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

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 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 2019 Board of Directors Executive Committee:
President: Traci Nicodemus - RE/MAX Cross Country
President-Elect: Bill Anderson , Ebby Halliday REALTORS
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 www.glar.com .

INFO TO KNOW:
Early voting under way for November 5 election
Early voting for the November 5 election runs until Friday, November 1. Ten proposed constitutional amendments are on the ballot statewide. Texas REALTORS® has endorsed three of the statewide propositions because of their benefits for real estate consumers and property owners:
  • Proposition 2, which supports water infrastructure;
  • Proposition 3, which provides a temporary property tax exemption to owners in areas declared disasters; and,
  • Proposition 8, which provides funding for flood mitigation infrastructure.
The association has not taken a position on the other seven proposed amendments.
Visit TexasRealtorsSupport.com to learn more about all 10 constitutional amendments, and share this flier to promote these REALTOR®-supported propositions

Election for new 2020 Board of Director members was held by paper ballot at our October 3 Legislative Breakfast. Newly elected for our 2020 BOD are:
2020 Secretary-Treasurer - Brandy Jett , Fathom Realty (& 2020 TREPAC Vice Chair)
2020 Director - Charlotte Finley (2nd Term), Keller Williams (& 2020 Community Services Vice Chair)
2020 Director - Rosalie Bishop (1st Term), Myers & Myers (& 2020 TREPAC Chair)

6th Annual REALTOR ® -LEGISLATOR Breakfast was held on Thursday, October 3, at GLAR, with U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess, Senators Jane Nelson and Pat Fallon, and State Representatives Tan Parker, Lynn Stucky, Jared Patterson, and Michelle Beckley. Thank you to Moderator/REALTOR Brooke Hunt. It was a packed house as topics included property tax reform, school finance reform, flood insurance, tax cuts, transportation funding, and making Texas an affordable place to live.

Thank you to Education Chair Steve Etzel and GLAR MLS Coordinator Melody Kruse for our 8th issue of "Real Estate Pros in the Know" podcast - "Why a Consumer Should Use a REALTOR ® with MLS Access" . 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, 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.

Thank you to all who participated in our 5th Annual "REALTORS ® Back the Responders" on Friday, October 25. Thank you to Stacy Lynn Schriever , Premier Nationwide Lending, for sponsoring!! The three REALTOR® names drawn for submitting a "Selfie with a First Responder" photo were Kristine Claus , Charlotte Wilcox , and John Sherwood . They each won $100!! Thank you to all who helped build community relations with the local Protectors of our Homes and Families!
SAVE-THE-DATE
Celebration of REALTORS and Installation of 2020 Board of Directors on Thursday, December 12, 9am-10:30am, Courtyard by Marriott in FloMo. FUN morning as fellow members will reflect on all events and happenings at GLAR during 2019. Animated skits, scrumptious breakfast, schmoozing with like-minded professionals, gift cards for the most lively table, and much more! Bill Anderson will be installed as our 2020 President, along with our other 21 Board of Director members. Our theme: " Fighting for our Future" . There is a creative reason for this name - come find out!
KNOW YOUR GLAR AFFILIATES - Stacy Lynn Schiever
Stacy is a Dallas native, a University Texas of Arlington graduate, and a long-time resident of Flower Mound. As a mortgage professional, she spends equal time originating loans and providing education to the consumers and REALTORS in the community. Her vocation is her passion as it deals with finding a path for homeownership for Veterans, Police, Firefighters, Teachers, EMS Workers and all types of Heroes throughout the State of Texas. As a mom of an almost 8 year old daughter, Stacy understands the significance of having a safe place to call home with excellent schools. She is involved in her community as a Rotarian, PTA member, GLAR member and finds time for other charitable interests.  She works for Premier Nationwide Lending, and with 15+ years of experience in the industry, is always ready and willing to provide advice and guidance for a successful transaction. She can be reached stacylynn@pnlending.com and her website www.stacylynnschriever.com  
News to Know

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

2020 Membership Dues were sent out in October.

While MLS is paid quarterly, dues (for NAR, TAR and GLAR) are paid annually in advance of the beginning of the year.

Watch your email for your invoice.

GMAIL USERS : Gmail may filter the invoice into junk mail or spam, or pre-sort to another inbox tab. Be sure to add jennifer@glar.com to your contacts to increase deliverability.

Remember, those joining in the last quarter will pay the amount due until the end of the year when membership is set up and ALSO be billed for 2020 separately until December, when 2020 dues will be payable at the time of application.


MLS Tip for November:

Have you checked out NewHomeSource Professional? This source for local builders is included as a benefit with your quarterly MLS fee. You will find the icon in the Additional NTREIS products section once you log in.

Preview this 3 min video


View MLS "How To" videos and documents here

We have great opportunities in November 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
11/04
Searches Made Easy
FREE
... Read More
11/5-6 & 12-13
GRI- Marketing- Designation
30 hours SAE/9 CE
... Read More
11/08
Avoiding Pitfalls in Contracts
3 hours CE
... Read More
11/14
Foundation Repair
3 hours FREE CE
... Read More
11/15
Home Inspections 101- Lunch & Learn
2 hours CE
... Read More
11/18
MLS-CMA Options- FREE
1 1/2 hours
... Read More
Jennifer's Journal
Billing & AE Assistant
jennifer@glar.com 972-316-6746
1Q MLS billing will be emailed out on November 15, 2019, due on or before noon on December 16, 2019.

2020 Dues billing were emailed out October 2, 2019, due on or before noon on December 16, 2019. You may pay any time before the due date.

Remember - we do not keep credit card numbers on file or have auto payment. 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 . Be sure to check your junk or spam folder for the email reply.

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
972-316-6748
New Year = New Technology!
Have you heard of the XpressKEY?
It’s the newest handheld key from Supra and it will replace the ActiveKEY.

If you currently use the eKEY app on your phone, you do NOT have to switch. If you are currently using the ActiveKEY, we will begin exchanging them for the XpressKEY in the new year. You will have the option of switching to the new XpressKEY or the eKEY app on your phone.

The intuitive design of this device embodies all the functionality of its predecessor, the ActiveKEY, and more. The XpressKEY has a host of new features, including:
  • A durable touch screen
  • A long-lasting battery that can be charged via a universal Micro USB
  • The ability to change your PIN
  • A GPS locator embedded in the device that generates an End of Showing Report in SupraWEB
  • The potential to utilize the Keybox Assistant to automatically assign listings to keyboxes via GPS signal
  • A handy-dandy utility flashlight

Much like the ActiveKEY, the XpressKEY utilizes infrared technology to communicate with keyboxes. Unlike the old key, however, this new device will use 4G service to communicate with cellphone towers. This greatly increases the reliability of the key when it comes to downloading updates and uploading keybox data to the Supra network.

 
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