In observance of Independence Day, WCREALTORS will be closed Monday, July 4, 2016; normal hours will resume Tuesday, July 5th. The Association wishes you and your family a safe and happy 4th of July Holiday.

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2016 Williamson County Food Drive

Food Collection Dates: July 5 - July 14
Drop Off: July 15 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Did you know that 1 in 5 households in Central Texas struggles with Food Security? What about the fact that Williamson County is 40% below SNAP poverty threshold as compared to the national average of 26%? 

There is currently a need higher than ever for food donations at our local food pantries in Williamson County; this need is especially great during the summertime when meals for kids are not available at school. The Board of Directors of the Association has asked the Community Service committee to help meet this need. This is a great chance for you to give back to your community while also taking the time to knock on doors and grow your business!

Collect all the food you can through July 14, and then on July 15th, you can deliver your collection of food to a participating pantry of your choice, all of which are listed on the flyer. There will be a REALTOR® at each of the sites to take your donations and take pictures for local media submission.  We also hope to have the local media on hand to report on the work of the REALTOR® in Williamson County and their efforts to facilitate this need.

This is an opportunity for the Real Estate Community to “GIVE BACK” in a very big way.  I hope each of you will support this event and help make this food drive both remarkable and successful for the food pantries as well as for the REALTOR® community.  Let’s all work together and show what REALTORS® can do when “CALLED TO ACTION”.  More Information

Mid Year Economic Update

Tuesday, July 19 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Join WCREALORS and our esteemed guest speakers for a Mid-Year Economic Update. This informative presentation from two great leaders in the Williamson County real estate industry. Our wonderful guest speakers include: Dr. Jim Gaines, Cheif Economist with Texas A&M Real Estate Center and Mike Barnett, Vice President and Cheif Operating Officer with TAR. Topics of conversation will include: statistics, jobs, industry, population and much more! This is a free class, and will include lunch! More Information | Register Now

Region 8 & 16 Mega Regional Meeting

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 9:30am

Please join the Texas Association of REALTORS® leadership, your regional vice president, and your fellow Texas REALTORS® for this informative, mega regional meeting. The meeting and lunch will be held at the Traditions Club (3131 Club Drive, Bryan, TX 77807). Please note: the dress code for this event is business/business casual.

  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.- Leadership Meeting- No Charge
    • Invitees include chairmen/presidents, chairmen-elect/presidents-elect, secretary/treasurers,association executives, PAC trustees, Political Involvement Committee members, local directors, TexasAssociation of REALTORS® directors, NAR directors, TRLP participants
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m.- Membership Meeting/Luncheon - $20
    • Speakers: Wells Fargo; Leslie Rouda Smith, Chairman of the Board, & Travis Kessler,CEO/President
  • 1:45 p.m. - Presidential Library Tour - $6
    • 1000 George Bush Dr. W, College Station, TX 77845
    • Thefeatured exhibit will be “Driven to Drive: Defining our Identity”

More Information | Register Now

Contracts with Christy

July 27, 2016 - 11:30am

This class will take a step by step look at each paragraph of the 1-4 Family Resale Contract and the performance measures and meanings behind each one.  Will also touch on strategies in todays market to win more contracts for buyers in competetive situations  *Lunch will be served at 11:30- Class will start at noon* More Information | Register Now

Industry News
Central Texas Weekly Update - June 20, 2016

NAR Call for Action is LIVE!

NAR has launched an all-member call for action asking all 100 U.S. Senators to pass H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016. Here is more info from the TAR Blog https://www.texasrealestate.com/advice-for-texas-realtors/article/how-to-protect-your-future-clients-with-one-click

This bill, which REALTORS® discussed during NAR Hill Visits last month, passed unanimously in the House (427-0 vote) in February, but has stalled in the Senate.

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Police Hunt for Texas Man Posing as Agent

A man posing as a real estate agent is being accused of stealing $20,000 from a potential home buyer who thought she was making a down payment on house, the San Antonio Police Department report. 

You can find all of NAR’s safety resources on realtor.org.

Police allege Chris Hinojosa, 29, has been acting as a broker without a license in the city. They have issued multiple arrest warrants for Hinojosa, who remains at large.

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Central Texas Weekly Update - June 13th

A quick update from the TAR Region 8 Field Representative, Elizabeth Schneider on what’s happening down at TAR! Topics include, Call to Action, TREPAC Video Contest, TAR’s Summer Advertising Campaign, 2017 TAR Committees, and the TAR Conference this September!

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