Come and Learn All About RPR on Tuesday, June 5th , 2012
Get introduced to the power of RPR: integrated tax, MLS data, foreclosure, flood maps, valuations, schools, virtually everything you need in one place to be a local market expert!
Generate comprehensive buyer and seller reports in seconds, and provide powerful analytics to determine values and list prices. This NAR member benefit is yours as a member of CNYIS and NAR; don't miss this session to take advantage of this great new member benefit.
Two sessions available on June 5th - 9-10am or 1-2pm
The Rally to Protect the American Dream may be over, but you can still participate. Find a familiar face-even your own-from the REALTOR® Rally FanCam, tag the image, and share with friends. And don't forget to add your name to the map at the Virtual Rally. More than 13,000 supporters already have. Click here
Now through the end of the year, each time you attend a CE class at GSAR, you can put your name into a drawing for a 22" flatscreen TV, drawing to take place at the end of the year.! What a deal!!!
(Non-CE classes and seminars are not eligible)
National Flood Insurance Program
Last week during NAR's 2012 Mid-Year Meetings many of you met with Members of Congress and urged action on NAR's priority issues, including theNational Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Later today the United States Senate is expected to pass a 60-day extension of the NFIP. This extension will avoid a lapse in the program when the current authorization expires on May 31, 2012. A lapse would have affected thousands of real estate closings across the nation. While this extension is a positive development and will ensure program continuity it is not the long-term solution that NAR has been advocating.
NAR has been firmly committed to working with our Congressional Allies on passing a 5-year National Flood Insurance Program reauthorization and reform bill. That bill, H.R.1309 the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011, has passed the House of Representatives and awaiting action in the United States Senate. Despite media reports that are indicating "progress" in the Senate on passing the reauthorization and reform bill, there a number of legislative hurdles that remain. So we are holding off
Click here to read "Where We Stand" Talking Points
Ethics Class with Seats Available June 6th!
The current NAR ethics cycle began on January 1, 2009 and ends on December 31, 2012. All NAR members are required to complete a minimum of 2.5 hours of REALTOR® Code of Ethics training during each four year cycle. If you have not yet completed your ethics training, consider attending one (or more) GSAR classes that fulfill this requirement:
But Is It Ethical- August 16
Grievance, Arbitration & Procuring Cause- October 30
Mandatory Ethics & Local Association Training- June 6, August 2, October 10, November 27.
If you completed your ethics training through a school other than GSAR, please submit the course completion certificate to us: fax to 457-5884 or email to email@example.com.
The following are lists of GSAR members who have not completed their ethics training. If your name is on this list, either you have not yet fulfilled the requirement, or you have not yet let us know that you did elsewhere. These lists will be updated monthly.
We have recently sent out a list of outstanding sponsorship opportunities to our Affiliate and Broker members.
We have a few great items left to sponsor, such as Dinner or Snacks Sponsorships at our upcoming Golf Outing, Major Sponsorship of our Oktoberfest, and more!
Contact Nora DiMeis if you would like more information on our open sponsorship opportunities. 457-5979 ext.25.
Tax Strategies Seminar
Bradford and Company will be presenting their Tax Strategies for Real Estate Professionals here at GSAR on June 27th, 9:30am-11:30am. In this FREE seminar you will learn about new deductions that could help you pocket thousands in tax savings.
We have been running weekly reminders in this HotNews of Code of Ethics Articles. Now, we are switching it up to MLS Rules & Regulations reminders...keep them at top of mind!
Section 1.2 Detail on Listings Filed with the Service - A listing agreement or property data form, when filed with the multiple listing service by the listing broker, shall be complete in every detail which is ascertainable as specified on the property data form.
1. Required Information: You must input all 'Required' information requested on the property data form within 5 business days. It is the responsibility of the Designated REALTOR® to ensure accuracy at all times.
Click here to view the MLS Rules & Regulations in full
Broker Qualifying Course
The 45 Hour Broker Qualifying Course begins October 9th. If you took the 45 hour salesperson course, you will have to complete a 30 hour remedial course in addition to the 45 hour broker course in order to apply for the broker license. Contact Sue for details on broker licensing requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org or 457-5979 x 24.