January 2019 President's Corner

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Welcome to the President's Corner!

Need to know what's coming up at ABoR? President Kevin P. Scanlan is here to fill you in.

Last call to get your free business book!

You have through TOMORROW, January 19 to get your free business bestseller from ABoR.

Next week, we're launching an exciting new campaign to give you exclusive access to business-building content and events about the ABoR initiatives YOU care about, delivered directly to your inbox every Monday.

But if you want in, you've got to opt-in. Take a short survey at ABoR.com/BeAMember to and yes, we'll mail you a FREE business development book (really good ones, guys!) just for taking the survey.

What issues should we advocate for in 2019?

Every year, ABoR outlines our advocacy priorities for the year in our annual Public Policy Agenda. Through January 31, we’re accepting member feedback on our 2019 edition at ABoR.com/Advocacy.

Your clients come to you with questions about the sustainability of our housing market and our city, and you need to be able to answer them. Our Public Policy Agenda explains the issues impacting Central Texas real estate and what we're is doing about them at the local, state, and national level.

Please take a moment to review our draft 2019 Public Policy Agenda at ABoR.com/Advocacy and provide your feedback. You can also submit questions on our Engage Portal at ABoR.com/Engage. Your comments will be shared with the ABoR Board on February 6.

Friday: Have coffee with your State Reps.

The 86th Texas Legislature is officially in session! Are you ready?

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to meet local State Representatives Vikki Goodwin and James Talarico during our Texas Legislative Preview next Friday, January 25. And there's more!

Texas REALTORS® (psst...that's the new name for TAR) will walk you through their 2019 Legislative Agenda, then join State Representatives Celia Israel and Donna Howard for a panel discussion on what issues are most likely to be addressed this session.

This one is almost sold out! Snag your seat at ABoR.com/Preview.

Turn your negotiation skills up to an 11

On January 31, we're launching a new Speaker Series that's exclusive to ABoR members. Each month, we connect you with industry leaders and changemakers on the core issues impacting your business.

Our first event is High Power Negotiating, where you’ll learn to master the art of negotiation with longtime NAR speaker Ed Hatch.

Take advantage of our Speaker Series Bundle and save $10 off our January, February, and March 2019 Speaker Series events. Learn more at ABoR.com/SpeakerSeries.

Don't miss these upcoming events!

If you follow our CEO Emily Chenevert on social media, you may have been seeing some hints about a sweet new ABoR program in the works. Well, it's launching on February 4! Stay tuned!

February 6: ABoR & ACTRIS Board Meetings
In alignment with our 2019-2023 Strategic Plans, your Board of Directors will begin holding separate, back-to-back board meetings for ABoR and our MLS, ACTRIS. Join us for one or both meetings in person or via live stream on our Live Stream page.

February 8: Winter Meeting Happy Hour
Are you going to the Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting? Then join us for a members-only Happy Hour at Zax Restaurant & Bar on February 8 at 6 p.m. Sign-ups are opening soon! In the meantime, email Special Programs Lead Christine Wren at cwren@abor.com to RSVP.

Tell us how you really feel.

What would you like to see happen at ABoR in 2019? What are we doing right? What are we less great on? Give me a shout at president@abor.com, or share your input on the Engage Portal. Have a great rest of the month!

Thank you,
Kevin P. Scanlan
2019 ABoR President


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