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: 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:

Conner Cromeens 214-674-9266
Doug Selzer 972-322-8073

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

Upcoming Meeting Information 

Meeting date: June 5, 2019

Location: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

561 W Campbell Rd 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 Representatives:

John Gallent 214-802-0247
Sandra McKimmey 214-803-4625

Upcoming Meeting Information 

Join us Tuesday, May 21st at our new location: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop  561 W Campbell Rd Richardson Tx 75080.
Speaker: Candy Evans
Topic: Disruption in Real Estate: What Real Estate Agents and Reporters Have in Common

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Location: Alfredos Restaurant 111 E HWY 80 Forney Texas 75126. 10am – 11am 

Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month

Time: 10am – 11am Breakfast & Networking + Announcements & Speaker

Tour Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Area Representative: Molly Pennington 214-600-0670

Upcoming meeting information

Meeting date: June 11, 2019

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: Eric Scholl 202-805-3811

Upcoming Tour Information

Meeting Date: Thursday, June 13th

Speaker: Chris Offner
Topic: He will be giving an a review on the economy and housing in the DFW area.
Breakfast Sponsor: MLS Committee
Affiliate Sponsor: Chris Ibezim – Perry Homes

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

Meeting date: Wednesday, June 5th

Greenville/Hunt County Meeting
Location: The Oaks Country Club, 271 W Jack Finney Blvd., Greenville, TX 75402

Meeting Date: Every 2nd Wednesday

Time: 12:00 noon

Area Representative:
Cathy Beane – 903-366-1749

Notes: Lunch will be served.

Meeting date: There will be no meeting in May, our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 12th.

Location: IL PARADISO, Downstairs in Stacy Furniture.

1900 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

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

To put a home on virtual tour- mark as Broker Open for the day and time of the event, prior to 2pm the day before.

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 Representatives:

Chris Soignier 817 -480-9514

Melanie Thomas 817-714-5745

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

Meeting date: Wednesday, June 19th 

To put a home on virtual tour- mark as Broker Open for the day and time of the event, prior to 2pm the day before.

Meeting date: Wednesday, July 17th

Speaker: Barb Bach
Topic: Personalizing Results in MLS & Tax. (1Hr CE)
Additional Notes: Breakfast and networking begin at 8:45 with meeting and virtual agent tour to follow.

New location IL PARADISO, Downstairs in Stacy Furniture. 1900 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

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To put a home on virtual tour- mark as Broker Open for the day and time of the event, prior to 2pm the day before.

Meeting date: Wednesday, October 16th

Speaker: WJ Miles – MetroTex
Topic: Options using MLS (1Hr CE)
Additional Notes: Breakfast and networking begin at 8:45 with meeting and virtual agent tour to follow.

IL PARADISO, Downstairs in Stacy Furniture. 1900 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

To stay informed, please ‘like’ our Facebook group, and mark our notices as ‘see first’.

To put a home on virtual tour- mark as Broker Open for the day and time of the event, prior to 2pm the day before.

**To stay informed, please “like” our facebook group, and mark our notices as “see first”. (https://www.facebook.com/netcmls)

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 Representatives:

Travis Lee-Moore 817-751-4221
Patricia Tafoya Valenzuela 214-682-7157

Meeting Information

Meeting date: Thursday, June 6th

 

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:

Joshua Vernon 214-226-2287
Bess Dickson 214-736-3921

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

Meeting Information

Meeting date: Wednesday, May 22nd

NEW LOCATION:
Café Express 5600 W Lovers Lane #109 Dallas Tx 75209

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:

Ted Bangs 214-543-6703

Keith Tobas 917-912-5738

Upcoming meeting information
Meeting date:
June 11, 2019 (no meeting on May 28th due to Memorial Day holiday)

Meeting Area: Park Cities – North Dallas Meeting
Speaker: Matthew Church – Governmental Affairs w/ MetroTex
Topic: Federal Changes effecting Realtors
Broker Host: Coldwell Banker Global Luxury (Linda Callicut)
Breakfast Sponsor: Cafe Express

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:

Coleman Taylor 972-639-8085
Jaclyn England 214-784-0540

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

Upcoming Meeting Information

Meeting date: Wednesday, June 12th

Speaker: Ryan Miller
Topic: Ryan is the Director of Planning for Rockwall. He will give an overview for Rockwall in the upcoming months and years.

 

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 972-655-9230

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: Thursday, June 6th

Speaker: Anjelica Solano, NTTA Public Relations
Topic: Update on What’s new with NTTA?
Breakfast Sponsor: MetroTex
Affiliate Sponsor: Diane Davis, North American Title

Please visit www.facebook.com/rowlettmlsmeeting for house tour details and additional info about our speaker.
Want to put a house on tour? Please text Jennifer Clark 972-655-9230

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 Representatives:

Kalani Hooker 214-435-7911
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: May 28, 2019

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 Representatives:

Aundrea Allen  972-896-9668
Keesha Moore 214-334-3206

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

Upcoming meeting information
Meeting date: May 21, 2019