 days

9. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
Median Age of Inventory: 27 days

10. San Diego-Carlsbad, Calif.
Median Age of Inventory: 37 days

Information provided by Keller Williams Dallas Metro North. Call us today – we have over 400 qualified agents ready to assist you with your real estate needs!

Rosemary’s Rubies September 15th, 2017

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

September is REALTOR® Safety Month.  As part of NAR’s ongoing efforts to keep its members safe, the Association dedicates September as REALTOR®Safety Month.  NAR is offering 2 free safety webinars that every agent should watch.
 
For more information, click here:
Realtor Safety Month

As a  REALTOR®, the risks you face seem to grow more frequent and more complicated.  The strategies to being safer on the job remain simple: 

Know how to react appropriately to a dangerous situation;

Be aware of your surroundings;

and Empower yourself with careful precautions.    

Our safety committee is hosting the NAR safety webinar at our office on Wednesday, Sept. 27th, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  SAVE THE DATE and JOIN US…safety first and foremost!

 


 
 Please plan to attend our annual Chili Showdown and Cowboys game watching party this Sunday!  Family friendly and guests are welcome.  If you would like to show off your chili recipe, please enter into the competition.  Please email Rebecca to let her know if you will be entering your chili at brooks@kw.com
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LOADS OF FUN AND DELICIOUS CHILI! 

 


 

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Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

Safety Tips To Keep You Safe During REALTOR® Safety Month (and Beyond!)

Take time this month to consider how safe – or unsafe – you are as a real estate practitioner during the course of a typical day.  To brush up on useful, everyday safety tips and tools, here are some things to keep in mind:

1.  When you’re at the office, use a visitor log book and have each potential client fill out a customer ID form.  We have a prospect ID form at the front desk for you to use if needed.  Remember to also get a copy of their photo ID.  Don’t agree to a private showing unless you’ve already met a client in your office and don’t allow a client to ride in your car unless you know them well. Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, remove yourself from the situation. Don’t worry about offending a client. Your safety is paramount.

2.  Show properties before dark and be observant.  Take 10 seconds as you arrive at each destination to evaluate your surroundings and check for anything out of the ordinary.  Note questionable activity nearby.  Are people coming and going, or is the area unusually quiet?  Are there obstacles or hiding places in the area?  Make sure that you’re parked in a well-lit, visible location and that you can’t be blocked in by another vehicle.  If you’ll be working after hours, tell others about your schedule. When showing a property, leave the exit doors unlocked for a quick exit while you and your clients are inside.  As you view each room, let the client enter first and always be closest to the exit.  If you must show a property after dark, turn on every light as you tour a property and keep blinds and curtains open. 

3.   Keep your business separate from your personal life.  Set up business accounts on Facebook, Twitter, or any social media sites.  This will help protect your personal photos, posts, and other information from access by people you don’t know.  Dress professionally and don’t wear expensive jewelry.  Store your purse, iPad or other valuable items in the trunk of your car.  Buy a personal security app for your cell phone, and always keep your cell phone in your hands.


 

What’s Going On In Your Market Center? 

 

THIS TUESDAY! 

 

Partner Agent Meeting 

 

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FOR EVERY AGENT & STAFF

Please meet us in the upstairs Training Room from 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM on September 19th.

Lunch is provided!

 

THIS TUESDAY! 

 

Come get your flu shots after Partner Meeting!

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EVERY WEDNESDAY! 

Premier Slide Weekly Perk

 

THIS WEDNESDAY! 

Lawyers

 

THIS WEDNESDAY! 

C O R E  ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

9/20/2017 at 5:00 PM

Creating Outstanding Realtors for Excellence –  is a fast track program to provide agents with the foundation needed to launch their business, and get off to a fast, exciting start in real estate!

This 90 minute orientation class covers how, what, when and where details necessary to get your Real Estate business started with Dallas Metro North.  You will be introduced to “Path to Success“. Path to Success is your first 100 days business guide.

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

If you want to build your profit share tree, this is also an excellent recruiting tool for you so come & check it out!

 

THIS WEDNESDAY! 

 

DotLoop Training!  September 20th 9am – 4pm!

Not just your normal DotLoop training!

A DotLoop representative that we are PAYING to come show you the ropes and how to get the most out of this amazing system!

Work smarter, not harder!

Bring your laptop!

Basic & Advanced Training that Day

Use it as a Case Management System for TEAMS

 

 


 

More Training Events This Week! 

Monday-Friday, September 18th 2017 ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Brian White 

Monday, September 18th 2017 ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ One-on-One Mentoring with ALC* ~ Lori Lesnansky, Missy Phipps, Stephanie Carter 

* Stop by Stephanie & Missy’s office door to sign up for a slot! 

Monday, September 18th 2017 ~ 10:30-11:30 ~ Dominate The Video ~ Agent Impress (Kyle Draper) 

Monday, September 18th 2017 ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, September 18th 2017 ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ Safety Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 20th 2017 ~ 9:00-4:00 ~ Dotloop Training ~ Carolyn Thompson 

Wednesday, September 20th 2017 ~ Finance Meeting ~ Brian White 

Thursday, September 21st 2017 ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Sarah Bordelon and Rosemary Croney

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

Thursday, September 21st 2017 ~ 10:30-11:30 ~ How To Price It Right ~ Mike Tobin 

Thursday, September 21st 2017 ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Culture Committee Meeting 

Thursday, September 21st 2017 ~ 1:30-300 ~ Become a Placester PRO ~ Sarah Bordelon 

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

September 26th! 

Premier Slide Sept 2017 Homebuyer Seminar

 

October 3rd! 

Lawyers

 


 

Check Out This Week’s Treasure Chest! 

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Located at the Front Desk! 

 


 

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