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Association Updates

Applications Due: September 8, 2017 | 5 PM

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 September 8, 2017. 

2017 Texas REALTORS Conference

September 8 - 11, 2017

The 2017 Texas REALTORS® Conference will be Sept 8-11 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Online registration is now open!  The Opening Session kicks off day one with Keynote speaker, Lou Holtz, well known successful college football coach, ESPN sports analyst, author, and speaker. His approach to motivation and attitude has inspired thousands. Find out the latest legislative updates from the Texas Capitol and listen to special guest speakers at the Government Affairs Forum. Visit the one-day-only Trade Expo with over 150 vendors exhibiting the latest in products and services.With over 40 hours of CE to choose from, you're sure to find the continuing education you need. More information at

TREPAC/GA Orientation & BOLC

October 11 - 13

The TREPAC/Governmental Affairs Orientation (Wednesday & Thursday) and the Board Officers Leadership Conference (BOLC) (Thursday & Friday) are separate programs. Since many members attend both meetings, they are scheduled in the same week for convenience. Please contact your Kent Prickett at 512.255.6211 or to inquire about attending! We look forward to representing WCREALTORS at the state level! 

REALTORS® Conference & Expo

November 3 -6, 2017

Join us November 3-6, 2017 in Chicago, IL, for education, networking, motivation, and fun. Every fall, real estate professionals from across the U.S. and around the world come together for the annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo. This annual four-day event includes: 100 education sessions, featuring nationally recognized speakers and industry experts, who discuss timely topics and critical issues of value to REALTORS®; 400+ industry vendors at the expo, which present the latest innovative tools just for real estate professionals; and Unlimited networking and referral-building opportunities, including special events, networking lounges and the expo show floor. More information is available on the conference website at

Education at WCREALTORS
Many Faces of Negotiation

Monday, August 28 | 9:00am

 *THIS IS AN INTERACTIVE BROADCAST COURSE* We often think of negotiation as something occurring between the buyer and seller. However, in any real estate transaction there are a, so negotiations between the agent and principal as well as agent and agent. Successful negotiation is purposeful and should create a “win” for both sides. This class teaches techniques for negotiating a mutual win in all scenarios without damaging the relationship between parties. The course will cover various negotiation styles, techniques, goals, and strategies to help create the best opportunity for their client whether buyer or seller. Register Now

Texas Residential Leasing Specialist

Wednesday, August 6th & 27th | 9:00am

When looking for help in finding that perfect tenant or finding that perfect rental property to call home, landlords and tenants want the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and can guide them through the process. Be in the know with how to provide real estate services that meet the needs of this market and win future referrals. This certification will give you 12 CE Hours and includes the following courses: The Essentials of Residential Leasing, TAR Residential Lease, Agreement Agency Issues Impacting Property Managers, and Agents Marketing & Leasing Residential Properties  Register Now

WC Events
Boots & Bling Scholarship Hoedown

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 6:00 -10:00pm

Pull your boots out of the back of your closet, shine your best bling, bring a dancing partner, and come ready to support the high school seniors of Williamson County. In addition to great food, dancing, and networking, there will also be a reverse raffle taking place. The night will include a sit-down dinner, square dancing, reverse raffle, silent auction and more. The reverse raffle will be held throughout the event for a chance to win up to $2500.00. * Actual amount awarded is dependent on the total number of participants.  All proceeds from the event go to benefit the WCREALTORS Scholarship Foundation. Buy Your Tickets | Advertising Opportunities

WC Wild Ride

Thursday, October 12th

IT'S BACK!!! The WC Wild Ride Scavenger Hunt is coming back bigger than ever! Grab your team together for more fun, costumes, scavenger hunting, and the opportunity to network with real estate professionals across the county! Get a head start on this race and secure your sponsorship opportunity - Advertising Opportunities are Available

Industry News
Central Texas Weekly Update - August 14th

Special session: Final days. The special session of the 85th Texas Legislature ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16. When Gov. Greg Abbott called lawmakers back to Austin for the 30-day special session, he gave them a list of 20 issues to address, including six related to real estate: municipal annexation reform, property tax reform, protecting landowners’ rights to remove trees on their property, expediting the local permitting process, local ordinance grandfathering (not allowing local governments to change development rules midway through a project), and a commission to study the public school finance system.

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The True Impact of Home Staging

Sixty-two percent of listing agents say professional staging decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market, while 40 percent of buyer’s agents say their clients are more willing to walk through a home that has been staged, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2017 Profile of Home Staging.

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Down Payment Myths Prevail

Your clients may be under a false assumption on the necessary down payment they need to buy a home. Four in 10 recently surveyed Americans believe that a down payment of 15 percent or more is needed to purchase a home, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, a survey of 1,500 adults nationwide.

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