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

 From Our Association Executive
 Kim Lambert
972-316-6741
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 www.glar.com .

INFO TO KNOW:
TexasREALTORS® is the largest, most politically active professional trade association in Texas. We work with state lawmakers to ensure Texas remains an economical powerhouse and the place to buy, sell, and lease property. On March 26, a group of 40 GLAR Members rode to Capitol Hill in Austin, meeting with State Representatives Tan Parker, Lynn Stucky, Justin Holland, Michelle Beckley's office, Jared Patterson's office, and Senators Pat Fallon and Jane Nelson's office. We specifically spoke on the subjects of Eminent Domain (Support SB421/SB552, HB991, HB1245), TREC Sunset Review ( Support SB624/HB1675), Disaster Response (SB6, SB7, SB8, SB1322/SJR49, SB1772/SJR57, HB4433/HJR142, HB5, HB6, HB7, HB13/HJR4, HB478/HJR81), Property Tax Reform/Relief (Support SB2/HB2 - Oppose HB185, HB1036, HB3493, HB1816, SB853), School Finance Reform (Support SB4, HB3), Home Equity (Support SB474/HB1254), Annexation (Support SB408/SB1432/SB745/HB347). We received a warm welcome from each of our Legislative offices. Thank you to Kellie Stokes for teaching the CE class on "Do I Need a Survey?" Thank you to our Affiliate Advertisers for sharing their treats: Julie Watson, Eddy Foster, Stacy Stoltz, Gordon Law, Gina Leslie.
On our national front, another group of 10 Members will be visiting our federal Legislators in Washington DC May 14-17. Thank you Governmental Affairs Chair Mark Wise and Vice Chair Connie Niedzwiecki for leading the way!

Thank you to President Traci Nicodemus and Education Chair Steve Etzel for our 2nd "Real Estate Pros in the Know" podcast - "The Value of Using a REALTOR". The monthly podcasts are cataloged at www.glar.com, and distributed for Members to use as a resource for their clients/contacts. REALTORS® know this community, know the city leaders, know the economic growth, are EXPERTS in our town(s) . They have the MOST accurate real estate information on what it is like to live in this area. Our May podcast will be discussing how sellers should prepare their homes to list and what to specifically look for in homes they buy.
On April 15, our Community Services Committee Vice Chair Charlotte Finley led committee members Erum Ali, Brandy Jett, Kavita Gupta, Stacy Stoltz, and Jack Mallouf to serve at the CCA Golden Angels luncheon.
Thank you to these REALTORS® for helping take care of some of our local residents! CCA needs help during the month of May with volunteers for several projects. Our GLAR/CCA Service Pin Number is 249992 (name Charlotte Finley) when Members log in . And Members, be on the lookout for what Chair Patty Southard has in store for our July STUFF THE BUS fundraiser!

NETWORKING BREAKFAST - Thursday, May 2nd, 9am-10am, no charge, complimentary catered breakfast, at GLAR. MLS Chair Tina Murphy will host Marc Moffitt, Denton County Appraisal District . Be a voice in the property tax discussion! There will be an MLS Tour that follows the Breakfast. The Affiliate/Membership Committee, chaired by Glynn Mosier , will meet from 10am-10:45am, also after the Breakfast.

MAY SOIREE - Please help TREPAC Chair Brandy Jett and Vice Chair Rosalie Bishop support the 2500+ real estate laws being reviewed that affect our home-ownership and our profession. Invest in TREPAC! GLAR's annual TREPAC auction & dinner will be Thursday, May 2, 5-8:30pm, at the FM Courtyard Marriott on FM2499. Bid on a 4 night stay in San Destin FL, Tim McGraw concert, hot air balloon ride, Cirque de Soleil, Skeet Shooting weekend, Crawfish Boil for 20, Emerald City concert, jewelry, home decor, kayaking, Salsa dancing, Belly Dancing lessons,and SO MUCH MORE!! Enjoy a scrumptious dinner and dance it out with all the Munchkins! Your $40 entry ticket goes toward your TREPAC investment. Wear your best Oz outfit and you might win a $200 prize ! This is a FUN time with your REALTOR colleagues! MAY SOIREE - A party with a purpose!

Please help us welcome Jenny Law to our GLAR Staff . Jenny has been working with our office as occasional temporary help for 5 years. We now have her on board, bringing her professional skills and delightful attitude to help serve our Members in an even bigger way! Jenny will be our Marketing/Supra Coordinator and will begin officially on May 5 (after she rests from coordinating our May Soiree!). We are glad you are here, Jenny!
News to Know

Melody's Minute
MLS & Membership Coordinator
melody@glar.com 972-316-6744
Membership:
Unable change your personal information in the MLS? GLAR is responsible for notifying all support organizations of all record changes for our members. Therefore we must have a written request to make changes (email works fine) and will push the data to NAR, TAR, GLAR, MLS and Supra if applicable. Just send an email to me with the requested changes or use this online form.


MLS Tip for May:
Answerlink, powered by CoreLogic, is your MLS specific help desk and hotline with extended support hours. AnswerLink is available Monday – Friday 7 AM – Midnight and on weekends 10 AM – 10 PM (excluding holidays) Put this number in your phone contacts now: 888-440-3687



Monthly Area Market Reports
Jennifer's Journal
Billing & Key Card Coordinator
jennifer@glar.com 972-316-6746
Third Quarter MLS Fee invoices will be emailed May 15th and are 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.

Supra First for Support
With extended weekday and weekend hours , your first call when experiencing issues with your Supra Key or blue box should be Supra Support. They can help troubleshoot while you are at the property, and help decipher error codes. Also if a replacement is needed, they will give you a reference code to bring to GLAR to make the free exchange. Store the Supra Support number 877-699-6787 in your phone now. Note: It is also on the back of all blue boxes.

We're steppin' into spring with many great opportunities for you in May! 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
05/06
Foundation Repairs
3 hours CE
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05/07-08 & 14-15
GRI- Contracts to Closing
30 hours SAE/9 hours CE ... Read More
05/09
Leases: Details Exposed
3 hours CE... Read More
05/10
SFR- Short Sales & Foreclosures- Designation class
8 hours CE ... Read More
05/21
Understanding the Buyer/Tenant Representation Agreement
3 hours CE... Read More
05/22
Listing & Selling HUD Homes
3 hours CE
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05/21 Matrix-
Searches Made Easy
... Read More
05/23
Matrix- Input: Add/Edit
... Read More
05/29
Legal Update 1 & 2
4 hours CE each... Read More
05/30
Teams & Business Entity Formation
2 hours CE... Read More
05/30
Yours, Mine or Lawsuit
2 hours CE ... Read More
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