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Nominate 2019 Officers & Directors

Email cadefowler@lubbockrealtors.com with the following information:

I nominate (REALTOR® Name):

For the office of (please indicate President Elect, Secretary/Treasurer or Director):

Deadline for nominations is July 20, 2018.

Nominations are needed for the for following offices

  • President Elect--currently Vanessa Dirks - RE/MAX Lubbock (note: the President Elect automatically ascends to President per the LAR bylaws)
  • Secretary/Treasurer--currently Ken Harlan - The WestMark Companies

Seven (7) Directors for a two year term, 2019 - 2020

Qualifications for Directors:

  1. REALTOR® Member in good standing.
  2. Holds a valid, active Texas real estate broker or salesperson license.
  3. REALTOR Member of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS at least two (2) years immediately prior to election, and served as a Member of a standing committee or task force.
  4. Elected directors cannot serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.

Qualifications for Officers:

President Elect

  1. REALTOR® Member in good standing.
  2. Holds a valid, active Texas real estate broker or slaesperson license.
  3. Served at least one term as an elected Director.


  1. REALTOR® Member in good standing.
  2. Holds a valid, active Texas real estate broker or salesperson's license.
  3. Served at least one term as an elected Director.
  4. Served at least one term as a Member of the Finance Committee.

Directors presently serving whose terms expire December 31, 2018:

  • Cynthia Arriaga - Exit Realty of Lubbock - can be nominated to serve a second term.
  • Coby Crump - Exit Realty of Lubbock - can be nominated to serve a second term.
  • Joy Daniel - The WestMark Companies - can be nominated to serve a second term.
  • Lori Daniel - Amy Tapp Realty - can be nominated to serve a second term.
  • Mark McMillan - Coldwell Banker Rick Canup, REALTORS® - cannot be nominated to serve another term as he has served 2 consecutive terms.
  • Stacey Rogers - Keller Williams Realty - can be nominated to serve a second term.
  • Lisa Sellers - The Sellers Realty - can be nominated to serve a second term.

Directors presently serving through 2019:

  • Rich Eberhardt - RE/MAX Lubbock
  • Kim Flenniken - McDougal, REALTORS®
  • Ginger Robertson - Coldwell Banker Rick Canup, REALTORS®
  • Teresa Smith - Exit Realty of Lubbock
  • Rhonda Vanderburg - The WestMark Companies
  • Tim Garrett (Ex-Officio TAR Director - NextHome CORE Realty


 The 2018 Nominating Committee

  • Nancy Rawls, Chair - RE/MAX Lubbock
  • Leigh Anne Brozo - The WestMark Companies
  • Ann Kearney - Kearney & Associates, REALTORS®
  • Bobby McQueen - McQueen Company, REALTORS®
  • Mark Nanny - Coldwell Banker Rick Canup, REALTORS®
  • Emily Ratcliff - The WestMark Companies
  • Dan Williams - Williams & Company Real Estate


Five Scholarship Recipients - the John S. Walton Educational Foundation

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Five one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarships were awarded to full time students pursuing higher education at Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and South Plains College for the 2017-2018 school year. Over twenty applications were submitted but unfortunately, the Foundation does not have the resources to award scholarships to all applicants. These individuals were selected based on their GPA, their essay, resume and recommendation letters.

2017 Scholarship Recipients

  1. Aubrey Brozo - Texas Tech University
  2. Hannah Fleenor - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  3. Lexie Harlan - Texas Tech University
  4. Jared Brogen Johnson - South Plains College
  5. Daisy Martinez - Texas Tech University

About the foundation: The foundation is funded through the generosity of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS, its members and outside donations.  It was established in 1981 during Mr. Walton's year as President of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS as simply, the Lubbock Association of REALTORS Education Foundation. The Trustees of the Foundation saw fit to rename it in 2016 in memory and honor of Mr. Walton.  Mr. Walton, a 40 year REALTOR Emeritus member of the association, dedicated countless hours of service to the Lubbock, Texas and National Association of REALTORS. He served as the President of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS in 1981, President of the Texas Association of REALTORS in 1999, and was appointed to the Texas Real Estate Commission by Governor Rick Perry from 2001 to 2007. He was appointed as Chairman of the Commission by Governor Perry in 2004. Mr. Walton loved this community and the REALTOR profession and the foundation strives to honor his legacy. 

REALTOR vs. Licensee

It's a common misconception. Consumers think anyone that has a real estate salesman or broker licensee is a REALTOR®. But only members of the National Association of REALTORS® are allowed to call themselves a REALTOR®, which make you MORE than JUST a licensee.

Download the logos from the NAR website here.

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the REALTOR® Trademarks:

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Requirements for New REALTOR Members

New REALTOR® members are granted provisional REALTOR® membership upon joining the association, with the understanding that they will complete the following requirements within the specified time frames. Failure to complete any of these within the time frames may result in membership termination.

  1. NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION - JULY 11, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Don't be late! Late arrivals will be turned away. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
    • Orientation MUST be attended within the first two (2) times it is offered after joining. Orientation is only held every other month.
  2. RAPATTONIMLS BASICS - JULY 11, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Don't be late! Late arrivals will be turned away.
  3. Take the Code of Ethics New Member Orientation Course online here within 90 days after joining the LAR. This free on-line course covers the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics that all members agree to abide by.
  4. Attend a qualifying "Contracts" course that is at least 3 hours offered by the LAR within 6 months of joining. The next course that will fulfill this requirement is August 8, 2018 from 1 - 4 p.m., titled You Mean Contracts Must Be Written?.  New members must RSVP to members@lubbockrealtors.com so that we will have enough materials made.

Contact Cade Fowler with with questions about these requirements.

Safety - A Year Round Priority

Showing Properties the Safe Way

  • When you are showing an empty property, you can take these simple steps to empower yourself against attack or theft.
  • Using a Supra lock box is the safest, most secure way to allow other agents to show properties. They record access to the boxes and are near indestructible, so keys don't fall into the wrong hands.
  • Show properties before dark. If you are going to be working after hours, use the buddy system, take your spouse/significant other or a friend. If you must show a property after dark, turn on all lights as you go through, and don't lower any shades or draw curtains or blinds.
  • Try and call the office once an hour to let people know where you are.
  • If you think it may be some time before a property sells (and you may, therefore, be showing it often), get acquainted with a few of the immediate neighbors. You will feel better knowing they know your vehicle, and they will feel better about the stranger (you) who frequently visits their neighborhood.
  • Prepare a scenario so that you can leave, or encourage someone who makes you uncomfortable to leave. Examples: Your cell phone or beeper went off and you have to call your office, you left some important information in your car, or another agent with buyers is on his way.
  • While showing a property, always leave the front door unlocked for a quick exit while you and the client are inside. As you enter each room, stand near the door.
  • It is better to not display purses while at a property. Lock your purse in the car trunk before you arrive. Carry only non-valuable business items (except for your cell phone), and do not wear expensive jewelry or watches, or appear to be carrying large sums of money.
  • Park at the curb in front of the property rather than in the driveway. You will attract much more attention running and screaming to the curb area. It is much easier to escape in your vehicle if you don't have to back out of a driveway. Besides, parked in a driveway, another vehicle could purposefully or accidentally trap you.
For more safety tips and information, visit the National Association of REALTORS® Safety Web site at www.REALTOR.org/Safety

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