Bringing It Back: How WCR Can Enliven Your 2018
In December the year ended with a bang, some Fireball, and the installation of a leadership team committed to “Bringing It Back.”
WHO – The Officers - Cathy Heshmat- President: an educator at heart, a mentor whenever asked and a resource to let you know what great things can happen when you step out of your box and do things that make you uncomfortable. “Life only gets better with struggles and accomplishments;” Carmen Soto- President Elect: a great resource for moving from sales agent to Broker and opening your own brokerage and is also a well-loved trainer; Rebecca Byers- Secretary: a right now, go to, never resting, jack of all trades that brings the technology skills and research ability to get ANYTHING done that involves those items that we puzzle over at times; Christina O'Connor- Treasurer: can answer those tough loan questions and find ways to save deals that are on the verge of collapse and also coaches clients that need credit improvement so they can purchase; Gail Lamb- Director of Membership: the calming voice when there is stress in a situation and the best and most creative cheerleader if you need a push, excitement or just an idea; Jackie Galvan- Director of Programs: the overtly passionate one on the team who never leaves one wondering what she thinks or what she needs to be done and knows who to call or how to cajole others while accomplishing any task over and above that expected.
WHY - We are here to elevate those who are looking to make a difference in our industry. We are here to help you break through personal barriers that will then allow growth. We are here to network, educate and propel you to be a leader at home, at work, in the industry or even in the community if that is what you aspire to do. We are here to help grow your business with top talent since 66% of our members are Platinum Top 50 winners and finalists while not another industry group comes close to that in numbers. So, you need to ask yourself, who do you want at your table, who do you want to learn from and more importantly, why did they choose the Women's Council of REALTORS®?
WHEN - This is a time of change and throughout the year events will be held at various locations and times to make each get-together a learning experience. January started on the 5th with Pizza and Soda at an informational meeting that brought us some great new members. Our program on the 10th was “Be Well at The Well” which included a top-notch panel that focused on helping “you become a better and more productive you.” There is, however, still time to join us on the 31st at a mixer to be held on the Riverwalk (location TBA) when we welcome the National Women's Council Line and provide you with a great opportunity to make referral connections with those from other Networks. On February 22 there will be a health and wellness fair at The Well where we will have speakers, demonstrations and vendors from all health aspects. There you can learn about oils, keto, paleo, cooking, organics, skin care, self-defence and a huge variety of other wellness practices that would take time to research or fully understand on our own. The dates for March and April are being confirmed and will include a community project with the Battered Women's Shelter, a Mixer, a bus winery/ home tour in Fredericksburg; May is the Race for the Cure; June is a collaborative educational event with the Austin and Hill Country Networks in New Braunfels, followed by Tubing on the River or a little Schlitterbahn swim if preferred. Events are posted on our Women's Council of REALTORS® San Antonio FB page (be sure to “like” the page) – the calendar is also on our website at www.wcrsanantonio.com.
HOW - Our Strategic Partners help make all this possible.
APERTO - CPA Focusing on REALTORS® taxes because we are not a one tax fits all industry.
CHICAGO TITLE - Reliable from contract to closing.
INDEPENDENCE TITLE - Closings made simple.
KELLER WILLIAMS HERITAGE - Culture, training and coaching for even the most seasoned agents.
PILGRIM MORTGAGE - a mortgage broker for even those complicated clients.
TAPFCU- The REALTORS® Credit Union - the construction, portfolio, business and car loan experts.