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July 2019
 
July 2019

Thu. 18 Jul, 2019

Short Sales & Foreclosures (Thu. 18 Jul, 2019 8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Short Sales & Foreclosures: What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know

Location: GFWAR Main- 2650 Parkview Drive (76102)
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number             0001
Course Number              32073
CE Credit                       8 non-legal hours

For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” real estate transaction. Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales and help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities, are not merely good skills to have in today’s market-they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term.

Instructor: Marion Napoleon

zipForm (Thu. 18 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Learn how to setup and use the features of ZipForm Plus, including: creating new and editing existing transactions, emailing contracts to clients, working with templates, and importing MLS data. Additionally, we will cover electronic signature integration, with DocuSign, Digital Ink, and zipForm Mobile's own TouchSign platform.

This course meets the requirement for an elective for the Technology Certified Agent Program.

This class is free for GFWAR MLS members, 25.00 for non-MLS members, and a 25.00 no show fee applies if there is not a 24 hour notice of cancellation.

Provider# 0390
Course #35836
Instructor: Kim Autry
Credit: 2 hours CE

Google Tools (Thu. 18 Jul, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

This course will help real estate agents utilize Google as a business tool to generate new listings as well as market themselves to potential clients. Mobility and responding quickly to client inquiries is key for today’s real estate professional. The course will introduce the license holder to the various Google apps available to make their mobile devices into a complete mobile office. They will also learn how to use Gmail to customize contacts and manage calendars and documents all from the cloud.

This is a free class for GFWAR members, 25.00 for non-members, and there is a 25.00 no show fee without a 24-hour cancellation.

This class meets the elective requirement for the Technolgy Certified Agent program.

Provider# 0390
Course #35837
Instructor: Kim Autry
Credit: 2 hours CE

Fri. 19 Jul, 2019

Coffee Talk: Dr. Jim Gaines (Fri. 19 Jul, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

“Mid-Year North Texas Market Update – Supply, Demand & Interest Rates”

Dr. Jim Gaines, Chief Economist, Real Estate Center at Texas A&M

Join us for the July Coffee Talk as Dr. Jim Gaines, Chief Economist, Real Estate Center at Texas A&M gives Mid-Year North Texas Market Update.

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

There is a $25 no show fee. If you need to cancel your registration, please let staff know at least 24 hours in advance or you will be chargethe $25 no show fee.

Mon. 22 Jul, 2019

N. Office: Legal Update I (Mon. 22 Jul, 2019 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Legal Update I - North Office
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:  Carl Leatherman

N. Office: Legal Update II (Mon. 22 Jul, 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

LEGAL UPDATE 2 - North Office
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:  Carl Leatherman

Tue. 23 Jul, 2019

N. Office: Basic Matrix (Tue. 23 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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

This is a basic class for new agents and will meet the requirements for obtaining a login and password to MLS. It is also great as a refresher course for experienced agents. This course 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. You may bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device of choice, but it is not required. This class is free for GFWAR 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 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

CE Provider #0390     
Course #33560 
CE hours 2   
Instructor Cindy Hoover

This class meets the requirement for an elective for the Technology Certified Agent Program.

Getting a Yes Out of a No Situation (Tue. 23 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Getting a Yes Out of a No situation in Real Estate

Location: GFWAR Main- 2650 Parkview (76102)
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number             0001
Course Number              34020
CE Credit                       2 non-legal hours

It’s not how many leads and appointments an agent generates-it’s how many they close that matters. Closing a real estate deal is all about how you negotiate. There is a difference between a top closer and the typical salesperson. It’s about negotiating in good faith, whether representing buyer or seller. This course will teach you how to overcome objections, get that “yes” from what seems to be a “no,” and end up with delighted clients leading to future referrals. Participants in this session will learn how to persuade sellers to get real about their prices, to get over-priced listings priced right, and to persuade reluctant buyers to buy now, all while providing the highest quality possible customer experience to their clients.

Instructor: EksAyn Anderson

N. Office: Realist Tax (Tue. 23 Jul, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

This course is at our North Office located at 2400 Westport Pkwy, Suite 700, Fort Worth 76177

Learn the ins and outs of Realist Tax. Create labels for marketing, learn how to customize searches, export results and customize grids.

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.

2 CE hours
Course# 35834
Provider 0390
Instructor: Cindy Hoover

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

5 Super Strategies (Tue. 23 Jul, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

5 Super Strategies to Keep Clients for Life

Location:  GFWAR Main-  2650 Parkview ( 76102 )
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                  Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number               0001
Course Number                34790
CE Credit                         2 non-legal hours

Want to quit cold calling and leverage the power of clients who can help you make more sales? Agents leave thousands of dollars on the closing table because they lack the systems they need to keep those raving fans referring warm prospects! This course will give agents understanding on how to turn one contact into multiple opportunities to generate more prospects, to increase transactions, and to increase revenue potential. Also, learn powerful but simple steps to build a client base that refers new business to keep your business profitable.

