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Get Engaged! No Ring Required….

The results are in for the election of the 2018 HAR board of directors. Congratulations to all of the new board members, as well as the returning ones, who will ably lead this organization to even greater heights. You may read here who was elected. I encourage anyone who wants to get more involved to apply for one of the advisory groups or run for the board of directors. It is one of the most professionally rewarding things you will do.

Never one to sit idly by when technology can help make us all more efficient, HAR will implement a new digital sign-in process for all Continuing Education (CE) classes beginning in October. This will allow you to utilize the current version of the HAR mobile app to check in and check out. You may read more about it here. It couldn’t be easier!

Have you seen the so-called “Mannequin Mansion?” It is a listing on HAR.com that went viral with news stories literally across the globe about the interesting contents of the otherwise beautiful property. REALTORS® have all sorts of challenges when dealing with sellers of unique properties, but we wanted to find out from the agent what the experience has been like and if she feels like it has helped her business. You may read her interview here.

While many people may be distracted by national political news, our legislators in Austin completed the legislative session and were called back for a special session (as of the print date of this publication). Many laws that were passed and enacted impact real estate and real estate professionals. You may read here about new TREC disclosures for properties located near military facilities, new advertising rules for brokerages and clarifying state propositions from local propositions on the ballot. Don’t forget that we will have an election in November to vote on various items.

ENGAGE is the largest HAR membership event of the year. You might know it as The Big E, REALTOR® Expo or even REALTOR® Rally. The event has evolved right along with the name. ENGAGE will bring in some of the best in the business to help you learn how to elevate your business by engaging with your clients, engaging with your agents, and engaging with your career. You may read more about the event here and make sure to buy your ticket today. This is always a sold out event, so you won’t want to miss it.

Until Next Month,

Cindy Hamann
2017 HAR Chair

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