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pdf LAR Newsletter November 3 2021 (10.09 MB)   In this issue:

  • See who has already invested in TREPAC for Turkeys
  • Step Up for Kids 2021 is in the books. We gave out over 250 pairs of shoes. See some of the pictures from the two-day giveaway event.
  • We want to offer a big thank you to all our Vendor Fair vendors

pdf LAR Newsletter October 13 2021 (8.43 MB)   In this issue:

  • It's Turkeys for TREPAC again! Make your investment and help feed needy Lubbock families
  • The 2021 Vendor Fair is October 21! We have a few booths left for vendors. 
  • Don't forget to register for the Vendor Fair. The event is FREE but we need a headcount for lunch. 
  • Mark your calendars to attend LAR Night at Main Event on Sunday, October 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

pdf LAR Newsletter September 29 2021 (7.16 MB)   In this issue:

  • Today is the last day to make your 2021 TREPAC Investment

  • Reserve your booth for the Vendor Fair today. Spots are filling up fast.

  • We are sharing some tips from some of our property managers in the MLS Tidbits 

pdf LAR Newsletter September 15 2021 (7.02 MB)   In this issue:

  • The annual TREPAC Auction is coming up in a few weeks. We have a signed Patrick Mahomes jersey, gift cards, Yeti Coolers, and so much more.
  • Booths are now on sale for the Vendor Fair on October 21 at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion
  • Don't forget about the Membership Luncheon and Style Show on Sept. 16

 

pdf LAR Newsletter September 1 2021 (6.97 MB)   In this issue:

  • We are more than 50% of the way to our 2021 United Way Campaign goal! Please donate and help us make it to our goal. 
  • The August membership stats are out and LAR had a 10 percent increase over August 2020
  • Early voting for the 2022 Officers and Directors election starts on September 2

pdf LAR Newsletter August 25 2021 (8.71 MB)   In this issue:

  • The TREPAC Auction is coming in September
  • Learn more about RPR's State of the Listing Presentation survey
  • Learn more about Multifamily Investments

pdf LAR Newsletter August 18 2021 (10.08 MB)   In this issue:

  • Only a few days left to sign up for the TREPAC Clay Shoot
  • See what buyers and sellers really want when they are shopping for a home
  • Sign up now for the Commercial Committee Luncheon featuring the Mayor and City Manager from Wolfforth
  • Are you ethics compliant? 

 

  pdf LAR Newsletter August 11 2021 (8.30 MB)  In this issue:

  • Don't forget to sign up for the August Membership Meeting and CE class featuring Leigh Brown
  • HOA Laws are changing. Find out what the new law means for HOAs. 
  • Learn more about how you can customize IDX fields

pdf 2021-08-04 Newsletter (8.03 MB)   In this issue:

  • The July Membership stats are out and LAR membership continues to increase each month. Membership increase 12 percent over July 2020
  • The MLS Matters is sharing some tips for adding driving directions to MLS listings and why it's important
  • We need you to help with the United Way Campaign! We are a long way from our goal and every donation helps us get closer.
  • If you don't like public speaking, we're sharing some tips in the Commercial Corner to get over your fear

pdf 2021-07-28 Newsletter (7.84 MB)   In this issue:

  • Don't forget to register to hear Leigh Brown at the August Membership Luncheon. She will also be teaching a class before the luncheon.
  • We're sharing two great ideas for fundraising for the United Way
  • MLS Matters is a new feature in the newsletter. Check it out and tell us what you think.
  • July 30 is the deadline to register for the Region 1 Texas REALTORS meeting in Amarillo.

pdf 2021-07-21 Newsletter (7.87 MB)   In this issue:

  • Leigh Brown is coming to the August Membership Luncheon and also teaching a CE class
  • The TREPAC Sporting Clay Shoot is happening on August 27. Register now to compete or to become a sponsor.
  • Find out what a Bakeless Bake Sale is and how it can help you raise funds for the United Way

pdf 2021-07-14 Newsletter (5.70 MB)   In this issue:

