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Rosemary’s Rubies January 25th, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Jeri has been working on your 1099s and they will be mailed out by the end of the month for your 2018 tax returns.  If you moved or have a new address and did not provide to the office, then your 1099 may be delayed or not delivered.  Please notify us as soon as possible with any address changes.

BROKER REQUIREMENT!

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Please turn in your signed Independent Contractor Agreement  if you have not done so.  I have sent many notices out about this for the past several months and it is imperative that every licensed agent sign our new Independent Contractor Agreement.  If you need me to send you another copy, please let me know.  You can return to me via email, Dotloop or in person.  Megan also has copies at the front desk for your convenience.

If you already signed it, then you are good and no further action is needed.  If you have not signed it, we will unfortunately start imposing a fine as this is required by our Broker and must be signed by all licenseesThank you!

 


 

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ADDITIONAL NOTARY SERVICES
 
Dixie Augustine, Assistant MCA, is a new Notary Public for our office.  Megan Neihart, Front Desk Concierge, is also a Notary Public.  You now have 2 choices for notary services.  Another added service to your menu of KWDMN benefits!

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

TAX TIPS:  It’s tax season and you shouldn’t wait until the last minute.  
 

Here are some common deductions from TAR for REALTORS® to get started:

  1. Vehicle mileage or expenses: Make all that time in the car meeting clients and driving from property to property work for you. There are two ways to handle vehicle deductions: taking the standard per-mile deduction or deducting actual vehicle-related expenses. Determining which one is best for you can depend on how many miles you drive and what you drive.
  2. Marketing and advertising: Both of these can be significant line items for REALTORS®. Don’t forget to deduct the design and production costs of advertisements along with the costs to place them.
  3. Meals and entertaining: You can deduct 50% of meals if you are traveling on business or if you are dining with clients or industry professionals for business purposes. Refreshments and food at an event open to the general public, like a well-advertised open house, is 100% deductible.
  4. Where you work: Do you have a home office or pay for a desk or office at KW? You can deduct costs associated with one of those, but not both. The home office deduction has a simple version and an option that allows for deducting all related costs, and again, determining which is best for you will take some investigating. Don’t forget that your office supplies are often deductible.
  5. Professional development and travel: Did you attend KW Family Reunion or Mega Camp last year?  If so, the travel to conventions and the costs of any CE you take while there are good examples of potential deductions.
  6. Memberships, licenses, fees, and insurance: The cost of your REALTOR® membership is largely deductible—minus the part that’s used for political activities, which is noted on your invoice. Any licensing fees, business insurance, and E&O insurance are also deductible.
  7. Software and business tools: If you use software such as a customer relationship manager (CRM) or other business tools to manage your business, those costs are deductible. Even the cost of a program like TaxBot,https://www.texasrealestate.com/members/member-benefits/alphabetical-list-of-benefits/taxbot/a TAR member benefit that helps you turn expenses into deductions, can be deducted.

Make sure to check with a tax professional when making business deductions as many of these deductions have complex rules and involve keeping detailed records.

Income Tax Deadlines in 2019

Information on Critical Tax Deadlines for the 2018 Tax Year

The official deadline to file your federal income tax return each year can be shifty. April 15 falls on a Monday and it’s not a holiday, so the filing deadline for your 2018 tax return is indeed April 15 in 2019. You have until October 15, 2019 if you file a request for an extension on or before that date.

 


 

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If you or your immediate family have been affected by the government shutdown, please let me know.  We want to help our own if there are any needs in our market center. 

 

 


Welcome Glad You're Here

Jaron Sultemeier

Sponsored By: Wes Griffin (Ft. Worth) 

Annette Price

Sponsored By: Heather Shimala

Cindy Morales Moore

Sponsored By: Stacey Buettner

Dana Merhi

Sponsored By: Venus Mendoza

Jeff Van Kalker

Sponsored By: Dan Bresnahan

Shannon Lepard

Sponsored By: Craig Allen 

Sabrina Thompson

Sponsored By: Venus Mendoza 

 


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Tech Tip of the Week

One Bite At A Time Updates

 Join me each week for an activity that will help you take bite-sized steps

toward our upcoming KW Technology!

