MLS Meeting and Tours

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

 

MetroTex Adopts Policy to Address Covid-19 Pandemic

To protect the health and safety of MetroTex members, staff and visitors to our Dallas facility and five satellite offices during the Covid-19 outbreak, MetroTex has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming courses and events from now until April 30. This includes in-person new-member orientation, continuing education classes, designation courses and area MLS meetings. This also includes offsite events such as area workshops and TREPAC events. MetroTex will continue to monitor the situation through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Board of Directors will also consider advice from Dallas County and surrounding municipalities before deciding to open in-person courses and our facilities.

In light of the Governor’s address this afternoon, MetroTex joins in to support social distancing protocols, and putting in place new procedures to limit the potential spread of the virus. The situation will be evaluated again on or before April 30th. Committee meetings will remain on the calendar as scheduled, but will be accessed only by conference call. No in-person meetings of our committees, work groups or the Board of Directors will be held. Thank you for your understanding. Please be safe, and we look forward to serving you at full capacity when the CDC determines the time is appropriate.

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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:
Doug Selzer 972-322-8073
Jill Carpenter 214-828-4300

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

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

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
Jason Corpuz 972-783-1919

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

 

 

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Location: TBD

Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month

Time: TBD

Tour Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Area Representative: TBD

Upcoming meeting information

Meeting date: No meeting scheduled for 2020

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: Marilyn Jones 972-783-0000

Upcoming Tour Information

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

Meeting Date: 1st Wednesday of each month

Tour Representative:
Kevin Robinson 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

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

Greenville/Hunt County Meeting
Location: Meetings and dates are TBD until further notice

Meeting Date: Every 2nd Wednesday

Time: 12:00 noon

Area Representative:
Kathleen Hunnicutt  – 903-455-6614

Notes: Lunch will be served.

Meeting information:

Meeting date: Meetings and dates are TBD until further notice.

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

Barbara Martin-Powell 817-329-8850

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

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

 

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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:
Patricia Tafoya Valenzuela 214-682-7157

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

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

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

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

Linda Callicutt 214-453-1850

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

Meeting location: The Rockwall REALTOR Workshop will replace our traditional monthly tour meeting. The Center 108 E. Washington Street, Rockwall TX 75087

Meeting day: Second Wednesday of each month.

Breakfast – 8:30 a.m.

Meeting – 9:00 a.m.

Rockwall Area Representatives:

Delisa Lapinsky 972-772-7000

Royse City Area Representatives: 

Cathy Harris 972-771-9001

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

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: Abe Fox 469-222-4052

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

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

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 Abe Fox 469-222-4052

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

Meeting Date: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday

Time: 8:00 am

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

Area Representatives:
Tracy Dotie Hill  214.536.7587
Sarah Coats 903-330-4962

All tour meetings are suspended until May, 1st

 

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All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

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:
Keesha Moore 214-334-3206
Jennifer Pennebaker 972-293-4550

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

All tour meetings are suspended until August 1, 2020

 

Additional Notes
Home tour to follow meeting. To qualify, listings must be in areas 1, 2, 3, or 28. The deadline to get homes on tour is Monday before the meeting at Noon! We look forward to seeing you!

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