Month: November 2017

Rosemary’s Rubies December 1st, 2017

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly!  Today is our annual Holiday Party at Circle R Ranch beginning at 7:00 PM.  Time to celebrate with one another and I hope to see everyone there!  Sure to be a fun evening!!!!!

Christmas Party

 


We have another opportunity to celebrate together and meet our new Team Leader, Stacey Buettner!
 
Next Friday, Dec. 8th, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in our upstairs training room, we will have a special Wine Down Friday with seasonal celebratory beverages!!!!!
'Tis the Season Wine Down

Welcome Glad You're Here

Lonnie Hicks 

Sponsored By: Tony Nuncio (Dallas City Center)

Austin Hart

Sponsored By: Trae Williams (Dallas)

Kelly Millan 

Sponsored By: Melissa Cristel (Tulsa Midtown)

Agent Tip of the Week! 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

 

Marketing Tips!
 
Did you know that Keller Williams offers another mortgage solution to your clients and will also give you some unique ways to market yourself?  Plus, it’s FREE!  Keller Mortgage can save your buyers thousands with the ZeroPlus Loan.  There are buyer fliers available at your fingertips:
 
Login to the KW Intranet at www.mykw.kw.com
 
Click on top tab “Education”
 
Click on “KW Connect”
 
Click on “Resources”
 
Click on “Keller Mortgage”
 
We have awesome inhouse lenders, Movement Mortgage and Premier Nationwide Lending, that can also prepare marketing fliers and co-brand with you.  You should take advantage of ALL these FREE marketing tools available to help you grow your business.
 
If you would like blitz marketing ideas, you should be part of our Facebook group called KWDMN Blitz Marketing:
 
 
Tis the Season to Give!
 
Please share your “pop by” ideas and post some of your creative & craziest ideas with our KWDMN Blitz Marketing Facebook group!
What you do TODAY

 


SECOND NOTICE   

Do Not Call Sentry LLC discontinued its operations and shut down the DNC SENTRY donotcall compliance service on September 30, 2017.

 For nearly 14 years, DNC Sentry had been the only dedicated donotcall compliance tool specifically designed for the real estate practitioner.

 Unfortunately, the changing economics of the business along with required additional investment of time and other resources made it impractical to continue.

Unfortunately, while there are other donotcall compliance tools in the marketplace, most are aimed at traditional telemarketing companies and not small volume users like individual real estate agents.

You can register as an individual agent using your personal credentials (social security # and/or EIN #) and access directly the FTCs lookup tool at: http://telemarketing.donotcall.gov 

 


What’s Going On In Your Market Center?

Monday-Friday! 

Brian White Script Practice

This Monday! 

C O R E  ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

12/4/2017 at 3:30 PM

12/6/2017 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 Monday! 

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This Wednesday! 

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This Wednesday! 

RSVP on the Training Calendar!

If you want CE credit, please bring cash or a check made out to Matt Kern. $10

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This Thursday! 

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More Training Events This Week! 

 

Monday, December 4th 2017 ~ 8:30-9:30 ~ Million Dollar Mondays! ~ Anne Lakusta

Monday, December 4th 2017 ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call 

Tuesday, December 5th 2017 ~ 10:30-11:30 ~ Updesk 101 ~ Mitch Blankenship 

Tuesday, December 5th 2017 ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ Economic Forecast ~ Anne Lakusta

Wednesday, December 6th 2017 ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Finance Committee Meeting ~ Brian White 

Thursday, December 7th 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, December 7th 2017 ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ Dotloop 101 ~ Sarah Bordelon 


 

Save the Date! 

 

December 12th! 

Premier Slide Preapproval Portal Lunch and Learn

December 14th! 

Celebration of Realtors


What’s Going on in Your Community?

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Check Out This Week’s Treasure Chest! 

 

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Located at the Front Desk! 

 


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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

 

Jeff Smith

Bethany Jones 

Caitlyn Christie 


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Cinda Knight

Greg Johnson

Joan Walker

Suzanne Scheerle

Taryn Pipkins

Trey Thurston

Connor Mutzig

Gary Tyner

Stacye Miller

Stephanie Carter

Toni Nomura

Rebecca Valera

Gary Lemoine

Suling Cheaz-Laposa 

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Monthly Review of the Texas Economy

Texas1Texas’ labor market has recovered from the onslaught of Hurricane Harvey. The state gained 316,100 non-agricultural jobs from October 2016 to October 2017, an annual growth rate of 2.6 percent, higher than the nation’s employment growth rate of 1.4 percent.

According to the Real Estate Center’s latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, the nongovernment sector added 279,300 jobs, an annual growth rate of 2.8 percent, also higher than the nation’s employment growth rate of 1.6 percent in the private sector.

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October 2017 was 3.9 percent, lower than the 4.8 percent rate in October 2016. The nation’s rate decreased from 4.8 to 4.1 percent.

