For more information, contact Jon Houser.
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017
Guidelines and Qualifications
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.
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 here.
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 Program of the Year; however, programs that have previously won this award are not eligible. NOTE: Only programs offered in the current year are eligible.
|2016||Houston Association of REALTORS||Contracts and Compliance|
|2015||Austin Board of REALTORS||Professional Standards for REALTORS|
|2014||MetroTex Association of REALTORS||Contract Proficiency|
|2011||Houston Association of REALTORS||Legally Speaking|
|2010||Austin Board of REALTORS||Real Estate Reality: Leasing; Property Management; Beyond the Basics|
|2009||MetroTex Assoctiation of REALTORS||Back-up, Contingent, and Multiple Offers|
|2016||Houston Association of REALTORS||REALTOR Launch|
|2015||San Antonio Board of REALTORS||Rookie to Pro|
|2014||MetroTex Association of REALTORS||DFW New Home Specialist Certification|
|2013||MetroTex Association of REALTORS||Building a Successful Real Estate Business|
|2012||Houston Assoction of REALTORS||HAR Member Outreach: Bringing HAR Tools to You|
|2011||MetroTex Association of REALTORS||Technology: Analysis or Paralysis|
|2010||MetroTex Association of REALTORS||Prospecting 101, 102, and 103|
|2009||San Antonio Board of REALTORS||Embracing Online Networking; Learning how Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are impacting your business|
Series or Shorts Category
MetroTex Association of REALTORS®
Collin County Association of REALTORS®
A Professional Series
A Professional Series
|2015||Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS||YPN Speaker Series|
|2014||Houston Association of REALTORS||Meeting and Exceeding Consumer Expectations|
|2013||Houston Association of REALTORS||HAR International|
|2012||MetroTex Association of REALTORS||MetroTechies-Social Media Training|
|2011||Austin Board of REALTORS||Technology 101, 102, and 103|
|2010||Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS||Starbucks Sessions|
|2009||Houston Association of REALTORS||Social Media Pro|
MetroTex Association of REALTORS
Austin Board of REALTORS and Bill Evans
San Antonio Board of REALTORS
Agent and Consumer Advocacy
Hands on zipForm
|2015||Williamson County Association of REALTORS||Selling Real Estate in Williamson County|
|2014||Greater Denton Wise County Association of REALTORS||Red Hot Real Estate: Should I Sell or Should I Wait?|
|2013||San Antonio Board of REALTORS||Heroes Welcome Home|
|2012||MetroTex Assoction of REALTORS||Texas Certified Leasing Specialist & Texas Certified Leasing and Property Manager|
|2011||San Antonio Board of REALTORS||Safety (REALTOR Assault)|
|2010||Houston Association of REALTORS||Htown Day|
|2009||Austin Board of REALTORS||Online Learning Communities|