Legislative Liaison: Latest on federal tax reform & new annexation law
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Written By: TAR

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2017, A Year in Review
Friday, December 01, 2017
Written By: Suzanne Gantner

WCREALTORS has been a productive place this year with an astronomical amount of growth and change! It feels just like yesterday that our 2017 Board of Directors were installed, and a year has already completed, just in the blink of an eye.  What all happened at WCREALTORS in 2017? A better question would be “What didn’t?”.

The Association hosted close to 2,000 students in various classes and educational seminars this year. A huge thank you to all of our instructors and professional development committee who helped make this possible.  Furthermore, would you believe that almost 1,000 people attended Association events in 2017? We had our first experience with the Super Bowl of Builders being held off-site at the Dell Diamond and had record number with over 500 folks attending.

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Creating Client Satisfaction
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Written By: Suzanne Gantner

“Great Job.” “Thanks for all your help.” “You did a fabulous job!” “You got us a fantastic deal.” “Your time is truly appreciated.”

Isn’t it nice to hear those words?  It feels good, doesn’t it? I know it isn’t something everyone hears all the time, but it sure feels good when someone acknowledges you for your hard work.

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Don’t Let Neighbors Downgrade Your Listing
Friday, October 13, 2017
Written By: NAR

It’s a dilemma in which no real estate professional wants to be stuck: snagging the perfect listing in a desirable area—right next door to the neighborhood eyesore. Whether it’s an unkempt property neglected by messy owners or an abandoned home falling into disarray, the ugly house next door can have a real and negative effect on the curb appeal of your listing. Your first instinct might be to ignore it and focus on the home you’re selling But potential buyers don’t have blinders on, and they’ll see the nearby nuisance right off the bat. So it’s best to address the problem head-on. With a little creative thinking, you can keep potential buyers’ attention on your listing and work through objections to any unsightliness next door. Here’s how.

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Central Texas Weekly Update - October 9th
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Written By: Casey Lee

Orientation/BOLC Schedule, Oct. 11-13

If you’re attending TAR’s TREPAC-GA Orientation and Board Officers Leadership Conference this week, please note that all meetings will take place at the Hyatt Regency Austin located at 208 Barton Springs Road, in Austin.

Download our new orientation app to your phone or tablet at my.yapp.us/TREPAC18 now and get everything you need in one place, including schedules, speaker bios, documents, picture uploads, and more!

Be sure to use the hashtag #TREPACMasters in your social media posts to join the conversation.

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The Scary Things We See in Real Estate
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Written By: Suzanne Gantner

Since Halloween is coming up, we thought it would be fun to talk about some creepy and scary things that we go through when selling Real Estate. These things don’t happen all the time, usually, it’s business as usual but when they do, you don’t forget it.

First thing I would like to address is when we have a scary client. You know the kind, they follow behind you…. breathing down your neck, questioning your every statement and then decide you aren’t the expert they are. They then decide to voice their opinion on everything and it is always negative. These people are called energy drainers, they just wear you out and down.

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Proposed Bylaws Changes
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Written By: WCREALTORS

The Williamson County Board of Directors has approved the following bylaw changes and now requests approval from you, the membership that the following changes be made to the current 2017 bylaws: There are a total of 5 changes/revisions/and clarifications.

Pursuant to Article XVI - Amendments
Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the members present or by the majority vote via e-mail sent to members qualified to vote at any meeting. The substance of such proposed amendment or amendments shall be plainly stated in the call for the meeting or e-mail.
Section 2. Notice of all meetings at which amendments are to be considered shall be emailed to every member eligible to vote at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the meeting.

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Consumers Say This Is the Ideal Down Payment
Monday, October 02, 2017
Written By: NAR

More than half of Americans say they would prefer to put 10 percent down on a home purchase rather than 15 percent, 20 percent, or 30 percent, according to mortgage banker American Financing’s 2017 Mortgages in America Survey. The 10 percent down payment option was the lowest among the choices respondents were given in the survey. It also was the most popular choice across generational divides, including millennials, Generation Xers, and baby boomers.

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4 Things You Really Wish Your Sellers Knew
Friday, September 29, 2017
Written By: NAR

You don’t want to hurt your clients’ feelings. But undoubtedly there are a few things that pop up in the course of transactions that you wish sellers already knew, so that you could avoid having some awkward conversations with them. Real estate pros chime in at realtor.com® with some of the top things they wish sellers knew about selling a home, including:

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Client Communications Aren’t One-Size-Fits-All
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Written By: NAR

If you want to break into a segment of the market you’ve never served before, the way you communicate with current clients might not work for the buyers and sellers you’re trying to reach. A new customer base, whether it’s relocating military families, downsizing retirees, or divorced condo seekers, will have a different set of needs and values that you may not be accustomed to and that require specific attention. Even if you think a one-size-fits-all approach to client communications makes you helpful to a wider audience, your business likely won’t grow at the pace you hoped, says Kelly McDonald, a marketing consultant and author of How to Market to People Not Like You.

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