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

 From Our Association Executive
 Kim Lambert
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.
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 .

Please join us for our Networking Breakfast on Thursday, September 5, 9am-10am . Attorney Kellie Stokes will be discussing Probate vs Affidavit of Heirship . Catered breakfast; no charge to attend.

Also on September 5, from 5pm-6:30pm, come to our Member Mixer at the Old Town Wine House in downtown Lewisville. No agenda, no speaker, just an opportunity for Members to "meet, greet, get out of the heat, and treat" themselves to good company! Elite Advertisers will buy your Appetizers; you buy your beverages.

Thank you to Education Chair Steve Etzel and GLAR Board of Directors Member Luis Cuevas for our 6th issue of "Real Estate Pros in the Know" podcast - "Smart Homes" . The monthly podcasts are cataloged at 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.

Additionally, Technology Chair Luis Cuevas prepared a video on "Smart Homes" to educate REALTORS on what to look for, point out, and understand when showing properties to clients. Find that helpful video in your inbox too.
Register for 2019 Texas REALTORS® Conference in Fort Worth
The 2019 Texas REALTORS® Conference is 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

6th Annual REALTOR-LEGISLATOR Breakfast on Thursday, October 3, 9am-10:30am at GLAR. U.S Congressman Michael Burgess, Senators Jane Nelson and Pat Fallon, and State Representatives Tan Parker, Lynn Stucky, Jared Patterson, and Michelle Beckley will share with us about the "state of the state", and Moderator/REALTOR Brooke Hunt will be sharing our concerns with them on REALTOR and Homeowner issues. Catered breakfast; no charge to attend. Open to your clients, customers, neighbors. Seating is first come-first served. This is a big line-up that you won't want to miss. Know your legislation!!

5th Annual REALTORS Back the Responders on Friday, October 25,11:30am-1:00pm at Garden Ridge Church of Christ on Garden Ridge & Cross Timbers (center of town). First Responders from LV, HV, FM, Bartonville, and Double Oak are invited as our guests for lunch. Members pay $8 for "REALTORS Back the Responders" tshirt, plus lunch. Thank you to Stacy Lynn Schriever, Premier Nationwide Lending, for being our food sponsor!!

As always, we want our Members to know how much we value your membership, involvement, and participation in what we offer.
Just as a way to know WHO you're dealing with at GLAR, we are also going to be telling a bit about our staff members....
Karen Loyd would be considered our newest staff member, even though she has just completed her first year! She's a WINNER!! Karen grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, graduating from University of Central Arkansas (UCA) with a BSE (Bachelor of Science in Education), with minors in psychology, special ed, and counseling. Karen taught 1st and 2nd grades for 30 years in Arkansas and Flower Mound.
She was the perfect blend of friendliness and commitment to education to take over as GLAR Education and Social Media Coordinator. You will usually see her in "everybody's faces" with her camera!! That is for a purpose. She has been doing a bang-up job of keeping our Facebook pages lively! Karen also is bringing excellent courses/classes for our Members to be the most prepared REALTORS® out there. Stop by and say hello to Karen if you haven't already had the pleasure of meeting her.
News to Know

Melody's Minute
MLS & Membership Coordinator 972-316-6744

The new agent membership process has 5 steps
  1. License must be shown as active under broker
  2. Application is made online
  3. GLAR sets up record
  4. NAR Code of Ethics must be completed to get MLS
  5. Complete the MLS video course and quiz

Transferring agents should:
  1. Check with their current Association for their required documentation of transfer
  2. The Associations will request/send a Letter of Good Standing directly between one another. Agents do not need to request directly.
  3. Verify TREC shows them under the new broker
  4. Complete any/all membership applications required by new Association
  5. Verify where key service will kept

MLS Tip for September:


  • Check your list date before you make your listing "live". Only NTREIS can make a change to the date and it depends totally on the information in our listing agreement.

  • All price changes made while the listing is in Coming Soon Status will show as a price change, displaying the difference between original list price and current list price immediately and when you change to Active. This cannot be corrected and your seller should lock in on a list price before placing in MLS under any status. Coming Soon should not be considered a 'test' of the market.

Monthly Area Market Reports
We will have a Spectacular September 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
Foreign Sellers & FIRPTA
1 hour CE
... Read More
09/10-11 & 17-18
GRI- Contracts to Closing- Designation course
30 hours SAE/ 9 hours CE
... Read More
Farm & Ranch
7 hours CE
... Read More
Matrix- Client Portal FREE
... Read More
Sticky Situations (Contracts course)
8 hours CE
... Read More
SRES- Senior Real Estate Specialist- Designation
16 hours CE
... Read More
New Construction Specialist- Certificate exclusive to Glar
8 hours CE
... Read More
Jennifer's Journal
Billing & AE Assistant 972-316-6746
Fourth Quarter MLS Fee due on or before noon on September 30, 2019. You may pay any time before that date.

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
Say Good-bye...
The Supra ActiveKey is based on 2G technology and cell towers are not going to support that for much longer. There will soon come a day when the ActiveKey's connectivity will cease. We want to get ahead of this before our members start experiencing problems!
Say Hello...
GLAR will soon be offering the Supra XpressKEY, an easy-to-use electronic key.
It features a high quality back-lit touchscreen and an intuitive interface. Keyboxes open quickly using infrared communication, and GPS coordinates assist with keybox assignment, end of showing notification, and locating a missing key. Updates occur automatically over a cellular network and there is no need to be in cellular coverage when showing a listing. Real-time showing notices are sent after a keybox is opened. XpressKEY features a long-lasting, user-replaceable battery and charges using a standard universal micro-USB.
Supra Support: 877-699-6787
Call Us: 972-221-4606
Come see us: 997 S. Edmonds Lane
Lewisville, 75067
Hours:  Monday-Thursday  8:00-5:00
Friday  8:00-4:00