Education Programs of the Year Awards

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These four awards are designed to recognize innovative local association education programs that meet member needs and increase the quality of professionalism in the real estate field. The awards are presented during Winter Meeting in Austin. 

The nomination deadline is Dec. 5, 2015. 

Contact Jon Houser for more information. 

Nomination guidelines and qualifications

Individual programs may be entered in any or all of the following categories:

Includes courses covering a broad range of topics such as contracts, breach of contract, financial obligations, broker responsibility, agency relationships, client obligations, disclosure, misrepresentation, laws, offer presentation and negotiation, MLS rules, fair housing rules, or other such topics.

Includes courses designed to help agents list, price, promote, advertise, and sell properties. Also includes strategies to gain seller and buyer clients, how to market to those clients or marketing retention strategies, building repeat business or a referral network, or entering new market segments. Can also discuss particular strategies such as farming, print, online, incorporating technology, etc.

Series or shorts
Includes a short class devoted to a hot topic or an issue that members are struggling with, a series of classes focusing on different aspects of an issue or further in-depth exploration of the same problem. It could be your most popular class that is either always requested or an education staple. It can serve to give clients an overview of a new issue or market change or provide weekly or monthly tips to REALTORS®.

Examples for a series might include: staging, open house tips, and providing feedback to clients; or preliminary lender information and requirements, money needed for an offer, including downpayment amount, and funds needed at closing, including tax escrows, etc.

Includes any course not in the above categories that helps agents achieve, excel, motivate, prosper, and ultimately better serve homebuyers and sellers. Did your association create a course based on member feedback, to respond to a specific need in the industry, or to help agents diversify their business? Do you have a new twist on an old trick, a new approach to a well-known problem, or a new delivery method or concept? Enter it in this category.

All Texas Association of REALTORS® local associations may nominate programs that they sponsor or co-sponsor (seminars, workshops, training programs, orientations, etc.) for the Education Programs of the Year; however, programs that have previously won this award are not eligible. NOTE: Only programs offered in the current year are eligible.