In Observance of the Memorial Day holiday, WCREALTORS will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday.

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Education at WCREALTORS
The Basics of Agent & Consumer Advocacy

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 10am

This course is designed to show REALTORS® how their ongoing advocacy for private property rights and legislative issues affecting the real estate industry can be presented to their clients and customers, ultimately enhancing the client/customer/agent relationship. The cost of this course is a $35 investment in TREPAC. More Information | Register Now

GRI Real Estate Brokerage

Begins June 1, 2017 | 8:30am - 5:30pm

In today's competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. Topics include professional standards, policies and procedures, brokerage and agency relationships, and business development. More Information | Register Now

WC Events
Williamson County Newcomer & Relocation Guide

Thursday, June 8th | 4:00pm

Come see what everyone is talking about! The new Williamson County Magazine is coming out and we want you to be apart of it! Come to this FREE informational gathering and see how you can grow your business! Please register so we may get an idea of how many people will be attending.

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Economic Update: Lunch & Learn

Thursday, June 26th | 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. More Information  | Register Now

Industry News
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How you can help empower taxpayers in Texas. The Texas House of Representatives could consider an important bill for Texas taxpayers as soon as this week. The latest version of the House’s Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 2 (CSSB 2), known as The Property Taxpayer Empowerment Act of 2017, would provide all Texans more honesty and transparency at the local level when tax rates are set. This version of the bill also empowers voters to participate in the property tax process.

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Mortgage Interest Deduction & NAR

A majority of Americans believe they pay too much in taxes. Currently, Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representatives is discussing ways to overhaul the U.S. tax system. The current speaker of the house, Paul Ryan, and fellow house republicans have put together a blueprint for their idea of tax reform.

Their blueprint, titled, A Better Way, has three basic principles

  • It reduces the number of tax brackets to four
  • eliminates all but two itemized deductions – the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) & the charitable giving deduction
  • it increases the standard deduction
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Local Female Leaders Recognized | 2017 Women of the ROCK Award Winners Announced

Anita C Roberts, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Round Rock Living Magazine announced, “The Women of the ROCK Awards presents a distinguished list of 16 professional women that inspire the next generation, fuels entrepreneurial passion and galvanizes women to be a force for change. It’s about time the Women of Round Rock stepped into the spotlight. Round Rock, Texas is one of those hidden gems and so are its occupants.”

The 16 winners are all women who are leaders in their industry. According to Round Rock Living Magazine, “Recipients of these awards are women from various sectors - from public service to corporate, who have achieved immeasurable success. Female trailblazers who have broken glass ceilings, worked diligently to remove barriers for other women and are disrupting established industry norms through a high degree of professionalism, intellect, and innovation.”

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