Thursday, October 19 | 4 to 6 p.m. | Fresco's Cocina Mexicana in Burleson
Join Business After Hours at Fresco's Cocina Mexicana in Burleson for a happy hour and a FREE 1 hour CE course! This is a free event, open to all GFWAR members.
1 hour MCE
Course # 01-00-125-26356
The instructor for this class is former Realtor and Marine, Matt Tilley. As part of his trifecta of safety courses (CHL and self-defense), this class is designed to show the Realtor how to have better situational awareness and avoid placing him or herself in dangerous situations. We will cover case studies of Realtors who found themselves in dangerous, yet avoidable situations and paid dearly for it. From these case studies you will learn what to do if faced with the same set of circumstances or how to avoid them entirely.
Join GFWAR at Ridglea Country Club for its annual October Luncheon. GFWAR will present the Neighborhood Revitalization Award to two deserving recipients and vote on the slate of 2018 officers and directors.
Luncheon Cost: $25 for members and $30 for non-members if registered by 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 12. Reservations received after the registration deadline or walk-ins the day of the event will be charged $30 for members and $35 for non-members & will be subject to meal availability.
In August, the National Association of Realtors® released the 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms, which provides insight into the business characteristics and activity of real estate firms, the benefits and education provided to agents, and an outlook for the future.
The report’s findings are based on a survey of firm executives who are members of NAR, and found that keeping up with technology, maintaining sufficient inventory, competition from nontraditional market participants and profitability are among the biggest challenges for real estate firms.
Fort Worth home sales raised 2.2 percent to 1,229 homes in August 2017. The median price for Fort Worth homes increased 11.6 percent year-over-year to $212,000 in August 2017.
Fort Worth’s monthly housing inventory was 2.3 months in August 2017, 0.3 months more than the year prior. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.
Homes spent an average of 30 days on the market in August 2017, one day less than August 2016. Additionally, active listings increased 19.5 percent to 2,414 listings during the same time frame.
The Texas Association of REALTORS® Relief Fund helps people who've suffered losses due to natural disasters in Texas. Currently, the fund is accepting applications from individuals who (i) have suffered damage to their property or (ii) have been displaced (either temporarily or permanently), as a result of the severe weather and flooding event which began August 25, 2017. Donate now to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Click here to donate or apply for assistance.
Is your IABS form filled out and posted to all your business websites?
“We’re emphasizing IABS rules because far too many license holders are still not in compliance,” says Texas Real Estate Commission Chairman Avis Wukasch. “Also, now that the requirement for license holders to identify themselves in advertising as a licensed broker or agent has been eliminated, it makes the proper display and delivery of the IABS notice even more important for consumer protection.”
GFWAR now offers an Automatic Payment Option. You will now be able to set up your credit or debit card to automatically be charged for MLS dues, assocation dues, TREPAC investments, and/or miscellaneous charges such as REALTOR store purchases, advertising, and events tickets.