If you have not already done so:

  1. Grow in your usage of Kelle
  2. Watch these 4 live streams either live or a recorded version.
    1. Part 1 Take Command: Setup for Success  http://www.kwconnect.com/details/take-command-setup-for-success-01-16-2018
    2. Part 1 Q & A                                                        http://www.kwconnect.com/details/take-command-setup-for-success-q-and-a-14
    3. Part 2 Take Command: Prep to Get Paid                    http://www.kwconnect.com/details/take-command-prep-to-get-paid-01-23-2019
    4. Part 2 Q & A                                                      http://www.kwconnect.com/details/take-command-prep-to-get-paid-q-a-01-24-2019
  3. Make sure you update your Kelle app to the latest version
  4. Occasionally clear your browser cache to make sure you are seeing all of the latest updates.

 

How to Clear Browser Cache and Cookies

Chrome Browser – Link to instructions

Windows Explorer – Link to instructions

Firefox Browser – Link to instructions

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Opera Browser – Link to instructions

Microsoft Edge Browser – Link to instructions

 


 

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Monday!

1.28.19

Also Monday!

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

1/28/2018 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 staceyreynolds@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!

Also Monday!

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Tuesday!

Career night

Thursday!

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Next Friday!

Wine Down! 

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4:00-5:30!

Come join us in the Bistro for Wine, Beer, Snacks, and great conversation! 

 


More Training Events This Week! 

 

Monday, January 28th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ One Bite at a Time: KW Command Overview ~ Tammy Bunk 

Monday, January 28th ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ M.O.V.E. Powered by Never Ending Referrals ~ Stacey Buettner

Tuesday, January 29th ~ 11:00-12:30 ~ All About Listings with Broker Anne ~ Anne Lakusta

Tuesday, January 29th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Designs Livestream

Tuesday, January 29th ~ 7:30-8:30 ~ CORE Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, January 30th ~ 8:30-4:30 ~ BOLD STEP 2

Wednesday, January 30th ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, January 30th ~ 2:00-4:00 ~ Tech Review ~ Tammy Bunk 

Wednesday, January 30th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Designs Livestream

Thursday, January 31st ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, January 31st ~ 1:00-4:00 ~ 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, January 31st ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Designs Q & A Livestream

Thursday, January 31st ~ 3:00-4:00 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk

Friday, February 1st ~ 10:00-2:00 ~ Short Sales ~ Charles Nuber 


 

Save the Dates! 

February!

Night Ignite

February 6th!

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Starting February 27!

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February 28th!

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March and April!

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Venus Mendoza

Dennis Elmore

Sonia Melendez

Jeff Van Kalker

Kirk Karrenbrock

Quade Keith

 

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Rosemary’s Rubies January 18th, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Freeze warnings are predicted for tomorrow so please make sure your vacant listings are Winterized and the heat is turned on!  It is predicted the temperature will drop into the low 20’s around DFW.  Are you prepared?

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THIS SUNDAY!

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT 

COMPLIANCE DEADLINE NOW

 PAST DUE!

 

If you have not returned your signed Independent Contractor Agreement that was due by Dec. 31, 2018, please do so immediately.  I have emailed it out to everyone and you can return to me by email, Dotloop or in person.  There are paper copies at the front desk for your convenience.  This is a Broker Requirement and we will unfortunately be imposing a fine to your office account if you have not turned yours in.  If you have already turned yours in, thank you and no action needed!  If not, please return immediately.  Thank you!

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OFFICE CLOSURE!

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Office is closed this Monday, January 21st, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

What “Non-Disclosure” Doesn’t Mean for Reporting Prices to the MLS*

 

Do I have to report my client’s sales price to the MLS?

Yes. MLS rules state that sales of listed property, including sales prices, shall be reported promptly to the MLS by listing brokers. As such, the Residential Real Estate Listing Agreement Exclusive Right to Sell (TAR-1101) includes a notice in Paragraph 6(A) that goes over this requirement so that the client is aware of their broker’s obligations.

It is a misconception that Texas’s status as a “non-disclosure” state means that a listing broker does not have to disclose sales data to her MLS. That is not true. Rather, it means that the state government, including local appraisal districts, cannot force anyone to provide the sales price to it.

 

*Source:  Texas Association of REALTORS® 

IGNITE STARTS TUESDAY! 

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Begins on Tuesday, January 22, at 8:30 a.m.
 

Designed for those who truly want a successful real estate career!

This training program is a 4 week session.

The class titles and times are on our office intranet calendar.  Log into www.mykw.kw.com, click on My Market Center Intranet, and click on View Calendar.