  • Don't forget the July Membership Meeting tomorrow! 
  • Learn more about how to use the MLS Newsfeed with a helpful Q&A
  • Why should you give to the United Way? We have 10 great reasons to help us meet our 2021 campaign fundraising goals! 
  • We're sharing 10 productivity tips to make your day more productive so you can work smarter, not harder

pdf 2021-07-07 Newsletter (7 MB)   In this issue:

  • Sign up for the July Membership Meeting next Thursday, July 15
  • The LAR Membership stats for June are in. LAR Saw a 12.78 percent increase over June 2020
  • We're sharing some Key Service keybox reminders

pdf 2021-06-30 Newsletter (8.14 MB)  In this issue:

  • We are more than halfway to meeting our 2021 TREPAC goal! See who has become a Major Investor and which of our corporate sponsors have invested in TREPAC.
  • Join us for a free Lunch and Learn on July 7 to learn more about roofing and insurance. This is sponsored by LBK Roofing and Hettler Insurance.
  • Learn more the Clear Cooperation policy and what do you need to know to stay on the right side of it. Click pdf HERE (12.29 MB) to download a flyer that shares examples of Clear Cooperation violations.
  • Save the date — The TREPAC Sporting Clay Shoot is happening on August 27! More details to follow.

pdf 2021-06-23 Newsletter (10.31 MB)   In this issue:

  • Nominations for 2022 LAR Officers and Directors are being accepted by July 21
  • We are sharing some information about the most violated rules in the MLS and Key Services
  • R.S.V.P. for the July 7 Lunch and Learn about roofing and insurance

pdf 2021-06-17 Newsletter (9.55 MB)   In this issue:

  • Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the 2021 Double Tee Golf Tourney and online auction! We raised $70,000 for TREPAC! 
  • Overdue backflow tests are creating problems for new homeowners. Find out how you can help.
  • Please help us congratulate our own Holly McBroom for 15 years of service at LAR
  • Learn more about Commercial Leadership Development Day

pdf 2021-06-02 Newsletter (9.14 MB)   In this issue:

  • Learn more about how to use Homesnap Pro and Homesnap Pro+ for your business
  • ShowingTime is sharing some tips on how to manage overlapping appointments
  • The 2021 United Way Campaign is underway! Make a donation, get entered to win fabulous prizes! $25 = 1 entry, $115 = 6 entries

pdf 2021-05-26 Newsletter (8.75 MB)   In this issue:

  • The Double Tee Golf Tournament and Online Auction is coming up soon! Sign up your team now!
  • The 2021 United Way Campaign is underway and LAR members have already donated almost $8,000! We have lots of great prizes this year including an iPad and cash. $25 = 1 entry and $115 + 6 entries
  • TREPAC Virtual 5k is here! Sign up now to make your TREPAC investment and join the Lubbock-or-leave-it Loopers!
  • In the Commercial Corner, learn more about how COVID-19 has affected NAR Members

pdf 2021-05-21 Newsletter  (9.12 MB)  In this issue:

  • Help us congratulate our AE Cade Fowler for 20 years of service at LAR!
  • The TREPAC Double Tee Golf Tournament and Online auction is coming up on June 14! Sign up your team now! 
  • Our 2021 United Way campaign has started with a bang! Help us reach our goal by donating now! 
  • We held our May Membership Luncheon and United Way Campaign Kick-Off! See pictures from the event. 
  • See who won the Fairhaven Contest! 
  • We are proud to announce Jef Conn's campaign for Texas REALTORS® Secretary-Treasurer 2023! 

pdf 2021-05-12 Newsletter (8.45 MB)   In this issue:

  • Learn more about the different functions of eKey Basic and eKey Professional
  • In the Commercial Corner, learn more about a study about repurposing hotels and motels into multifamily housing
  • Thank you to our sponsors for TREPAC Casino de Mayo and Bowling for TREPAC
  • 2021 Fair Housing Month is over! See who participated in the Fairhaven Challenge.

pdf 2020-05-05 Newsletter (6.41 MB)   In this issue:

  • Texas REALTORS® has issued a Call to Action regarding HOA reform in Texas
  • April Membership Stats are in and membership has increased 10.3% over April 2020
  • The Commercial Corner is featuring the first-quarter reports from across the state

pdf 2021-04-21 Newsletter (7.63 MB) In this issue:

