Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!
We have a new Independent Contractor Agreement (ICA) that we will be asking all agents and broker associates to sign soon. We want to share with you the changes, so that you may ask any questions and feel comfortable with the agreement.
Our Team Leader, Stacey Buettner, sent out a video explaining the changes this past Wednesday. I sent out a follow up email yesterday so please check if you have not seen or had time to review these emails.
Here are a few things of note – and of course we encourage you to read the entire ICA:
* This new agreement emphasizes our Independent Contractor status. This is important for tax purposes and we want to be sure you understand – so ask questions if you do not!
* This new agreement also is very specific about registering any names you use in your business. TREC is taking this very seriously and it’s important that we be clearly identified as your brokerage.
* Note that TREC requires us to be clear about what you have authority to do – and specifically property management is restricted at our brokerage. Plus, we do want our agents to be experts in the transactions they are involved in – so if you are outside of your specialty area – then please talk to our Team Leader.
* Unfortunately, any agreement must include some details about what happens if you/we get sued – and they are in Paragraph 5(A).
* You also must have the correct auto insurance coverage and us as your brokerage must be included as an additional insured.
* Probably most importantly for you as an agent, Paragraph 6(A) re-assures that you may take your business with you if you leave. AND it adds that a team agreement should be in writing and may override this agreement.
If you prefer to sign the new ICA and return to me, please be sure to sign both pages 7 and 8. You can send to me through Dotloop, email or drop it by my office. Thank You!
Sponsored By: Beth Brake
Sponsored by: Venus Mendoza
Sponsored By: Jone Harrison
Sponsored By: Stacey Buettner
Notification from KWRI: KW Login System Upgrade
At Keller Williams, we’re working to provide the world-class technology that enhances your business. As a part of these enhancements, we are improving how you log in to the KW systems that you use each day such as myKW, KWConnect and others.
While we implement these upgrades, KW systems will be unavailable.
The outage begins Friday, August 24 at 8 PM CT. We expect to complete this work by Saturday, August 25 at 9 AM CT.
For more information about the upgrade, please visit the FAQ at: http://go.kw.com/passwordreset
Your KW Technology Team
PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS WHEN WALKING, DRIVING AND BACKING UP IN OUR PARKING LOT. WE ALMOST HAD SOME MISHAPS THIS WEEK SO PLEASE BE ALERT!
Agent Tip of the Week!
Educate Yourself and Your Sellers About The Use Of Keyboxes and Lockboxes!
TAR-1101 Listing Agreement, Paragraph 7C and 7D: A keybox is a locked container placed on the Property that holds a key to the Property. A keybox makes it more convenient for brokers, their associates, inspectors, appraisers, and contractors to show, inspect, or repair the Property. The keybox is opened by a special combination, key, or programmed device so that authorized persons may enter the Property, even in Seller’s absence. Using a keybox will probably increase the number of showings, but involves risks (for example, unauthorized entry, theft, property damage, or personal injury). Neither the Association of REALTORS® nor MLS requires the use of a keybox. (1) Broker is is not authorized to place a keybox on the Property. (2) If a tenant occupies the Property at any time during this Listing, Seller will furnish Broker a written statement (for example, TAR No. 1411), signed by all tenants, authorizing the use of a keybox or Broker may remove the keybox from the Property. D. Liability and Indemnification: When authorizing access to the Property, Broker, other brokers, their associates, any keybox provider, or any scheduling company are not responsible for personal injury or property loss to Seller or any other person. Seller assumes all risk of any loss, damage, or injury. Except for a loss caused by Broker, Seller will indemnify and hold Broker harmless from any claim for personal injury, property damage, or other loss.
If a property is occupied, you must use a keybox that registers the party accessing the key. It must provide timely access to the property. Electronic keyboxes not only register the key user, but also are programmed to allow access only during specific hours (default is 8:00 am – 9:00 pm). A combo lockbox does not provide the security required for the occupants (owner or renter) as once the code is given out, the property can be accessed at any time, by any person who has the 4 digit code.
In a nutshell, all occupied properties must use an electronic keybox!
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Few spots left so sign up with Megan at the Front Desk!
C O R E MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION
(Creating Outstanding Realtors For Excellence)
8/27/2018 at 1:00 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.
Stacey Reynolds, Productivity Coach, facilitates this class and program. If you have questions about the CORE program, Stacey’s email is email@example.com.
If you want to build your profit share tree, this is also an excellent recruiting tool for you so come & check it out!
*Everyone is Welcome and Lunch will be Provided*
More Training Events This Week!
Monday, August 27th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Kelle Referrals- Super Tech Mondays! ~ Tammy Bunk
Monday, August 27th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ KWDMN Book Club ~ Mike Tobin
Tuesday, August 28th ~ 1:30-2:30 ~ Panel for Recruiting ~ Shirley Meyners, Stephanie Seay, Lisa Golding, Kathy Kiefer, Missy Phipps
Wednesday, August 29th ~ 8:30-9:00 ~ Script Practice ~ Stacey Reynolds
Wednesday, August 29th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ CORE Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds
Wednesday, August 29th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds
Thursday, August 30th ~ 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, August 30th ~ 10:30-11:30 ~ Closing Process ~ Lawyers Title
Thursday, August 30th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Quarter Auction Meeting ~ Stacey Reynolds
Friday, August 31st ~ 11:00-12:00 ~ Tech Genius Bar ~ Tammy Bunk
Save the Dates!
Congratulations to Our Newest Capper!
Mary Ann Novitsky