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November 2019
 
November 2019

Thu. 14 Nov, 2019

Accredited Buyer's Representative Designation (Thu. 14 Nov, 2019 8:30 am - Fri. 15 Nov, 2019 5:00 pm)

Accredited Buyer's Representative Designation Course

Course Date
Thu, Nov 14, 2019 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri, Nov 15, 2019 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Number   0001
Course Number    33447
Credit                  16 non-legal hours

This course serves as the core of the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation program. It is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. The goal of this course is to set the foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed in the marketplace as buyer’s representatives. This course is a fundamental resource for understanding the duties that REALTORS® owe to clients, customers, the public, and fellow REALTORS® as outlined in the NAR Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. In each course module, you will examine a different topic; together they create a comprehensive guide to help you become an effective, efficient and profitable buyer’s representative.

Instructor: Sharon Jenkins

Broker Responsibility (Thu. 14 Nov, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Provider: Gr. Fort Worth Association of REALTORS
Provider# 0390
Course# 35367
Credit: 6 elective CE hours

The purpose of this course is to address the regulatory aspects of the management, operation and supervision of a real estate brokerage firm in Texas. The course provides an understanding and working knowledge of the law of agency, planning and organization of business entities, requirements for written policies and procedures, records retention and control, advertising, recruitment and training of agents, and the anatomy of a complaint filed with Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).

Section 535.2 of the TREC Rules requires a broker who sponsors salespersons, a designated broker of a business entity, and a licensee who is a delegated supervisor of one or more licensees (for 6 months or more during the supervisor’s current license period), to complete this 6-hour broker responsibility course to renew a license. Any licensee may take this course. Additionally, a sponsoring broker may, by policy, require certain licensees and employees to take this course.

Instructor: Jim Engstorm

Advanced Matrix (Thu. 14 Nov, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

This is an advanced class for experienced agents who already know how to search and do all the basic functions of Matrix. 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 Krystal Hromadka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

This course 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

Provider# 0390
Course# 32065
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
2 hours CE credit

This is a required course for the Technolgy Certified Agent program.

Contacts/Auto Email/Portal (Thu. 14 Nov, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

This class covers everything about Matrix Contacts, setting up auto emails for contacts, and how you and your client can use the Portal. 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.

Provider# 0390
Course# 33562
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
2 hours CE credit

This course is required for the Tecnology Certified Agent program.

Fri. 15 Nov, 2019

Accredited Buyer's Representative Designation (Thu. 14 Nov, 2019 8:30 am - Fri. 15 Nov, 2019 5:00 pm)

Accredited Buyer's Representative Designation Course

Course Date
Thu, Nov 14, 2019 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri, Nov 15, 2019 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Number   0001
Course Number    33447
Credit                  16 non-legal hours

This course serves as the core of the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation program. It is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. The goal of this course is to set the foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed in the marketplace as buyer’s representatives. This course is a fundamental resource for understanding the duties that REALTORS® owe to clients, customers, the public, and fellow REALTORS® as outlined in the NAR Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. In each course module, you will examine a different topic; together they create a comprehensive guide to help you become an effective, efficient and profitable buyer’s representative.

Instructor: Sharon Jenkins

N. Office: Legal Update I (Fri. 15 Nov, 2019 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Location: GFWAR North Office (2400 Westport Pkwy, Ste. 700, 76177)

TAR Broadcast via VTEL
Course #33197
Provider# 0001
Credit: 4 Legal CE hours

Did you know that as a license holder you have legal requirements and regulations for engaging in the real estate business? Perhaps you also belong to a trade association connected to the real estate business that has a code of conduct and you see that as a requirement for engaging in the business. There is more to your requirements than a trade association expectations. It is every license holder’s responsibility to know and operate under the current laws applicable to their license. The course covers the requirements Texas law places upon all license holders regarding ethical conduct when facilitating a real estate transaction.

Instructor:  Rhonda Hamilton

Coffee Talk: Mortgage Banks Association (Fri. 15 Nov, 2019 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Mortgage Rates Outlook/Forecast for 2020

Join us for the August Coffee Talk as a member of the Mortgage Banks Association gives a 2020 outlook and forecast on mortgage rates.

This is a FREE event for all GFWAR members. We will serve Pearl Snap kolaches and coffee.

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Matrix Tips & Tricks (Fri. 15 Nov, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Learn all of the best tips and tricks of what Matrix MLS has to offer you. This is a free class for GFWAR members, $25 for non-members, and there is a $25 no show fee without a 24-hour cancellation. 

Provider# 0390
Course# 35838
Instructor: Kim Autry
2 hours CE credit

This course is an elective for the Technology Certified Agent program.

MLS Rules and Regulations (Fri. 15 Nov, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Learn about MLS Rules and Regulations and how to avoid fines and penalties. This course covers the current MLS rules and regulations. This class is free for GFWAR MLS members and $25 for non-MLS members, but failure to show up for class without a 24-hour cancellation notice will result in a $25 no-show fee.

Provider# 0390
Course# 33563
Instructor: Kim Autry
2 hours CE credit

This is a required course for the Technology Certified Agent Program.

