MLS Meeting and Tours

GREATER METRO MLS AREA MEETINGS AND TOURS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

The Greater Metro MLS (GMMLS) adopts the following procedures and policies for conducting area meetings and organized tours. These policies shall apply to all MLS areas covered by the GMMLS. Any changes to policies must be approved by the GMMLS Committee and Board of Directors prior to implementation.

MLS Tours/Caravans:

Area meetings may host a tour at designated times.Tours must adhere to the following policies:

1. Listings for tour shall be entered into the MLS Open House/Tour system or other designated method by the published time and date deadline for that area. No additional properties will be accepted after the deadline.
2. MLS tour sheet (which may be amended from time to time) shall include the following: MLS #, Broker Code, Broker Phone, Mapsco, Address, Area, List Price, and Description. Host office or designated person will pull from on-line data, as applicable, for only designated area, as set by local area and use MetroTex Announcements cover sheet.
3. MLS tour sheets will be available exclusively to current Participants and Subscribers and distribution will be monitored by the area chairperson, in conformity with area rules. ALL MLS TOUR INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL AND SHALL NOT BE FURNISHED TO ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS.
4. Only Participants and Subscribers or their employees or assistants or the owner(s)
may conduct an open house on MLS tour.
5. All prospective buyers and tenants must be accompanied by a Participant or Subscriber on an MLS tour, unless previous arrangements have been made with the Listing Participant holding the house open on tour.
6. Access to tour homes shall be limited to Participants and Subscribers during tour hours and while a Participant or Subscriber is present on duty. A home may be left unattended with the owner’s authorization (i) if the property is vacant and so noted or (ii) if an Electronic KeyBox has been placed on the property. A flag will be placed in the yard as agreed upon by local area.
7. If an emergency prohibits the property from being open, notice must be posted on the door that “Tour is Cancelled” as soon as practicable.
8. A listing may be held open for tour only one time (exceptions may be only when agreed upon by local area).
9. Properties which are advertised as being “open” (i.e., classified advertising, directional, and “open” signs) to the general public during tour hours will not be eligible to be included on the MLS tour.
10. Alcohol shall not be served at tour homes during tour hours. All advertised events and promotions, including brunches, luncheons, prizes and awards, shall be held after regular tour hours.
11. Participants and Subscribers going on MLS tour of homes will sign a “sign-in” sheet and furnish proper I.D., if requested.
12. The Lockbox combinations and private gate codes shall NOT appear on tour sheets or be announced at MLS area meetings.
13. Any lock box/KeyBox rule or procedure or policies of the Association or the MLS shall be in strict compliance with the applicable rules, procedures and policies of the National Association of REALTORS with respect to lock boxes/KeyBoxes.

Area Meetings:

Designated Area representatives shall be responsible for the organization of meetings and tours.

Each MLS Area reserves the authority to decide the following matters:

· Selection of meeting site, time and program
· Time of tours or caravans
· Time and method of handing out tour sheets
· Deadline for submission of tour information
· Each area chair may assign an affiliate member to assist with policing MLS
attendees and possibly with other meeting responsibilities
· Area may utilize Broker sponsors to host meetings and schedule speakers

All meetings shall follow GMMLS policies:

1. Attendees at MLS area meetings must be current Participants or Subscribers of the MLS or Affiliate Members or Additional Affiliates of the Association or of a NTREIS participating association of REALTORS.

2. Only materials/flyers from Participants, Subscribers, Affiliates and other items as approved by the Association may be distributed at area tour meetings. Such distribution shall not cause the entry or exit to meeting facility to be blocked.

3. Topics for all speakers at MLS Area meetings shall be educational in nature or promote Association/MLS activities and shall not be used for the promotion, marketing or sale of products or services of commercial vendors.

4. If any elected officials and/or political candidates are invited to speak at/attend an MLS meeting in their official capacity, the following guidelines must be adhered to:

a. When any public official or political candidate is invited to speak at or attend an MLS meeting, the MetroTex Government Affairs Department shall be notified in advance.

b. During an election cycle and prior to MetroTex’s endorsement announcement, candidates invited to speak at/attend an MLS meeting, can be introduced from the podium and may “meet and greet” and hand out their campaign literature: however, they should not be given time to speak from the podium.

c. If an MLS area wants to have a candidate forum for a meeting program, all eligible candidates must be invited to participate or be offered the same opportunity to speak on another meeting day
d. Once MetroTex has announced endorsements, only those candidates who have received endorsement may be invited to speak at/attend an MLS meeting in their capacity as a candidate

Revised October 2010

Location: Pappadeaux’s, 3520 Oaklawn, Dallas Map

Meeting Date: Oak Lawn meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

Time: 9:30 am

Tour Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Deadline: Deadline for entry is the 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 12:00 pm

Area: 17

Area Representatives: George Hawkins 214-518-1458 & Mohammed Jaber 469-831-5542

Notes: Oak Lawn Tours weekly, then on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, they have a 9:30 continental breakfast meeting.

