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Education at WCREALTORS
CMAs and Unique Properties

Friday, March 31, 2017 | 9:00am-12:00pm

When trying to price a property or find an offering price, most agents have some experience with estimating the price. When the properties have unique features or are located in unique areas, estimating market value is more difficult. This course will assist REALTORS in learning about paired sales analysis, cost estimating and other methods for arriving at values. The course will provide information that can be used in day to day scenarios and better assist clients.  More Information | Register Now

TRU Success

April 3rd, 5th, 10th, and 13th | 8:30am - 5:00pm

Welcome to a new way to obtain your new agent SAE hours! TRU Success puts Texas REALTORS® on track to achieve their goals. Highlighting professionalism, the course explores prospecting, lead generation, and the value of creating an effective business plan that can be integrated with your practice. It reviews agency relationships, providing tips for both buyer and seller representation, and reviews intermediary relationships. With a practical approach, TRU Success gets back to the nuts and bolts of real estate, and offers strategies and systems that can be implemented in your daily routine. The course examines online marketing strategies, tools, and resources, and addresses NAR advertising rules and Code of Ethics guidelines. Finally, TRU Success focuses on self-analysis, effective communication, and best practices to help boost your real estate practice to the next level. To receive credit for this class, the student must attend all 4 days of the class session. More Information | Register Now

How to Help Senior Clients Purchase a Home With a Reverse Mortgage

Wednesday, April 12th | 9:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to assist your senior clients with the power of a reverse mortgage! Hear success stories from REALTORS® using this financing option for seniors, and learn how to convert seniors that are renting into buyer prospects. This course will dive into the easier qualification process an FHA reverse mortgage that insures both the Senior borrower and lender. More Information | Register Now

Selling Real Estate in the WC - WCSPECIALIST Certification

April 27th & 28th | 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join the special few who currently hold the WCSPECIALIST Certification and become an expert on Williamson County. For a special price of only $99 you will learn from the elite across Williamson County on special issues affecting real estate such as schools (ISDs & colleges), HOAs, ETJs, MUDs, Chambers, Economic Development, Communities, Regional Infrastructure, and so much more! Completion of the course will award  12 CE Hours and your WCSPECIALIST Certification. More Information | Register Now

WC Events
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! Register with TAR Today

WCREALTORS will charter a bus to the Capitol from the Association building! If you are a current TREPAC Investor, the cost to ride the bus will be an additional $25 investment in TREPAC; otherwise, it will be a $45 investment in TREPAC.  Following REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol, we will be hosting a happy hour!  If you are interested in riding the bus to the Hill Visit, please let Kent Prickett know ASAP as the bus is only limited to the first 50 who RSVP. 

East Side Story Bus Tour

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

Take a guided tour of the developing areas in Williamson County, East of IH-35. You’ll explore new and growing builder communities and will have the opportunity to stop and visit some to see what they have to offer your clients. Hear from the economic development groups and learn about the anticipated growth in these communities. Tour participants receive valuable information, breakfast, lunch, and happy hour. Check in, breakfast and networking begin at 8:30 AM and the bus will depart promptly at 9:00am.  More Information | Buy Your Ticket Today

WCREALTORS Member Mixer

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the Membership Committee and celebrate our 2ncd Member Mixer of 2017! Mingle & Network with members of WCREALTORS! We will provide appetizers and two drinks tickets! This event will be held at Uncle Garys Bar in Pflugerville! More Information 

Industry News
Legislative Liaison:First hearing on Senate’s property tax bill

This edition of Legislative Liaison covers the status of the Senate’s property tax reform bill and what’s next for House’s school finance reform bill, plus a sampling of what’s happening at the Legislature next week and updates to HiddenPropertyTax.com you’ll want to share.

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Updates from the 3/9/2017 Cedar Park City Council Meeting

Last night the Association attended the Cedar Park City Council meeting to speak out against the section in their sign ordinance policy banning temporary signs off premises!

If you remember two weeks ago, the Association spoke out against multiple items on the proposed changes to the city’s sign ordinance. Due to the actions of Christy Gessler two weeks ago, the city changed time frames for stakes and wood signs which affected the ability to place a for sale sign on property. The City Council unanimously passed the proposed changes on that section.

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Legislative Liaison: The House’s Property Tax Bill

In this edition …

This edition of Legislative Liaison covers the latest property tax reform bill filed at the Lege, a school finance bill that may be coming soon, and three ways to prep for REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol.

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