Serving Real Estate Professionals
and North Texas
Here's what's happening in August 2019!

 From Our Association Executive
 Kim Lambert
Happy Summer! We look forward to serving you in your business. This is a member-led Association. If you see a need that would benefit the majority of our members, please let me know.
Your 2019 Board of Directors Executive Committee:
President: Traci Nicodemus - RE/MAX Cross Country
President-Elect: Bill Anderson , Ebby Halliday Realty
Secretary-Treasurer: Brenda Taylor , RE/MAX Advantage
Immediate Past President: Steven Walker , Keller Williams - DMN
 A list of all our Directors and Committee Chairs can be found on our website at .

Congress is in recess until September 9, and our U.S. senators and congressmen are back in their own districts meeting with constituents. This is a good time to build your relationships by meeting and reminding them of concerns that affect home values, property rights, and REALTOR ® issues. Please SAVE-THE-DATE for our annual REALTOR ® -Legislator Breakfast on Thursday, October 3, 9:00-10:30am. Our panel discussion will include State Representatives Tan Parker, Lynn Stucky, Jared Patterson, Senator Jane Nelson, and hopefully/probably Senator Pat Fallon and Congressman Michael Burgess. Join us, and bring your neighbors to GLAR. No charge for the catered breakfast. Thank you Governmental Affairs Chair Mark Wise, Vice Chair Connie Niedzwiecki , TREPAC Chair Brandy Jett and TREPAC Vice Chair Rosalie Bishop for leading the way! If you would like to serve on this or any other Committee, please contact

Thank you to Education Chair Steve Etzel and Ebby Halliday Sales Leader Becky Garrison for our 5th issue of "Real Estate Pros in the Know" podcast - "The Anatomy of a Deal" . The monthly podcasts are cataloged at and distributed to Members to use as a resource to educate their clients/contacts on real estate issues. REALTORS® know this community, know the city leaders, know the economic growth, and are EXPERTS about our town(s). We have the MOST accurate real estate information for living in this area. We want to ensure our community is aware. Be looking for our August podcast on "Technology to Add or Avoid for the Value to the Home."
Our 6th annual STUFF the BUS has come and gone! Our GOAL was to get 1,000 stuffed backpacks for LISD financially challenged students. By partnering with WalMart(FM3040), First Student School Bus System, Communities in Schools of North Texas, Lewisville Educational Foundation, and our local community shoppers, we actually collected 1,247 stuffed backpacks!!! This is a huge undertaking by brokers, agents, GLAR staff/Board of Directors, and our Community Services Committee Chair, Patty Southard (who probably shopped for at least 400 of those backpacks herself!) Please watch for our "formal" thank you to all those who participated. #realtorsservesupportsell

Take advantage your Texas REALTORS® benefits
This is an advantageous time to revisit your Texas REALTORS® benefits, offering discounted theme park tickets to hotel and car rental savings. They are free as part of your membership. Check out the list here

Register for 2019 Texas REALTORS® Conference in Fort Worth
Registration is still open for the 2019 Texas REALTORS® Conference set for September 12-15 in Fort Worth.  Don’t miss the opportunity to network with fellow REALTORS® from around the state, attend educational sessions to learn new ways to grow your business, attend the free Trade Expo, and have fun during several receptions and events.    Full details, including registration, conference schedule, and travel information are at

Affiliate Spotlight
Gordon Law has been a member of GLAR since 2006, and, he truly has the heart of a servant. Gordon brings 110% worth of energy and effort to everything he does, and is known for going above and beyond in taking care of business, his clients, and our Members. In his spare time, he works with the Boy Scout program, serves as a Leader in his church, and plays with all those family members! Plus, he will always brighten your day with a fun story or an encouraging word. As was deserved, Gordon won the 2018 Affiliate of the Year award too!
Gordon is the owner of Texas Best Inspections , and he inspects buildings all over North Texas. With over 30 years of home remodeling experience, he knows the ins and outs of well-built structures. This is the kind of professional that can and will help REALTORS ® take exceptional care of their clients. Thank you, Gordon, for your high level of involvement at GLAR.
News to Know

Melody's Minute
MLS & Membership Coordinator 972-316-6744
Did you know that it is required that you and/or your broker notify GLAR immediately of any changes in your license status? This includes changing to Inactive or changing brokerages. Each brokerage has different providers and we want to make sure any transition is as smooth as possible for everyone. Be sure to call or email for assistance.

MLS Tip for August:
Many agents are unaware that corrections to sold listings can only be made by the MLS provider for the listing agent. If you have a need for a correction to a sold listing, click on the agent name in the listing to see which Association provides their MLS service. If not GLAR, email the listing agent with a request that they have their MLS provider make the correction.

Monthly Area Market Reports
Jennifer's Journal
Billing & AE Assistant 972-316-6746
Fourth Quarter MLS Fee due on or before noon on September 30, 2019.

Remember - we do not keep credit card numbers on file. Click to pay online after you receive your invoice.

If you need your GLAR Member ID number, click on the "Forgot your ID". You must use your email address as registered with GLAR and shown in the MLS.

To avoid unnecessary late fees, be sure to check your email and contact me if you have any billing questions. We appreciate your membership!

Jenny's Gist
Marketing & Supra Coordinator
To FOB or Not to FOB
While the Supra Fob is not a requirement, remember that if you schedule to show a home with a non-Bluetooth iBox on it, you will not be able to access the key. Since Supra did not recall the non-Bluetooth boxes, agents who have active boxes may still be using them. Our recommendation is to keep the fob with you for those (increasingly infrequent) occasions.

ActiveKey Issues
Supra recently reported that the older generation of ActiveKey may not update properly due to software changes. If you experience issues with your ActiveKey, call the Supra number on the back to request an authorization code to exchange it at GLAR for a new one free of charge.

Don't forget to set up your free account on SupraWeb. Many support issues can be resolved online. Directions here.

Supra Support number is 877-699-6787.
We will have an Awesome August with great opportunities for you! See links below.
Be sure to check out our calendar on too!

Need help determining your education required hours? Email me or view this link .

Karen's Corner
Education & Social Media Coordinator 972-316-6742
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08/13 It's All About the CIA (CMA)
6 hours CE
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08/14 Property Management Essentials
6 hours CE
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08/19 Advanced Farm & Ranch Practice for Agents
4 hours CE
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Get The Listings, Know The Forms
3 hours CE
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An Introduction to Airbnb Rentals
3 hours CE
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Tech Talk
1 hour CE
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Broker Responsibility
6 hours CE
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08/27 & 28
ABR Designation- Accredited Buyer's Representative
16 hours CE
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