NAR will host monthly training to provide guidance on the changes to the Code of Ethics that was approved by the NAR Board of Directors on November 13, 2020. Registration Required. Expect to hear more from us on the topic as we adhere to the new standards in 2021.
In accordance with the MLS system’s long-standing focus on creating an efficient, there are rule changes that re-affirm that MLSs and brokerages, as always, must provide consumers all properties that fit their criteria regardless of compensation offered or the name of the listing brokerage. While NAR has long encouraged buyers’ agents to explain how they expect to be paid, typically through offers of cooperative compensation from sellers’ agents, there will be a rule that more definitively states that buyers’ agents cannot represent their services as free to clients. Finally, with the seller’s prior approval, a licensed real estate agent will have access to the lockboxes of properties listed on an MLS even if the agent does not subscribe to the MLS. Read More…
C.A.R. is introducing Glide as a new FREE member benefit on January 14, 2021. Glide is a fast, simple, safe digital forms filling and transaction platform that includes all your C.A.R. standard forms along with participating local form libraries. You will still have free access to Transactions, zipForm Edition but starting January 14th, you will have the option to choose which forms and transaction platform you want to use. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS: Streamline seller disclosures, including AVID, PEAD, and the entire C.A.R. forms libraryFill, eSign, and share your forms via the web or iOSManage all your forms and documents in one placeSign unlimited transaction documents for freeConnect your DocuSign accountCollaborate easily with the innovative wizard and MLS integrationManage brokerage compliance effortlessly (upgrade fee required) In the coming weeks, look for upcoming webinars to get a tour of Glide. Discover REALTOR® Secure Transaction Access all your transactions, tools, and tips from a new...Continue reading
CREBPT Open Enrollment is Here It’s that time of the year for all REALTOR® & Affiliate Members! Who Can Enroll? REALTOR® and Affiliate Members of Local Realtor Associations Open Enrollment for CREBPT with Kaiser has been Extended until November 30th, 2020! During this time you are able to enroll or make changes to your benefits package, with many options from 13 Grandfathered plans and 11 Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant plans to choose from. Contact The Benefits Store today and get the help you need now to make the best decisions for you and your family’s health care coverage! Kaiser’s unique “one-stop” Health care program where you can get all of your medical needs taken care of in one location. View Flyer View Brochure Traditional Group Plan QuotesDEADLINE NOVEMBER 30 ACA Insurance Exchange QuotesDEADLINE DECEMBER 15 Primarily ACA, Medicare and Tele-Health Options
Registration is now open for NAR's first-ever Virtual Broker's Edge Series brought in two live-streamed events. The next is on October 27, 2020. Brokers will receive informative information on how to best prepare their brokerage for the future with topics such as technology and virtual trends, cyber and data security,, the future of brokerages amid crisis, and financial tips.
As part of its commitment to addressing racial injustice in America, the National Association of Realtors® has begun circulating a new 50-minute implicit bias training video to its members and association staff. Partnering with the New York-based Perception Institute, NAR’s online video draws upon recent research to illustrate how the human brain’s automatic, instant association of stereotypes with particular groups can cause people to treat those who are different from them unfairly. Scientific evidence also suggests these biases persist despite people’s best intentions and often without conscious awareness. READ MORE HERE.
Does i-Tech MLS share ‘Coming Soon’ listings with any neighboring MLSs?For now, ‘Coming Soon’ listings are shared with CRMLS. It may be shared with other MLSs in the future. Contact GAOR for details What is the Coming Soon status?The i-Tech ‘Coming Soon’ status is defined as a property that is under a valid listing agreement but may not be shown to the public. What is the status color for Coming Soon listings?The status name and pin color on maps is a yellow-gold. What is unique about the Coming Soon status?A listing in the ‘Coming Soon’ status satisfies the requirement of NAR’s Clear Cooperation policy, MLS Rule 8.0. A listing broker may advertise and/or market a listing in the ‘Coming Soon’ status, but the property may not be shown to the public. Are there any requirements for marketing or advertising a ‘Coming Soon’ property?Yes. Marketing and Advertising of a property in the...Continue reading
Special Report: Board of Directors Actions from the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings 2021 Budget, MLS Policy, NAR Campaign Changes Among Board’s Actions The National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors passed new advocacy and MLS policies; approved the 2021 budget and funded important legislative and legal programs; ushered in the next slate of association leadership, and honored long-time leaders. And they did it all virtually at a meeting that capped off the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.
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