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In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, WCREALTORS will be closing at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 26th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 1, 2014. Have a safe and happy holiday.

News in the WC
2014 Installation & Awards Banquet

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2014 Installation & Awards Banquet

Join us for a Roaring 20's Themed Installation & Awards Banquet and Casino Night. Individual Tickets are available for $40 and include networking, a drink ticket, heavy hor d'oeuvres and casino money.The night promises to be full of networking, industry awards, and great fun. This event is an annual favorite, be sure not to miss out. Advertising Opportunities are available, please contact Kent Prickett at 512.255.6211 or for more information. More Information | Purchase Tickets

Industry News
How Can I Sell this Property “As Is”?

The first paragraph in 7D of the One to Four Family Residential Contract says, “Buyer accepts the Property in it’s as is condition”. It describes “as is” as with any and all defects and without warranty

It is putting the Buyer on notice that when they close on the property it will be in it’s as is condition with all defects and no warranties.  The buyer has an obligation it is to check everything out before closing.

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Changes to your MLS Subscription

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014,  ACTRIS made an announcement that will affect how you use your MLS service. Effective November 18, 2014 , ACTRIS will retire the MLXchange and Fusion MLS systems. After that date, Matrix will be the only MLS system offered to ACTRIS members.

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Hook ultrawealthy homebuyers with concierge-style service

Major shifts are afoot in the luxury real estate market, especially internationally. What are today’s luxury buyers seeking and how are agents today providing the stellar service this market segment demands?

The Luxury Connect session at Real Estate Connect San Francisco was packed with great strategies and data that can help you better serve this important demographic. Here are seven of the top takeaways:

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News You Can Use
General Election Recap

In this edition of the Legislative Liaison, we’ll take a look at the historic 2014 general election, which could be summed up in three points: Republican dominance, low voter turnout, and a big step forward for roadway funding.

Proposition 1 cruises!

The big news, of course, is a resounding win for statewide Proposition 1, which passed with nearly 80% of the vote. In TAR’s opinion, this is a clear mandate for the Legislature to address transportation funding.

It’s estimated that Proposition 1 will generate $1.7 billion dollars for non-tolled roadway construction in 2015.

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November ballot measure aims to drive road funding

A proposition on the Nov. 4 ballot could help repair the state’s ailing highway system, including heavily traveled Central Texas roads such as I-35.

“We’ve got enough work there to last a lifetime,” said Will Conley, chairman of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is responsible for coordinating transportation projects in Central Texas. “It’s all of the above: It’s adding lanes. It’s redesigning ingress and egress for higher levels of safety and mobility. It’s a combination of small to large projects and everything in between.”

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Round Rock Express changes leadership

Round Rock Express President Dave Fendrick announced Thursday he will retire from the position and his 39 year career in baseball. His replacement, Jay Miller, held the position previously before taking a job as Texas Rangers senior vice president.

Fendrick has been with the Round Rock Express since 1999. He started as assistant general manager for sales and marketing. He became the vice president and general manager prior to the 2005 season then moved to his current position in 2010.

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