Serving Real Estate Professionals
and North Texas
Here's what's happening in July 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 .

This year's legislative session was significant for Texas real estate consumers and private property rights. Our advocacy, responses to 'Calls for Action', and our March visit to the Capitol made the difference. The REALTORS' ® involvement helped to change the property tax system and school finance system to benefit taxpayers, to end cities' ability to forcibly annex property without the owner's approval, and to get more resources to property owners affected by disasters. You can pick up a copy of the Legislative Recap in the GLAR office, or view online at 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 the Governmental Affairs/TREPAC Committees, please contact

Thank you to Education Chair Steve Etzel and Affiliate Attorney Kellie Stokes for our upcoming 4th issue of "Real Estate Pros in the Know" podcast - "Curative Items A Title Company Will Help Catch" (probate, tax liens, mortgages, divorces, trusts, etc.). 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). They have the MOST accurate real estate information for living in this area. We want to ensure our community is aware. This 4th issue will be emailed the last day of June.
Our Community Services Committee is needing Members to help fill CCA 'Bags of Blessings' in
July. Contact Charlotte Finley at if you can join our Committee to help make summer lunches for school kids. No $ to you, just a little time.

STUFF the BUS is coming your way! Our goal is 1,000 stuffed backpacks for local school children. This is our 6th year to provide for financially challenged students.
Two separate events this year:
1) REALTOR ® /WalMart Day on July 19! Join REALTORS ® , Affiliates, LISD School Board, Marquettes, Drum Line, Scouts, the Media as we set up supply collection stations around WalMart (Round Grove Rd). Store shoppers can donate to our cause, then get a free snow cone on us!
2) Broker/Affiliate Bus Day on July 29. Our big bus filled with pompom waving Members will be coming around to our participating Brokers and Affiliates to pick up supplies. GLAR provides the backpacks, YOU provide the supplies ( about $20 to fill up pack with specific school items.) #realtorsservesupportsell

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Affiliate Spotlight
David Hodges has been a member of GLAR since 2006, and, a most EXCELLENT Affiliate he has been! He has Emcee'd, energized, arranged, advertised, planned, partied, decorated, and danced his way at every single event GLAR has held since he joined. He is known for his high spirits and giving attitude as is displayed by his serving on the Boards of Directors for GLAR, Rotary Club, FM Chamber of Commerce, Youth & Family Counseling, and the YMCA! In ALL his spare time, he can be caught out at the lake fishing with his family.
David is a Mortgage Lending Officer for Southside Bank, with offices in the immediate area of Flower Mound, Grapevine, and Las Colinas, but he can go anywhere in Texas. And, he will! This is the kind of professional that can and will help REALTORS ® build their businesses and take ultimate care of their clients. Thank you, David, for giving back to all in such a huge way!
News to Know

Melody's Minute
MLS & Membership Coordinator 972-316-6744
Per your Membership agreement, membership updates, including email, phone, home address, etc. must be made in writing. Be sure to use the Member Info change form on the Forms tab of (Realtor column) or email

MLS Tip for July:
Coming Soon status is treated in MLS as an active listing, however not yet ready for showings. Keep in mind your seller should settle on a price BEFORE listing in put of any kind - even as coming soon - as it will show as a price change rather than a new listing when updating status to Active.

Monthly Area Market Reports
Jennifer's Journal
Billing & AE Assistant 972-316-6746
Third Quarter MLS Fee due on or before noon on June 28 2019.

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

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

Jenny's Gist
Marketing & Supra Coordinator
Don't forget to set up your free account on SupraWeb - many support issues can be resolved online. Directions here.

Supra First for Support
GLAR is seeing an uptick with issues on older style ActiveKey's (issued more than 1 year ago). If you are experiencing problems with ANY Supra product, please reach out to Supra first. If it is warranty issue they will give you a reference number to bring to GLAR for a new device at no cost.

Save the Supra Support number 877-699-6787 in your phone now. .
We're jumpin' into July 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
07/09-10 & 16-17
GRI-Marketing: Business Skills
30 hours SAE/9 hours CE ... Read More
07/22 Matrix-
Searches Made Easy- FREE
... Read More
07/24 Legal Update 1
4 hours CE
... Read More
07/25 Legal Update 2
4 hours CE
... Read More
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