MLS Meeting and Tours


The Greater Metro MLS (GMMLS) adopts the following procedures and policies for conducting area meetings and organized tours. These policies shall apply to all MLS areas covered by the GMMLS. Any changes to policies must be approved by the GMMLS Committee and Board of Directors prior to implementation.

MLS Tours/Caravans:

Area meetings may host a tour at designated times.Tours must adhere to the following policies:

1. Listings for tour shall be entered into the MLS Open House/Tour system or other designated method by the published time and date deadline for that area. No additional properties will be accepted after the deadline.
2. MLS tour sheet (which may be amended from time to time) shall include the following: MLS #, Broker Code, Broker Phone, Mapsco, Address, Area, List Price, and Description. Host office or designated person will pull from on-line data, as applicable, for only designated area, as set by local area and use MetroTex Announcements cover sheet.
3. MLS tour sheets will be available exclusively to current Participants and Subscribers and distribution will be monitored by the area chairperson, in conformity with area rules. ALL MLS TOUR INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL AND SHALL NOT BE FURNISHED TO ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS.
4. Only Participants and Subscribers or their employees or assistants or the owner(s)
may conduct an open house on MLS tour.
5. All prospective buyers and tenants must be accompanied by a Participant or Subscriber on an MLS tour, unless previous arrangements have been made with the Listing Participant holding the house open on tour.
6. Access to tour homes shall be limited to Participants and Subscribers during tour hours and while a Participant or Subscriber is present on duty. A home may be left unattended with the owner’s authorization (i) if the property is vacant and so noted or (ii) if an Electronic KeyBox has been placed on the property. A flag will be placed in the yard as agreed upon by local area.
7. If an emergency prohibits the property from being open, notice must be posted on the door that “Tour is Cancelled” as soon as practicable.
8. A listing may be held open for tour only one time (exceptions may be only when agreed upon by local area).
9. Properties which are advertised as being “open” (i.e., classified advertising, directional, and “open” signs) to the general public during tour hours will not be eligible to be included on the MLS tour.
10. Alcohol shall not be served at tour homes during tour hours. All advertised events and promotions, including brunches, luncheons, prizes and awards, shall be held after regular tour hours.
11. Participants and Subscribers going on MLS tour of homes will sign a “sign-in” sheet and furnish proper I.D., if requested.
12. The Lockbox combinations and private gate codes shall NOT appear on tour sheets or be announced at MLS area meetings.
13. Any lock box/KeyBox rule or procedure or policies of the Association or the MLS shall be in strict compliance with the applicable rules, procedures and policies of the National Association of REALTORS with respect to lock boxes/KeyBoxes.

Area Meetings:

Designated Area representatives shall be responsible for the organization of meetings and tours.

Each MLS Area reserves the authority to decide the following matters:

· Selection of meeting site, time and program
· Time of tours or caravans
· Time and method of handing out tour sheets
· Deadline for submission of tour information
· Each area chair may assign an affiliate member to assist with policing MLS
attendees and possibly with other meeting responsibilities
· Area may utilize Broker sponsors to host meetings and schedule speakers

All meetings shall follow GMMLS policies:

1. Attendees at MLS area meetings must be current Participants or Subscribers of the MLS or Affiliate Members or Additional Affiliates of the Association or of a NTREIS participating association of REALTORS.

2. Only materials/flyers from Participants, Subscribers, Affiliates and other items as approved by the Association may be distributed at area tour meetings. Such distribution shall not cause the entry or exit to meeting facility to be blocked.

3. Topics for all speakers at MLS Area meetings shall be educational in nature or promote Association/MLS activities and shall not be used for the promotion, marketing or sale of products or services of commercial vendors.

