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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”

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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

Opportunity 2016:  Imagine Yourself as a Member of the WCREALTORS’ Board of Directors

Applications Due by: August 31, 2016

As a leader of one of the most prestigious and fastest growing REALTOR® associations in the country, WCREALTORS Directors are recognized within the Williamson County community and nationally for the real difference they make in the lives of WC’s more than 1700 members through the decisions they make and the standards they set. Please return the Board of Directors Commitment form, your bio, and a current headshot to no later than August 31, 2016.  More Information 

2016 Food Drive Results

Congratulations to the entire membership of the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®. Everyone teamed together to quadruple our goal and collect over 27,000 pounds of food! Below are the final numbers by food pantry along with the contact information if you are interested in volunteering with them in the future. More Information

Industry News
4 Challenging Visitors You Get at Open Houses

When you invite the public to view your listing, you attract many potential buyers who are on the fence and so will give you the runaround. Shannon Ensor, GRI, of Sky Realty in Austin, Texas, offers tips for recognizing some of the people you’ll meet and how to tap into what they want.

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Despite low rates, market is tough on first-time buyers

Many prospective homebuyers are feeling frustrated. They love the super low interest rates of today’s mortgages, but the rising prices and related qualification requirements are preventing them from making a purchase.

This dilemma was recently addressed in a report from the National Association of Realtors.

“Home sales will grow modestly this year, but a continuing inventory shortage will keep upward pressure on prices and make it hard for many people to buy, even though interest rates remain low. That’s according to NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun.

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3 Social Media Hacks to Make Life Easier

Managing all of your social media channels can feel like a full-time job. Check out these simple ways to streamline the process.

One-click trick for Facebook events. Say you’re creating a Facebook event for a client-appreciation party or open house. It can be time-consuming going through and clicking all the contacts you want to invite. The “Facebook Invite All” plug-in from Google Chrome saves you time by allowing you to invite all your contacts with one click. It’s available for free in the Chrome Web Store.

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