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October 2018

Wed. 3 Oct, 2018

Commercial Services Luncheon (Wed. 3 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Commercial Services Meeting & Luncheon

 

Where:  Lubbock Association of Realtors

When:   Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Who:    Speaker TBD

Luncheon Sponsor:  

 

* Respond by 5:00 p.m. October 1, 2018 for the lunch count.

* Direct RSVPs to Holly at the board office  members@lubbockrealtors.com

Thu. 4 Oct, 2018

Pricing Unique Properties (Thu. 4 Oct, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

CE hours: 3

Cost: $30 if registered by 09/21; add $10 after 09/21.  MUST REGISTER BY 10/02.

Most agents have some experience with estimating the price of a property. When the properties have unique features or are located in unique areas, estimating market value is more difficult. This course will assist real estate license holders in learning about paired sales analysis, cost estimating, and other methods for arriving at values. It will also help license holders become more comfortable with he overall process, how to make adjustments, and where to go for more information on adjustments. Time will be spent on actually completing a CMA of a unique property and discussing possible outcomes.

The course will provide a hands-on experience in preparing a unique CMA and where to find information that can be used in day-to-day scenarios, which will better assist their clients.

Instructor: Robbie English, #4114

Course: #30743

This is an interactive broadcast course, meaning participants in multiple locations will see, hear, and even speak with each other and the instructor.

Fri. 5 Oct, 2018

Seller Beware: 32 Buyer Outs in a Real Estate Contract (Fri. 5 Oct, 2018 8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

CE hours: 8

Course: #30678

Cost: $80 early rate; add $20 after 09/15/18 - MUST REGISTER BY 09/25/18

The real estate sales contract is THE most important document in a real estate agent’s briefcase. This course outlines and explains the entire Texas Real Estate Sales Contract for the resale of One-to-Four Family Residential properties and includes additional contracts and all related addenda explained by a seasoned negotiator.

 

Instructor: Reba Saxon, #2205

Course: #30678


This is an interactive broadcast course, meaning participants in multiple locations will see, hear, and even speak with each other and the instructor. Contact the course host for more information.

Wed. 10 Oct, 2018

How Realtors Can Cut 2018 Taxes by $2,500 or More (Wed. 10 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am)

How Realtors Can Cut 2018 Taxes by $2,500 or More

(Please arrive at 8:45 am for registration. Seminar begins promptly at 9:00 am)

Reserve your seat today by clicking the registration button below.

Discover simple legal tax-reduction strategies that most self-employed or solo business owners miss out on-plus learn how to audit-proof your return! 

Here are just some of the safe, audit-proof tax-saving tips you will learn:

  • How to deduct maximum entertainment expenses under the new tax law
  • How to use a medical reimbursement plan that can save you and your family thousands of tax dollars every year
  • Tips for maximizing your automobile deductions-including luxury autos-plus easy documentation strategies
  • How to safely qualify your home office for big tax deductions, even if you spend most of your office time at another office
  • How to audit-proof your tax records-so you reduce chances of an audit, but can stand confident if selected randomly
  • Learn how to make the most of your new 20% 199A tax deductions

This FREE 90-minute seminar consistently saves Realtors like you a minimum of $2,500 off their taxes every single year.

The time to start planning for 2018 tax savings is now: You're going to love your tax refund next April!

Yes, you're busy, but the time you spend in this free seminar will translate immediately to money-free money, your money! You have to pay taxes, but you shouldn't pay one penny more than the IRS demands-yet most Realtors miss out on thousands in deductions to which they're entitled. What's more, your CPA or tax preparer will likely not tell you about these deductions, because most realtors haven't taken the steps to qualify for them! But after this seminar, you'll have everything you need to bring to your tax accountant, so you qualify for thousands of dollars more in deductions.

Here's what one attendee says about this event:
"Your speaker gave good clear information, answered ALL our questions AND will save all of us many $$$$ on our taxes. The information was the best!" Sandi Pickard, Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Gulfport, MS

This lively, entertaining seminar is presented by Thomas Rich of Bradford and Company, Inc. a provider of tax reduction strategies for more than 40 years.  Information in this seminar is excerpted from Bradford's Business Tax Deductions program, optionally available to seminar attendees after the seminar.