The target audience for these classes are NEW agents to $2 million in production, however EVERYONE WILL FIND THEM BENEFICIAL!!

For more information, please contact: 

Mitch Blankenship

972-849-8831

mitchblankenship@verizon.net

 


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

Ana Kelly (Transferred from KW Central)

Sponsored By: Michael Brue (Jupiter, FL)

 

 


 

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Tech Tip of the Week 

One Bite At A Time Updates

KW Command Status UpdatesView the handout from the January 14th One Bite At A Time Class to get the latest information “hot off the press”!

New KW Command Update

Be sure to clear the cache on your browser before logging in the next time to be sure you get the latest information.

Kelle Updates

Be sure you have the latest update by going to your app store, search for Kelle, and see if it says “open” or “update”. If it says “open” you have the latest version, if it says “update” select that option to get the latest release.

How to Clear Browser Cache and Cookies

Chrome Browser – Link to instructions

Windows Explorer – Link to instructions

Firefox Browser – Link to instructions

Safari Browser – Link to instructions

Opera Browser – Link to instructions

Microsoft Edge Browser – Link to instructions

Social Media Audience Guide

2018 Social Media Guide by Spredfast! This is a helpful document that Spredfast put together that gives the demographics for the social media sites. Who is on Facebook? Who is on Instagram? How many are viewing on their mobile devices vs. desktop? What is the income of Pinterest users compared to Twitter users? It is all here for you to download at this link: http://bit.ly/socmedspredfast 


What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

 

This Saturday! 

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Next Tuesday!

Career night

Next Wednesday! 

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Friday!

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More Training Events This Week!  

Monday, January 21st ~ OFFICE CLOSED

Tuesday, January 22nd ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Prep to Get Paid Livestream

Tuesday, January 22nd ~ 7:30-8:30 ~ CORE Webinar ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, January 23rd ~ 10:00-11:00 ~ RESCHEDULED!- CE Class with Structured Foundation

Wednesday, January 23rd ~ 1:00-2:30 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, January 23rd ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Prep to Get Paid Livestream 

Thursday, January 24th ~ 9:00-11:00 ~ Get a G-Suite Account ~ Bryan Shanafelt & Tammy Bunk 

Thursday, January 24th ~ 11:00-12:00 ~ Extra Q & A – Get a G-Suite Account ~ Bryan Shanafelt & Tammy Bunk 

Thursday, January 24th ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, January 24th ~ 1:00-4:00 ~ 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, January 24th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Prep to Get Paid Q & A Livestream

Friday, January 25th ~ Latest in Labs Livestream 

 


 

Save the Dates! 

 

January 28th! 

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January 31st! 

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February! 

Night Ignite

Also February! 

*** Rescheduled from next Wednesday! ***

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Congratulations to Our Newest Capper! 

Stephanie Carter

 


 

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Mackie Talley

Kendell Roden

Terrie Wendel

LeeAnn Rowe

Ben Corbell

Cindy Ballard

Julie Germain

Lynn Robbins

 

 

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Rosemary’s Rubies January 11th, 2019

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

2019 KICKOFF IS A WRAP!  

 
I can speak for many and say that this year’s Kickoff Event was spectacular.  Thanks to everyone that attended and contributed An honorable mention to the following people and sponsors (in no particular order) that made our event successful:
 
Stacey Buettner – Team Leader
Michelle Peters-Hill – Event Coordinator
Dixie Augustine – Vendor Sponsorships
Megan Neihart – Concierge
Tammy Bunk – Technology
Glynn Mosier – OneGuard Home Warranty
John Volleman and Hadie Lovell – Movement Mortgage
Sonja Knight – Fidelity National Home Warranty
Anne Lakusta – Broker
Linda McKissack – Owner
David Osborn – Owner
Althea Osborn – KW Icon
Smokey Garrett – Owner
Amanda McCandless, Jeremy Steffens and Sam Fannin – Premier Nationwide Lending
Trey and Judy Thurston – Capstone Roofing
Mat Schaffer – Speaker
Holly Prescott – Owner
Dennis Tuttle – GO Management
Preston Wood – Goosehead Insurance
Jack and Beth Gaskill – KWDMN
Krish Dhanam – Keynote Speaker
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We couldn’t do this without all of YOU!

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
 
 AGREEMENT
 
COMPLIANCE DEADLINE NOW
 
 PAST DUE!
 