All Texas industries except the information industry had more jobs in October 2017 than in October 2016.  The mining and logging industry ranked first in job creation followed by other services, manufacturing, financial activities, leisure and hospitality, professional and business studies, and transportation, warehousing, and utilities.

All Texas metro areas except Texarkana, Waco, and Beaumont-Port Arthur had more jobs in October 2017 than in October 2016. College Station-Bryan ranked first in job creation followed by Corpus Christi, San Antonio-New Braunfels, Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Dallas-Plano-Irving, and Fort Worth-Arlington.

The state’s actual unemployment rate in October 2017 was 3.5 percent. Amarillo had the lowest unemployment rate followed by Midland, College Station-Bryan, Austin-Round Rock, and Lubbock.

by Ali Anari, November 27, 2017 (Texas A&M University – Real Estate Center)

Monthly Review provided by Keller Williams Dallas Metro North. Call us today for help with your real estate needs!

Most Important Features Millennials Want in Their Homes

shutterstock_626492420There have been a lot of studies, think pieces and discussions trying to figure out millennials. Business owners were skeptical about hiring millennials a few years ago and now, as this younger generation continues to grow and succeed in life, the housing market seems to be the next millennial-facing industry.

There’s no doubt that millennials have finally entered the housing market. In fact, they currently make up 35 percent of buyers throughout the United States. Approximately 68 percent of all first-time home buyers fall into this age bracket, as well. But what do they want inside their homes?

Let’s take a look and see what millennials are looking for when it comes to buying a home.

Interior Laundry RoomSeparate Laundry Rooms – Say what you will about millennials and their laundry habits, the majority of millennial homebuyers are searching for homes with an additional room just for laundry. Roughly 92 percent of homebuyers want a separate laundry room, coming in as the No. 1 thing millennials are looking for.

Outdoor Lighting – The second most desired feature for millennial homebuyers is exterior lighting. Roughly 90 percent of all people searching for a home in the current market want exterior lighting to illuminate their landscape.

Energy-Efficient Appliances – Another aspect of home-buying that cracks the top 10 for millennials is having energy-efficient appliances inside the home. (In fact, across every generation of homebuyers, 90 percent of people are looking for this feature.)

Hardwood FlooringHardwood Floors – Millennial homebuyers also prefer hardwood floors for their homes. Rather than choosing carpeting, approximately 82 percent of homebuyers are searching for properties with open hardwood floor plans.

There are still plenty of millennials who aren’t ready to buy a home just yet – but it looks like these are the kinds of features they will be looking for when they are ready to enter the housing market.

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

 

What’s the Good News for November?

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eSports Facility coming to Frisco. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has teamed with Fort Worth-based real estate investor John Goff to get into the $700 million global eSports industry.

Esports5Jones & Goff acquired a majority of CompLexity Gaming, an eSports organization that has been based in Houston since 2007.  The CompLexity Gaming organization, its management and its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DoTA 2 teams will relocate to the DFW area and will have offices at The Star in Frisco.  The group intends to build an eSports facility at The Star, which is the current office location of the Dallas Cowboys, in the future.

The Cowboys will also participate in the Madden NFL Club Championship events in the coming months, which will be the first time all teams from a professional sports league take part in an eSports event. Other NFL owners such as Robert Kraft and Stan Kroenke have purchased slots in the Overwatch League, but the Jones family joins a short list of NFL owners to invest or acquire an existing team in the space.

Forbes recently estimated there are about 148 million eSports players worldwide.

Logistics1International Logistics Center breaks ground on a new industrial park on the south side of DFW International Airport. Located near the intersection of State Highway 360 and U.S. Highway 183, the 40-acre business park will include 3 buildings totaling more than 640,000 square feet of warehouse space. The development can accommodate tenant sizes of 20,000 to 320,000 square feet.

North Texas has added millions of square feet of new distribution and e-commerce space to the region in recent years. In the first quarter of 2017, North Texas developers leased nearly 6.5 million square feet of space — ranking the region as the No. 2 industrial market in the United States.  E-commerce accounts for about 12% percent of industrial leasing activity nationwide, and an additional estimated 30% of indirect leasing through closely tied logistics, distribution and support businesses.

Pecan2Pecan Square Development moves forward in Northlake. Hillwood officials announced their purchase of 1,157 acres near the southwest corner of I35W and FM 407 in Northlake, about 6 miles north of Texas Motor Speedway.  This is the beginning of a $1.5 billion development that will be known as Pecan Square.

The residential community will eventually include 3,000 newly built homes, with prices expected to range from $270,000 to $500,000 or more.  A mix of commercial retail, educational and residential uses will be featured in Pecan Square, which gets its name from the 200 pecan trees on the property that will be preserved. The initial phase will include 609 single-family homes, and homes from 8 builders should be on the market by summer 2019.  The developer donated land for an elementary school and sold Northwest ISD the land for a middle school, high school and football stadium so that families will be able to attend K – 12 within Pecan Square.  They estimate that the full buildout of Pecan Square will take 10 to 12 years.

