By Steve Crorey • 2018 President

Pack your bags, because registration for Realty Round Up 2018 is now open! Our annual member meeting and trade show is ABoR’s biggest event of the year, attended by 2,500+ real estate professionals and 200+ exhibitors from all across Central Texas. 

To kick off the day, Joseph Rand, managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Realty, will share business building insights from his new book, “Disruptors, Discounters, and Doubters.” Once the trade show doors open at 11 a.m., the rest is up to you! You can earn free CE credit hours, network with your peers, and maybe win a new Audi Q5 through our Grand Prize Raffle. Tickets for our Grand Prize Raffle, which benefits the ABoR Foundation, are on sale now for $100 each or three for $200.

And it’s not too late to secure booth and advertising packages. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to promote your business to thousands of real estate professionals. With a variety of booth sizes and advertising packages, we have the perfect package to fit your needs. For more information visit                ABoRRoundUp.com. 

Oh, and did I mention that Realty Round Up is free for ABoR members who request their tickets before October 6? Claim your seat for this awesome adventure at ABoRRoundUp.com. We’ll see you at the Palmer Events Center on October 17.

Apply for an ABoR Industry Award before Aug. 31

Time’s running out to apply for an ABoR Industry Award. Starting this year, when you apply for a Platinum Top 50 award you’re applying for an ABoR Industry Award, too! Apply at PT50Austin.com before August 31 to be considered for the following award categories: 

• REALTOR of the Year

• Salesperson of the Year

• Rookie of the Year

• Community Service Award

ABoR Affiliate Members can also apply for Affiliate of the Year. (Note: The Affiliate of the Year application process differs from other categories. Visit ABoR.com/Awards for instructions.)

TREPAC Bowling Night

Dust off your lucky bowling shoes and bring on the competition because TREPAC Bowling Night is around the corner. Form a bowling team or play individually in a friendly competition in support of TREPAC to strike out bad legislation. Those with the best (and worst) skills can win prizes and fun awards. Get ready to shake, rattle and bowl with us on Tuesday, August 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dart Bowl on Grover Avenue. Secure your tickets and lanes today at ABoR.com/BowlingNight.

Your investment in TREPAC allows ABoR to engage policy makers and connect REALTORS and your clients as the unified voice for our community. Your support makes a difference and we thank you in advance.

As always, you can contact the ABoR Board of Directors at board@abor.com with any comments, questions or concerns, and don’t forget to follow me on Facebook (@2018ABoRPresident) for need-to-know Association news, calls for action, and monthly President’s Corner videos!  RL