Thu. 11 Oct, 2018

Fri. 12 Oct, 2018

Mon. 15 Oct, 2018

Tue. 16 Oct, 2018

Discovering Commercial Real Estate (Tue. 16 Oct, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

CE hours: 3

Cost: $30 if registered by 10/01; add $10 after 10/01.  MUST REGISTER BY 10/12.

The course offers a broad overview of the basics of commercial real estate and how it differs from residential real estate. Students will be able to distinguish and understand the broker's role and discover the different types of commercial properties, terms, valuation methods, marketing and resources for further education. Students will learn about Commercial contracts; the duties of those professionals who assist in commercial transactions; key differences between commercial and residential real estate; the types of commercial real estate and commercial transactions along with resources provided by NAR's Commercial Department and its affiliates.


This is an ideal introductory course for those who are newly licensed and/or residential agents who want to learn more about commercial real estate. It will explain the business and introduce many of the resources needed to conduct a commercial transaction or pursue a career in commercial real estate.

Course: #31365

This is an interactive broadcast course, meaning participants in multiple locations will see, hear, and even speak with each other and the instructor.

Wed. 17 Oct, 2018

New Advertising Rules and New Forms - Risk Reduction (Wed. 17 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

CE hours: 2

Cost: FREE - please register so there will be enough space

This course will teach you about the new Texas Real Estate Commission advertising rules as well as new forms adopted by the Texas Association of REALTORS.

Instructor: Bo Blackburn, Attorney and member of the Texas Real Estate Commission Broker/Lawyer Committee.  This is a live course.

Thu. 18 Oct, 2018

Commercial Sales Contract (Thu. 18 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

CE hours: 3

Cost: $30 if registered by 10/05; add $10 after 10/05.  MUST REGISTER BY 10/16.

This course provides students with an understanding of the important issues and clauses common to all commercial sales contracts. It then focuses on the Commercial sales contracts provided by TAR for Improved and Unimproved property transactions, with related forms and addenda. Students are reminded of the requirement to use TREC promulgated forms for one-to-four family, Farm and Ranch, and residential condo sales, as well as the dangers of practicing law without a license.

Course: #34797

This is an interactive broadcast course, meaning participants in multiple locations will see, hear, and even speak with each other and the instructor.

October 2018 LAR Luncheon - Vendor Fair (Thu. 18 Oct, 2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm)

LAR Vendor Fair

Date:  Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time:  Buffet line opens at 11:30 a.m. Program starts at 12:00 noon.

Location:  Lubbock Scottish Rite Building, 1101 70th St (just southeast of Lowery Field)

Cost:  

Luncheon Advertiser: PrimeWest

Program: Vendor Fair

 ***RSVP by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16th to members@lubbockrealtors.com, 806-795-9533 so there will be enough food prepared.

Fri. 19 Oct, 2018

ShowingTime Training - LOCATION CHANGED TO LAR OFFICE (Fri. 19 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

 Each training session will go over the same material.

 

To prepare for our October 23, 2018 launch of the MLS wide showing service - the ShowingTime Appointment Center - the LAR is offering four training sessions.  You may attend as many sessions as you like but the content will be the same for each session.  This service will save your agents tons of time and energy in scheduling showings, making their real estate lives easier and more efficient.

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Location:  Lubbock Association of REALTORS, 5015 Knoxville Ave (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE OF LOCATION) 

 

Beginning October 23, you'll have:

  • Showing calls handled 24/7 by live appointment specialists located in the U.S. (no outbound calls after 9 p.m. local time)
  • Mobile App for scheduling appointments, updating instructions and managing feedback, including push notifications
  • Appointments synced automatically to your personal calendars
  • Online scheduling in the MLS and with the Mobile App
  • ShowingCart to schedule unique buyer's tours
  • Feedback, plus the ability to create customized feedback templates

 

 

ShowingTime Training - LOCATION CHANGED TO LAR OFFICE (Fri. 19 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

 Each training session will go over the same material.

 

To prepare for our October 23, 2018 launch of the MLS wide showing service - the ShowingTime Appointment Center - the LAR is offering four training sessions.  You may attend as many sessions as you like but the content will be the same for each session.  This service will save your agents tons of time and energy in scheduling showings, making their real estate lives easier and more efficient.