N. Office: Legal Update II (Fri. 15 Nov, 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Location: GFWAR North Office (2400 Westport Pkwy, Ste. 700, 76177)

TAR Broadcast via VTEL
Course# 33198
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:  Rhonda Hamilton

Mon. 18 Nov, 2019

CMA's: Getting the Basics (Mon. 18 Nov, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

CMA's:  Getting the Basics

TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Number           0001
Course Number            34793
Credit                          3 non-legal hours

When trying to price properties appropriately, whether it’s for listing, forecasting or making offers, real estate professionals need a skill set that requires training and practice. This course will provide agents with an understanding of how to compare appropriate properties, how to make adjustments and where to get information on adjustments.

Instructor: Candace Cooke

CMA's for Vacant Land (Mon. 18 Nov, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

CMAs for Vacant Land; What You Need to Know

TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Number              0001
Course Number               37410
Credit                             3 non-legal hours

Most agents can estimate the price of a residential property. When pricing vacant land, different information is required. This course will teach real estate professionals what questions must be asked and answered related to valuing a vacant lot. They will learn how to gather data and how to use that data in various methods for arriving at values. The course will help agents become more comfortable with the overall process, how to make adjustments and where to go for more information on selecting comparable properties and how to make adjustments. Agents will also learn about possible outcomes from this pricing.

Instructor: Candace Cooke

Tue. 19 Nov, 2019

Social Media Practices (Tue. 19 Nov, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Social Media Practices

TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Number         0001
Course Number          36710
Credit                        2 non-legal hours

Social media is an excellent way for REALTORS® to build strong relationships, interact with clients, find new customers, and grow their sphere of influence. Learn proper social media etiquette, the right channels for your business, and TREC rules to be aware of when using social media.

Instructor: Socar Chatmon-Thomas

N. Office: Advanced Matrix (Tue. 19 Nov, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Location: GFWAR North Office (2400 Westport Pkwy. #700 (76177))

This is an advanced class for experienced agents who already know how to search and do all the basic functions of Matrix. Please bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device of choice. This class is limited to 10 students with no extra seating available for walk-ins. The 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. 

This course 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

Provider# 0390
CE Course# 32065
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
2 hours CE credit

This is a required course for the Technology Certified Agent program.

YPN Speaker Series: Melissa Dunn (Tue. 19 Nov, 2019 11:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Secrets to Staying Motivated as a Real Estate Professional

Staying motivated when things are going great in your real estate career is easy. But what about those days, weeks, and months when things aren’t going so great? How do you keep your focus and drive? If you are finding it difficult to stay motivated – or just need a fresh perspective that will help reignite your business, you don’t want to miss this inspirational talk!

 Real Estate Master Business Coach Melissa Dunn, will share:

  • Reasons why some individuals have the ability to stay motivated no matter the circumstances -- while others struggle to stay the course.
  • 3 vital ingredients that are necessary for sustainable motivation professionally and personally.
  • Proven strategies will that help you stay motivated throughout the year!

This is a free event for all GFWAR members! Lunch will be provided.

N. Office: Contacts/Auto Email/Portal (Tue. 19 Nov, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

This class is held at our North Office Located at 2400 Westport Pkwy Suite 700 Fort Worth 76177

This class covers everything about Matrix Contacts, setting up auto emails for contacts, and how you and your client can use the Portal. This class is free for GFWAR MLS members, $25.00 for non-MLS members and a $25.00 no show fee applies is there is not a 24-hour notice of cancellation.

Provider# 0390
Course# 33562
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
2 hours CE credit

This is a required course for the TCA certification program.



Wed. 20 Nov, 2019

Open Houses (Wed. 20 Nov, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Open Houses

TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Number                0001
Course Number                 37411
Credit                               3 non-legal hours

This comprehensive course on how to plan, promote, and perform highly successful open house events. It’s a week-long project with loads of tips to increase traffic and create excitement around a listing. For many consumers, this is their first face-to-face meeting of a license-holder. This course will assist in making that first impression a good one, and perhaps get a property sold!

Instructor: Jodi Sherretts

Thu. 21 Nov, 2019

Ins & Outs of Buyers Rep Agreement (Thu. 21 Nov, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Ins and Outs of the Buyers Rep Agreement

TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Number              0001
Course Number               36909
Credit                             3 non-legal hours

What is this form? Why should you sign it? The Buyer Representation Agreement is a legal document that formalizes the working relationship with a buyer’s representative, or brokerage and prospective client. Detailing what services, clients are entitled to and what the buyer’s rep expects from them in return. While the language used in the document is formal, homebuyers should view it as an important and helpful tool for clarifying expectations, developing mutual loyalty, and most importantly, elevating the services you will receive.

Instructor: Sharon Jenkins

RPR (Thu. 21 Nov, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) delivers on-the-go access to an all-encompassing real estate platform, available exclusively to REALTORS®, and offered at no additional cost. Easily accessed through desktop, iOS and Android devices. This class is free for GFWAR MLS members, but there is a $25.00 charge if you fail to attend the class without 24 hr notice.

Instructor: Cindy Hoover

This course qualifies for an elective for the Technology Certified Agent cerification program.

Doing Business as Usual Won't Keep You Relevant (Thu. 21 Nov, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Doing Business as Usual, Won't Keep You Relevant

TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Number            0001
Course Number             33479
Credit                           2 non-legal hours

This course offers a discussion on the latest topics in the areas of real estate management. It will address topical and complex issues valuable to the seasoned real estate manager, as well as provide a foundation for the new real estate professional. Various topics will be discussed during the course including impact of social media on real estate, the Realtor Code of Ethics, current industry outlook and the future of real estate over the next 5-10 years and the importance of business etiquette.

Instructor: Sharon Jenkins

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