This is a truly historical time for Austin’s housing market. With nearly a decade of record-breaking home sales activity and near-zero inventory across the region, this is the strongest sellers’ market Austin REALTORS® have ever experienced. It’s tough out there, but I can assure you that ABoR is doing everything we can to have you sailing into 2021 with ease! Here are three ways you can stay in the game in a hot market, along with events, classes, and resources that will help you be your best.
ThinkUp LIVE | March 23
First and foremost, you’ve got to get your mindset right. When we get busy and overwhelmed, it can be all-too-easy to sacrifice taking care of ourselves in our service to others. Counterintuitively, however, we make the biggest and brightest impact when we prioritize daily habits that center and restore us.
That’s exactly what we’ll be covering at our first ThinkUp LIVE event on March 23. That’s right, ThinkUp is back! We're launching a new, quarterly ThinkUp LIVE series through our virtual ABoR On-Air platform with world-renowned author and speaker Hal Elrod. If you know anything about Hal, you know he’s the world-renowned, bestselling author of The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secrets Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8 AM).
In an intimate conversation with journalist Jenny Hoff, Hal will share his harrowing journey from surviving multiple near-death experiences to building a successful business that has helped millions around the world reach their full potential. REALTORS® will leave this conversation with powerful daily habits that help you reclaim your sanity and thrive amidst hyper-complex deals and a lightning-fast housing market.
Plus, we’ll be revealing our 2020 ABoR Industry Awards winners immediately after Hal’s conversation! You’re not going to want to miss it, so get your $15 ticket NOW at ABoR.com/Events. Plus, the first 100 people to register will receive FREE access to Hal’s new movie, The Miracle Morning!
Code of Ethics Powered by ABoR
Second, you’ve got to stay up to date on industry changes. In case you missed it, TREC Legal Update II no longer satisfies the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics requirement. In light of these changes, we’ve launched a FREE Code of Ethics course via ABoR On-Air and AceableAgent: Code of Ethics Powered by ABoR. This new course has fresh, real-world case studies and dives deeper into the recent Code of Ethics changes prohibiting hate speech in all areas of a REALTOR®’s conduct. In addition to fulfilling NAR's Code of Ethics requirement, it also provides three hours of CE credit! Our next ABoR On-Air class is March 5 and members can sign up at ABoR.com/Calendar.
Time (and Sanity) Saving Resources
Finally, you’ve got to maximize your time and productivity. Here are just a few ABoR member resources that help keep your business moving efficiently:
- MLS Quick Tips Training Center: Learn need-to-know MLS tips on the go such as saving automated emails, customizing Hot Sheets, and wildcard search in these short how-to videos.
- AceableAgent: This is our most popular member benefit! Get your FREE 18-hours of CE license renewal (including our new Code of Ethics course) anytime, anywhere, from any device.
- Austin Business Journal: Never miss a breaking news alert with an Austin Business Journal digital subscription. ABoR members can subscribe for just $50, or 60 percent off regular subscription rates. Claim your subscription now at ABoR.com/ABJ.
- ABoR.com Document Library: You’ll want to bookmark this one! Our new, online Document Library (ABoR.com/Documents) is your one-stop-shop for easy access to forms, market statistics, Board minutes and agendas, and more. PS – you can also bookmark ABoR.com/Livestream and never miss a Board Meeting livestream again!
This article previously ran in RealtyLine Austin's February edition here.