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More than 900 Texas REALTORS® gather in Austin

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Prominent speakers and expanded offerings draw largest crowd

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Mar 05 2007 — AUSTIN

More than 900 REALTORS® from across the state attended the Texas REALTORS® Winter Meeting, Feb. 23-27 at the Hyatt Regency. Exceeding attendance numbers of the last 15 years, the association's 2007 meeting featured enhanced educational opportunities and nationally recognized keynote speakers.

During the five-day annual gathering, Texas REALTORS® heard from notable speakers including Gov. Rick Perry, Texas Monthly Senior Executive Editor Paul Burka and state Sen. Florence Shapiro. Meeting participants also heard from Mark Dotzour, chief economist with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, and Avis Wukasch, 2007 chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®.

Key topics discussed at the Austin meeting included property-appraisal reform, other legislative issues affecting homeowners,  commercial real estate trends, professional standards, international real estate, technology, customer service, property leasing and risk reduction.

In addition to educational sessions and speakers, the Texas Association of REALTORS® honored its Education Program of the Year, Educator of the Year, William C. Jennings Commercial Transaction of the Year, Omega Tau Rho designates and Realtor of the Year.

About the Texas Association of REALTORS®

With more than 110,000 members, the Texas Association of REALTORS® is a professional membership organization that represents all aspects of real estate in Texas. We advocate on behalf of Texas REALTORS® and private-property owners to keep homeownership affordable, protect private-property rights, and promote public policies that benefit homeowners. Visit to learn more.

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