ON DEMAND

The virtual #ShapingTexas Conference inspired, educated, and entertained. The conference ended Sept. 3, but you can stream the below sessions on demand.
Note: The education sessions are for information only and cannot be used to earn CE. Also, some sessions require a Texas REALTORS® login.
Monday, August 31, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT
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Chairman's Installation

Enjoy an installation like no other. Black tie is optional during this celebration—in fact, shoes are optional, too! You won’t want to miss this event that celebrates current and incoming leaders, including 2021 Chairman Marvin Jolly, Chairman-Elect Russell Berry, Secretary/Treasurer Marcus Phipps, and regional vice presidents.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CT
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What's Fair in Fair Housing

Instructor Marion Napoleon

Understanding fair housing laws is essential as the country becomes more and more of a melting pot. This course shows you how to implement a diversity and inclusion plan into your work ethics and practice and demonstrate creative and ways fair housing is being implemented. You will learn training strategies and roadmaps to make you aware of overt and subtle ways that can violate fair housing law. Whether engaged in listing, sales, leasing, or property management, you will find areas of law applicable to your day-to-day encounters.

Sponsor: JP & Associates

This session is available for viewing and information only and does not afford CE credit in this format.
To view available CE courses, visit
https://www.texasrealestate.com/members/education/courses/

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
8:00 AM- 10:00 AM CT
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Diversity in Real Estate: Culture Makes a Difference

Instructor Socar Chatmon Thomas  

This course gives an overview of the various motivators and societal norms within differing cultures in the housing market.It provides you with knowledge to better understand and work with different cultural groups without causing offense. The course covers differing sales techniques that lead toward success and outlines cultural taboos to avoid. You'll be encouraged to embrace diversity in your real estate practice and will learn about the people who make up the local market, their values, customs, real estate needs, and expectations.

Sponsor: SEI/NAVICA

This session is available for viewing and information only and does not afford CE credit in this format.
To view available CE courses, visit
https://www.texasrealestate.com/members/education/courses/


Tuesday, September 1, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
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Overcoming Appraisal Obstacles

Instructor Candy Cooke  

One of the most nerve-wracking and misunderstood parts of a real estate transaction is the appraisal. Becoming familiar with the processes, changes, and requirements of this important report will help you succeed. Learn about the ways to prepare for the appraisal and help eliminate some of the heartache for the clients. Understand when to challenge an appraisal and how to do it professionally.


This session is available for viewing and information only and does not afford CE credit in this format.
To view available CE courses, visit https://www.texasrealestate.com/members/education/courses/

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM CT
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¡Texas REALTORS®️ en Español!

Keys to Building a Strong Network and a Wealth of Opportunities Between Texas & Mexico.

As a real estate professional you know how strong the business and cultural connection is between Texas and Mexico, however, have you unlocked the true potential of these two markets yet? Are you connected to the right people? *Join us on this panel featuring leaders from the National Association of REALTORS®️ and AMPI, NAR´s bilateral partner in Mexico, which will provide you with information and tools that will help you better leverage a great REALTOR®️ network in both markets and also referral opportunities so you can take your cross border business to the next level.

*Panel will be fully conducted in Spanish.


Claves para generar una red de contactos sólida y acceder a grandes oportunidades entre Texas y México.

Usted conoce como profesional inmobiliario la estrecha y sólida relación existente entre Texas y México, no obstante ¿Está aprovechando el verdadero potencial que ambos mercados ofrecen? ¿Está construyendo relaciones con los profesionales adecuados? * En este panel, que contará con líderes tanto de la National Association REALTORS®, como de AMPI, socio global de la National Association of REALTORS® en México, le ofreceremos información y herramientas para que pueda beneficiarse al máximo no sólo de una fantástica red de REALTORS® en ambos mercados, sino también de excelentes oportunidades de para referir y recibir clientes, lo cual hará que su negocio suba al siguiente nivel.  

*El panel se desarrollará íntegramente en español.

