The NAR Code of Ethics, Article 11, states “the services in which REALTORS® provide to their clients and customers shall conform to the standards of practice and competence which are reasonably expected in the specific real estate disciplines in which they engage; specifically, residential real estate brokerage, real property management….” The article goes on and you can read the Code in its entirety at REALTOR.org. The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) 531.3 says that agents should “be informed on local market issues and conditions affecting real estate in the geographic area where a license holder provides services to a client.”
WCREALTORS, per our Strategic Plan, is being proactive and dedicated to making sure that our course offerings (and events) will include multiple opportunities to meet geographical competency requirements. Here are just a few of the ways we have implemented this programming in 2020.
CITY UPDATE SERIES
We plan to host four City Updates in 2020. In fact, we held our first city update earlier this month with the City of Round Rock. WCREALTORS was honored to welcome Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan, RRISD Chief of Schools & Innovation Dr. Daniel Presley and Round Rock Planning & Development Services Director Brad Wiseman to our campus. These three city officials and representatives presented economic, school and planning updates to 90 members.
DATA UPDATE SERIES
There will be five Data Updates this year held roughly every quarter. Our CEO Bryan Hutchinson will teach the one-hour CE class, “Williamson County Economic Snapshot for Real Estate Agents” that will highlight current market data, different taxing entities, school districts, transportation and more. Brokers are also encouraged to host this course for their agents.
Our beloved Bus Tours are back! There will be three bus tours in 2020; East Side (Feb. 27), West Side (June 11) and a niche tour (Oct. 22). Not only do you get to see new properties and developments on these tours, but you will also hear from city officials and government employees about economic updates in a particular city. The City of Taylor will host us again for lunch on the East Side Bus Tour; in the past we have heard from the school superintendent, the mayor and more.
In addition to these events our Professional Development department will be hosting courses dealing with issues like septic systems, farm & ranch and transportation. There will also be other opportunities to learn more about Williamson County; one that is coming up in March will focus on the Williamson County Appraisal District and everyone’s favorite, property taxes!
Members of WCREALTORS understand buying and selling real estate in Williamson County. As an association we want you to be a successful REALTOR® in Williamson County (just north of weird!) and these opportunities will help you rise to the top. For more information check out www.wcrealtors.org.