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April 2019
Free - $10.00

Property Tax Chat – Buda

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Independence Title – Buda, 211B North FM 1626Building 2
Buda, TX 78610 United States
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Join us for Property Tax Chat.  You will learn how Texas property taxes flow throughout the year and how it can affect your business.  We will discuss tax exemptions, tax prorations and much more.

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Winning Phrases & Scripts @ Independence Title – New Braunfels

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Independence Title – New Braunfels, 417 W San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130 United States
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Have you ever wondered how some agents secure more business? How do they gain their client’s confidence, trust, and cooperation?! Abby Vasek, interior designer & real estate educator says to ask yourself if you’ve “Ever received “Push-Back” from your clients regarding your recommendations on price or presentation?” If the answer is YES, then it’s time to cultivate the attitude, approach and language that gets results when working in a client’s home. Learn helpful phrases to get the listing appointment, land the listing and communication tips and questions that will help you gain your client’s confidence. “When you gain their confidence, you gain their cooperation!” This class will give you the sound bites and insight to implement them with every real estate transaction.

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Instagram For Real Estate @ Independence Title – McKinney

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Independence Title, 5213 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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Due to Instagram’s visual nature, more Realtors are using the social media platform to build their real estate brand. In this advanced class, we will discuss the importance of an Instagram Business Profile. Additionally, we will take a look at varying content and the proper use of hashtags. Lastly, we will examine clever ways to promote your listings and engage with your audience by utilizing unique Instagram features such as Instagram Stories.

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Creating Curb Appeal @ Mortgage Financial Services

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mortgage Financial Services, 19707 I-10Suite 301
San Antonio, TX 78257 United States
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Research shows that a buyer forms an opinion about a home based off of first impressions. The initial formation of this opinion happens within the first 15 seconds. That means curb appeal is critical! This class teaches agents how to elevate their level of service by learning how to evaluate and enhance their client’s curb appeal. We explore how to make improvements with resale in mind to landscaping, front & back porches and other outdoor living areas. We use before & after images to practice making recommendations while honing our skills in this very specific area of the make-ready process. New and seasoned agents will benefit from expanding their knowledge of outdoor materials and a realignment with current trends in creating curb appeal.

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Appy Hour @ Independence Title – McKinney

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Independence Title, 5213 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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Learn industry related apps for smartphones/iPad. For hands on training, bring your smartphone, tablet or both to learn about new applications that will increase your productivity in the industry.

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Free - $10.00

Boosting Your Business with New Home Sales @ Parklands in Marion

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Parklands in Marion, 5210 Nature Path
Marion, TX 78124 United States
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Do new home sales make you nervous?  Many agents miss out on builder business due to a lack of knowledge. This course will address what agents need to know in order to offer their buyers the best possible representation throughout the new construction process. From helping clients make important decisions to tips on following up post-closing, Boosting your Business with New Home Sales, will make you a new home sales natural!

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Free - $10.00

Instagram For Real Estate – Round Rock

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Independence Title – Round Rock, 101 E Old Settlers Blvd.Suite 110
Round Rock, TX 78664 United States
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Due to Instagram’s visual nature, more Realtors are using the social media platform to build their real estate brand. In this advanced class, we will discuss the importance of an Instagram Business Profile. Additionally, we will take a look at varying content and the proper use of hashtags. Lastly, we will examine clever ways to promote your listings and engage with your audience by utilizing unique Instagram features such as Instagram Stories.

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Free - $10.00

Introduction to Matrix @ Four Rivers Association

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Four Rivers Association of Realtors, 936 Gruene Road
New Braunfels, TX 78130 United States
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Are you a new Realtor?  Or are you a seasoned Realtor that's new to our MLS?  If so, this is the perfect class for you. You will explore the basic tools needed to get you started with Matrix.  From searching properties, to editing your agent profile this class is the introduction you’re looking for.

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Maximizing Matrix @ Four Rivers Association

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Four Rivers Association of Realtors, 936 Gruene Road
New Braunfels, TX 78130 United States
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We know you’re busy! Let us help you make the most of your MLS system. You more than likely know how to search for homes, but we want to show you so much more. In this class, we will give you tips on how to productively work within Matrix by setting up and managing auto emails, utilizing integrated mapping, creating CMA’s, and other features of this robust system. Join us to learn how you can efficiently utilize the Matrix system in your real estate business.