Nissan1Nissan partners with Sundance Square. The one acre Sundance Square Plaza in downtown Fort Worth, which includes a stage and a pavilion, has become a gathering place with regularly scheduled concerts and events.   To help pay for its free programs — and to bring in even more events and more widely recognized acts — Sundance Square has signed a one-year sponsorship deal with Nissan USA that lets the automaker display its vehicles, put up signage and be included in advertising for the plaza.   Nissan states that the sponsorship was an obvious decision for them since Texas is home to 70+ Nissan dealerships and 7,000+ Nissan employees.

Rangers1Arlington Breaks Ground on mega-entertainment complex. Arlington’s new $1.1 billion ballpark is officially under construction! The new home of the Texas Rangers will feature 41,000 seats and a retractable roof. However, to be ready for the 2020 season, an estimated 97,000 truckloads of dirt must first be hauled away!

Additionally, ground has been broken on the new $150 million Live! by Loews-Arlington hotel. It will be built adjacent to the Texas Live! entertainment complex and near the Rangers new ballpark.  The resort hotel, the first Loews Property developed in Texas in 30 years, is scheduled to welcome its first guests in 2019.  The 14-story, 302-room hotel will include an infinity-edge pool, and an event lawn for special events. There will also be a covered outdoor bar called Tower Terrace that will have views of the nearby stadiums and Arlington’s entertainment district.

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams called Texas Live! the largest entertainment complex outside of Las Vegas.  Alex Tisch, executive vice president of Loews Corporation, said it would be “the biggest destination outside of Orlando.”

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 November 17th, 2017

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

Tis the Season to be Thankful!  Our office is closed next Thursday and Friday, 11/23 and 11/24, in observance of Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for the opportunity to work with a caring and talented group of leaders and agents this past year.  I am also grateful for my good health and medical care (no accidents or surgeries this year), home ownership, faithful friends, loving family and freedom to worship.  I do not take my blessings for granted and have much gratitude.  What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season? 

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No matter what, there is always something to be thankful for!
 
I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!!!!!

THIS SUNDAY!
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Welcome Glad You're Here

Micah Frank

Sponsored By: Rebecca Windle 

 


Agent Tip of the Week! 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

MLS “Coming Soon” Status – What Does It Mean?
 
It means the property is in make ready stage and is not available for showings.  Coming Soon listings will not require as many fields as an Active listing and may remain in Coming Soon status for up to 14 days.  All required fields must be completed to make the listing “Active”.
 
The Listing Date for Coming Soon must be the date of entry so that the Days on Market will not include days in this status once the listing is changed to Active.
 
Coming Soon listings that are not updated to an Active status within the 14 days will automatically be changed to a Temporarily Off Market (TOM) status, but the listing agent will receive a notification prior to that date as a reminder to change to Active status.

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NEW KW TECHNOLOGY LABS
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What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

Monday, November 20th 2017 ~ 8:30-9:30 ~ Million Dollar Mondays! ~ Stephanie Carter

Monday, November 20th 2017 ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call 

Monday, November 20th 2017 ~ 1:30-2:30 ~ Safety Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 21st 2017 ~ 11:00-11:30 ~ Profit Share in 30 Minutes! ~ Tom Calvaneso 

Tuesday, November 21st ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Greensheets & Office Policies ~ Jeri McGuire 

 


Save the Date! 

November 27th! 

C O R E  ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

11/27/2017 at 3:30 PM

11/29/2017 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!

December 1st! 

Christmas Party

December 4th! 

KW Dreamboard

December 7th! 

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Collin Roberts

Elaine White

Craig & Katherine Allen

Mark Wise

Amy French Jones

Phillip Gore

Christi Griffin

Sandy Simmons

Andre Kocher

Mike Egelin

Ron Ellis 

Jose Jimenez

Karen Spencer

Rachel Jorgenson

Mitch Drasco

Terri Augustyn

Waleska Camacho

Housing Reports Indicate Buyers still need to move quickly

Area Housing Reports were just released by Greater Lewisville Association of Realtors (GLAR) and it appears buyers still need to move quickly, as the days on market figures have all decreased from October 2016 numbers.

FlowerMound-Oct17

Good News for Flower Mound buyers – the median price for homes is down 6.3% compared to a year ago!


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The numbers indicate Highland Village remains a hot area, with homes selling quickly (days on market 24 days less than a year ago) and very little inventory.


Denton-Oct17

The Denton Market is UP! Active Listings – UP 7.6%; Closed Sales – UP 1.4%; Median Price – UP 4.4% … Buyers still need to move quickly in this sellers market.


Information provided by Keller Williams Dallas Metro North. Call us today – we have over 400 qualified realtors ready to assist you!