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Association Updates
TAR Mega Regional Meeting

July 27th & 28th

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 in the WCREALTORS Auditorium.  Please note: the dress code for this event is business/business casual.

  • Thursday, July 27th | 4:30 PM  - TREPAC Regional Carnival
  • Friday, July 28th
    • 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: Vicki Fullerton, Chairman of the Board, & Travis Kessler, CEO/President

More Information | Register Now


Applications Due: August 31, 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 August 31, 2017. 

Education at WCREALTORS
Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA

Monday, June 26, 2017 | 8:30am

The goal of this course is to equip the real estate license holder with pertinent information to enable them to price properties appropriately whether it?s for listing or making offers. It will provide a greater understanding of the CMA's to help the real estate license holder become more comfortable with the process of selecting appropriate property comparisons; how to make adjustments and where to go for quality information to ensure the most accurate assessment when calculating adjustments. Help enhance skills in creating accurate property valuations, reducing risk, and applying alternative valuation methods to properties under consideration. Register Now

Economic Update: Lunch & Learn

Thursday, June 29th | 11:30am

Please come join us for an informative presentation from a great leader in the Real Estate Industry. A mid-year Economic Update & Housing Outlook for Global, Texas, and Williamson County. Our wonderful guest speaker: Dr. Jim Gaines, Cheif Economist with Texas A&M Real Estate Center. Dr Gaines will discuss home prices, new homes, the housing forecast, employment and much more! This is a not to miss event! Register Now

Electronic Signature 101

Wednesday, June 28th | 10:00am

In this class you will learn how to send and sign documents, signing features and functionality of signature software. Furthermore, you will be able to see how the electronic signature process can fit into your current business process allowing your company to run leaner, greener, faster, and more profitably.*THIS IS A BASIC CLASS* that will go over how to use DocuSign and ZipLogix's Digital Ink services. If you are wanting a more advanced course, please check out Electronic Signature 102.  Register Now

Reverse Mortgage

Thursday, July 13th | 9:00am

REALTORS learn how they can consider this financing option for senior buyers 62 years of age and older who prefer not to have a required monthly mortgage payment. It enables seniors to purchase a higher priced home or pay less cash than expected while retaining more funds in their retirement savings. There is no personal liability for repayment and no required monthly payment. Learning about this program also increases opportunities for Realtors to represent the senior clients both as Selling Agent on their current home and Buyer Agent on the home to be purchased. Register Now

WC Events
Williamson County Food Drive

Monday, July 3, 2017 through Friday, July 14, 2017

Our Annual Food Drive is coming up and we need your help! Donate canned goods or money to support the local food pantries of Williamson County. “1 in 4 Central Texas Children are food insecure.”- Central Area Food Bank of Texas. Bags will be available at the Association at the end of June. It is up to the community to help stop food insecurity and to fill the local food pantries. Donate today or get canned!

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! Early Bird Advertising is here! Get a head start on this race and get a discount on our sponsorship opportunities!

Industry News
Central Texas Weekly Update: June 5, 2017

Legislative victories for Texas real estate
The 85th legislative session ended May 29, and even though property tax reforms weren’t ultimately passed, Texas REALTORS® had a hugely successful legislative session on behalf of Texas real estate consumers.

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Wannabe Buyers Aren’t Saving Enough

Though millennials express the desire for homeownership, they aren’t saving anywhere near what they need for a down payment. About 80 percent of millennials recently surveyed by rental website Apartment List say they hope to one day buy a home, but 36 percent say they’ll likely need to wait more than five years before they can. Only 16 percent believe they’ll be able to buy within two years, according to the survey of 24,000 millennial renters born between 1982 and 2004.

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Legislative Liaison: Post-session recap

In this edition: This edition of Legislative Liaison highlights Texas REALTORS®’ legislative successes, why the 85th Texas Legislature may not be done yet, and what Texas REALTORS® were doing in D.C. earlier this month. Texas REALTORS® had several legislative victories this session as the strongest advocates for Texas real estate consumers. Now several TAR priority bills are heading to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk to enhance disclosure, save real estate buyers from excessive fees, protect private-property rights, increase transportation options, and more.

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