4. If any elected officials and/or political candidates are invited to speak at/attend an MLS meeting in their official capacity, the following guidelines must be adhered to:

a. When any public official or political candidate is invited to speak at or attend an MLS meeting, the MetroTex Government Affairs Department shall be notified in advance.

b. During an election cycle and prior to MetroTex’s endorsement announcement, candidates invited to speak at/attend an MLS meeting, can be introduced from the podium and may “meet and greet” and hand out their campaign literature: however, they should not be given time to speak from the podium.

c. If an MLS area wants to have a candidate forum for a meeting program, all eligible candidates must be invited to participate or be offered the same opportunity to speak on another meeting day
d. Once MetroTex has announced endorsements, only those candidates who have received endorsement may be invited to speak at/attend an MLS meeting in their capacity as a candidate

Revised October 2010

Location: Pappadeaux’s, 3520 Oaklawn, Dallas Map

Meeting Date: Oak Lawn meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

Time: 9:30 am

Tour Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Deadline: Deadline for entry is the 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 12:00 pm

Area: 17

Area Representatives: George Hawkins 214-518-1458 & Mohammed Jaber 469-831-5542

Notes: Oak Lawn Tours weekly, then on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, they have a 9:30 continental breakfast meeting.


Upcoming Tour Information

Next Meeting Date: June 28, 2017

Meeting location: Mellow Mushroom 550 East I-30 Rockwall, TX 75087

Meeting day: Second Wednesday of each month.

Breakfast – 8:30 a.m.

Meeting – 9:00 a.m.

Rockwall Area Representatives: Cathy Gilley 972-771-7322 & Jerry Welch 972-800-3915

Royse City Area Representatives: Kari Hollifield 214-564-2899


Upcoming 2016 Meeting Information 

Meeting date: July 12, 2017

Location: Luby’s 6221 East Mockingbird Map

Meeting Date: 1st & 3rd Wednesday

Time: 9:00 am – 10 am  

Tour Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Deadline: Deadline for entry is every Tuesday at 12:00 pm

Area: 12, 18

Area Representatives:

Peter Loudis – 214.215.4269

Conner Cromeens – 214.674-9266

Notes: East Dallas Tours Weekly, then on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, they have an 8:30 breakfast meeting.

Date: Not meeting on July 5, 2017 – next meeting will be July 19, 2017

Location: Hunky’s Restaurant 321 North Bishop, Dallas Map

Meeting Date: 1st & 3rd Thursday

Time: 8:45 am

Tour Time: 10:00am – 12:00 pm

Deadline: Deadline for entry is Wednesday at 12:00 pm

Area: 14, 15

Area Representative: Patty Brooks 214-303-1133 & Ric Shanahan 214-234-8000


Meeting Information 

Meeting Date: July 6, 2017

Speaker: Russ Aikman from North Oak Cliff Police Patrol

Topic(s): What is NOCPP and what do they do?

Breakfast Sponsor: Fidelity Home Warranty and area rep Tammi Burgee

Location: Lovers Lane United Methodist Church 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX  75220 (the northeast corner of W Northwest Hwy and Inwood Rd).

Meeting Date: Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 

Time: 8:45 am

Tour Time: Areas 11 & 16 from 11:00-1:00, and Area 25 from 9:30-11:30.

Deadline: Deadline for entry is Monday at 12:00 pm

Area: 11, 16, 25

Area Representatives:  Janna Schick 214-354-2115 & Alvin Cooper 214-766-1890


Upcoming meeting information

Next Meeting Date: June 27, 2017

Speaker: Scott Rohrman – Owner of 42 Real Estate, LLC and Man of Many Murals

Topic(s): Deep Ellum – Neighbors and Comrades Living Life with No Limits on Creativity

Broker Host: Sherri Baer Wilson – Virginia Cook, REALTORS

Breakfast Sponsor: Republic Title

Lovers Lane United Methodist Church

9200 Inwood Road

Dallas, TX 75220

(the northeast corner of W Northwest Hwy and Inwood Rd)

Enter and park in the parking lot right off West Northwest Highway and you’ll
easily find Watson Hall to the right of the building entrance.

If you enter off Inwood Road, proceed to the east side of the church campus and park there. From here you might enter by Shipp Chapel, go straight and make a left by the church’s welcome center. Then you can’t miss Watson Hall.