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May 2019
Free - $10.00

Post It! The What, Why & When to Post on Social Media @ Pilgrim Mortgage

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pilgrim Mortgage, 1270 N Loop 1604 E, Suite 1101
San Antonio, TX 78232 United States
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  Instructor: Jo Ann Gonzales, Education and Training Specialist  In this class, we’ll discuss the three W’s of posting content to your social media channels:  What, Why & When.  We’ll discuss different strategies of what to post to reach your target audience and how to leverage your personal page as well as your business page.  You’ll learn how to build content that creates interest as well as how to read and understand your analytics.  You’ll leave this class with a…

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Keeping Clients for Life – Plano

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Independence Title Plano, 7800 Dallas Parkway, #140
Plano, TX 75024 United States
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Instructor: Shanahan Ramos, Education and Training Specialist Past clients are a real estate agent’s lifeline to generating a steady stream of repeat business and referrals. Do you know how to keep in touch without becoming a nuisance? Personalization may be the key to staying off your client’s “do not disturb” list. In this class, we will share ideas on how to personalize your follow up by giving creative closing gifts, providing pertinent data post-closing, and so much more! Consistent application…

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Boosting Your Business with New Home Sales @ Independence Title – Alamo Heights

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Independence Title – Alamo Heights, 300 Austin HighwaySuite 200
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Do new home sales make you nervous?  Many agents miss out on builder business due to a lack of knowledge. This course will address what agents need to know in order to offer their buyers the best possible representation throughout the new construction process. From helping clients make important decisions to tips on following up post-closing, Boosting your Business with New Home Sales, will make you a new home sales natural!

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ITC University @ Independence Title – New Braunfels

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Independence Title – New Braunfels, 417 W San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130 United States
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ITC University is designed to provide essential knowledge to a brand-new assistant, closing coordinator, or newly licensed agent. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for 4 weeks.  We will define basic real estate terminology and lingo, learn those perplexing acronyms everyone uses, and study commonly used real estate forms. We will touch on all the major software platforms including, DocuSign, Zipform Plus, Matrix, Realist, and Supra. We will also explain and examine the Title Commitment, Closing Forms, and a Contract to Close Checklist. Our University will have you or your team proficient by the end of the 4-week course.

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Social Media Basics for Real Estate @ DR Horton

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DR Horton, 211 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, TX 78232 United States
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Are you new to the ways of social media?  Not really sure how to use Facebook or Instagram to promote your Real Estate business?  This class is the perfect way for beginners to get started down the right path.  It will cover the benefits of using Facebook and Instagram for marketing your business and walk you through some basic tips and tricks on both platforms.

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Hacking Happens: Cyber Security 101 @ Independence Title – Crownridge Center

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Independence Title – Crownridge Center,

Did you know that 60% of small businesses go out of business within six months of being victimized by cybercrime?  Hacking happens to all of us, whether we know it or not. Do not wait to be a victim!  In this class you will learn how to protect your business and personal network usage. Also, discover how to educate your clients on the best methods of communication and wire transfers.

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Free - $10.00

Hacking Happens: Cyber Security 101 @ Independence Title – Crownridge Center

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Independence Title – Crownridge Center,

Did you know that 60% of small businesses go out of business within six months of being victimized by cybercrime?  Hacking happens to all of us, whether we know it or not. Do not wait to be a victim!  In this class you will learn how to protect your business and personal network usage. Also, discover how to educate your clients on the best methods of communication and wire transfers.

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Winning Phrases & Scripts – Rockwall

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Landing at Chandlers, 501 Yacht Club Drive, #130
Rockwall, TX 75032 United States
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Instructor: Abby Vasek, Abby Vasek Interiors Have you ever wondered how some agents secure more business? How do they gain their client’s confidence, trust, and cooperation?! Abby Vasek, interior designer & real estate educator says to ask yourself if you’ve “Ever received “Push-Back” from your clients regarding your recommendations on price or presentation?” If the answer is YES, then it’s time to cultivate the attitude, approach and language that gets results when working in a client’s home. Learn helpful phrases to get…

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Mastering the Open House @ Independence Title – Stone Oak

May 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Independence Title – Stone Oak, 18615 Tuscany StoneSuite 150
San Antonio, TX 78258 United States
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Most Realtors dread the question, “When are you going to hold an open house for our property?”  Sitting at an open house on a weekend--total waste of time, money and energy, right?  Not so!  We will walk Realtors through open house goals, a strategic plan to maximize marketing efforts, and a solid follow-up plan.  The open house serves as a prospecting opportunity; it’s a way to fill a Realtor’s pipeline with future business.

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Mastering the Open House @ Independence Title – Stone Oak

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Independence Title – Stone Oak, 18615 Tuscany StoneSuite 150
San Antonio, TX 78258 United States
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Most Realtors dread the question, “When are you going to hold an open house for our property?”  Sitting at an open house on a weekend--total waste of time, money and energy, right?  Not so!  We will walk Realtors through open house goals, a strategic plan to maximize marketing efforts, and a solid follow-up plan.  The open house serves as a prospecting opportunity; it’s a way to fill a Realtor’s pipeline with future business.

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Navigating the 1 to 4 Family Contract @ Independence Title – New Braunfels

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Independence Title – New Braunfels, 417 W San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130 United States
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The TREC One to Four Family Contract and other TREC contract forms have been updated and the mandatory use date of the new forms is May 15, 2018.  There are some important changes worth noting, such as earnest money time line, new addendums and others.  In this class we will cover all areas of the contract while focusing on the significant changes.

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