If you have not returned your signed Independent Contractor Agreement that was due by Dec. 31, 2018, please do so immediately.  I have emailed it out to everyone and you can return to me by email, Dotloop or in person.  There are paper copies at the front desk for your convenience.  This is a Broker Requirement and we will unfortunately be imposing a fine to your office account if you have not turned yours in.  If you have already turned yours in, thank you and no action needed!  If not, please return immediately.  Thank you!


Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week!

Determining the Effective Date of the Contract

The effective date is determined by the final date of acceptance. The final date of acceptance is the date on which the contract becomes binding between the Buyer and Seller, in other words, the date that both the Buyer and Seller have agreed to ALL terms of the contract and have executed the contract. Four elements must be satisfied for final acceptance to occur:

1. The final contract must be in writing.

2. The Buyer and Seller must sign the final contract, including the initialing of any handwritten changes to the initially drafted offer, if applicable.

3. Acceptance must be unequivocal, in other words, clear, having only one possible meaning, and with no shred of doubt.

4. The last party to accept must communicate acceptance back to the other party or the other party’s agent.

The effective date is the date when the fourth element is made after the other three elements are satisfied. All contract performance requirements or periods of performance then begin to run.


Welcome Glad You're Here

Welcome Back Rachel Moussa! 

Sponsored By: Mark Wise

Roxie Brown

Sponsored By: Brandon Lucido (Dallas Preston Road)

Jonathan Hall

Sponsored By: Heather Shimala

Sabrina Thompson

Sponsored By: Venus Mendoza

Nicole Hale

Sponsored By: Gina Mullens 


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Tech Tip of the Week

One Bite At A Time Updates

  • Attend One Bite At A Time Mondays 12 to 1 p.m. January 14th
    • Many updates will be discussed
  • Keep up with information at kwmetronorthtech.com One Bite At A Time page
  • Keep using Kelle!
  • Add at least 10 contacts to KWCommand to become familiar with the contact functions.
  • Create a Facebook ad as a draft to test out the system.
  • For details on any of these, go to kwmetronorthtech.com One Bite At A Time page

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What’s Going on in Your Market Center?

Monday!

1.14.19

Also Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

1/14/2018 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 staceyreynolds@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! 

The First Partner Meeting of 2019!

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11:15-12:45

Come and see what’s in store for this year! 

*Lunch is provided*

Also Tuesday!

Career night

Wednesday! 

BOLD 2018

BOLD FREE First Step – Flower Mound, TX

8:30am-3:30pm

 

At this FREE event you will leave with proven sales techniques that you will implement the very same day! You will leave with referrals in hand and a greater ability to influence those you come in contact with. This program is designed to get you thinking differently. The bigger you think the more money you earn! You owe it to yourself to attend. It could virtually change the way you approach your real estate career and life. 

BOLD Facts:

  • On average agents close 14 contracts during the 7 weeks period
  • Nationwide, BOLD increased production volume of attendees by 154% 
  • Attendees with 4 – 6 years of experience in the business had 48% more written units, 21% more sold units, and 19% more GCI than those with 4 – 6 years of experience who did not attend BOLD
  • Attendees with 7 – 10 years of experience in the business had 103% more written units, 49% more sold units, and 30% more GCI, than those with 7 – 10 years of experience who did not attend BOLD. Thus BOLD is even more impactful for more experienced associates

Register Here For BOLD:

BOLD FREE FIRST STEP

BOLD FULL EXPERIENCE

Thursday!

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More Training Events This Week!  

Monday, January 14th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ One Bite at a Time ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, January 15th ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ Tech Essentials ~ Tammy Bunk

Tuesday, January 15th ~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Setup for Success Livestream 

Wednesday, January 16th ~ 1:00-230 ~ CORE Level 1 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Wednesday, January 16th~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Setup for Success Livestream 

Thursday, January 17th ~ 11:30-12:30 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Stacey Reynolds

Thursday, January 17th ~ 1:00-4:00 ~ 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, January 17th~ 2:30-3:30 ~ Take Command: Setup for Success Q and A Livestream 

Friday, January 18th ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ Rockin Your Placester Site: Placester Advanced ~ Tammy Bunk 


Save the Dates! 

January 19th! 

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January 23rd! 

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January 25th! 

1.25.19

January 31st! 

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February!

Night Ignite


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Catherine Jacobson

Dixie Augustine

Kristin Brinch

Byron Williams

Nancy Bronson

Rebecca Suttle