 

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Lubbock Association of REALTORS, 5015 Knoxville Ave (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE OF LOCATION)

 

Beginning October 23, you'll have:

  • Showing calls handled 24/7 by live appointment specialists located in the U.S. (no outbound calls after 9 p.m. local time)
  • Mobile App for scheduling appointments, updating instructions and managing feedback, including push notifications
  • Appointments synced automatically to your personal calendars
  • Online scheduling in the MLS and with the Mobile App
  • ShowingCart to schedule unique buyer's tours
  • Feedback, plus the ability to create customized feedback templates

 

 

ShowingTime Training - LOCATION CHANGED TO LAR OFFICE (Fri. 19 Oct, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

 Each training session will go over the same material.

 

To prepare for our October 23, 2018 launch of the MLS wide showing service - the ShowingTime Appointment Center - the LAR is offering four training sessions.  You may attend as many sessions as you like but the content will be the same for each session.  This service will save your agents tons of time and energy in scheduling showings, making their real estate lives easier and more efficient.

 

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location:  Lubbock Association of REALTORS, 5015 Knoxville Ave (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE OF LOCATION) 

Beginning October 23, you'll have:

  • Showing calls handled 24/7 by live appointment specialists located in the U.S. (no outbound calls after 9 p.m. local time)
  • Mobile App for scheduling appointments, updating instructions and managing feedback, including push notifications
  • Appointments synced automatically to your personal calendars
  • Online scheduling in the MLS and with the Mobile App
  • ShowingCart to schedule unique buyer's tours
  • Feedback, plus the ability to create customized feedback templates

 

 

ShowingTime Training - LOCATION CHANGED TO LAR OFFICE (Fri. 19 Oct, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

 Each training session will go over the same material.

 

To prepare for our October 23, 2018 launch of the MLS wide showing service - the ShowingTime Appointment Center - the LAR is offering four training sessions.  You may attend as many sessions as you like but the content will be the same for each session.  This service will save your agents tons of time and energy in scheduling showings, making their real estate lives easier and more efficient.

 

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Lubbock Association of REALTORS, 5015 Knoxville Ave (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE OF LOCATION) 

Beginning October 23, you'll have:

  • Showing calls handled 24/7 by live appointment specialists located in the U.S. (no outbound calls after 9 p.m. local time)
  • Mobile App for scheduling appointments, updating instructions and managing feedback, including push notifications
  • Appointments synced automatically to your personal calendars
  • Online scheduling in the MLS and with the Mobile App
  • ShowingCart to schedule unique buyer's tours
  • Feedback, plus the ability to create customized feedback templates

 

 

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018

**CLASS CLOSED GRI Marketing: Business Skills (Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 8:30 am - Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 5:00 pm)

4 Day Course:  October 23-26, 2018

You must attend all four days to receive credit.

30 hours SAE credit, 10 hours CE credit

  • Members - $200 by October 2, $280 after October 2
  • Nonmembers - $300 by October 2, $380 after October 2

Instructor: Reba Saxon, #2205

Course Topics Include:

  • Seller Services
  • Buyer Services
  • Technology
  • Environment & green building

Registration form available through the following link:

GRI Marketing: Business Skills

BOTH PAGES OF THE FORM MUST BE COMPLETED.  For more information, contact Holly McBroom, 806-795-9533, members@lubbockrealtors.com.

 

This is an interactive broadcast course, meaning participants in multiple locations will see, hear, and speak with each other and the instructor.

 

Earn the GRI Designation!

In today's competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed.  Earning the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. For more information about earning the GRI designation click on the link below:

GRI Designation Information

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018

**CLASS CLOSED GRI Marketing: Business Skills (Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 8:30 am - Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 5:00 pm)

4 Day Course:  October 23-26, 2018

You must attend all four days to receive credit.

30 hours SAE credit, 10 hours CE credit

  • Members - $200 by October 2, $280 after October 2
  • Nonmembers - $300 by October 2, $380 after October 2

Instructor: Reba Saxon, #2205

Course Topics Include:

  • Seller Services
  • Buyer Services
  • Technology
  • Environment & green building

Registration form available through the following link:

GRI Marketing: Business Skills

BOTH PAGES OF THE FORM MUST BE COMPLETED.  For more information, contact Holly McBroom, 806-795-9533, members@lubbockrealtors.com.

 

This is an interactive broadcast course, meaning participants in multiple locations will see, hear, and speak with each other and the instructor.

 

Earn the GRI Designation!

In today's competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed.  Earning the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. For more information about earning the GRI designation click on the link below:

GRI Designation Information

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018

**CLASS CLOSED GRI Marketing: Business Skills (Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 8:30 am - Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 5:00 pm)

4 Day Course:  October 23-26, 2018

You must attend all four days to receive credit.

