Serving Real Estate Professionals
and North Texas
Here's what's happening in March 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.
  • For the general election on November 3, deadline to register to vote is October 5.
Visit VoteTexas.gov for election FAQs. 

Attorney Dawn Moore will provide an update on how our real estate industry is trending at our upcoming March 5 complimentary Networking Breakfast , 9-10am , GLAR.

Model Brokerage Policies and Procedures Manual Updated for 2020
Texas REALTORS' legal staff has updated the Model Brokerage Policies and Procedures Manual, which provides Texas brokers with written policies required by TREC .
For information, click https://www.texasrealestate.com/members/posts/model-brokerage-policies-and-procedures-manual-updated-for-2020/

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 and Audra Smolinski f or our 10th issue of "Real Estate Pros in the Know" podcast - "HOAs & POAs" . The monthly podcasts are cataloged at www.glar.com and distributed to Members to be used 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 "Industry Trends" as GLAR President Bill Anderson brings informative talking points.

360 REAL INSIGHTS - Hear from Texas REALTORS' leadership. Gain pertinent business knowledge that affects your business from around the north Texas area. Ruthe Jackson Center, 3113 S. Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. To register: https://360-real-insights-2020.eventbrite.com, $17/per person. Deadline is April 21.

On March 3, the GLAR Governmental Affairs Committee will be interviewing local candidates running for city council positions in FM, LV, Corinth (HV has no Election this year). County candidates will be interviewed in June.

Get your boots polished - our big MAY SOIREE shindig is coming up on Thursday, May 7 - "Home on the Range". Bulls, boots, buckles and TREPAC!! Let's support Legislators who support property rights! Watch for more information to come!
Thank you to our GLAR 2020 ELITE Advertisers, for going above and beyond in serving the Association and our Members:

Allegiance Title
Amerispec Inspection of DFW
Broadway Roofing
Freedom Title-Lewisville
Goosehead Insurance
Greening Home Inspections
Guild Mortgage
Highlands Residential Mortgage
OneGuard Home Warranties
Premier Nationwide Lending
Prospect Inspectors
Southside Bank
Stewart Title-Shawn P. Black
Texas Best Inspections
Trinity Title
News to Know
Jennifer's Journal
Billing & AE Assistant
jennifer@glar.com 972-316-6746
2020 Q2 MLS invoices were emailed out on February 18, 2020, and due on or before noon on March 31, 2020.
 
New Opportunity for quarterly and annual payments- We NOW keep credit card numbers on file (through NAR) and can run auto payments . 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 great opportunities in March 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.
Upcoming March Classes
3/6
Legal Update 1
4 hours CE
... Read More
3/6
Legal Update 2
4 hours CE
... Read More
3/10-11, 24-25 (4 days)
GRI- Marketing- Business Skills
30 hours SAE/ 9 hours CE
... Read More
3/26
Farm & Ranch Practice for Texas Agents
7 hours CE
... Read More
Coming in April
4/8-9 (2 days)
SRES- Seniors Real Estate Specialists- Designation
16 hours CE

4/14, 15 & 21, 22
GRI-Contracts- Designation
30 hrs SAE/ 9 hrs CE
Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)

Create a great offer by adding words like "free" "personalized" "complimentary" or "customized." A sense of urgency often helps readers take an action, so think about inserting phrases like "for a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining!"

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


Need a guide for adding a new agent, or notifying GLAR when an agent changes brokerages or disassociates? Here is your help .........

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



MLS Tip for March

Stay on Top of Your Contract Dates

NTREIS has modified the system to reject status changes that involve a contract date if the date is more than 5 days prior to the input date. Remember, the rules state that ALL status changes must be made in the MLS within 72 hours (3 calendar days).

Also, if there is an option period, the status must be made AO within 3 days of acceptance. You may not wait until the option period expires to reflect a contract.

Confused about the proper MLS Status? Read more ....

From NTREIS:

NTREIS is currently testing the new Realist version and are scheduled to release to production on March 17th, beginning at 10:00 am.  The migration efforts will take about 15 to 30 minutes to update all of the access points from Matrix to Realist as well as the Clareity Dashboard. There will be no downtime for your members; if any are actively using the current Realist when the change occurs, they will remain in that active session without interruption.  
This updated Flash-free Realist environment sports a responsive and modern user interface while maintaining a familiarity which makes it easy to learn and use. 


View MLS "How To" videos and documents here

Jenny's Gist
Marketing & Supra Coordinator
972-316-6748
ActiveKEY Exchange
For the most part, ActiveKEYs have now been upgraded to XpressKEYs & eKEY apps. If you are one of the few agents still using the ActiveKEY, hurry into GLAR and exchange yours before it stops working!

GLAR offers 2 Supra key choices:
XpressKEY ® Device
A separate hand-held device with an easy-to-use touchscreen. It uses 4G service to communicate with cellphone towers and infrared technology to communicate with lockboxes.

eKEY ® Basic App
A phone app that turns your smartphone into a lockbox key and brings a set of useful tools to your business. The free app works even when you don’t have cell service because it communicates with Bluetooth technology.

You can find out more about these Supra Key Choices at www.supraekey.com.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during our 2 months of transitions. We appreciate you!


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

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