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It’s Time to Own Your Hustle

By | July 19, 2019

Do you have a retirement plan? Can you imagine living beyond closing-to-closing? Are you ready to transition your business from surviving to thriving? A panel of experts will be ready to help provide you tools to do just that on Thursday, August 1; 1-5 p.m. at the CCAR Headquarters in Plano. Pre-registration is required, so…

Apply Now: TREPAC Trustee Applications Accepted through July 31

By | July 19, 2019

Texas REALTORS® is looking for a TREPAC Trustee to serve our region beginning January 1, 2020. If you would like to be a nominated candidate to serve as TREPAC Trustee and go through the interview appointment process, please review the following criteria, as well as the “So you are considering becoming a TREPAC Trustee…now what?” document:…

Begin your Certified International Property Specialist Certification Process at CCAR

By | July 12, 2019

Recently, Texas REALTORS® analyzed data from April 2017 to March 2018 and published their findings in the “Texas International Homebuyers Report” for 2018. The report shows that international homebuyers added a whopping 10.89 billion dollars to the Texas economy. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan statistical area was eighth most popular among homebuyers nationwide. No doubt diversifying…

Summer Dreams of the Perfect Home

By | July 11, 2019

This article was originally published May 2019 in North DFW Real Producers Magazine North DFW is growing at a rapid pace, giving buyers the opportunity to break ground on their very own dream home. What will be on the top of their wish list this summer? We spoke with industry leaders in North DFW to hear…

Is Collin County the Tortoise or the Hare?

By | June 28, 2019

PLANO, Texas — The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports that slow and steady really does win the race as slow growth rewarded sellers with record-breaking profits and buyers with increased ability to purchase their home along with strikingly high inventory levels in May 2019. Seller’s increased profits were due to the median sales…

Economic Update: Good News, Bad News, and Be-on-the-Lookout News

By | June 27, 2019

By Mickey Lynam (NMLS 974623), IBERIABANK Mortgage, Member of CCAR’s REALTOR®/Lender Committee Today’s economy is anything but stable. One day the stock market is up, the next day it falls significantly. Why? Who knows. That’s why I am in the mortgage business! However, one does not need to know the “why” to know that economic…

When a Client Can’t Spring Clean: How to Know if you are Dealing with a Hoarder

By | June 11, 2019

This article was originally published March 2019 in North DFW Real Producers Magazine Agents know to expect the unexpected when entering a home for a listing presentation. But what if every seat is taken by stacks of papers and rooms unable to be entered, blocked by the storage of beloved items? What if the home is…

Got Buyers Who Can’t Get Approved? A New Generation of Mortgage Loans Provides a Solution

By | June 6, 2019

By Alexandra Swan (NMLS 117371), Willow Bend Mortgage, 2019 Chair of CCAR’s Realtor/Lender Committee According to the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, 30% of Texans are self-employed. Fueled by a strong economy, a swelling population in North Texas, and a new tax law that rewards small business ownership- self-employed Texans are a growing part of our society.…

When to Create a Facebook Event and How to Make it Successful

By | June 5, 2019

Facebook events are an under-utilized feature that can be a big help to real estate professionals. Whether you are hosting an open house, client appreciation event, networking lunch, family reunion, a summer cook out, or birthday party–Facebook events can help. CCAR is lucky enough to have our own Social Media Specialist, Kendall Crawford, to organize…

Residential Pools are High Risk of VGB Safety Noncompliance

By | May 29, 2019

Tom Tracy, TREC Professional Inspector (#23433), Blue Sky Home Inspections, CCAR Affiliate Committee Member As summer approaches and swimsuits start to make their way out of storage it is time to start thinking about pool safety. Texas regularly leads the nation as having one of the highest child mortality incidences as a result of drowning. The…

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