Month: January 2018

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!
Special Announcement

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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? 

 

This Wednesday! 

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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 

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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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CLOSED Monday, Jan. 15th

 


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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