Location: Chuy’s 1221 E State Hwy 114, Southlake, TX 76092

Meeting Date: 3rd Wednesday

Time: 9:00 am

Tour Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Agents are welcome to tour properties on tour, please remember to make appointments per that listings showing instructions

Virtual Tour has replaced the Caravan Tour for Areas 120 – 132

Deadline: Deadline for entry is every Tuesday at 2:00 pm

Area: 120 – 132

Area Representative: Sabrina Fernando 817-300-5754 & Lynell LaBorde 817-329-8850

Notes: The tour covers Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, N. Richland Hills, Keller, Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake, Grapevine, And Trophy Club And Area 130.


Upcoming Meeting and Tour Information

Date: July 19, 2017

Date: September 20, 2017

Speaker: Laura Hill, Mayor of Southlake

Where: IHOP

900 Market Place (Northwest corner access road MacArthur and 635) Irving, Texas 75063


Meeting Date: 2nd Wednesday

Time: Doors open at 8:30am Meeting starts promptly at 9:00am and ends at 10am.

Caravan Tour for Areas 21,22 and 26 (sub-areas 1-7).  

Area Representative: David Craft, RE/MAX DFW Associates, office 972-393-9655


Upcoming Tour & Meeting Information 

Meeting Date: July 12, 2017

Speaker: Barbara Bach, MLS Reports

Topic(s): So glad that Barbara from our MLS division will be with us to to discuss the reports that are available to us in Matrix.  Did you know you can find out who is the top listing or buyer agent in a community?  Or how about where you rank in your farm or your selling area?  Barbara will bring her wit and humor to this otherwise mundane subject matter.  It’s definitely worth an hour of your morning.

Additional Notes: Join us for an IHOP Breakfast.  Doors open at 8:30.

Meeting starts at 9:00 and ends at 10:00 sharp.


Meeting Date: August 9, 2017

Speaker: Travis Kessler, President/CEO, Texas Association of Realtors®


Fidelity National Title

1125 Executive Circle, Suite 200, Irving, Texas 75038

T: (972) 650-6847

So honored to have Travis Kessler, President/CEO of the Texas Association of REALTORS® join us for this meeting.  Details of Mr. Kessler’s presentation will be shared prior to the meeting.

Broker Host: RE/MAX DFW Associates

Affiliate Sponsor: Fidelity National Title

Breakfast sponsor: SPS Roofing, Simon Shellis, Owner

Additional Notes: Doors will open at 8:30.  Meeting will start at 9:00 and will end at 10:00 sharp.  An optional Q&A session with Mr. Kessler is scheduled from 10:00 – 11:00.


MetroTex NW Chapter Presents

Travis Kessler, RCE, CAE

President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Association of REALTORS®

August 9, 2017

Fidelity National Title Office, 1125 Executive Circle

Suite 200, Irving, TX 75038, (972) 650-6848

Doors Open 8:30; Meeting 9:00-10:00; Optional Q&A 10:00-11:00


Travis Kessler has served the REALTOR® organization for 39 years, including more than 20 years as a local association executive in Texas, first with the Greater Forth Worth Association of REALTORS® and then 12 years with the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR).

In his role as president and CEO of the Texas Association of REALTORS®, Kessler is the chief executive of one of the largest professional membership organizations in Texas, with more than 110,000 members

statewide and a staff of approximately 70.

In addition to his previous REALTOR® association roles, Kessler has a long history of service at both the state and national levels of the REALTOR® organization. He is a past chairman of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Strategic Planning Committee and of the Texas Association of REALTORS® Strategic Planning Committee. He has been named on the Swanepoel Power 200 list of most influential people in the real estate industry for the past three years.

He was recognized as the TAR Executive of the Year twice, receiving the Tom D. Morton Award. In 2009,

Kessler received the William R. Magel Award from NAR. This prestigious award is presented annually to an individual who has truly excelled in his role as an association executive of a local or state association of REALTORS® and in the highest honor the National Association of REALTORS® bestows on a REALTOR® association executive.

Kessler holds the RCE (REALTOR® Association Certified Executive) and the CAE (Certified Association

Executive) designations and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.


Meeting date: September 13, 2017

Speaker: Paul Studebaker, Merrill Lynch

So happy to host Paul Studebaker, Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. (  Paul is going to educate us about ways we as Independent Contractors can take advantage of ways to save money on our taxes with various savings vehicles.  Just in time for end of the year, these strategies may be just what you need as you prepare for 2018.

