Month: May 2018

Rosemary’s Rubies May 25th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Memorial Day is the day that is set aside to remember and honor the memory of service members and their families who have sacrificed to protect the freedoms we enjoy.  To all of our agents and their families who have lost friends and loved ones serving our country, may your Memorial Day be filled with memories and peace.  

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THIS THURSDAY MAY 31ST!!!!!  
SIGN UP TODAY!!!!!
BOLD

Agents who took BOLD:

  • Increased written units by 50%, sold units by 50% and GCI by 114%.
  • Averaged 14.22 contracts in a seven-week period.
  • With 4 – 6 years’ experience averaged 44% more written units41%more sold units, and 35% more GCI than those not in BOLD.
  • With $40K to $50K GCI had 78% more units written62% more closed units, and 130% increased GCI than before attending the BOLD program.

Sign up at the discounted rate of $799 USD for the full BOLD experience. 

REGISTRATION LINKS:

FREE FIRST STEP TO BOLD:

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/fstbflowermound3

WHOLE BOLD EXPERIENCE:  

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/boldflowermound3


Welcome Glad You're Here

Bala Ganapavarapu

Sponsored By: Renuka Bhandari

Niranjala Mayadunne

Sponsored By: Anna McKissack 


Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

Can you use a Combo Lock on an occupied property?
The answer is NO.  A combo lock is not allowed on an occupied property because unlike the Supra lock boxes that only allow access between 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM and track user entrance, a lock box code once given out allows access 24/7 without tracking the user.  It puts the occupants as risk.

TTT

 



 

Broker Contract Training

Each week I am adding a training video link for every page of the new One to Four Family Residential Contract done by our Broker, Anne Lakusta.
 
This week is Page 8:
 
 
All contract videos have been uploaded on our Tech Page, www.KWMetroNorthTech.com, so you can watch the entire series.  Get to know your new contract!  
 
The new contract mandatory use began May 15th, 2018.

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

Thursday! 

BOLD First Step! 

BOLD

Next Friday!

Ice Cream Social Media June 1

Also Next Friday! 

Wine Down! 

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Join us in the Downstairs Bistro from 4:00-5:30 for some Beer, Wine, and light snacks! 

 


More Training Events Next Week! 

 

Wednesday, May 30th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, May 30th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, May 30th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Friday, June 1st ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


Save the Date! 

June 8th! 

Premier Slide - Appraisal Addendum L.L

 

June 13th-14th! 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

 

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Sonja Jordan and Kelly Huff

Sunny Darden

Brian Carr 

 


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Kristin Roybal

Chieu Vy Vu

Megan Neihart

Steven Walker

Inga Gonzalez

Rhonda Balcar

Susan John

Mike Boudreaux

 


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Rosemary’s Rubies May 18th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Everything’s coming up roses…purple roses that is!  Not literally but you will see that purple is the new color around our market center these days.  This is to remind everyone to participate in BOLD.  This is a wonderful opportunity and you won’t have to drive too far since it will be in our own training room.  Don’t be shy and check out the first FREE day of BOLD Training.  
 
COMING TO OUR OFFICE ON MAY 31ST!!!!!  
SIGN UP TODAY!!!!!
BOLD

Agents who took BOLD:

  • Increased written units by 50%, sold units by 50% and GCI by 114%.
  • Averaged 14.22 contracts in a seven-week period.
  • With 4 – 6 years’ experience averaged 44% more written units41%more sold units, and 35% more GCI than those not in BOLD.
  • With $40K to $50K GCI had 78% more units written62% more closed units, and 130% increased GCI than before attending the BOLD program.

Sign up at the discounted rate of $799 USD for the full BOLD experience. 

REGISTRATION LINKS:

FREE FIRST STEP TO BOLD:

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/fstbflowermound3

WHOLE BOLD EXPERIENCE:  

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/boldflowermound3


This Sunday! 

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Welcome Glad You're Here

Dan Bresnahan

Sponsored By: Rosemary Croney 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

Are you still confused about the new TREC Advertising Rules?

TREC COMPLIANCE DEADLINE WAS 5/15/18

We are offering a 3rd class TODAY from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  If you did not attend either of our last 2 classes, you should be here.  If you did attend and you are still confused, please attend again.  We are going to spend today’s class on “How” to implement these changes.  Please meet us in the upstairs training room!

