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Halloween Open House

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:00am - 3:00pm
Halloween Open House

Dress up in your favorite costume, and join the WC for an exciting day of education, networking, food, and prizes. Robert Butler of Round Rockit Media will be here all day providing all treats and no tricks on marketing and how to take your business to the next level. Leslie VanBurkleo will help you navigate your way though the Matrix MLS service with two one hour courses (10:00am & 1:30pm) designed to give you the skills necessary to help even the scariest of clients. At 11:30, Laura Fowler will give her famous Lunch with Laura talk on Scary Legal Monsters: how to sell haunted houses, crime scenes, and homes where deaths have occurred! Treats and other snacks will be provided throughout the day, so make sure you stop by and enter into the costume contest. Register Today to ensure we have enough treats for everyone! More Information

Holiday House

Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Holiday House

Join the WC Scholarship Foundation and get your holiday shopping done early. Over 4,000 square feet of Christmas decor, decorating items, and your favorite holiday gift ideas. A portion of your purchases will benefit the WC Scholarship Foundation to aid local high school graduates with the expenses of a college education. Wreath Making Demonstrations at 12:00 & 5:30; *Happy Hour: 5:00 - 7:00* *Live Auction: 7:00* Vendor Information | More Information

Industry News
How Can I Sell this Property “As Is”?

The first paragraph in 7D of the One to Four Family Residential Contract says, “Buyer accepts the Property in it’s as is condition”. It describes “as is” as with any and all defects and without warranty

It is putting the Buyer on notice that when they close on the property it will be in it’s as is condition with all defects and no warranties.  The buyer has an obligation it is to check everything out before closing.

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Changes to your MLS Subscription

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014,  ACTRIS made an announcement that will affect how you use your MLS service. Effective November 18, 2014 , ACTRIS will retire the MLXchange and Fusion MLS systems. After that date, Matrix will be the only MLS system offered to ACTRIS members.

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Hook ultrawealthy homebuyers with concierge-style service

Major shifts are afoot in the luxury real estate market, especially internationally. What are today’s luxury buyers seeking and how are agents today providing the stellar service this market segment demands?

The Luxury Connect session at Real Estate Connect San Francisco was packed with great strategies and data that can help you better serve this important demographic. Here are seven of the top takeaways:

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News You Can Use
November ballot measure aims to drive road funding

A proposition on the Nov. 4 ballot could help repair the state’s ailing highway system, including heavily traveled Central Texas roads such as I-35.

“We’ve got enough work there to last a lifetime,” said Will Conley, chairman of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is responsible for coordinating transportation projects in Central Texas. “It’s all of the above: It’s adding lanes. It’s redesigning ingress and egress for higher levels of safety and mobility. It’s a combination of small to large projects and everything in between.”

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Round Rock Express changes leadership

Round Rock Express President Dave Fendrick announced Thursday he will retire from the position and his 39 year career in baseball. His replacement, Jay Miller, held the position previously before taking a job as Texas Rangers senior vice president.

Fendrick has been with the Round Rock Express since 1999. He started as assistant general manager for sales and marketing. He became the vice president and general manager prior to the 2005 season then moved to his current position in 2010.

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Hutto falls short in bid for Tesla battery factory

The city of Hutto appears to have finished as the runner-up in a nationwide competition to land electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors’ proposed $5 billion factory.

Several national news outlets reported Sept. 3 that a site near the city of Reno, Nevada, had been chosen as the final location for the factory, which is expected to produce batteries for Tesla’s line of electric cars. Joey Grisham, president of the Hutto Economic Development Corp., confirmed the city of Hutto had been in negotiations with Tesla for nearly one year prior to the announcement.

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