As part of the budget that was passed last week by the New York State Legislature, homeowners will have to re-register to receive Basic STAR benefits by April 1, 2014. 2013 benefits will not be affected.
The two-day course "Real Estate Legal Issues" (RI402) is FREE when you register for any other GRI course. Fulfill all of your CE requirements, including fair housing training, for as little as $125. You don't have to be working on the GRI designation to take advantage of this very special offer. And, if you took RI402 in 2011 or 2012, you may substitute another GRI course.
FREE Member Socials are BACK!! Mark your calendars!
Hopefully you took advantage of the great networking opportunities last year at our free member socials, and we're bringing them back for 2013! Take a little break, stop by and grab a bite to eat, network with your fellow Realtor members and Affiliate members.
Thank you to all of you that attended our Installation event on Friday, January 18th, and made it a fun evening! Congratulations to our award winners for 2013!
REALTOR OF THE YEAR: Steve Moyer of Prudential CNY Realty REALTOR BROKER/MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Donna Rausch of RealtyUSA SHINING STAR OF THE YEAR: Marisa Montreal of John Arquette Properties AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR: Ed and Shelly Terzolo of Terzolo Financial Group
The 2013 Directors and Presidents for the Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS, & Central New York Information Service, Inc. were installed at our Annual Installation event, held at the Links at Erie Village on Friday, January 18th, 2013.
Over 200 were in attendance at this Celebration. Awards were handed out for; REALTOR of the Year, REALTOR Broker/Manager of the Year, and Affiliate of the Year, Shining Star.
Thank you REALTORS®! Through your efforts, Congress has listened and passed a measure to avoid the “Fiscal Cliff” while keeping the real estate recovery on track. With near record level participation, our Call for Action showed, yet again, the power of our organization rests with you, the dedicated real estate professional who understands the importance of our grassroots activities.
If you have been waiting for a MLS program that runs on leading computer operating systems and browsers, including Apple, Mac OS, Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox, your wait is over. Fusion is a fast, fun and easy MLS interface that emphasizes multi-tasking, agent/client collaboration and system personalization. Fusion accesses the same database as MLXchange so any change made in Fusion is instantly available in MLXchange and vise versa.
To all GSAR and CNYIS Members, we want to remind you of the billing cycles for both GSAR and CNYIS. Your local GSAR dues can benefit you for less than the daily cost of your morning coffee! (See attached flyer)
The annual GSAR billing was sent out (to all Brokers) on November 1st, and is due on December 31st.
Ever since health care reform was enacted into law more than two years ago, rumors have been circulating on the Internet and in e-mails that the law contains a 3.8 percent tax on real estate. NAR quickly released material to show that the tax doesn’t target real estate and will in fact affect very few home sales, because it’s a tax that will only affect high-income households that realize a substantial gain on an asset sale, including on a home sale, once other factors are taken into account. Maybe 2-3 percent of home sellers will be affected.