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October 2017
 
October 2017

Tue. 17 Oct, 2017

N. Office: Create a Compelling Brand (Tue. 17 Oct, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

North Office Location: 2400 Wesport Parkway, Ste 700, FW

Creating a Compelling Brand:
Branding is one of the most important aspects of being a real estate agent; however, most agents aren't sure how to create their brand. An effective brand strategy gives you an edge over an increasingly competitive market. But what exactly does "branding" mean and how does it affect a business like yours? Join instructor Mike Kelly as he helps you create a compelling brand for yourself.

Wed. 18 Oct, 2017

GFWAR October Luncheon (Wed. 18 Oct, 2017 11:30 am - 1:00 pm)

 

Join GFWAR at Ridglea Country Club for its annual October Luncheon. GFWAR will present the Neighborhood Revitalization Award to two deserving recipients and vote on the slate of 2018 officers and directors.

Luncheon Cost: $25 for members and $30 for non-members if registered by 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 12. Reservations received after the registration deadline or walk-ins the day of the event will be charged $30 for members and $35 for non-members & will be subject to meal availability.

Luncheon Sponsor:

NATC Logo CMYK

 

Thu. 19 Oct, 2017

N. Office: Legal Update I (Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

LEGAL UPDATE I - North Office

Location: GFWAR North Office (2400 Westport Pkwy. #700 (76177))
TAR Broadcast via VTEL
Course # 04-00-127-29622
Provider: Texas Association of REALTORS
Provider# 0001
Credit: 4 Legal CE hours

Did you know that as a license holder you have ethics requirements for engaging in the real estate business?
Perhaps you also belong to a trade association for the real estate business that has a code of ethics and you see that as a requirement for engaging in the business.
The law and the various trade association codes of ethics are similar yet not identical.
There is more to your requirements than a trade association expectation.
The course covers the requirements Texas law places upon all license holders regarding ethics and conduct when facilitating a real estate transaction.

Instructor:  Leigh York

Property Issues with Death & Divorce (Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

"Real Property Issues With Death and Divorce"

GFWAR Main Office: 2650 Parkview Drive, 76102
Provider: JC Johnson of Dorsett Johnson & Swift, LLP
Provider #: 9810
Course #: 280054
Credit: 2 non-legal CE Hours

Reviews the basic concepts of seperate and community property, intestate and testate administration; probate alternatives;
and the distribution of assets in the instance of marriage dissolutionInstructor: J.C. Johnson

N. Office: Legal Update II (Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

LEGAL UPDATE II - North Office

Location: GFWAR North Office (2400 Westport Pkwy. #700 (76177))
TAR Broadcast via VTEL
Course# 04-00-127-29623
Provider: Texas Association of REALTORS
Provider# 0001
Credit: 4 Legal CE hours

Did you know that as a license holder you have ethics requirements for engaging in the real estate business?
Perhaps you also belong to a trade association for the real estate business that has a code of ethics and you see that as a requirement for engaging in the business.
The law and the various trade association codes of ethics are similar yet not identical.
There is more to your requirements than a trade association expectation.
The course covers the requirements Texas law places upon all license holders regarding ethics and conduct when facilitating a real estate transaction.

Instructor:  Leigh York

Outreach Happy Hour: Johnson County (Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Join Business After Hours at Fresco's Cocina Mexicana in Burleson for a happy hour and a FREE 1 hour CE course! This is a free event, open to all GFWAR members.

REALTOR Safety
1 hour MCE
Course # 01-00-125-26356
Provider# 9889
The instructor for this class is former Realtor and Marine, Matt Tilley. As part of his trifecta of safety courses (CHL and self-defense), this class is designed to show the Realtor how to have better situational awareness and avoid placing him or herself in dangerous situations. We will cover case studies of Realtors who found themselves in dangerous, yet avoidable situations and paid dearly for it. From these case studies you will learn what to do if faced with the same set of circumstances or how to avoid them entirely.

