August 2018 President's Corner

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Welcome to the August 2018 President’s Corner!

In just a few minutes, you can get caught up on all of the major happenings in and around ABoR.

Registration now OPEN for Realty Round Up 2018!

Pack your bags and join us for The Great American Road Trip at the Palmer Events Center on October 17! ABoR staff and volunteers are working hard to bring you the best trade show yet with industry expert, Joseph Rand; fun prizes and giveaways; and the opportunity to network and mingle with over 2,600 real estate professionals. You even have the chance to win a new Audi Q5 with the ABoR Foundation Raffle (tickets go on sale soon)! Join us for our biggest event of the year by securing your FREE ticket at

Ticket Information:

  • REALTORS® enter FREE through October 5
  • ABoR Affiliates or Non-REALTOR® members - $40
  • Non-members - $60

Small Appliances Donation Drive for Front Steps

Everyone deserves a safe place to call home. That's why the ABoR Foundation and Front Steps have partnered together to bring assistance to those who need it most in our community -- our city's homeless. Now through August 17, we ask for your generous donation of a new small appliance that will benefit Front Steps clients transitioning into supportive housing. Drop off your donations to any ABoR location along with your business card so that a tax receipt letter can be sent to you. We thank you in advance for your support!

Need List:

  • Toasters (2-4 slice)
  • Toaster Ovens
  • Microwaves
  • Coffee Makers
  • Gift Cards to Target, HEB, or Walmart

For more details, visit here.

"Strikeout" Harmful Legislation at TREPAC Bowling Night

It's time to lace up your bowling shoes because TREPAC Bowling Night is around the corner! Join us August 28 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Dart Bowl for a fun night of bowling, great cocktails, and good company in support of TREPAC. Form a winning team of five friends or roll solo to compete for awards such as "Miss Gutterball" and "Best Bowler." Your ticket purchase includes two drink tickets, a dinner voucher, and your TREPAC investment so it's a win-win! Secure your bowling lane at

Upcoming ABoR Forum: Leasing and Property Management, August 29

Mark Kreditor, Broker/Owner of Get There First Realty will join us for our August ABoR Forum to share in-depth insights on how property managers can diversify their revenue sources. Seats are limited so RSVP to this FREE member exclusive event today! We look forward to seeing you Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. at ABoR HQ!

ABoR Industry Award Applications End August 31

There are only a few weeks left to apply for a 2018 ABoR Industry Award! ABoR's Industry Awards honors members who have made outstanding contributions to the Central Texas real estate industry and their community. All award finalists will be announced in October, prior to this year's Industry Awards and Installation. You can find more information on ABoR’s Industry Awards – including categories and entry requirements – at Applications must be submitted by Friday, August 31 at

Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Central Texas home sales, prices continue an upward momentum in 2018

As detailed in our June & Mid-Year 2018 Central Texas Housing Market Report, single-family home sales in the Austin-Round Rock MSA experienced strong and steady growth in the first half of this year. While there was a year-over-year decline in home sales across the region in June, 2018 is still on track to be another record-setting year for our housing market. View the full report and download shareable infographics at Stay tuned for our July Market Report, which is scheduled for release next Thursday, August 16 on

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

August 10-11: Real Estate Licensing Prep Course
Preparing for the Broker's exam? Let ABoR help! Join us this weekend for our August Licensing Prep Course and gain instruction from industry experts while learning proven test-taking methods to set you up for success. You'll walk away feeling more confident in passing the Broker's exam the first time! Secure your seat at

August 15: ABoR MLS & KEY Invoices Posted
Your MLS subscription provides accurate property information at your fingertips, tools for your business, and Supra KEY and lockbox services. Reminder — avoid late fees or cancellation of services by paying your invoice by September 15 through your Member Portal.

August 22: AYREP August Networking Happy Hour
Join AYREP and our 2018 Sponsors on Wednesday, August 22nd at The Local Post Pub for an amazing event with your local Austin Real Estate Professionals. As always, we will have door prizes from our sponsors and a drink ticket for each guest. Invite your colleagues and join us for a good time! Let us know you're coming by RSVP'ing on Facebook.

September 7-10: 2018 Texas REALTORS® Conference
Online registration is open through August 22 for the 2018 Texas REALTORS® Conference in San Antonio! This year, the opening session will kick off with keynote speaker Vernice "Flygirl" Armour, America's First African-American Female Combat Pilot. Attendees will also enjoy mingling with over 150 vendors, 40+ hours of CE, and more! Learn more about this year's agenda and register at

December 7: ABoR Industry Awards & Installation
Save the date for ABoR's Industry Awards & Installation. Join us at this annual celebration for drinks, dinner, and live entertainment! More details to come this WEEK!

The next ABoR Board Meeting is Wednesday, September 5. Join us in person, or via live stream at! You must enter your member credentials to view the livestream.

Keep Sharing Your Feedback!

Thank you for joining me in focusing on the many opportunities ahead for ABoR and for Central Texas real estate. It’s been a great year so far, and I’m excited to see what the rest of 2018 will bring! As always, you can reach out to me anytime on Facebook or reach the entire ABoR Board of Directors at

Thank you,
Steve Crorey
2018 ABoR President


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