30 hours SAE credit, 10 hours CE credit

  • Members - $200 by October 2, $280 after October 2
  • Nonmembers - $300 by October 2, $380 after October 2

Instructor: Reba Saxon, #2205

Course Topics Include:

  • Seller Services
  • Buyer Services
  • Technology
  • Environment & green building

Registration form available through the following link:

GRI Marketing: Business Skills

BOTH PAGES OF THE FORM MUST BE COMPLETED.  For more information, contact Holly McBroom, 806-795-9533, members@lubbockrealtors.com.

 

This is an interactive broadcast course, meaning participants in multiple locations will see, hear, and speak with each other and the instructor.

 

Earn the GRI Designation!

In today's competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed.  Earning the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. For more information about earning the GRI designation click on the link below:

GRI Designation Information

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018

**CLASS CLOSED GRI Marketing: Business Skills (Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 8:30 am - Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 5:00 pm)

4 Day Course:  October 23-26, 2018

You must attend all four days to receive credit.

30 hours SAE credit, 10 hours CE credit

  • Members - $200 by October 2, $280 after October 2
  • Nonmembers - $300 by October 2, $380 after October 2

Instructor: Reba Saxon, #2205

Course Topics Include:

  • Seller Services
  • Buyer Services
  • Technology
  • Environment & green building

Registration form available through the following link:

GRI Marketing: Business Skills

BOTH PAGES OF THE FORM MUST BE COMPLETED.  For more information, contact Holly McBroom, 806-795-9533, members@lubbockrealtors.com.

 

This is an interactive broadcast course, meaning participants in multiple locations will see, hear, and speak with each other and the instructor.

 

Earn the GRI Designation!

In today's competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed.  Earning the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. For more information about earning the GRI designation click on the link below:

GRI Designation Information

Mon. 29 Oct, 2018

The Psychology of Sales and Negotiation (Mon. 29 Oct, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

CE hours: 3

Cost: $30

Why would a client choose you over any other agent? What can you do for them that no one else can? This course provides the real estate professional with a simple model for creating efficient and effective agent/client relationships. To do this requires understanding and anticipating the needs of your customers / clients by providing a consistent, high level of professionalism to encourage customer loyalty and foster business growth. Plus learning to negotiate and sell to different personality types whether client or another agent. 

Instructor: EksAyn Anderson, #4210

Course: #33139

This is live in-classroom instruction.

Tue. 30 Oct, 2018

Get Noticed by Writing Effective Listing Descriptions (Tue. 30 Oct, 2018 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Course: #33474

4 hours CE

Cost: $40 if registered by 10/15/18 - add $10 after 10/15/18. MUST REGISTER BY 10/26.

Instructor: Abby Vasek

Come examine the qualities of effective listing descriptions that correlate to a higher sales price and learn how to emulate this style. This includes learning the proper structure and style of a real estate description as well as today's top six keywords and other phrases to write narrative descriptions and inspired titles that get noticed and motivate the right buyers to engage! Even the most experienced real estate professional can sharpen their writing skills in this class and expand their real estate vocabulary. This is a truly unique opportunity to improve on an important yet very difficult skill set.

This is an interactive broadcast course, meaning participants in multiple locations will see, hear, and even speak with each other and the instructor. Contact the course host for more information.

Current Building Materials & Architecture for Agents (Tue. 30 Oct, 2018 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

4 hours CE

Cost: $40 if registered by 10/15/18 - add $10 after 10/15/18. MUST REGISTER BY 10/26.

Instructor: Abby Vasek

Elevate your salesmanship by increasing your knowledge of architecture and current building materials. This class studies architectural elements (inside & out) and traditional styles that help to define today’s Post-Modern, Neo-Eclectic era of architecture. We dive into current trends and the pros & cons of certain building materials and techniques being used in new construction and home improvement projects. Learn what updates have the greatest ROI and how to modify and improve an outdated home. Agents report leaving this course feeling more equipped to make recommendations for home improvements and more capable of identifying styles of architecture, as well as benefits and features of the homes they represent. Whether you’re a Buyer’s or a Seller’s Agent, the more you know about your ‘product’, the better you can sell it!

This is an interactive broadcast course, meaning participants in multiple locations will see, hear, and even speak with each other and the instructor. Contact the course host for more information.

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