  • We have lots of TREPAC events coming up in the next few months
  • The class of the week is REALTOR Launch coming up in May
  • The deadline to apply for the 2021 John Walton Education Foundation Scholarship application is April 28

pdf 2021-04-14 Newsletter (20.57 MB)   In this issue:

  • The TREPAC Double Tee Golf Tournament is coming to the Highland Country Club on June 14
  • Learn more about IDX and how to incorporate MLS listings to your website
  • The Commercial Corner has an interesting article about how the pandemic has increased vacant properties
  • Don't forget to visit fairhaven.realtor to complete the Fairhaven Housing Simulation and be entered to win one of 10 $100 prizes

pdf 2021-04-07 Newsletter (27.73 MB)   In this issue:

  • Recap from the 2021 TREPAC Major Investor Dinner
  • Profiles of Home Staging report from NAR 
  • Bowling for TREPAC is coming on April 28!
  • April is Fair Housing month

pdf 2021-03-31 Newsletter (15.27 MB)   In this issue:

  • New Member Orientation is happening on April 7 at the Overton Hotel
  • New classes and events have been added in April and May
  • Read the March 2021 Commercial Insight in the Commercial Corner
  • Under Contract Status and how to use it correctly
  • We are now accepting applications for the 2021 John Walton Education Foundation Scholarships

pdf 2021-03-26 Newsletter (14.83 MB)   In this issue:

  • 2021 REALTOR Day at the Capitol is coming up! R.S.V.P. now for this virtual event.
  • We're sharing 5 great apps that can help REALTORS manage their busy lives
  • Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 John Walton Education Foundation Scholarships
  • Get your tickets now for the April 22 Membership Meeting. It's live and in person at the Overton! Tickets are just $8
  • February 2021 Housing Stats

pdf 2021-03-17 Newsletter (16.66 MB)   In this issue:

  • Register now for the virtual March Membership Meeting
  • Learn more about how to mark a listing sold the correct way
  • The Accredited Buyer's Representative class has been rescheduled for May 19 & May 20. And it's in person!
  • Learn more about the C5 Commercial Summit going on in New York City in September
  • Don't forget to apply for the 2021 TRLP! The deadline is March 26.

pdf 2021-03-14 Newsletter (16.53 MB)   In this issue:

  • See who has invested in TREPAC so far in 2021
  • Learn more about the interactive map feature to print labels in Rapattoni
  • Don't forget about the Property Managers free Zoom meeting on Thursday
  • The TRLP application deadline has been changed to March 26
  • NextGen YPN - New Logo, new priorities

pdf 2021-03-03 Newsletter (15.77 MB)   In this issue: 

  • Learn more about SupraWeb and how it can help your business
  • Don't forget to use ShowingTime for EVERY showing
  • Texas REALTORS Disaster Relief Fund now open for members displaced by winter weather
  • February Membership Information

pdf 2021-02-22 Newsletter (13.18 MB)  In this issue:

  • Did you know you can rent office space at the LAR Office? Learn more about leasing rates for private offices and cubicles
  • Applications for the 2021 Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program are now being accepted through March 9, 2021
  • NAR is holding the Real Estate Forecast Summit: Commercial Update. Learn more about this virtual seminar
  • Congrats to Alison Blalock of WestMark Commercial/TCN Worldwide for winning the 2020 William C. Jennings award from Texas REALTORS®

2021-02-16 Newsletter In this issue:

  • Learn more about MLS Rules and Regulations regarding NAR's Clear Cooperation Policy
  • In the Commercial Corner, we are sharing an article that gives some insight into the Office Market
  • 2021 Texas Relocation Report 
  • Register for the February 18 Virtual Membership Meeting

pdf 2021-02-09 Newsletter (13.87 MB)  In this issue: 

  • Congratulations to the 2020 REALTOR® of the Year Vanessa Dirks
  • Learn about how to use the layers option on Rapattoni's Interactive Map
  • Register now for the Texas Eviction Diversion Program Webinar by clicking HERE and for the Commercial Services Virtual Luncheon with NAR's Lawrence Yun by clicking HERE
  • January 2021 Lubbock Housing Report

pdf 2021-02-02 Newsletter (11.48 MB)  In this issue:

  • Homesnap is here! Learn more about how to use this awesome benefit!
  • LAR Membership continues to rise. January 2021 saw an 11 percent increase over January 2020.
  • Join us for the free Texas Eviction Diversion Program webinar with Judge Jim Hansen on February 11 at 9 a.m.
  • Show some love in February to the John Walton Education Foundation as we celebrate 40 years of awarding scholarships to local youth. Donate $40 to the foundation to celebrate this anniversary and help us give a record number of scholarships this year! 

pdf 2021-01-25 Newsletter (13.65 MB)  In this issue:

  • Homesnap is coming on January 26!
  • 2021 Installation Photos
  • Membership stats for the first part of January
  • TREPAC Investments update

pdf 2021-01-19 Newsletter (12.78 MB)   In this issue:

  • 2021 Texas and National Association of REALTORS are late and must be paid by January 31, 2021 to avoid late fees or possible cancellation
  • Homesnap is the newest LAR Member benefit. Learn more about it by signing up for the free webinar.
  • Market stats for 2020 and December 2020
  • Find out more information about NAR's 100 Days to Greatness

pdf 2021-01-06 Newsletter (9.28 MB) In this issue:

  • Introducing personalized communication at your fingertips
  • The January MLS Forum is this Thursday, January 6  - Learn more about ShowingTime's Offer Manager
  • Pay your 2021 Texas and National Association of REALTORS dues before January 31 to avoid late fees!

pdf 2020-12-22 Newsletter (11.69 MB) In this issue:

  • Introducing personalized communication at your fingertips
  • Turkeys for TREPAC - We are more than halfway to our goal! 
  • Newsletter Survey - We need your feedback! 
  • January MLS Forum - Learn more about ShowingTime's Offer Manager
  • Holiday Hours for the LAR Office
  • 2021 Texas and National Association of REALTORS dues payable by December 31st

pdf 2020-12-15 Newsletter (14.04 MB)  In this issue:

  • December 17th - Virtual Membership Meeting 
  • Turkeys for TREPAC - We are more than halfway to our goal!
  • MLS Tips & Tricks - ShowingTime for the Holidays
  • Volunteer for 2021 Committees and Task Forces
  • 2021 Texas and National Association of REALTORS dues payable by December 31st
  • December 8-15 Member Applications, Transfers and Cancelations  

  pdf 2020-12-01 Newsletter (12.72 MB) In this issue:

  • Board of Directors approves changes to Keybox Rules
  • Submit names for REALTOR of the Year and Pinnacle Award
  • Turkeys for TREPAC - make your investment and help the Food Bank - contact the LAR to make your investment
  • Volunteer for 2021 Committees and Task Forces
  • MLS Tips and Tricks - ShowingTime can wow your clients!
  • November Member Applications, Transfers and Cancelations and more
  • 2021 Texas and National Association of REALTORS dues payable by December 31st

pdf 2020-11-23 Newsletter (14.02 MB) In this issue:

  • Board of Directors approves changes to Keybox Rules
  • Submit names for REALTOR of the Year and Pinnacle Award
  • Turkeys for TREPAC - make your investment and help the Food Bank - contact the LAR to make your investment
  • Volunteer for 2021 Committees and Task Forces
  • New NAR Member Benefit - save on GE Appliances
  • MLS Tips and Tricks
  • November 17-22 Member Applications, Transfers and Cancelations and more

pdf 2020-11-17 Newsletter (724 KB) In this issue:

  • Are you in the know?
  • Submit names for REALTOR of the Year and Pinnacle Award
  • Turkeys for TREPAC - make your investment and help the Food Bank - contact the LAR to make your investment
  • Volunteer for 2021 Committees and Task Forces
  • MLS Tips and Tricks
  • November 10-16 Member Applications, Transfers and Cancelations and more

  pdf 2020-11-09 Newsletter  (687 KB) In this issue:

  • Lubbock REALTOR Teresa Smith receives Spirit of TREPAC Award recipient
  • Turkeys for TREPAC - make your investment and help the Food Bank - contact the LAR to make your investment
  • Volunteer for 2021 Committees and Task Forces
  • MLS Tips and Tricks
  • October Market Statistics
  • November 1-9 Member Applications, Transfers and Cancelations and more

pdf 2010-11-02 Newsletter (534 KB)  In this issue:

  • Get out and VOTE! Election day is Tuesday, November 3rd
  • Turkeys for TREPAC - make your investment and help the Food Bank - contact the LAR to make your investment
  • MLS Forum this Thursday, November 5th at 9:00 a.m.
  • MLS Tips and Tricks
  • October 24-30 Member Applications, Transfers and Cancelations and more

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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 - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27th from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the LAR Meeting Center (6510 70th St). 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 dates are subject to change depending on COVID-19 guidelines.
  2. RAPATTONIMLS NEW USER TRAINING - Complete this online course within 90 days of joining the MLS
  3. Take the REALTOR® 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 three (3) hour CE contracts course that the LAR offers - you will receive an email from Holly McBroom (members@lubbockrealtors.com) when the course and date has been set.
  5. Strongly suggested: Watch the recorded ShowingTime Training here.  It's the BEST way to begin with the ShowingTime system.

Contact Cade Fowler, Association Executive, with questions about these requirements.

Coming Soon Status and Clear Cooperation Rule

The National Association of REALTORS required all MLSs to adopt the following rule by May 1, 2020:
 
Section 1.01 Clear Cooperation: Within one (1) business day of marketing to the public, the listing broker must submit the listing to the MLS for cooperation with other MLS participants. Public marketing includes, but is not limited to, flyers displayed in windows, yard signs, digital marketing on public facing websites, brokerage website displays (including IDX and VOW), digital communications marketing (email blasts), multi-brokerage listing sharing networks (Facebook Groups), and applications available to the general public.
 
 
Please note that marketing includes verbal communication with other agents outside your office. This policy only applies to Residential listings.
 
The MLS Issues and Policies Committee has worked diligently on creating the "Coming Soon" status to help comply with this rule. Coming Soon listings do NOT syndicate (they don't go to third party websites from Rapattoni).

How "Coming Soon" listings will work in Rapattoni:

  • Choose which status you want the listing to be: Active or Coming Soon.
  • Enter an On Market Date: this is the date the listing will go from "Coming Soon" to "Active." If your status is "Coming Soon," this date cannot be longer than twenty-one (21) calendar days.
  • All fields required for an Active listing are also required for a Coming Soon listing, though some fields will not be active until the listing is Active (choosing Yes to fields like internet, realtor.com, IDX, etc.)
  • A picture is still required within seven (7) calendar days for Coming Soon listings just as it is for Active listings.
  • Coming Soon listings are searchable in Rapattoni, but they cannot currently be added to Client Portals or Carts.
  • An automated email alert will be sent to the Listing Agent three (3) calendar days before a Coming Soon listing is set to go to an Active listing.
  • Days on Market (DOM) begins with the On Market Date (OMD) for all listings.
  • Statuses available to a Coming Soon listing are Active and Terminated. Therefore, a Coming Soon listing cannot go straight to Under Contract or Sold.
  • If a listing was entered as a Coming Soon listing, regardless of current status, it cannot be re-entered as a Coming Soon listing for ninety (90) calendar days.
    • Example 1: A listing is entered as a Coming Soon, then Terminated (without going Active). The listing cannot be re-entered as a Coming Soon for ninety (90) days.
    • Example 2: A listing is entered as a Coming Soon, goes Active, then changes to ANY OTHER STATUS, the listing cannot be re-entered as a Coming Soon for ninety (90) days.
    • Example 3: A listing is entered as an Active listing, then is Terminated, Expired, Sold, Temp Off Market, etc., the listing CAN be entered as a Coming Soon listing. Cooperation Rule 

Scholarships - John Walton Educational Foundation

  

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The John S. Walton Educational Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to full-time students pursuing higher education through Texas Tech University, Lubbock Christian Univeristy, Wayland Baptist Univeristy and South Plains College. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Trustees of the foundation. Applicants must be recommended by a REALTOR member of the LAR.  Applications are now being accepted and must be submitted by April 20, 2020.

 

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.

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