TREC has all the information you need on their website. 

They have a detailed article on all things advertising, as well as: 

 


 

Tammy’s Tech Tip! 

 

TREC ADVERTISING RULES

As we continue to emphasize getting all of your advertising up to new TREC and KW specifications, go to www.KWMetroTechNorth.com to watch a class, download handouts and documents.

GMAIL SIGNATURES

Also, I am hearing from some agents as they are updating their Gmail signature line for their @kw.com email address that they are getting an error saying there are too many characters being used in their signature. This happens because Google is not counting just the characters you actually see, but all of the code that is “behind the scenes”. The 1st step to solving this problem is to clear everything out of the signature area and then “save”. Then add back in your signature information without copying and pasting from anything. Just typing it in, adding links and images, but not copying and pasting from a Word or any other type of document. Then “save”. This typically solves the problem!

 

 


Broker Contract Training

Each week I am adding a training video link for every page of the new One to Four Family Residential Contract done by our Broker, Anne Lakusta.
 
This week is Page 7:
 
 
All contract videos have been uploaded on our Tech Page, www.KWMetroNorthTech.com, so you can watch the entire series.  Get to know your new contract!  
 
The new contract mandatory use began May 15th, 2018.

What’s Going On In Your Market Center? 

 

Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

5/21/2018 at 2:45 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!

 

Wednesday! 

Don’t Let Legal Issues Affect your Commission

Friday! 

Ice Cream Social Media June 1


More Training Events Next Week! 

Monday, May 21st ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ Updesk 101 ~ Mitch Blankenship

Monday, May 21st ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, May 21st ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Tech-Beyond Orientation ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, May 21st ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Tuesday, May 22nd ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ How To Do An Accurate CMA ~ Mike Tobin

Wednesday, May 23rd ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, May 23rd ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, May 23rd ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Google & Tech Training ~ Bryan Shanafelt

Wednesday, May 23rd ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Thursday, May 24th ~ 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, May 24th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ P&P: Four Tendencies ~ Gretchen Rubin 

Friday, May 25th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ P&P: Everything You EVER Wanted to Know About Listings ~ Kris Wise

Friday, May 25th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 

 


 

Save the Date! 

 

June 8th! 

Premier Slide - Appraisal Addendum L.L

 


Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers! 

 

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Julie Dowd

Heather Shimala

 



 

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Amber Watkins

Dwayne Woodley

Billy Reynolds

Rashid Alabaddi

Stacey Reynolds

Austin Hart

Maria Seay

Curtis Friedberg 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary’s Rubies May 11th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Red Week 2018 is now in the books!  A special shout out to Chris Gillespy, Stacey Reynolds and Tammy Hardy for their leadership this week.  Our Red Week Committee served tirelessly and represented us well.  Thank you to everyone that took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer and work within our communities.  Hearts for Homes and Keller Williams DMN made a difference in the lives of these elderly people.  “Give Where You Live” has heart!!!!!

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COMING TO OUR OFFICE ON MAY 31ST!!!!!  
SIGN UP TODAY!!!!!
BOLD

Agents who took BOLD:

  • Increased written units by 50%, sold units by 50% and GCI by 114%.
  • Averaged 14.22 contracts in a seven-week period.
  • With 4 – 6 years’ experience averaged 44% more written units41%more sold units, and 35% more GCI than those not in BOLD.
  • With $40K to $50K GCI had 78% more units written62% more closed units, and 130% increased GCI than before attending the BOLD program.

Sign up at the discounted rate of $799 USD for the full BOLD experience. 

REGISTRATION LINKS:

FREE FIRST STEP TO BOLD:

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/fstbflowermound3

WHOLE BOLD EXPERIENCE:  

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/boldflowermound3



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Welcome Glad You're Here

David McKee

Sponsored By: Carrie Alexander

Shawn Stephens

Sponsored By: Ken Stephens

Joel Nincehelser

Sponsored By: Missy Phipps 


TREC Notice!! May 7th Meeting Results

TREC met on May 7th regarding several issues one of which was the use of the term “realty” as part of team names. TREC has proposed removing the term “realty” and this proposal will be posted in an upcoming Texas Register. The public will have 30 days to comment and the earliest this change could be adopted is at TREC’s August meeting.