Instructor: Rhonda Hamilton

Wed. 24 Jul, 2019

Real Estate Investing (Wed. 24 Jul, 2019 8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Real Estate Investing: Build Wealth Representing Investors

Provider Name                 Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number              0001
Course Number               32372
CE Credit                        8 non-legal hours

As an asset class, real estate offers many distinct benefits–the opportunity to generate passive income, leverage capital, and increase tax reduction strategies, to name a few. As a source of clients, investors look to real estate professionals with distinct knowledge and expertise–a nose for finding properties, an understanding of available finance and investment strategies, access to contractors for repairs, and ability to manage properties, to name a few. This one-day course helps students understand what it takes to represent investors in the brokerage of single-family homes, condos, townhouses, and/or small multifamily properties and help these clients reach their investment goals. This course also examines how real estate professionals can invest in residential property and build wealth for the long term.

Instructor: Marion Napoleon

Realtor.com Training Session 1 (Wed. 24 Jul, 2019 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

During this FREE training session, exclusively for members, we will cover what you need to know to get the most out of the NEW realtor.com® Professional Search tool. The realtor.com® Professional Search product replaces your existing Find application. Professional Search leverages and shares the innovative technology and search experience of realtor.com® while delivering a best-in-class professional experience.Using Professional Search, members can now perform property searches nationwide. Agents are granted unfettered backdoor access to active listing data, including community
and demographic information, school reports, search and activity trends, and much more.

Topics included in the training session:
- How to access and navigate the new Professional Search to gain an edge on the competition
- How to conduct and utilize advanced search features to quickly laser target properties for clients
- Learn to pull extensive community and demographic information
- Accessing over 105 million property records and 10 years of sold property history nationwide
- Grab school reporting data and district boundaries for clients
- Using map overlays, commute time calculators, and other advanced techniques
- Tips and tricks for effectively using advanced search options for higher productivity ... and much, much more!

There will be 4 different training sessions on July 24th. Times are listed below. Each session is the same, so you will only need to attend one.
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Realtor.com Training Session 2 (Wed. 24 Jul, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

During this FREE training session, exclusively for members, we will cover what you need to know to get the most out of the NEW realtor.com® Professional Search tool. The realtor.com® Professional Search product replaces your existing Find application. Professional Search leverages and shares the innovative technology and search experience of realtor.com® while delivering a best-in-class professional experience.Using Professional Search, members can now perform property searches nationwide. Agents are granted unfettered backdoor access to active listing data, including community
and demographic information, school reports, search and activity trends, and much more.

Topics included in the training session:
- How to access and navigate the new Professional Search to gain an edge on the competition
- How to conduct and utilize advanced search features to quickly laser target properties for clients
- Learn to pull extensive community and demographic information
- Accessing over 105 million property records and 10 years of sold property history nationwide
- Grab school reporting data and district boundaries for clients
- Using map overlays, commute time calculators, and other advanced techniques
- Tips and tricks for effectively using advanced search options for higher productivity ... and much, much more!

There will be 4 different training sessions on July 24th. Times are listed below. Each session is the same, so you will only need to attend one.
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Realtor.com Training Session 3 (Wed. 24 Jul, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

During this FREE training session, exclusively for members, we will cover what you need to know to get the most out of the NEW realtor.com® Professional Search tool. The realtor.com® Professional Search product replaces your existing Find application. Professional Search leverages and shares the innovative technology and search experience of realtor.com® while delivering a best-in-class professional experience.Using Professional Search, members can now perform property searches nationwide. Agents are granted unfettered backdoor access to active listing data, including community
and demographic information, school reports, search and activity trends, and much more.

Topics included in the training session:
- How to access and navigate the new Professional Search to gain an edge on the competition
- How to conduct and utilize advanced search features to quickly laser target properties for clients
- Learn to pull extensive community and demographic information
- Accessing over 105 million property records and 10 years of sold property history nationwide
- Grab school reporting data and district boundaries for clients
- Using map overlays, commute time calculators, and other advanced techniques
- Tips and tricks for effectively using advanced search options for higher productivity ... and much, much more!

There will be 4 different training sessions on July 24th. Times are listed below. Each session is the same, so you will only need to attend one.
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Realtor.com Training Session 4 (Wed. 24 Jul, 2019 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

During this FREE training session, exclusively for members, we will cover what you need to know to get the most out of the NEW realtor.com® Professional Search tool. The realtor.com® Professional Search product replaces your existing Find application. Professional Search leverages and shares the innovative technology and search experience of realtor.com® while delivering a best-in-class professional experience.Using Professional Search, members can now perform property searches nationwide. Agents are granted unfettered backdoor access to active listing data, including community
and demographic information, school reports, search and activity trends, and much more.

