News & Information
Welcome to Matrix, your MLS system
GFWAR will be offering ongoing Matrix training. The classes are free for GFWAR MLS members, but registration 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. View the GFWAR Calendar Page for the rest of the Matrix class dates.
2016 Board of Directors Nominations
GFWAR seeks nominations for 2016 Secretary / Treasurer and directors. Individuals may nominate themselves or other REALTOR® members. All nominations must be received by GFWAR by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 10. To nominate a member, complete this form and return to Sherry Matina at email@example.com.
CE: Short Sales
Tuesday, July 14 • 10 am to 12 pm • GFWAR Auditorium
TREC broker Rebecca Anderson will inform you about Short Sales and where they are going in the current market conditions. Short Sales that close are on the rise and foreclosures are declining. It is important to know the particular investor and their rules of doing a short sale (FHA, VA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, etc.) You cannot count on the lender to know the rules as they rotate staff frequently. It’s important to know the investor guidelines so you may best protect your Seller. Lunch is being provided, pre-register no later than 7/10/15. Provider# 0390. Course# 02-00-027-28337. Register Here
Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program
Wednesday, July 8 • 3 pm to 4 pm • GFWAR Boardroom
This year, GFWAR will offer the Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP) in partnership with other local associations. The program is designed to assist members to acquire leadership skills, strengthen their involvement on all levels of the REALTOR® organization, and provide them with a background in several topics of importance to REALTORS® seeking to take the next step in their career. TRLP graduates have moved on to positions of leadership at GFWAR, TAR and NAR. GFWAR will hold an informational meeting on the program on Wednesday, July 8th at 3:00 p.m. If you would like to RSVP to attend the meeting or would like a copy of the TRLP application, please email Robert Gleason, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Professionals Network Bus Tour
Wednesday, July 22 • 5 pm to 8 pm • Six Points Urban Village & S. Main St.
For just $10, enjoy tacos and beer while you network and get the inside scoop on Fort Worth’s next big areas for real estate development. Will Northern, District 1 Zoning Commissioner for Fort Worth, will speak about the Six Points Urban Village, and Mike Brennan, Fort Worth South’s Director of Planning, will present on upcoming developments on South Main St. Space is limited to 50 attendees, aged 21-39. Register Here
One hour to learn how real estate won at the Texas Capitol…and how Texas REALTORS® come out on top!
Monday, July 27 • 10:30 am to 11:30 a.m. • GFWAR Committee Room • Cost: $35 TREPAC Investment
The Texas Association of REALTORS® is using our convenient interactive-broadcast system to bring our very own Legislative Affairs Director, Daniel Gonzalez, to you. On July 27, he will lead an interactive class on the outcome of this legislative session, how Texas REALTORS® and property owners will be affected, and what we need to do next to continue protecting private-property rights. Participating members get all this information, earn one CE hour, and the $35 cost counts toward your TREPAC investment. This is an excellent opportunity for members who have not yet participated in TREPAC or those who need a boost to the next level. For more information and to register, click here.
The Texas REALTORS Conference will be held in Fort Worth, Aug. 31 – Sept. 3!
Here’s your chance to mix and mingle with members from all over Texas and save some money! Take advantage of education sessions offering over 40 hours of CE, the opening keynote featuring Captain Chesley Sullenberger, a welcome reception, informative forums, and the 9/2 trade expo. You’ll find details in the June issue of Texas REALTOR magazine and online at TexasRealtorsConference.com.