News & Information
Welcome to Matrix, your new MLS system
GFWAR will be offering ongoing Matrix training. The classes are free for GFWAR MLS members, but register is required. Login to the Members Login and you will find the classes under Event Registration. To learn more about Matrix, click this link to view videos. Click Here for Helpful Matrix Conversion Information. For Matrix help or questions, contact Matrix support at 888-440-3687, watch a tutorial HERE or please use the following email for staff assistance: MLS@gfwar.org.
GFWAR will be offering ongoing Matrix training throughout the rest of 2014. View the GFWAR Calendar Page for the rest of the class dates and to register.
Just Dues It
It’s that time again! Your 2015 REALTOR® Membership Dues are accessible on our website at www.gfwar.org.
IMPORTANT DUE DATE: DECEMBER 1, 2014
December 1 – Membership dues due in our office
January 2 – A late fee of $30.00 will apply for anyone not paid in full on this day.
February 1 – Membership will be terminated (including MLS and SUPRA services), and a $100.00 reinstatement fee will be assessed, for accounts not paid by in full.
Login to www.gfwar.org using you email address and the password gfwar03 (unless you have changed it), choose Annual Dues to make a payment or print the statement to mail in your payment.
GFWAR Christmas Luncheon
Wednesday, December 10 • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Colonial Country Club
Ring in the holidays with the Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS® at this festive luncheon that will have attendees counting down the twelve days of Christmas! The event will feature a silent auction (benefiting the students of Greenbriar Elementary School), $250 VISA door prize, champagne punch Christmas cheer, and – back by popular demand – the Twelve Days of Christmas Sing-Along! Register Here
December Starbucks Session
Monday, December 15 • 2 pm to 3 pm • GFWAR Auditorium
Scott Burdette, broker/appraiser, with Northstar Properties Inc., will be speaking about how to improve communication between appraisers and real estate agents in the transaction process. Setting realistic expectations is vital for everyone involved in the appraisal process with the new Fannie Mae rules and guidelines that are now factoring in. Plus Scott always has some great insight to share on local trends in the market. Register Here
NAR Call For Action: Don’t Tax “Phantom Income” on Short Sales
Congress has begun its “Lame Duck” session with a big list of unfinished business items. Number one on that list for REALTORS® is an extension of “The Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act.” This bipartisan legislation would extend an expired provision that has helped millions of distressed American families by allowing tax relief for homeowners when lenders forgive some portion of the mortgage debt they owe. Urge your Member of Congress and Senators to act and help provide certainty for struggling homeowners and stability for our nation’s housing markets. Click here to take action!
Turkeys from TREPAC
Take this opportunity to support the Fort Worth Community during the holidays. Advertisers will support the GFWAR “Turkeys from TREPAC” fundraiser, which will benefit both TREPAC and the Tarrant Area Food Bank. GFWAR is looking for 20 advertisers at $100 each. Click Here to access the advertising form.
Is Zillow or Trulia contacting you for sale price data?
If you are being contacted by Zillow or Trulia asking for sale price data, please keep in mind that you need authorization from your client to report sale price information to any third party.
Stay connected with GFWAR! Download the GFWAR smartphone app today
That’s right! GFWAR has a free smartphone app that is now available in the App Store and Android Market. App features include push notifications for GFWAR reminders, an event calendar, a committee meeting calendar, a committee sign-up form and interactive features that easily connect to social media. Just search “GFWAR” when in the App Store or Android Market to download the app.