Upcoming Tour Information

Next Meeting Date: June 27, 2018

Speaker: Rob Elmore
Topic: New development in the Oak Lawn Neighborhood
Breakfast Sponsor: Mike Sarnacki
Affiliate Sponsor: Full House Moving

New Meeting location: Chandler’s Landing Yacht Club – 501 Yacht Club Drive Rockwall, TX 75032
Check in through the security gate to enter the facility

Meeting day: Second Wednesday of each month.

Breakfast – 8:30 a.m.

Meeting – 9:00 a.m.

Rockwall Area Representatives: Jerry Welch 972-800-3915

Royse City Area Representatives: Andrea Collins 972-771-9001

Upcoming Meeting Information 

Next Meeting Date: July 11, 2018

Location: Luby’s 6221 East Mockingbird Map

Meeting Date: 1st & 3rd Wednesday

Time: 9:00 am – 10 am  

Tour Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Deadline: Deadline for entry is every Tuesday at 12:00 pm

Area: 12, 18

Area Representatives:

Peter Loudis – 214.215.4269

Conner Cromeens – 214.674-9266

Notes: East Dallas Tours Weekly, then on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, they have an 8:30 breakfast meeting.

Meeting Date:  There will be no meeting July 4th but plan to join us July 18th.

 

Future Meeting Dates / Information

Meeting Date: October 3, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Michael Hinojosa, DISD Super Intendent
Topic: DISD Update
Sponsor: Ann Teague Broker, Ann Teague Real Estate

Location: Hunky’s Restaurant 321 North Bishop, Dallas Map

Meeting Date: 1st & 3rd Thursday

Time:  8:30AM – Breakfast and Networking
9:00AM – Presentations

Tour Time: 10:00am – 12:00 pm

Deadline: Deadline for entry is Wednesday at 12:00 pm

Area: 14, 15

Area Representative: Jeremy Moore 214-234-8000  and  Travis Lee-Moore 214-303-1174

Meeting Information 

Meeting Date:  There will be no meeting July 5th but plan to join us July 19th

Location: Watson Hall
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
9200 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75220
(the northwest corner of W Northwest Hwy. and Inwood Rd.)

Meeting Date: Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 

Time: 8:45 am

Tour Time: Areas 11 & 16 from 11:00-1:00, and Area 25 from 9:30-11:30.

Deadline: Deadline for entry is Monday at 12:00 pm

Area: 11, 16, 25

Area Representatives:  Janna Schick 214-354-2115 & Keith Tobas 214-368-4663

Upcoming meeting information

Next Meeting Date: June 26, 2018

Speaker: Candace Evans of CandysDirt.com
Topic: “Alexa, Buy Me a House!” What is the rapidly changing role of today’s real estate agent?
Broker Host: Sponsored by Carlisle Title
Breakfast Sponsor: Carlisle Title
Additional Notes: We will meet in our regular meeting room – Watson Hall – at Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church, Northwest Highway and Inwood Rd.

Location: Redrock Canyon Grill located at: 2221 E Southlake Blvd #360 Southlake, TX, 76092

Meeting Date: 3rd Wednesday

Time: 8:45am for breakfast with meeting and virtual agent tour to follow

Tour Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Agents are welcome to tour properties on tour, please remember to make appointments per that listings showing instructions

Virtual Tour has replaced the Caravan Tour for Areas 120 – 132

Deadline: Deadline for entry is every Tuesday at 2:00 pm

Area: 120 – 132

Area Representative: Sabrina Fernando 817-300-5754 & Melanie Thomas 817-310-5200

Notes: The tour covers Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, N. Richland Hills, Keller, Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake, Grapevine, And Trophy Club And Area 130.

 

Upcoming Meeting and Tour Information

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Date: 07/18/2018
Speaker: Keller ISD Superintendent – Dr Rick Westfall
Topic: Tax Ratification Election – With voter approval, KISD can generate an additional operating revenue while lowering the overall tax rate while putting more money back into KISD schools. If approved 9/8, the plan would bring in $19 million more in net operating funds for salaries, student programming and maintaining schools.
Breakfast Sponsor: Redrock Canyon Grill
Additional Notes: Join us at Redrock Canyon Grill 2221 E Southlake Blvd #360 Southlake, TX, 76092. 8:45am for breakfast with meeting and virtual agent tour to follow. To stay informed, please ‘like’ our Facebook group, and mark our notices as ‘see first’.  Facebook.com/NETCMLS

