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TREPAC Newsletter – January 2019

Chairman’s Update

 

2019 TREPAC Chairman Deborah Spangler

 


 

Legislative Update:

 

The 86th Legislature convened January 8, 2019 and already 1,385 bills have been filed. Of those bills Texas REALTORS®, are actively tracking 545 bills as they pertain to our industry.

As we work to protect the industry and consumers, our top priorities for this session will be;

  • Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) – Ensure the continuance and improvement of TREC to provide services to license holders and consumers
  • School Finance /Public Education – Ensure Texas has a strong public school system that produces a trained and trainable workforce.
  • Local Property Taxes – Give local taxpayers the best information possible to allow them to have an impact during the tax rate setting process.
  • Central Appraisal Districts – Protect the equal & uniform provisions of the tax code to ensure all taxpayers are appraised fairly, and keep politics out of the property valuation process.

Use these and other legislative issues to help promote the value of TREPAC!

For a complete list of our legislative priorities, please visit: www.texasrealestate.com/issues

 


 

Volley for TREPAC

 

 

Get your teams together and get ready for the epic Volley for TREPAC!

During Winter Meeting, TREPAC and Texas YPN are putting the ball in your court, and inviting you to Volley for TREPAC!

Join as a team or as an individual. Awards for 1st ,2nd ,3rd place, best uniform, team spirit, best team name, and biggest fan!

Some will win, some will … sing?

That’s right—some will sing! Even if you don’t volley, there will be plenty of fun and entertainment for you, including Karaoke!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 10th and get ready to meet us at Aussie’s Grill and Beach Bar next to the Hyatt Regency.

The event will run from 6:30–10:30 p.m.

Contact Eileen Wolf at ewolf@texasrealtors.com for more information. Tickets will also be available at the door.

 


 

Fundraiser of the Month – Grillin’ for TREPAC

 

This event idea comes from the Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS®, who hosted a “Grillin’ 4 TREPAC” fundraiser!

This event let competitors go head-to-head in grilling some of your Texas favorites. While attendees sampled these smoky bits of deliciousness, they listened to live music and enjoyed some family friendly fun!

 

 

For more information about this event or for more inspiration about hosting your own, you can reach out to Eileen Wolf at: ewolf@texasrealtors.com

 


 

 

“Once a Trustee, always a Trustee”

Are you a former TREPAC Trustee and want to be more involved?

Well you’re in luck! TREPAC Trustee Alumni will be meeting during the Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting on Sunday, February 10th at 2- 2:45 p.m. (Hyatt Regency Big Bend C&D) Come by and wear your pin!

Please let Leslie Cantu know if you will be attending or are interested in hearing more about the program! lcantu@texasrealtors.com

 


 

New Faces

Please welcome Madeline Curry, who joined the TREPAC department on January 14. As the TREPAC Staff Accountant, Madeline will handle TREPAC corporate reimbursement requests and can assist with TREPAC fundraising reports.

 


 

AE Corner:

The 1st quarter of our TREPAC fundraising year has ended and it’s time to audit your fundraising efforts to ensure your members are being recognized appropriately! Visit the AE Dashboard to view 2019 pledge information along with your current fundraising progress.

The AE Dashboard is a great tool specially designed to offer all the information AEs need to gather investment-level data and make 2019 an even better year!

Contact Andrea Pennington for help or questions concerning the AE Dashboard.

 


 

ACT NOW! TREPAC Online Silent Auction

The Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting in Austin is next month! We are looking for fabulous donated items to add to our TREPAC online auction. This is an excellent opportunity to boost your 2019 TREPAC fundraising totals.

Credit for donated items will go to the donating association and the highest bidder. You may request a reimbursement from your association’s available TREPAC-Corporate dollars for the purchase of your item by submitting a TREPAC Corporate Reimbursement form. Reimbursement requests must be received by close of business on Tuesday, February 19.

You must submit details of your auction item to Madeline Curry by Tuesday, February 5.

How Do I Get It There?
If you are in the Austin area, feel free to drop off your item at the Texas REALTORS® office, or you can ship your item no later than Monday, February 4. Items may be shipped to:

Texas REALTORS®
ATTN: Madeline Curry
1115 San Jacinto Blvd, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78701

Additionally, drop-off is available at the TREPAC booth at the Hyatt Regency Austin in the Skywalk Friday, February 8.

 


 

Legal Corner – Auctions & Alcohol

 Texas law only allows TREPAC to auction alcoholic beverages in a TREPAC silent auction if a temporary auction permit is obtained from the local Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) for the fundraising event. Advanced planning and close communications with Texas REALTORS® staff will be necessary in these situations.

The temporary form can be found at www.texasrealestate.com > For AEs > TREPAC Resources > TREPAC Alcohol Permit.

Please note: Each local TABC office requires a 10-day lead time to process applications, so please keep that in mind when completing your form.

 


 

Upcoming Events

 

February 8 – 12: Winter Meeting

Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs

Austin, TX 78701

 

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019: TREPAC Awards and Investors Breakfast

7-9 a.m.

Special guest Senator Pat Fallon, REALTOR® Champion

  • Represents Senate District 30
  • Previously represented House District 106 since 2013
  • Member of the 1988 National Championship Varsity Football team, under the Hall of Fame Coach Lou Holtz

 

Limited tickets available at the Texas REALTORS® registration booth

 

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019: PACxPAC Fest for Major Investors

Brazos Hall

204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

 

Are you a 2018 or 2019 Major Investor? Look for your email invitation to PACxPAC Fest #PFxPF

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Eileen Wolf for questions. ewolf@texasrealtors.com

 

 

March 26th – REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol

Texas REALTORS® Building

1115 San Jacinto Blvd, Ste 200

Austin, TX 78701

 

 

Major Investor Events: Don’t forget, now is the time to start planning your MI Events for 2019. Several associations have already had their events this year or are scheduled, including Bryan College Station Area, Collin County, MetroTex, and Four Rivers! Our goal is to reach 1,196 Major Investors this year! We can do it!