Sponsor: TREPAC

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM CT
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Unified: Rising Above Division to Lead

Keynote Speaker: Trey Gowdy
Division is common in politics, but transformative change is found in unity. A unifying common cause will create an impact felt long past the political winds of today. Former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy is known for seeking common ground throughout his political and legal careers. He and Sen. Tim Scott shared this approach in their bestselling book, Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country. You won’t want to miss this message of unity and leadership.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM CT
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Centennial Celebration

Celebrate 100 years of #ShapingTexas with entertainment from members from across the state. Hear how the association and its members have positively influenced the real estate industry. And see how REALTORS® are making a difference in their communities every day with the 100 Acts of Kindness recognition.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT
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Politics, Policy & a Pandemic

Moderator: Ross Ramsey
Panelists: Cassandra Pollock, Patrick Svitek & Alexa Ura
This don’t-miss session will dive into the state’s future after November 2020 and the legislative session. A team of political reporters from The Texas Tribune will discuss the myriad complexities surrounding the general election and the 87th Texas Legislature.
Sponsored by: Political Involvement & Public Policy Oversight Committees

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT
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Walking the Tightrope in Turbulent Times

Moderator: Cathy Trevino
Panelists: Bo Blackburn, Attorney, Chris Kelly, Ebby Halliday /J. B. Goodwin, JB Goodwin Tiffany Curry, Berkshire Hathaway

How do you navigate the unprecedented issues facing you these days without putting your business at risk? What happens when a client tests positive for COVID-19? What do you do if a colleague posts a potentially racist statement to social media? During this session, you’ll get insights into the sorts of risks brokers and agents should be aware of while doing business in these turbulent times and steps you can take to protect your business.

Sponsor: Risk Reduction Committee

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CT
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Real Estate Success in a Virtual Environment

The shift to virtual processes may have been unexpected, but with the challenges come opportunities for REALTORS® who are quick to adapt. During this session, learn how real estate practitioners are using virtual tools to mitigate risk and succeed in business.

Sponsor: Technology/MLS Committee

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM CT
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Let's Talk About Race

Speakers: Sara Briseño Gerrish, Dr. Leonard Moore, UT Austin & Fred Underwood, NAR
Let’s ditch political correctness in favor of open, honest, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations about the realities of race in the U.S. Join Leonard N. Moore, vice president for diversity and community engagement and the George Littlefield Professor of American History at the University of Texas at Austin, as he explores issues involving race and how to be intentional in helping society move past discrimination. You'll also hear from Fred Underwood, NAR's director of engagement, diversity and inclusion, as he shares how associations can lead with diversity and create a path for inclusion.

Sponsor: Diversity Committee

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT
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The Forms You Need to Know

Instructor Candy Cooke

This course reviews the most widely used TREC and Texas REALTORS® forms needed to conduct real estate transactions. Included are various sales contracts and a wide range of addenda. This course teaches the proper use and completion of these forms and provides a comprehensive view of the types of contracts available for use in real estate transactions. It will also cover how to handle updates and changes to contract forms, along with other related documents and addenda.

This session is available for viewing and information only and does not afford CE credit in this format.
To view available CE courses, visit https://www.texasrealestate.com/members/education/courses/

Thursday, September 3, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
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Board of Directors

Texas REALTORS® is governed by a Board of Directors composed of members from across all regions of Texas. While only members of the board may vote, this meeting is open to all members.

If you are a member of the Board of Directors, you must log in through your Zoom link to vote on all motions. If you are having issues accessing your Zoom login, use the support button at the top of this page.

Thursday, September 3, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
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Closing Session

Stefan Swanepoel dives into what feels like the 15 months of 2020 and how the pandemic and riots may have altered the real estate industry for the decade ahead. Swanepoel is chairman and CEO of T3 Sixty, a management consultancy and publisher of over 50 studies and reports, including the Swanepoel Trends Report, the DANGER Report, and the Real Estate Almanac. Governor Greg Abbott will also share remarks.

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