Fri. 20 Oct, 2017

Commercial Leasing 101 (Fri. 20 Oct, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Commercial Leasing 101

Location: GFWAR Main Office - 2650 Parkview Drive, 76102
    
TAR Broadcast via VTEL Presentation
Provider: Texas Association of REALTORS
Provider# 0001
Course# 32508    
Credit: 3 non-legal CE hours

This course is for the residential real estate professional interested in commercial real estate. Learn the basics and beyond. From working with landlords and property managers to leasing office and retail space. The course covers basic vocabulary and basic mathematics. It also discusses some basic principles of how to communicate most effectively with landlords and property managers, the build-out process and what truly are the real estate professionals’ responsibilities in the commercial leasing process. The course is designed to remove the mystery of the build-out process and to illustrate why staying out of this part of the move-in process is crucial. By completing this course students can gain a tactical advantage in negotiations by illustrating how to best utilize certain clauses of the lease. Other topics of discussion include insurance needs and some tricks of the trades that landlords and property managers don't like to share.

Instructor: Michica Guillory

Commercial Leasing Contracts (Fri. 20 Oct, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Commercial Leasing Contracts 101

Location: GFWAR Main Office - 2650 Parkview Drive, 76102
    
TAR Broadcast via VTEL Presentation
Provider: Texas Association of REALTORS
Provider# 0001
Course# 32509    
Credit: 3 non-legal CE hours

This course is designed to walk real estate professionals through a variety of commercial leasing contracts. Using the TAR commercial lease contract as a guide, the course will focus on discussing how each clause in the contract is used. A variety of TAR commercial lease-related clauses will be covered, how they fit in with the lease contract and when exact language of a clause, such as the subrogation clause, requires consultation of a real estate attorney. Other topics include additional rent, letters of intent, construction riders, commission agreements and more. The objective of this course is to inform real estate license holder about the sales contract forms available for use in commercial transactions, the proper way to complete the forms without engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, the purpose of specific contract clauses, and negotiation strategies to use to their best advantage in completing the sales contract.

Instructor: Michica Guillory

Tue. 24 Oct, 2017

N. Office: Basic Matrix (Tue. 24 Oct, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Basic Matrix - This is a basic class for new agents and will meet the requirements for obtaining a login and password to MLS, but is also great as a refresher course for experienced agents, which will cover the basics of using Matrix as well as an overview of the MLS Rules. This class is the same as the online video tutorial, but in a classroom setting. This Basic class is two hours, taught by GFWAR Cindy Hoover. You may bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device of choice, but it is not required. This class will be held in the GFWAR Auditorium and registration is required. This class is free for GFWAR MLS members and $25.00 for non-members, failure to show up for class without a 24 hour cancellation notice will result in a $25.00 no-show fee. Contact Theresa Diaz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

This class will cover the following topics:
MLS Rules and Regulations
Home page
My Matrix
Input Listing
Add Media: photos/documents/virtual tours
Edit listing data
Change status
Edit media
Basics of searching
Map search
Speedbar basics

A minimum of 5 students required for the class to be confirmed.

Fall Festival Hosted by YPN (Tue. 24 Oct, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Join GFWAR for its annual Fall Festival, held in the GFWAR parking lot on the banks of the Trinity River. Join us for food from Austin's Underdawgs, drinks, music, karaoke, and games. Enter to win GFWAR annual dues! If you wear a costume, you will be entered to win a $50 visa gift card! This free networking and social event is open to ALL GFWAR members.

Wed. 25 Oct, 2017

SCR October Breakfast (Wed. 25 Oct, 2017 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

 

Wednesday, October 25 | 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. | Globe Life Park in Arlington

TL MasterAerial Final

Zed Smith, Chief Operating Officer for The Cordish Companies, will give an update on the commercial real estate developments at Texas Live! Texas Live! is a $1.25 billion stadium & mixed-use district featuring dining, entertainment, hotel, and a convention center.


Cost: $40 for SCR members, $50 for non-SCR members, and $400 for tables of 8 if registered by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19. Reservations received after the registration deadline or walk-ins the day of the event will be charged $45 for SCR members, $55 for non-SCR members, and $440 for tables of 8.

Breakfast Platinum Sponsor:

Pinnacle Bank Logo 2016

 

Thu. 26 Oct, 2017

Leasing Management Forum (Thu. 26 Oct, 2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Abby Lee, Senior Associate Counsel at the Texas Association of REALTORS®, will present on the 2017 legislative session - detailing the bills that passed which affect leasing and property management. She will also answer your questions on state and national level issues. In addition, Michael Mayes, 2017 Chair of the Leasing Management committee will moderate a panel of speakers on current property management issues, including new apps, new trends, service/emotional support animals, etc. There will be a Q&A session. Registration is FREE to all attendees. Refreshments will be provided by OneGuard Home Warranties. .

