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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

Scholarship Foundation Event

Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Scholarship Foundation Event

Join the WC Scholarship Foundation with the return of the auction of trees, wreaths, baskets, garlands, Christmas décor and more! As a member of WCREALTORS, you are invited to express your creative side and donate to the auction. All items donated to and purchased from the auction are tax deductible and help fulfill the mission of the WC Scholarship Foundation by helping make college more affordable for a high school senior. In addition, there will be over 4,000 square feet of Christmas decor, decorating items, and your favorite holiday gift ideas to get your shopping done early. A portion of these purchases will benefit the WC Scholarship Foundation. Wreath Making Demonstrations at will occur at 1:00 & 5:30 PM; *Happy Hour: 5:00 - 7:00* *Live Auction: 7:00* Auction Item InformationVendor Information | More Information

2014 Industry Awards

2014 Industry Awards

It's that time of the year again; time to select those members on our Association who have excelled within the industry. In 2014, the Association will be awarding four industry awards: REALTOR® of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Affiliate of the Year and Affiliate Company of the Year. The guidelines for each award is available by clicking on the award name. Please complete a separate nomination form for each nominee. All nominations must be received by 5PM on Friday, November 21, 2014 to be considered. Forms may be submitted via mail, fax or email.

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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