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

What’s in a Name? Advertising Name Types under TREC Rule 535.154

Definitions:

Broker Assumed Business Name (DBA) is another name for the broker’s business that can be used by all sponsored sales agents and brokers associated with this broker. Another name that indicates a broker’s line of business, e.g.  property management or commercial is also a DBA.

Team Name is a name used only by a team or group of one or more sponsored sales agents or brokers associated with this broker. Team names must end in “team” or “group” and cannot contain the words “brokerage”, “company”, or “associates” or other similar terms.

Alternate Name is a name used by an individual license holder other than the name on the individual’s license, such as a middle name, married name, maiden name or nickname.

Fun Facts to Know:

  • You must have the legal authority to use an assumed business name in the State of Texas before you can register the name with TREC.
  • An individual broker can have an assumed business name.
  • There is no provision under TREC Rules for a sales agent to have an individual assumed business name or “brand name”– any such name falls under the definition of team name and must meet those requirements.
  •  Nothing in TREC Rules prohibits a broker from using the word “team” or “group” anywhere in a broker’s licensed or assumed business name.
  • A name used by an associated broker working under another broker that is not the associated broker’s licensed name must be a team name or alternate name.
  • All three name types must be registered with TREC BEFORE you start to use them in advertisements.

 

Tammy’s Tech Tip!

Have you updated to the new compliance specs? Time to do so now as they go into effect on May 15th.

Check out the information on the tech page that is there to help you!

Go to: www.kwmetronorthtech.com and select on “Tech Videos & Resources” on the top menu. Many resources on that page for you! Don’t see what you need? Email me at TammyBunk@kw.com

Also, keep in mind many of you may have public facing sites and items to update that you may not immediately think about. Check out the list I have provided on the “Compliance Class Handout” (find it on the tech page listed above).

One of the “housekeeping” items involved in this is to disable your eAgentC website, if you are not using it. It was a website used some time ago for our agents, and only a few of you probably still use it. If you are not using it, the best thing to do is to disable it so you do not have to add the required TREC information. See directions below on how to disable it and make sure your correct website in is the designated spot.

TTT

 


Broker Contract Training

Each week I am adding a training video link for every page of the new One to Four Family Residential Contract done by our Broker, Anne Lakusta.
 
This week is Page 6:
 


 
All contract videos have been uploaded on our Tech Page, www.KWMetroNorthTech.com, so you can watch the entire series.  Get to know your new contract!  
 
The new contract mandatory use is May 15th, 2018.

 

 


What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

 

Tuesday! 

Partner Agent Meeting! 

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11:15-1:00

Come and see what’s going on in your Market Center! Everyone is invited and Lunch is Provided! 

 

Wednesday!

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Friday! 

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More Training Events Next Week! 

Monday, May 14th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Tuesday, May 15th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ You Deserve Your Commission ~ Anne Lakusta

Thursday, May 17th ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ Everything You EVER Want to Know About Listings ~ Kris Wise 

Thursday, May 17th ~ 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, May 18th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


 

Save the Date! 

 

May 23rd! 

Don’t Let Legal Issues Affect your Commission

 


Congratulations Cappers!!

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Chris Gillespy

John Straub

 


 

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Shelby Love

Alan Magill

Gisela Ruelas

Kavita Gupta

Mike Pray

Kelly Huff

Mitch Blankenship

Stacey Sauer

Cherry Rizk

Murray Olmstead 

 

Rosemary’s Rubies May 4th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

We are rapidly approaching our annual KW community service projects and this year we are calling it Red Week!  The fun begins on Monday, May 7th, and runs through Thursday, May 10th (official Red Day).  We are not devoting just one Red Day but 4 Red Days!!!!!
 
Next week is our time to show our beloved communities how much they mean to us.  This year we are working with a Non Profit Organization called Hearts for Homes.  Hearts for Homes, a nonprofit Christian outreach, provides home rehabilitation affording low-income seniors in Denton, TX, a safe, well-functioning home.  Please check out their Facebook page:
 
 
Website:
 
Hearts for Homes
We need everyone’s participation to make a difference in the lives of these elderly people!  You have 4 days to choose from and your friends & families are welcome to participate.
 
