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THE ST. LOUIS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® announced that the election for its 2011 Officers and Directors will be held from Wednesday, September 1, 2010 through Monday, September 20, 2010 at noon. The following offices are open for election: PRESIDENT-ELECT VICE PRESIDENT/TREASURER 5-REALTOR® DIRECTORS 1-REALTOR® ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR 1-NAR DIRECTOR NOMINATION: Nomination and consent to serve forms are available from SLAR. ELECTION DEADLINE: First Day to File for Election: July 23, 2010 Last Day to File for Election: August 6, 2010 Online Voting Opens: September 1, 2010 Online Voting Closes: September 20, 2010 (0 comments)
This month, we focus on a local non-profit Web Innovations and Technology Services ("WITS") who is the largest non-profit electronics recycler in Missouri. Under Missouri law, electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, cell phones, cordless telephones, and monitors are classified as "hazardous waste" and must be collected and disposed by regulated collection sites because electronic equipment often contains heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and even PCBs. Although there are a number of commercial electronics recyclers in the St. Louis area, there is only one with a strong track record of re-use and recycling.
Our next networking and fundraising event is the 2010 WCR Expo & Fashion Show entitled "Passion for Fashion" to be held on November 10, 2010, at the Sheraton Westport Chalet where local real estate professionals will model clothing generously provided by Macy’s-St. Peters and will collect gently used business clothing for Dress for Success. Dress for Success is a local charitable organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools. The 2010 Expo & Fashion Show will include: Vendor Expo Business Networking Reception with Free Drink Tickets (0 comments)
The following cases may be relevant to your real estate practice in Missouri: City's real estate "for sale" restriction requiring a certificate of code compliance prior to marketing a home for sale declared invalid. City of Bellefontaine Neighbors v. Scatizzi, Appeal No. 92965 (Missouri Court of Appeal Eastern District) Attorney's fees incurred to clear title due to filing of invalid mechanic's lien claim recoverable as special damages in slander of title case. Lau v. Pugh, Appeal No. 29289 (Missouri Court of Appeals for the Southern District) Lender may sue original owner for fraud and negligent representation for non-disclosure of flooding (0 comments)
The Metropolitan St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS® is pleased to announce a new member benefit from Fedex Kinkos. Starting August 1, 2010, chapter members will receive the following discounts from Fedex Kinkos: 30% discount on black/white or color copying 10% discount on all other services The discount does not apply to: specialty quoted large jobs outsourced products and services notary services, office supplies shipping services ink jet cartridges video conferencing services equipment rental conference room rental Sony Picture Stations gift certificates specialty papers custom calendars holiday promotion greeting cards postage The discount is available at Fedex (1 comments)
MAN AUCTION The Metropolitan St. Louis Council of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® hosted its third networking and fundraising event for the year – the 2010 MAN AUCTION – on July 15 at the Jive & Wail Dueling Piano Bar in Maplewood.
The night started with a live auction of 13 men on the 2010 "Man-u" including: Craig Adams - Vino Vitae - Wine Class and Tasting Jeff Pfitzer - USA Mortgage - Happy Hour at Iggy's Mexican Restaurant Brian Magill - Expert REALTORS - Home Design Consultation with Coordinating Lifestyles Bob Sargent - USA Mortgage - 4 (0 comments)
On a regular basis, the Legacy Project will be publishing articles relating to chapter management. The articles are not definitive and should be used only as a guide. The articles may relate to specific positions or may relate to specific topics. We hope that these articles will be of assistance to future chapter leaders. THE ROLE OF MEETING MINUTES Minutes of a meeting are invaluable to chapter leaders and members. Minutes serve a number of purposes and uses beyond simply recording events and decisions – such as: REVIEW OF PAST ACTIVITIES: Minutes record past stances and positions taken by individual (0 comments)
ELECTION OF OFFICERS: The Missouri Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the election of the following members as its 2011 Missouri State Chapter Officers: President – Carol Harris (Kansas City Northland Chapter) President-Elect – Jan Thomas (Metropolitan St. Louis Chapter) Treasurer – Donna Joerling (St. Charles County Chapter) Secretary – Michelle Silies (Metropolitan St. Louis Chapter) Governor – Caroleen Ferrell (South Central Missouri Chapter) WCR Missouri President Barbara commented “We are fortunate to have such an incredible pool of talented real estate professionals to assist our chapters in growing their membership and delivering quality educational (0 comments)