Date: 08/15/2018
Speaker: HEB Superintendent- Steve Chapman
Topic: HEB Superintendent- Steve Chapman updates us on Hurst Euless Bedford Independent School District.
Additional Notes: Join us at Redrock Canyon Grill 2221 E Southlake Blvd #360 Southlake, TX, 76092. 8:45am for breakfast with meeting and virtual agent tour to follow. To stay informed, please ‘like’ our Facebook group, and mark our notices as ‘see first’.  Facebook.com/NETCMLS

Date: 09/19/2018
Speaker: Steve Trine – MetroTex Global Business Council Manager
Topic: Steve Trine talks DFW Global Affairs
Additional Notes: Join us at Redrock Canyon Grill 2221 E Southlake Blvd #360 Southlake, TX, 76092. 8:45am for breakfast with meeting and virtual agent tour to follow. To stay informed, please ‘like’ our Facebook group, and mark our notices as ‘see first’.  Facebook.com/NETCMLS

Location: Taco Joint

100 S. Central Expressway

Richardson, TX 75080

Meeting Date: 3rd Tuesday

Time: 8:30 am

Tour Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Deadline: Deadline for entry is every Monday at 10:00 am

Area: 10,20, 23-24

Area Representative: Christine Sevin Burke 214-803-2960  & Sandra McKimmey 972-607-4000
Upcoming Meeting Information 

Meeting Date: July 17, 2018

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Location: Martinez Restaurant, 901 Gross Road Mesquite, TX 75149 Map

Meeting Date: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday

Time: 8:15 am

Deadline: Deadline for entry is every Monday at 12:00 pm

Area: 5, 12, 13, 19 (2nd Tuesday – East of 635) – (4th Tuesday – West of 635)

Area Representative: Kalani Hooker 214-435-7911 and Camile White 214-213-3562

Notes: $10 Entry fee per listing (cash only) paid at MLS meeting to Julie or Gale. Given away as drawing at the following MLS Meeting.

Upcoming meeting information

Meeting Date: June 26, 2018

Speaker: Kristen Hylton
Topic: New addendum’s

Location: Hilton Garden Inn 800 N. Main Street, Duncanville, TX 75116 Map

Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday

Time: 8:45 am – 10 am

Tour Time: MLS Home Tours for area immediately following the meeting.

Deadline: Deadline for entry is 2nd Monday at 12:00 pm

Areas: 1 (Cedar Hill), 2 (DeSoto), 3 (Lancaster), 28 (Duncanville)

Area Representative:  Derek Westley 214-862-5600  &  Tasha Penson 214-876-3502

Notes: Tour is limited to 13 properties 2 listings per agent

Date:  July 10, 2018

Location: Firewheel Golf Park 1535 E. Brand Road Garland TX 75044

Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday of each month

Time: 8:15am-9:30am

Deadline: Monday at 12:00 p.m., noon

Area Representative: Cindy Scholl 214-908-0289

 

Upcoming Tour Information

Date: July 12, 2018

Speaker: David Gibbons – Garland City Council
Topic: Very informative updates on current and future plans for the City of Garland.
Breakfast Sponsor: MLS Committee
Affiliate Sponsor: Kirk Watson – Focus Real Estate Inspections

Location:  Outlaw’s Bar-B-Que 2334 S. Beltline Grand Prairie, TX 75051.

Meeting Date: 1st Wednesday of each month

Tour Representative: Chuck Edwards 972-282-8888

Bring your listing fliers to share with your fellow REALTORS.

MetroTex Affiliate Members are Welcome and STRONGLY encouraged to attend and participate in this meeting.

During the meeting, the Association will also be soliciting your input on a monthly MLS tour and speakers for the meetings. Your input is crucial.

NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY – FREE BREAKFAST – GREAT NETWORKING

Time: 9:00 am

Upcoming Tour and Meeting Information

Date:  July 4, 2018 (no meeting)

Next Meeting Date: August 1, 2018

Location: Deno’s Kitchen and Spirits

8120 Lakeview Pkwy #100 Rowlett, TX  75088

Meeting Date:  1st Thursday

Time: 8:30 am

Tour Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Deadline: Deadline for entry is Wednesday at 12:00 pm

Area: 8

Area Representative: Jennifer Clark 214-599-8008

Notes: Rowlett meetings require listing agent to be present at tour meeting for listing to be toured.

Upcoming Meeting and Tour Information 

Next Meeting Date: August 2, 2018

Location: Devonshire Amenity Center

1201 Ravenhill Road, Forney, TX 75126

Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month

Time: 9:00am Breakfast & Networking – 9:00-9:30 Announcements & Speaker

Tour Time: 9:30-11:30

Area Representative: Kimberly Love 972-840-1400

 

Upcoming meeting information

Date: July 10, 2018