Williamson County home sales and prices increase in March
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Written By: Kent Prickett

Round Rock, Texas – 12 April 2017 – Home sales in Williamson County increased 3.8 % in March 2017. Additionally, home prices increased 0.9% (when compared year over year), according to the March 2017 Williamson County housing market report released today by the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®.

According to the report, 908 homes were sold in Williamson County during March 2017, a 3.8% increase from the year prior. The median price for Williamson County homes increased only 0.9% year-over-year to $260,874 during the same period.

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Local Female Leaders Recognized | 2017 Women of the ROCK Award Winners Announced
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Written By: WCREALTORS

Anita C Roberts, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Round Rock Living Magazine announced, “The Women of the ROCK Awards presents a distinguished list of 16 professional women that inspire the next generation, fuels entrepreneurial passion and galvanizes women to be a force for change. It’s about time the Women of Round Rock stepped into the spotlight. Round Rock, Texas is one of those hidden gems and so are its occupants.”

The 16 winners are all women who are leaders in their industry. According to Round Rock Living Magazine, “Recipients of these awards are women from various sectors - from public service to corporate, who have achieved immeasurable success. Female trailblazers who have broken glass ceilings, worked diligently to remove barriers for other women and are disrupting established industry norms through a high degree of professionalism, intellect, and innovation.”

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Smart Staging Solutions for the Owner Occupied House
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Written By: NAR

As a home stager, I hear weekly this song from people getting ready to sell their occupied home:

“My closets are stuffed, I hate my living room sofa, Grandma’s old dinette set looks shoddy, and those oak cabinets in the kitchen are not going to fly with the younger buying bunch. Sure, you wish for a home that looks like the ‘AFTER’ reveal of your favorite HGTV show. A house where everything is perfectly in place–plump pillows perking up your living room sofa, stylish accessories adoring your lovely kitchen, and all your closets looking like Martha Stewart spent the weekend in there.”

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Welcome Our New Members!
Monday, April 10, 2017
Written By: Angela Danek

Please join us in welcoming our new members to the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®!  The newest members to join the last quarter are:

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Central Texas Weekly Update - March 20, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Written By: TAR
The REALTORS® are coming ...

In two weeks, we will host our biggest grassroots political event of the year: REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol. Join us April 4 to share our message with lawmakers at the cornerstone event of our legislative advocacy.

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Legislative Liaison:First hearing on Senate’s property tax bill
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Written By: TAR

This edition of Legislative Liaison covers the status of the Senate’s property tax reform bill and what’s next for House’s school finance reform bill, plus a sampling of what’s happening at the Legislature next week and updates to HiddenPropertyTax.com you’ll want to share.

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Updates from the 3/9/2017 Cedar Park City Council Meeting
Friday, March 10, 2017
Written By: Kent Prickett

Last night the Association attended the Cedar Park City Council meeting to speak out against the section in their sign ordinance policy banning temporary signs off premises!

If you remember two weeks ago, the Association spoke out against multiple items on the proposed changes to the city’s sign ordinance. Due to the actions of Christy Gessler two weeks ago, the city changed time frames for stakes and wood signs which affected the ability to place a for sale sign on property. The City Council unanimously passed the proposed changes on that section.

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Representing Homeowners When They Don’t Know They Need Representation
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Written By: Savannah Olson

Over the past several months, members of the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® have been involved in working with city leaders in Cedar Park and Leander on their development of sign ordinances which impact REALTORS’ ability to market homes successfully. Association members Darian Rausch and Christy Gessler and the Association’s Governmental Affairs Director, Kent Prickett have been instrumental in shedding light on some problematic ordinances the cities were considering implementing. Although these ordinances create obstacles to REALTORS®, the bigger issue is how they cripple a homeowner’s ability to sell property.

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Legislative Liaison: The House’s Property Tax Bill
Monday, March 06, 2017
Written By: TAR

In this edition …

This edition of Legislative Liaison covers the latest property tax reform bill filed at the Lege, a school finance bill that may be coming soon, and three ways to prep for REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol.

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March TREPAC Newsletter
Friday, March 03, 2017
Written By: TAR

Congratulations are in order! In our 2017 dues billing cycle Texas REALTORS® raised over $2 million for TREPAC and exceeded the national participation goal of 37%. But Texas REEALTORS® aren’t known for being good. We’re GREAT! Let’s use this momentum to push through our own state goal of 55% participation and $5 million!

Use the Chairman’s Report video above to present a “TREPAC Minute” at your next association’s meeting. This video will help spread the word about the value of TREPAC and provide Texas REALTORS® with a quick update about upcoming events.

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