News & Information

MCE: Foundation Repairs Class
Thursday, April 24 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. • GFWAR Auditorium
Learn how to avoid closing pitfalls while gaining a better understanding of engineering and plumbing reports! Thomas M. Kidd with Structured Foundation Repairs will be instructing attendees on how to read engineer’s reports, understand plumbing tests, realize how foundation issues can affect closings and determine how foundations are evaluated.

Real Estate Property Management Course
April 30, May 1, May 5 & May 6 • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • GFWAR Auditorium
This four-day course thoroughly examines the field of property management and what this specific real estate niche entails, as well as the roles and responsibilities of both property managers and leasing agents. Worth 30 hours of SAE or 9 hours of MCE.

Business After Hours
Thursday, May 8 • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Shipping & Receiving
Enjoy free appetizers and networking with fellow REALTORS® at the newest hot spot in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, called Shipping & Receiving. This bar is part of a multi-use development project that’s leading the charge when it comes to revitalization efforts in and around S. Main Street in Fort Worth. Come see for yourself!

May Starbucks Session: Reverse for Purchase Mortgages
Monday, May 19 • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. • GFWAR Auditorium
Become familiar with reverse for purchase mortgages as Judith O. Smith with Cendera Funding speaks at this Starbucks Session.

Jump Start Your Business: Staging
Wednesday, May 21 • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. • GFWAR Auditorium
Don’t miss this new business series, brought to you by GFWAR, for those who have been in the business 18 months or less. This session will focus on staging. Did you know that professionally staged homes spend 73 percent less time on the market and typically sell for more money? Find out tips and tricks to properly stage properties!

Marketlinx E-mail Issues
On April 5, Yahoo! implemented a security change, which will make it more difficult for members who use Yahoo! to send e-mails through the Marketlinx system. It is anticipated that Gmail and Hotmail will soon follow suit. For details on how to get around this, click here.

Significant Road Changes Around GFWAR
GFWAR members will need to forge a new path when driving to the Association after April 18th, as the westbound Forest Park Boulevard exit from Interstate 30 has closed permanently.

Matrix MLS Training Now Available
Learn how to use the new MLS system, Matrix MLS! Sign up for an upcoming class, provided by GFWAR, and receive a general overview with tips and tricks on how to use the new system to its full potential. To learn more about Matrix, take a sneak peak by clicking here.

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.