Serving Real Estate Professionals
and North Texas
Here's what's happening in February 2020!

See important SUPRA exchange information below.

 From Our Association Executive
 Kim Lambert, RCE, GRI, CNE, TRLP graduate
972-316-6741
Members, we look forward to serving you in your business. This is a member-led Association, so if you see a need that would benefit the majority, please let me know. We make changes based on YOUR feedback. We value your membership and participation.
Your 2020 Board of Directors Executive Committee:
President: Bill Anderson , Ebby Halliday REALTORS
President-Elect: Brenda Taylor , RE/MAX Advantage
Secretary-Treasurer: Brandy Jett , Fathom Realty
Immediate Past President: Traci Nicodemus - RE/MAX Cross Country
A list of all our Directors and Committee Chairs can be found on our website at www.glar.com .

INFO TO KNOW:
Early voting for the March 3 Primary Election is February 18-February 28.
  • Find the ballot for your county on the Texas Secretary of State website.
  • February 3 is the deadline to register to vote in the March 3 Primary Election.
For the general election on November 3, deadline to register to vote is October 5.
Visit VoteTexas.gov for registration details and election FAQs. 

SAFETY in Denton County . Sheriff Tracy Murphree will provide safety information at our complimentary Feb 6 Networking Breakfast , 9-10am, GLAR. We will additionally discuss holding a self-defense WEP (Women's Empowerment Program). Safety first!

Our Builder Luncheon will be Feb 20,12-1pm, Beazer Homes, Hickory Creek, no charge.
 
NAR and U.S. Census Bureau are partnering to encourage members to help promote the upcoming Census to your contacts. About $1.5 trillion is allocated to states and local governments based off of Census results, funding many public services that make our communities better. There will be a webinar to discuss the impact of the Census on our industry, Wed., Mar 4, 2-3pm. To join, click this link .

Thank you to Education Chair Steve Etzel f or our 9th issue of "Real Estate Pros in the Know" podcast - "The Benefit of an Educated REALTOR" . The monthly podcasts are cataloged at www.glar.com and distributed to Members for them to use as a resource to educate their clients/contacts on real estate issues. REALTORS® know this community, the city leaders, 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 of the value REALTORS hold. Our next issue will be "Working with Condo Sales" as GLAR Education Committee Member Audra Smolinski brings informative talking points.

The City of Highland Village, along with REALTOR and Mayor Charlotte Wilcox, is asking for REALTOR volunteers to help build the re-designed Kids' Kastle. They need 80-100 volunteers each day. Build dates: March 23-26/Phase 1 and March 31-April 5/Phase 2. Go to speakupHV.com for more info. Great way for REALTORS to serve in the community!
Thank you to our GLAR 2020 ELITE Advertisers, for going above and beyond in serving the Association:
Allegiance Title Greening Home Inspections Prospect Inspectors
Amerispec Inspection of DFW Guild Mortgage Southside Bank
Broadway Roofing Highlands Residential Mortgage Stewart Title-Shawn P. Black & Assoc
Freedon Title-Lewisville OneGuard Home Warranties Texas Best Inspections
Goosehead Insurance Premier Nationwide Lending Trinity Title
News to Know
Jennifer's Journal
Billing & AE Assistant
jennifer@glar.com 972-316-6746
2020 Q2 MLS invoice will be emailed out on February 14, 2020, due on or before noon on March 31, 2020.
 
Remember - we do not keep credit card numbers on file or have auto payment . Click to pay online after you receive your invoice.
 
You may now use your Real Estate license number for your "Member ID".
 
To avoid unnecessary late fees , be sure to check your email and contact me if you have any billing questions. We appreciate your membership!

Did you know? You can find the 2020 billing schedule on the Payments tab of GLAR.com! Set your reminders in your calendar and phone today!
Print your GLAR receipts any time online
We have fantastic opportunities in February for you! See links below.
Be sure to check out our calendar on GLAR.com too!


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

Karen's Corner
Education & Social Media Coordinator
education@glar.com 972-316-6742
Did you know?
The National Association of REALTORS®  Board of Directors  approved a change to the Code of Ethics training requirement , extending it from every two years to every three years. This extends the current cycle deadline from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.

Previously the TREC Legal II Update (formerly TREC Ethics) cross-qualified to meet that requirement.

NAR now requires a separate Ethics course. We held one in January (Applied Ethics) and will be having these courses at GLAR throughout the year.
2/5
1-4 Contract Boot Camp- (1-4 Family Residential Contract)
5 hours CE
... Read More
2/11-12 & 18-19 (4 days)
GRI- Brokerage- Designation
30 hours SAE/ 9 hours CE
... Read More
2/13
Tax Planning for Real Estate Agents
3 hours CE
... Read More
Coming in March
3/6
Legal 1 & 2
4 hours each CE

3/10, 11 & 24, 25
GRI-Marketing Designation
30 hrs SAE/ 9 hrs CE
3/26
Farm & Ranch
5 hours CE

Melody's Minute
MLS & Membership Coordinator
melody@glar.com 972-316-6744
 Membership:

Every change affects a chain

Brokers: Keep in mind that GLAR is not notified when an agent makes a change. Recently it was discovered a person retained Membership, MLS access and an active SupraKey for 3 months after their license was made inactive .

This is an avoidable liability for the broker who did not report the disassociation.

GLAR must receive the Member Status Change form within 1 business day


Agents: Whether placing your license on inactive status, changing brokers, changing your home address, phone or email GLAR must receive either the Member Status Change form or Contact Change form within 1 business day to update your record. We will push the information to MLS, NAR, TAR and Supra on your behalf.

The change forms can be found on the Forms & Applications tab of GLAR.com



MLS Tip for February



New requirements for TEAMS per NTREIS include:
  • The team name must be registered with TREC to be used in the MLS
  • The team leader must be designated as a supervisor in TREC to be used when closing a listing
  • The agent who actually worked with the buyer must be shown in the Sales information when closing in MLS
  • The team leader can be listed as Selling Agent 2 or Selling Agent Supervisor if registered as such with TREC




View MLS "How To" videos and documents here

Jenny's Gist
Marketing & Supra Coordinator
972-316-6748
BUSY BUSY New Year!
ActiveKEY Users...
The XpressKEY is now available!

We are working our way through a list of 400 GLAR agents that need to upgrade their ActiveKey.

Thank you to our volunteers and all who have helped make this transition achievable!

If you have not been contacted to set up your exchange appointment time, please contact me as soon as possible. We should be done with all exchanges by next week.

If you currently use the eKEY app on your phone, you do NOT need to do anything.


Heads up... IF you have an old non-bluetooth iBox listed in your inventory, we are going to contact you in early February. Supra will be here at our building for 1 day in late February to do last-chance upgrades for $35 per old box. We will contact you with further information.



Did you know.........
The eKey app will support your Apple watch? Click below
 

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Lewisville, 75067
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