Lindsey Derrington, Executive Director of Preservation Austin, will discuss Preservation Austin's work and the current challenges and opportunities facing historic preservation today.
Short-term rentals (a.k.a. Airbnb and Vrbo) have become a force in the short-term or temporary renting industry. We will take a look at how a short-term rental is defined, the laws and rules that apply to such rentals and how real estate professionals can help our clients through the maze of obstacles in understanding the value and risk associated with short-term rentals.
Atif Ahmad with Adelo Mortgage will discuss the different tactics to get leads, how to master lead conversion, and the importance of the lead tracker and greatness tracker!
Tax Season is upon us, so now is the time to start preparing. Join Karen Jones, Managing Partner with Meador & Jones, LLP, to learn about the key deductions that every real estate agent should know about to maximize tax savings. Learn which deductions qualify, how to apply for the deductions, and the specific IRS requirements associated with each deduction. Here are a few of the most common deductions you will learn about:
• Home Office Expenses
• Desk Fees
• Commissions Paid
• Education and Training Expenses
• Marketing and Advertising Expenses
• Car Expenses
• Food and Beverage Expenses
• Travel Expenses
• Technology Expenses
• Client Gift Expenses
• License, Membership, and Insurance Expenses
SPEAKER SERIES: A Market Update with Gary Farmer
Gary Farmer, President of Heritage Title Company, will provide a year-in-review market update and a look forward.
Your latest national farming tool. You can find phone numbers, emails, tax info on any home in the country. Send postcards, print mailing labels and export data all from Remine Pro! Plus we will go over some advanced Matrix tips on pulling data and stats to prepare you with knowledge.
Eldon Rude will give an update to the group on the Austin economy and our real estate markets, with a focus on the residential housing market. He will also highlight challenges facing production builders given the current lack of lot and spec inventory.
The flow of MLS data starts from listing input, so we knew this was the time to not only clean up the data on the back end but also enhance the user experience on the front end by making your Add/Edit experience easier. For example:
Subscribers will now have a "Save as Incomplete" button, so you never have to worry about submitting your listing prematurely, again.
Tired of hitting your 500-character limit? No sweat! Now, you'll be able to enter up to 2,000 characters in the Agent Remarks field.
Need an additional field for "Showing Instructions?" You've got it!
And, say goodbye to never-ending scroll boxes and hello to complete lists of input options. That means one less click for you!
Although search options will not change too much, there will still be some minor changes. The most noticeable of which will include an update to a few of our MLS statuses. For example:
Active Contingent (AC) and Pending Taking Backups (PB) will now be merged into one status: Active Under Contract (AU).
Subscribers will also notice that Sold (S) and Leased (L) will go away and Closed (C) will take its place, respectively.
Similarly, Temporarily Off Market (T) will become Hold (H).
This is a one hour discussion on how Covid-19 has affected mortgage lending and appraisals. Come hear from Zander Blunt about the details of the effect on mortgage lending, including forbearance policies for home owners.