Location: Taco Joint

100 S. Central Expressway

Richardson, TX 75080

Meeting Date: 3rd Tuesday

Time: 8:30 am

Tour Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Deadline: Deadline for entry is every Monday at 10:00 am

Area: 10,20, 23-24

Area Representative: Christine Sevin Burke 214 803 2960
Upcoming Meeting Information 

Meeting Date: July 18, 2017

Speaker: Carrie Roger

Topic(s): NTTA

Breakfast Sponsor: Julie Shrell – LoanStar Home Lending and Jerry Scott


Meeting Date: August 15, 2017

Speaker: David Preziozi

Topic(s): Preservation Dallas

Breakfast Sponsor: Megan Pasteryk – Carlisle Title and Jeremy Mayes – Goosehead Insurance


Meeting Date: September 19, 2017

Speaker: James Hunter- Paul Quinn College

Topic(s): We over Me Farm

Breakfast Sponsor: Ed Francis – Legacy Texas Mortgage and Clayton Bailey – Green Scene Home Inspections

Location: Martinez Restaurant, 901 Gross Road Mesquite, TX 75149 Map

Meeting Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 8:15 am

Deadline: Deadline for entry is every Monday at 12:00 pm

Area: 5, 12, 13, 19 (2nd Tuesday – East of 635) – (4th Tuesday – West of 635)

Area Representative:  Belinda Epps 972-289-7788 & Dale Graves 214-232-4773

Notes: $10 Entry fee per listing (cash only) paid at MLS meeting to Julie or Gale. Given away as drawing at the following MLS Meeting.


Upcoming meeting information

Meeting date: June 27, 2017
Speaker: Robert Miklos, Attorney and City of Mesquite Councilman
Broker Host: Johnny Archer, Premier Legacy Real Estate, LLC

Location: Hilton Garden Inn 800 N. Main Street, Duncanville, TX 75116 Map

Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday

Time: 8:45 am – 10 am

Tour Time: MLS Home Tours for area immediately following the meeting.

Deadline: Deadline for entry is 2nd Monday at 12:00 pm

Areas: 1 (Cedar Hill), 2 (DeSoto), 3 (Lancaster), 28 (Duncanville)

Area Representative:  Derek Westley 214-862-5600  &  Tasha Penson 214-876-3502

Notes: Tour is limited to 13 properties 2 listings per agent

Date:  July 11, 2017

Location: Branding Iron Restaurant – 1535 E. Brand Road, Garland TX 75044 (located at Bridges Golf Course)

Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday of each month

Time: 8:15am-9:30am

Deadline: Monday at 12:00 p.m., noon

Area Representative: Cindy Scholl 214-908-0289


Upcoming Tour Information

Date: July 13, 2017


Meeting Date: 1st Wednesday of each month

Tour Representative: Victor Malone 214-316-8333

Bring your listing fliers to share with your fellow REALTORS.

MetroTex Affiliate Members are Welcome and STRONGLY encouraged to attend and participate in this meeting.

During the meeting, the Association will also be soliciting your input on a monthly MLS tour and speakers for the meetings. Your input is crucial.


Time: 9:00 am


Upcoming Tour and Meeting Information

Date:  August 2, 2017

Location: Deno’s Kitchen and Spirits

8120 Lakeview Pkwy #100 Rowlett, TX  75088

Meeting Date:  1st Thursday

Time: 8:30 am

Tour Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Deadline: Deadline for entry is Wednesday at 12:00 pm

Area: 8

Area Representative: Henry Ramirez 214-213-7050

Notes: Rowlett meetings require listing agent to be present at tour meeting for listing to be toured.


Upcoming Meeting and Tour Information 

Date: July 6, 2017

Location: Devonshire Amenity Center

1201 Ravenhill Road, Forney, TX 75126

Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month

Time: 9:00am Breakfast & Networking – 9:00-9:30 Announcements & Speaker

Tour Time: 9:30-11:30

Area Representative: Kimberly Love 972-840-1400


Upcoming meeting information

Date: July 11, 2017