Upcoming MetroTex Classes and Events

3 Not-to-be-Missed Classes in July

With the market as active as it is, getting the price right the first time is more important than ever before. Whether you’re representing buyers or sellers, you need to have the depth of knowledge to give your clients the very best advice. Fortunately, MetroTex is offering three classes in July to improve your CMA skills.

CMA v. Appraisal, July 8: Provide your clients with the best possible comparables and learn the differences between comps and appraisal. This course will look at legal, ethical and regulatory requirements needed for appraisals as well as help you develop a process for determining the best comps. It will also explain lender requirements when it comes to appraisal, so you can better handle a successful resolution to the deal when the appraisal doesn’t land where you thought it should. July 8, 2016. 9 AM – 12 PM at MetroTex Dallas and via interactive simulcast to Grapevine, Garland, Lewisville, and Duncanville locations.

Next Level CMA, July 8: Take your CMA skills to new heights when you learn how to properly make adjustments to your comps. Price the property correctly for buyers and sellers alike. July 8, 2016. 1 PM – 4 PM at MetroTex Dallas and via interactive simulcast to Grapevine, Garland, Lewisville, and Duncanville locations.

Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA, July 12: Earn the Certification! The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification is specifically designed to enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values. This robust course will teach you how to price homes properly, make adjustments to comps, how to work with appraisers and more. At the end of the session, you will have the skills needed in this fast-moving market to get the price right.  July 12, 2016. 8:30 AM – 5 PM at MetroTex Dallas location.

MetroTex is offering more than 50 classes and webinars in July. Check out our full schedule at mymetrotex.com.

REALTOR Challenge: How Well Do You Know the Industry?

2016 MetroTex Leadership Academy Grads to Shape the Association, Industry in an Era of Massive Growth for North Texas

If you’re not familiar with the MetroTex Leadership Academy graduates, you should be. They are the movers and shakers of North Texas real estate and they are shaping the future of the industry both in North Texas and nationwide. Designed to identify and develop future leaders for the Association, the Leadership Academy pushes members to become active in their communities, to get to know the legislative issues arising that impact homeowners, to become active in leadership roles within the Association and to become their best selves.

Leadership Academy students are expected to commit a significant amount of time and effort in the program; some participants go beyond the strict requirements to graduate with honors. These dedicated members embody the spirit of the Leadership Academy in a special way.
This year’s graduating class produced four amazing honors candidates. They’ve devoted hours to attend civic meetings, volunteer in our community, participated in MetroTex and TAR meetings, and read the words of respected business leaders, all while participating in the program and, oh by the way, running their businesses. 

So kudos to you, 2016 honors grads. You’ve accomplished a lot in 10 months! And congratulations to all of our 2016 MetroTex Leadership Academy graduates. We know you have a bright future ahead of you. 

There are 28 new graduates of the MetroTex Leadership Academy this year. Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Aundrea Allen*                                                              Tamaria Johns*                                 
Ericka Alvarez                                                        Brenda Kronenberg*
Wanda Arias*                                                         David Lee*
Beth Arnold                                                           Kyle Lyo
Brandon Arnold*                                                   Paulette Mahome*
Kyle Baugh                                                            Chris Martinez*
Andrea Bell* Summa Cum Laude                         Gwen Moore* Cum Laude
Sabrina Bell Summa Cum Laude                          Grant Myers*
Carol Blair                                                              Amy Rakoczy
Matthew Byrd                                                        Leti Ramos Cum Laude
Jennifer Clark*                                                       Laura Stuckey*
Diane Davis*                                                          Chelsea Walley*
Ronnie Eckel*                                                         Maria Ward*
Laneal Ernest*
Jeff Fielde                                                              *Denotes perfect attendance.




Be More Successful By Creating a Better You

Business experts, motivational speakers and career counselors agree. You can’t be the best in your business if you haven’t worked on becoming your best self. You can work harder than anyone else, but if you’re not improving your personal skill set, you’ll find it nearly impossible to keep improving your business.

You could spend a lot of time and money on coaches, self-help books, and seminars. But a better way to stay laser-focused on developing your real estate skill set is by pursuing coursework that is specifically designed for your needs. And no one understands the needs of Realtors better than other Realtors and your Association. That’s why our classes and certifications are carefully designed to help you achieve your dreams by offering you classroom mentoring by people who have been through it too.

A great way to improve your personal  skill set is by achieving certifications. Take our new Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification, for instance. This brand new program from the National Association of REALTORS includes both The Power Negotiator’s Playbook and Advanced Field Negotiations. Imagine how many more referrals you’ll win when your clients see how you handled that tough situation for them.

MetroTex Association of REALTORS is offering a tremendous variety of certifications this spring to help you become better at your game, open new pipelines, find new markets and become an expert in your field. From learning how to capitalize on the burgeoning international marketplace (CIPS), picking up some expertise on the exciting revitalization movement going on in established neighborhoods in Dallas (HHS), to taking your business to the next level with a broker’s license (ABR), MetroTex has the solution. New agents will benefit from the Leader Choice Listing Bootcamp and Seller Rep Specialist. Agents who want to maximize their online presence will love e-Pro Certification.

As Jim Rohn once said, “What you become directly influences what you get.” Become a better you and watch the skills you develop grow your business with purpose.

Find out more about the many certifications MetroTex will be offering this spring at dfwrealestate.com. See you in class this spring!

Join the Leadership Academy and Take Charge in your Community

Leadership Begins at Home

Our industry needs energetic leaders to guide us through the rapid changes technology and the shifting economy of the new millennium. We need the kind of star power that defines success through selfless leadership and work. A lot of hard work.

It takes an extraordinary effort to rise to the top. Some do it through innovation, others make great strides with a little luck and a lot of hard work. But true leaders find they have to give of themselves first.

Dallas is lucky to have some really interesting emerging stars. Stars that are intently focused on making DFW an even better place to live and work. The MetroTex Leadership Academy is currently searching for candidates who want to become industry leaders and be the shining stars for our future.

Join the Leadership Academy and Take Charge in your Community.

Leadership Academy grads learn about the challenges facing their communities and what it takes to address the issues. Previous grads will be here to teach you to become a better team-builder, to encourage other agents, and to create networking opportunities that benefit both agents and clients. And when you join the Leadership Academy, you’ll sharpen your problem-solving skills and get on track to join the leaders in our industry.

Giving back first.

The Leadership Academy seeks individuals who are committed to giving of themselves for our communities, our industry and our future. Will you be the one people look to when they need encouragement? Can you inspire someone else to be a little better? Apply today