Spring Clean Your Business with ABoR

Happy spring, Central Texas REALTORS®! Just as the selling season is heating up, so are the ways to plug in and boost your business with ABoR and Unlock MLS. I am excited to announce we’re launching a new member benefit or upgrade almost every month this year (sometimes twice in one month!) and are offering ways for you to share your voice, showcase your expertise, and celebrate your wins! Here’s what you need to know for the upcoming month.

What’s New

March 19 | Matrix Upgrade

Matrix is getting a modern new look that’s truly mobile-friendly, plus a simplified new search module that will streamline your processes. I have demo’d it in advance of the launch, and you are going to love it! Go to www.ABoR.com/Matrix to get specific details, watch video tutorials, and sign up for free Unlock MLS training on how to maximize these upgrades in your day-to-day processes.

April 23 | Cubicasa

If you’ve used Cubicasa before, you know that it’s a very convenient app for producing 2D and 3D floorplans in a flash. Starting April 23, all Unlock MLS subscribers will gain access to Cubicasa as part of their subscription! We’ll begin sharing details on our Cubicasa launch starting in early April, so stay tuned!

Now Available! Free Forewarn Benefit

Oh, and ICYMI, ABoR launched another free member benefit, Forewarn, in early March. This is one of the best prospect screening and background check solutions on the market for REALTORS®, and it’s super easy to download and learn how to use. Visit www.ABoR.com/Forewarn to claim your account and run your first report in minutes!

Ways to Engage

April 1–5 | ABoR Bylaws Vote

The Board of Directors has proposed four changes to our ABoR Bylaws related to the makeup and qualifications of Board Members in addition to the corporate structure of ABoR. These changes expand leadership opportunities for new leaders, ensure continuity of board leadership when/if the market changes, and ensure the highest ethical standards for our association.

The upcoming vote, which will take place April 1–5, is an important opportunity for you to shape the governance of your association. Your voice and your vote matter.

Learn more about the board-recommend changes, how they would impact our association, and how to vote at www.ABoR.com/Bylaws. Your voice and your vote matter! If you have any questions or concerns whatsoever, please contact me at president@abor.com.

April 16 | Market Shift Conversations Powered by ABoR Advocacy

Our Market Shift Conversations event is a collaboration with ABoR Advocacy and our in-house economic research arm. If you’re looking for fresh ways to demonstrate your expertise to clients or help them navigate housing affordability and accessibility challenges (which is, ahem, everyone), you’ll want to make time for this event!

Dr. Clare Losey, our housing economist, will present new research on the impact of lot size on the total cost of homeownership in Central Texas. Then, you’ll put that data into action with a Policy Teams-driven panel on proposed changes to the City of Austin’s Land Development Code, including 3-units by right and reducing the residential minimum lot size. Register to attend in person or virtually at www.ABoR.com/Events.

May 10 | ABoR Industry Awards Fire & Ice Gala at Kalahari Resort

Tickets are on sale nowAre you ready for the hottest night in real estate? If you’ve ever attended our annual Industry Awards Gala, you know you’re in for an unforgettable evening! The fun begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour featuring drinks, light bites, and entertainment that will really burn down the house. Dinner, along with the unveiling of the 2023 Industry Awards winners, will follow at 7 p.m. This is my favorite event of the year, and I personally cannot wait!

Plus, stick around after the award ceremony to hear the iconic Matchmaker Band play as we break the ice and dance the night away! Get your tickets before they’re gone at www.ABoR.com/Celebrate.

Friends, this is only a snapshot of some of the events, classes, and offerings happening in the next 30 days. There’s so much more that I don’t have room to share here. Visit www.ABoR.com to get the full scoop and ensure you’re subscribed to ABoR and Unlock MLS communications in the Member Portal so that you never miss an update!

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