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Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program

Applications Due: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP) is designed to meet the needs of Texas REALTORS® and to provide an innovative and highly flexible program that allows self‐motivated learners the opportunity for leadership development in the context of a learning community. The leadership program develops that community of selected participants who transform the power of knowledge into volunteer service. Its core values include: community, service, integrity, and commitment.  More InformationApplication

GRI Marketing

February 22nd, 23rd, March 1st & 2nd | 8:30am - 5:00pm

Time to dive deep into the depths of Real Estate Marketing to become the best you can be to help your clients. Learn the ins and outs of Buyer/Seller Representation, how to market within the law of TREC! Also included in this GRI Series is information on Environmental/Green Building as well as technology! Sign up today to get 30 SAE/9 CE hours and be on your way to obtaining the most popular real estate designation. More Information | Register Today

Professional Standards Training

Wednesday, March 8th | 9:00am - 4:00pm

This course is devoted to real estate professionalism and the Code Enforcement that is relevant to every real estate professional on a daily basis. This course explains the enforcement process and the duties agents have to their clients, customers and public as well as other real estate agents. Upon completion of the course the real estate licensee will understand how to distinguish between G/C, P/S and BOD role in the Professional Standards process; differentiate between Mediation and Arbitration and discuss advantages of the Ombudsman Program. More Information

REALTOR Day at the Texas Capitol

Tuesday, April 4th | 8:30am

Thousands of Texas REALTORS® from across the state will come to Austin to meet with state lawmakers and discuss TAR's legislative priorities. These dedicated Texas REALTORS® will spend the day talking about property-tax relief, consumer-friendly reforms to the property-appraisal process, and more. Attendees will enjoy an inside look at the legislative process, tour the TAR headquarters, and eat some great barbecue. Get details at texasrealestate.com/realtorday! More information coming soon! 

Industry News
Williamson County Housing Statistics - January 2017

Round Rock, Texas – 15 February 2017 – Home sales in Williamson County increased 0.4 % in January 2017. Additionally, home prices and inventory increased over 10% (when compared year over year), according to the January 2017 Williamson County housing market report released today by the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®.

According to the report, 544 homes were sold in Williamson County during January 2017, a 0.4% increase from the year prior. The median price for Williamson County homes increased 10.4% year-over-year to $265,000 during the same period.

“Inventory is starting to increase across Williamson County. This creates more competition between sellers, and gives buyers more choices,” said WCREALTORS President Suzanne Gantner. “While the inventory is increasing, Williamson County is still experiencing price increases as due to the extremely low inventory.” continued Gantner.

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Central Texas Weekly Update

This week’s update covers information about the Texas REALTORS® Candidate Training, TAR’s Legislative Priorities for the 85th Legislature, information about the two tax bills in the Texas Legislature, information about the FHA fee cut, as well as info about Winter Meeting and Open Enrollment!

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The Promise of 3-D Printed Property

Technological advances in construction will represent a huge shift for the building and real estate industries in the next decade. Are you ready?

Imagine if all shoes were still made by hand. While you might yearn for the return of the artisan craft of cobblery, Behrokh Khoshnevis pours cold water on such a fanciful scenario. Before automation, he says, the high cost and high demand for decent footwear meant most people were stuck buying one pair of ill-fitting, sloppily sewn shoes a year.

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