Create a Compelling Brand (Thu. 26 Oct, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Creating a Compelling Brand:

Branding is one of the most important aspects of being a real estate agent; however, most agents aren't sure how to create their brand. An effective brand strategy gives you an edge over an increasingly competitive market. But what exactly does "branding" mean and how does it affect a business like yours? Join instructor Mike Kelly as he helps you craete a compelling brand for yourself.

N. Office: Advanced Matrix (Thu. 26 Oct, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

CE: Advanced Matrix - This is an advanced class for experienced agents who already know how to search and do all basic functions of Matrix. This class is taught by Theresa Diaz in tech room. Please bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device of choice. This class is free for GFWAR MLS members and 25.00 for non-MLS members, but failure to show up for class without a 24 hour cancellation notice will result in a $25.00 no-show fee.  Contact Theresa Diaz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

This is a two hour course that will cover the following topics:
    Detailed Map Searches
    Saved searches
    Contacts
    Auto emails
    Portal
    Carts
    Displays/Custom Displays
    Hotsheets
    CMA overview
    Stats overview
    Speedbar/Speedbar saved searches

CE Course# 32065
Provider# 0390

Fri. 27 Oct, 2017

Discovering Commercial Real Estate (Fri. 27 Oct, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Discovering Commercial Real Estate

Location: GFWAR Main Office, (2650 Parkview Dr., 76102)
TAR Broadcast via VTEL Presentation
Course # 27774
Provider: Texas Association of REALTORS
Provider # 0001
Credit: 3 non-legal CE hrs

Take advantage of CE to transition into commercial real estate...if you're a residential real estate professional looking to get into the commercial market.The course offers a broad overview of the basics of commercial real estate and how it differs from residential real estate. Students will be able to distinguish and understand the broker's role and discover the different types of commercial properties, terms, valuation methods, marketing and resources for further education. Students will learn about Commercial contracts; the duties of those professionals who assist in commercial transactions; key differences between commercial and residential real estate; the types of commercial real estate and commercial transactions along with resources provided by NAR's Commercial Department and its affiliates.This is an ideal introductory course for those who are newly licensed and/or residential agents who want to learn more about commercial real estate. It will explain the business and introduce many of the resources needed to conduct a commercial transaction or pursue a career in commercial real estate.

Instructor: Jim Parr

Mon. 30 Oct, 2017

Generating Buyer/Seller Leads (Mon. 30 Oct, 2017 8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Generating Buyer and Seller Leads: Capture, Quantify, Convert

Location: GFWAR Main Office (2650 Parkview Dr, 76102)
TAR Broadcast via VTEL
Course number: 30098
Provider: Texas Association of REALTORS
Provider#: 0001
Credit: 8 Hours Non-Legal

As a real estate professional, you know that lead generation is critical for growing your real estate business. What lead generation strategies offer the greatest return or how will you know where to invest your time, efforts and money? This course will help students evaluate the art and science of generating leads. Course will examine the lead generation process from identifying viable leads, to qualifying them and converting them into clients. The course will also review the tools and techniques necessary to implement a successful lead generation strategy that is adaptable to your business and target market. 

Instructor: Marion Napoleon

N. Office: Generating Leads (Mon. 30 Oct, 2017 8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Generating Buyer and Seller Leads: Capture, Quantify, Convert

Location: GFWAR North Office (2400 Westport Pkwy. #700 (76177))
TAR Broadcast via VTEL
Course number: 30098
Provider: Texas Association of REALTORS
Provider#: 0001
Credit: 8 Hours Non-Legal

As a real estate professional, you know that lead generation is critical for growing your real estate business. What lead generation strategies offer the greatest return or how will you know where to invest your time, efforts and money? This course will help students evaluate the art and science of generating leads. Course will examine the lead generation process from identifying viable leads, to qualifying them and converting them into clients. The course will also review the tools and techniques necessary to implement a successful lead generation strategy that is adaptable to your business and target market. 

Instructor: Marion Napoleon

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