SIGN UP HERE:
 

OUR NEWEST KW BABY! 

 

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WELCOME AIDEN HENRY TALLEY!!!!!
 
8 lbs and 1 oz / 20 inches
Born at 3:45 am on 5/2/18 and has beautiful blue/green eyes and brown hair with red and brown highlights! 
He’s perfect and extremely loved!
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AGENT, MACKIE TALLEY, AND FAMILY!

 


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

Angelica Hernandez (Welcome Back!)

Sponsored By: John Love 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

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If you did not attend either of the 2 classes we have had regarding the new TREC Advertising Rules, please make sure you read the guidelines that Tammy has posted on our tech page, www.KWMetroNorthTech.com.  
 
TREC Compliance deadline is May 15th, 2018
 
There is a new brokerage logo that you need to begin using on ALL marketing and advertising:
 
KW DMN Preferred Logo
 
KELLER WILLIAMSRealty has updated the Identity & Style Guide and can be found on KW Connect and on our Market Center Intranet (Documents Folder)  It is titled “Logos & Style Guide”.
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You can access the logos on the intranet (www.mykw.kw.com) under the Marketing tab titled “Logos & Branding”.
 
TREC COMPLIANCE DEADLINE IS MAY 15TH, 2018

 


 

Broker Contract Training

Each week I am adding a training video link for every page of the new One to Four Family Residential Contract done by our Broker, Anne Lakusta.
This week is Page 5:
 
 
All contract videos have been uploaded on our Tech Page, www.KWMetroNorthTech.com, so you can watch the entire series.  Get to know your new contract!  
The new contract mandatory use is May 15th, 2018.

 

 


 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 


 

What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

 

This Sunday! 

Family Picnic is This Sunday from 1-4 pm at Marty B’s! You will be able to attend ONLY if you have already Rsvp’d!

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This Monday-Thursday!!! 

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 Don’t miss out on the fun of Red Week this year. We’re taking a whole week this year instead of a day! Please pick a day or 2 you’re willing to work. We will have lots of different activities like working in the homes of seniors, delivering supplies, packing up supplies, and lots more. 

Please click the link below to join the fun!  

Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

5/07/2018 at 2:45 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!

 

Tuesday! 

ALC Meeting

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12:00-1:15 

Come and see what’s going on in our Market Center!

*LUNCH IS PROVIDED* 

 

Wednesday! 

Listing

 


 

More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, May 7th ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ IGNITE BEGINS ~ Mitch Blankenship 

Monday, May 7th ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call

Monday, May 7th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Tech- Beyond Orientation ~ Tammy Bunk

Monday, May 7th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin

Tuesday, May 8th ~ 2:00-3:30 ~ How to Compete with Open Door, Zillow, & Amazon ~ Anna McKissack

Wednesday, May 9th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, May 9th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Thursday, May 10th ~ 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, May 10th ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Finance Committee Meeting ~ Andre Kocher

Friday, May 11th ~ 9:00-10:00 ~ Greensheets & Office Financial Matters ~ Jeri McGuire 

Friday, May 11th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Pig out ‘n’ Plug In: Negotiate to a Win-Win ~ Missy Phipps

Friday, May 11th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Technology Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk

 


Save the Dates! 

 

May 23rd!

Don’t Let Legal Issues Affect your Commission

May 31st!

HERE AT OUR OFFICE SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO FAR!!!!!

 

BOLD

REGISTRATION LINKS:

FREE FIRST STEP TO BOLD:

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/fstbflowermound3

WHOLE BOLD EXPERIENCE:  

http://www.eiseverywhere.com/boldflowermound3


 

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Congratulations to Our Newest Cappers! 

Craig and Katherine Allen

John and Shelby Love

Vickie Bodine

John Straub

Brandi Stevens 

Sawsan Gharib

Toni Nomura

Christy Addy 

Mike and Tammy Boudreaux

 


 

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Cindy Kirkpatrick

Heather Handsford

Janet Malmquist

David Hernandez

Erik Bauer

Sal Soriano

Rosemary Croney