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Thursday, September 17th
Though this is a free event, we kindly ask that you RSVP through Navica or by calling the Association at 940-387-8212
Using Navica
New to registering for classes or events on Navica? Watch this tutorial to take control of the Association calendar of events.
4th Quarter MLS invoices were billed on 08/31/2020. We appreciate those who have all taken care of their payments already. If you're new to the Association or have never logged into Navica to manage your account invoices, watching this tutorial will get you familiar with the online invoice and bill pay.
Final days!

ABC Come Find Me · Scavenger Hunt
Connect with Greater Denton/Wise County Association of REALTOR® Affiliates
during our scavenger hunt to win a
$100 Visa gift card!
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August 2020 · Market Reports
The August 2020 Market Statistics are now available!

We share these Local Market Statistics on Facebook for easy sharing with clients and upload a full list on our website.
GDWCAR Event Calendar
Upcoming Events:

ABC Come Find Me · 09/01 - 9/16
Phase Out Freon (Virtual) · 09/16
Lunch and Learn (Virtual) · 09/22
Denton Networking Luncheon · 10/01
Community Give Back: Food & Blood Drive · 10/16
Super Summit (Virtual) · 10/21
GDWCAR Education Calendar
During the month of September & October, all Texas REALTORS® classes hosted by GDWCAR will be held remotely, through Zoom meetings.

In order to participate and receive CE for the courses you will need access to:
  • A laptop/device with the capability of running a Zoom meeting with a microphone and camera (you will need to be visible with your primary focus on the course instructor.)
  • Reliable internet service
  • Access to the email address on file with the Association to send and retrieve course materials as PDFs
  • The ability to photograph photo ID and send it via PM to GDWCAR's monitor at the start of the class
Supra eKEY · Safety Feature
Click above to watch a video on how to set up Agent Alert. 

Agent Alert is a convenient feature built into Supra’s eKEY®, XpressKEY®, and ActiveKEY®, providing peace of mind for agents anywhere they carry their Supra wireless key. With the press of a button, agents have a simple and discreet method to send an alert message to priority contacts.
TREC Proposed Rules & Contract Changes
TREC Welcomes Your Input on Recently Proposed Rules and Contract Changes

The Commission has proposed several rule changes based on recommendations made by the Broker Lawyer Committee. The revisions to the TREC standard contract forms address issues that have arisen in response to public comments received from the previously posted version of these rules in the June 12 issue of the Texas Register.   

Click the link below to review proposed changes. They are of particular note and apply to all contract forms unless specified otherwise. Paragraph numbers referenced are from the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale).  
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Ending 9/30 · US Census 2020
The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape your community's future. Through your social media channels, your voice can make a difference.

Pre-made social media posts to share with clients can be found the the 2020census.gov website!
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Abbott Invokes 
"Emergency Special Election"
Special Called Election SD30
Tuesday, September 29

Early voting for the special election begins Sept. 14.

Read below for more voting details...
Vote!
Our goal at GDWCAR is to get you, your family, your clients, and your community to get registered to vote.

Am I registered?
Complete this form and check to see if you're registered.

Not registered?
Get registered by clicking here. Check out this voter resource page for your Election Day needs.

When does early voting start?
It runs from Tuesday, October 13, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020. Days and times may vary based on where you live.

When is election day?
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

What do I bring?
You will be asked to show a photo ID. Accepted forms include a Texas driver's license. Texas personal ID. US military ID with photo, US passport, US citizenship certificate with photograph, or a Texas handgun license.
 
Please note!
The GDWCAR building is closed to members and is open by appointment only. All REALTOR® Store transactions will be handled over the phone, with a retail-to-go model.

Any members who enter the building for appointments will be required to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth and be subject to a contactless thermometer reading upon entering the building. Please remain in your car and call the office to alert staff of your arrival.

Some staff will continue to work remotely, we will continue to handle business through emails and phone calls only.
Center for REALTOR® Development ·  Online Course Sales
In September 2020, the featured designation is Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and the featured certification is Military Relocation Professional (MRP). All month long, the courses leading to these official NAR credentials will be on sale for 25% off. In addition, in light of Safety Month, September’s Course of the Month is Real Estate Safety Matters, also 25% off all month.
More Courses
Do you need CE credits?
Take the classes you need from the comfort of your own home!
Save 25% off on all online Continuing Education courses!

Use this promotion by going to gdwcar.theceshop.com and use the promo code SEPT25 at checkout. (Expires September 30th)


Use our affiliate link and discount code to access a variety of TREC-Approved Continuing Education classes you can complete in the comfort of your home.


Rental Assistance Needed for Renters & Housing Providers Alike
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared a “temporary halt to residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19,” which applies to all residential housing. This may be helpful to renters in the short-term. But property owners will struggle to meet their financial obligations, and when the moratorium expires, renters will struggle to make up back rent. This has the potential to turn this pandemic into a significant housing crisis come 2021.
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5 Timeless Kitchen Trends
Kitchens can be expensive to renovate, so help homeowners choose upgrades that will stand the test of time.


Do You Know How To Use This Addendum?
The Addendum Concerning Right to Terminate Due to Lender’s Appraisal is has three options that can change a buyer’s ability to terminate the sales contract because of an appraisal. Here’s how they work.

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Webinar: How Commercial Property Management is Different
Michica Guillory, who specializes in commercial real estate instruction, will explain what commercial property management is and isn't, as well as illustrating how it differs from residential property management. She'll cover day-to-day management, managing property owner expectations, mastering tenant relations, commercial tenant management software, the Texas Property Code, and commercial lockouts.
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