IN THIS MONTH'S E-ZINE President's Message, p. 1 Editor's Notes, p. 2 2010 Man Auction, p. 3 Business Resource Meeting - June, 2010, p. 4 Article - Special Considerations When Working with Seniors in Missouri, p. 5 Article - Aging-in-Place Inspections, p. 8 WCR LIVE - Sales Training with Steve Hoffacker, p. 11 WCR-STL Leadership Series - The Evolution of Leadership, p.11 Article - Spotting Real Estate Trends - Federal Reserve Bank Publications, p. 14 Article - Missouri Blue Book - Your Guide to Your Local and State Government, p. 16 Article - What Does Complaining Get Us?, p.17 Article (0 comments)
Top Three Mistakes to Avoid in Your eZine Campaign Using an eZine (Electronic Newsletter) as a part of your overall Internet Marketing plan can be a powerful way to achieve your marketing goals. Less experienced marketers commit a number of common mistakes that may cause your targeted list to opt-out. Here are several common mistakes to avoid in your eZine campaign. 1) Sending Out Promotions Rather than News All Internet marketing, including your eZine, should focus on building long-lasting relationships with your subscribers over time. If your eZine message is consistently aimed at prompting an immediate sale, you'll find a steady (0 comments)
Our next exciting WCR-Metro St. Louis fundraising event is the 2010 MAN AUCTION on July 15, 2010 (6-8 pm) at the Jive & Wail Dueling Piano Bar in Maplewood (7376 Manchester Road). Doors open at 6 pm, Man Auction begins at 6:30 pm and the dueling piano entertainment goes for 8 pm until who knows when. What's this all about? Having a great time with your fellow WCR members and guests while bidding on exciting items, services and "men" to raise money for our local Women's Council of REALTORS®. All funds raised go towards programming, training and development of our members.Just a sampling of (0 comments)
Benefits of WordPress for Blogs & Websites As the Internet evolves from its technology to its software, and changes the way we communicate, it has opened us to a whole new world of social media. Blogging is one such evolving method of communication, and WordPress is one of the foremost accepted platforms for people wanting to get into the blogging action. Evolving Software WordPress is free, web-based software that is open source, which means it is available for developers to build upon and alter at will. Over time, its open source flexibility has allowed WordPress to become a content management (2 comments)
WCR LIVE - SALES TRAINING WITH STEVE HOFFACKER - 07/01/10 01:40 AM
Missed the show? Listen to the archived show at www.blogtalkradio.com/wcrlive. Via Ryan Shaughnessy, Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner (PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com): This month's WCR LIVE - BROKER CONFERENCE CALL featured an interview by hosts Klaus Bank and Ryan Shaughnessy with sales and marketing strategist Steve Hoffacker. In this segment, Steve Hoffacker discussed the importance of "scoring" your customers and working smarter. Topics discussed on the show included: Qualifying the Customer Using Objective Criteria to Rate your Customers Rate, Score and Rank your Customers Prioritizing Customers Based on Likelihood of Purchase Structuring Work Based Customer Score If you (0 comments)
Last year, the Leadership Series participants presented a discussion on the power of participation. One of the greatest assets of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® is the access that it provides to experienced industry leaders as well as the leadership training and opportunities that are provided at the state and local levels. Leaders aren’t born. Leaders evolve and grow over time. So, the question is: How do I become a leader? STAGE 1 – PARTICIPATION. It is not often that someone joins an organization and is instantly recognized as a leader. It starts on a much smaller scale. It starts (0 comments)
We Want Our Seniors & Disabled Juniors to Stay in their Homes, But Are They Capable of LIVING In & Negotiating Within Their Homes, still? AGING IN PLACE is the Terminology Used Seniors, with and without the help and support of their adult children are deciding, everyday whether to move out of the house, home & environment they have known for years and raised their family or move into an assisted living community where they know fewer people than who live next door to them. They can choose to stay in their own house and safely, independently, and comfortably (2 comments)
Via Ryan Shaughnessy, Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner (PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com): For over 100 years, the Missouri Secretary State has published the Missouri Blue Book (also known as the “Office Manual for Missouri”). It is an invaluable guide for real estate agents and brokerages that handle relocations, specialize in the marketing and sale of historic or commercial properties or that market to a niche group such as senior housing or low income housing. It is also an invaluable tool for those who simply want to keep abreast of political developments (1 comments)
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