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News in the WC
Scholarship Foundation Event

Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Scholarship Foundation Event

Join the WC Scholarship Foundation for over 4000 square feet of trees, wreaths, baskets, garlands, Christmas décor and vendors with all kinds of merchandise - a perfect way to get your holiday shopping done early. Proceeds from this event go to benefit The WC Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation which awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors on an annual basis. *Wreath Making Demonstrations: 1:00 & 5:30 PM * *Happy Hour: 5:00 - 7:00* *Live Auction: 7:00* Merchandise Submission InformationVendor Information | More Information

TREPAC on Tap

Tuesday, November 18th 4:00 - 7:00pm
TREPAC on Tap

Get the 2015 TREPAC year started right with a night of beer tasting, games, prizes, and the famous La Ta Korea food truck. With your $45 investment in TREPAC you will receive two drink tickets (enough for 8 tastings) as well as a ticket to the food truck. Contact Williamson County Association of REALTORS® at 512.255.6211 to purchase your ticket! More Information

**Please note that you must be a member of the Texas Association of REALTORS® to be eligiable to invest in TREPAC and attend this event.

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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