Topics included in the training session:
- How to access and navigate the new Professional Search to gain an edge on the competition
- How to conduct and utilize advanced search features to quickly laser target properties for clients
- Learn to pull extensive community and demographic information
- Accessing over 105 million property records and 10 years of sold property history nationwide
- Grab school reporting data and district boundaries for clients
- Using map overlays, commute time calculators, and other advanced techniques
- Tips and tricks for effectively using advanced search options for higher productivity ... and much, much more!

There will be 4 different training sessions on July 24th. Times are listed below. Each session is the same, so you will only need to attend one.
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Thu. 25 Jul, 2019

RPR (Thu. 25 Jul, 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.

Instructor: Cindy Hoover

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

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.

Fri. 26 Jul, 2019

Realtor Secrets & Best Practices: Session 4 (Fri. 26 Jul, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

REALTOR Secrets & Best Practices– Lunch & Learn Series - Session #4

Friday, July 26th (9 am – noon) – Lunch Sponsor: A-Action Realty Home Inspection

Location - GFWAR Main - 2650 Parkview Dr. (76102) - Auditorium

Session #4 - Being a REALTOR Makes Me a Better Me!
•    Community & Civic Engagement
•    REALTOR Tools
•    REALTOR Safety

Instructors: Melissa Dunn & Robert Gleason

Come learn the tried and true fundamentals to building and maintaining a career in real estate from successful REALTORS that have insight to share.  The series is a four sessions of quantifiable information with a provided lunch plus Q&A to follow with each session’s speakers. Give your fledgling REALTOR career some advancing knowledge momentum or your established REALTOR career a review for a boost of vitality.  All year(s) of licensure are welcome!

If you missed the series...look for it on the GFWAR's Fall/Winter 2019 Calendar!  *Dates TBA*

Mon. 29 Jul, 2019

Ultimate Technology Toolbox (Mon. 29 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Ultimate Technology Toolbox

Location: GFWAR Main- 2650 Parkview Drive ( 76102 )
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                 Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number              0001
Course Number               34789
CE Credit                        2 non-legal hours

To succeed in today’s real estate industry, a licensee must leverage the latest technologies available, but the problem of picking the right tools can be overwhelming due to the complexity and amount of options to choose from. This course will aid the real estate professional in the evaluation process to determine the best tech for their needs. Course covers the best hardware (computers, tablets, smartphones, cameras, etc.), software (Contact/Lead/Customer Relationship/Task Management), apps, Website Vendors, Anti-Virus, and much more!

Instructor:  Tina Wilcher

Smartphone Video Checklist (Mon. 29 Jul, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Smartphone Video Checklist

Location:  GFWAR Main- 2650 Parkview Drive ( 76102 )
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                 Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number              0001
Course Number               34526
CE Credit                        1 non-legal hours

These guidelines will help the Real Estate Professional setup their smartphone in the quickest amount of time to create their business video. These steps will be discussed and shown in the class as ways to best prepare the agent for any situation in their market place to produce valuable details for the buyer and seller.

Instructor: Tina Wilcher

Tue. 30 Jul, 2019

Agent Investor: Building Wealth (Tue. 30 Jul, 2019 8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Agent Investor: Building Wealth with What You Know

Location: GFWAR Main- 2650 Parkview Drive ( 76102 )
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                 Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number              0001
Course Number               33146
Credit                             8 non-legal hours

This course provides a basic understanding of real estate investing for the agent in creating a personal portfolio as well as working with residential real estate investor clients. Real estate agents will be able to understand why real estate is a powerful investment tool and be able to compare it to other investment vehicles. They will also learn elements of value to the investor: long-term vs. short-term, appreciation, and tax depreciation. Students will learn basic analysis and comparison of possible real estate investments through operating expenses and projection. In addition, the course will cover taxation concepts of depreciation, capital gains, and capital improvements vs. expenses, and the basics of a 1031 tax-deferred exchange.

Instructor: Reba Saxon

Advanced Matrix (Tue. 30 Jul, 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 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

Course# 32065
Provider# 0390
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
Credit: 2 hours

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

Contacts/Auto Email/Portal (Tue. 30 Jul, 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.

Course #33562
Provider #0390
Instructor: Cindy Hoover
Credit: 2 hours

This course is required for the Technology Certified Agent program.

Wed. 31 Jul, 2019

Social Media Practices (Wed. 31 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Social Media Practices

Location: GFWAR Main- 2650 Parkview Drive ( 76102 )
TAR VTEL Presentation

Provider Name                 Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider Number              0001
Course Number               36710
CE 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:  Tina Wilcher

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